And here we have another episode of Baxinger, in which the plot begins to kick in, and the mandatory ineffective Earth government gets introduced.
TL notes I should probably have done earlier but forgot.
As previously stated, the setting is the Bakumatsu in space. This makes our team of lovable rogues based on the Shinsengumi, with their snazzy blue coats.
This means that the J9-II members are based on individual members.
The Domestic Bakouf is based on the Bakufu, aka the Tokugawa Shogunate
We also get introduced to a Saito this episode, who is based on Saito Hajime
Should be enough infodumping for one post.