Japanator's Josh Tolentino writes, "Mouretsu Space Pirates. Moretsu Pirates. Bodacious Space Pirates. Those are the current names of this Japanese cartoon, but once it was known as Mini-Skirt Space Pirates.
You'd think I would be disappointed at the name-change. In a way, I am. However, I am also relieved, because in the end, "Bodacious Space Pirates" is far more reflective of the show's true nature."