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Posted 7/21/08
From what Grace was saying in 15 I'm of the opinion that Sheyrl is some cloned attempt by Galaxy, and not the first obviously, to create a person with the same musical/anima abilities Ranka whom she referred to as the Little Queen seems to have in regards to how the Varja react to certain music. The Galaxy Fleet is up to something seriously bad in light of the tactics they're employing to progress whatever it is.
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Posted 7/26/08
after watching ep 16. i really dont like berra whats is face.
Posted 7/26/08
Singing shouldn't be a tool for war. Ranka is just being used. She'll most likely realize this and quit singing.

It looks like from the preview of 17, Ozma is be served the pinapple salad, with the skin still intact. (If you know what I mean.)
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Posted 7/26/08 , edited 7/26/08
i'm was shocked for the fact they actually mention the words protodevlin and Basara in episode 16.

maybe its me but i dont think Ranka is suited for this (i'm refering to her performance during the battle). i no she's only human and even Lynn Minmay was afraid at first, but after seeing her in action in episode 16, i dont really think she can handles this (maybe i'm just being too negative)... lets just hope nothing terrible happens to Ranka and there's better not be any harm done to Sheryl (they better not be pulling a Roy Focker on me )!!!

oh, by the way i love the new ending theme !!!!
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Posted 7/27/08 , edited 7/27/08

a2d117 wrote:

Singing shouldn't be a tool for war. Ranka is just being used. She'll most likely realize this and quit singing.



that's what Basara said himself too in Macross 7. the only reason he co-operated with the army was in hopes that his singing can reach the enemies and make them think that there's more than destruction & war in life.

In Macross II, litterally uses singing as a tool of war (i feel so sad for those poor zentrens being used in this short series ).
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Posted 7/29/08 , edited 7/29/08

a2d117 wrote:

Singing shouldn't be a tool for war. Ranka is just being used. She'll most likely realize this and quit singing.



Throughout history music has always had its part in war.
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Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/1/08

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I had a sit down today and thought about Macross Frontier. Sure it's a good show but I'm getting increasingly annoyed with some aspects of it. Most people don't care because it's got good music and mecha porn, but as a Macross fanboy, I'm not sure if I can take too much of these imperfections.

I've listed some grieviances down below that I take offense to with Macross Frontier.

1. Animation Quality
You may ask, what the hell, animation quality? But this show's been nothing but good animation quality so far! And I do agree, The animation quality on several shots are top notch. However, sometimes the animation quality goes from awesome to downright crap. It's also noticable, and it has been increasing as of late. It's those times not duing a fight sequence, where Ranka's eyes look a little off, the Hydra fight in episode 10 looks like it was made by a kid with crayons... when those glaringly bad animations turn up, it makes the rest of the show look bad. It looks like an embarassing mark against an otherwise well done anime. There's also the issue of recycling shots, but as long as it's done in sparse amounts, it should be okay.

2. Turning Macross into a School-Days-Affair
I'm actually really annoyed by this. I'm used to my Macross characters being older, you know, having the average age of 21 and above, having actually _graduated_ from school. I don't know what's up with Macross being turned into a school drama. Perhaps it's to cater for a younger audience, but I'm not happy with it, what with 15 to 16 year olds being natural flying prodigies and being heroes of an interstellar war. While going to school. Do you see the problem here? Juggling schoolwork with war... urgh. Head hurts.

3. Stereotypical Characters
I'm sorry, but Altoh has turned completely into a sterotypical reckless character for me. In my eyes he's another Naruto, that wants to become better, and is reckless for the sake of saving his friends. Then there's Breia Sterne, the mysterious yet powerful character that's probably going to become an ally later on in the series. And then there's Michael Blanc, the elite, aloof, yet tragically affected rival that Altoh competes against. It hurts me a little to see extremely stereotypical characters instead of the usual variety of misfits that other Macrosses had.

4. Ecchi Leanings
I really despise ecchi, I really do. Other than provide gratuitious fanservice to fans, it serves nothing at all to progress the plot. Which is why I'm so dismayed by Macross Frontier. One or two fanservice is alright to me, but the problem is that every 2 or 3 episodes there seems to be something. I dunno. Sheryl losing her top? Tuna buns that look like breasts? Sheryl losing her underwear? ugh. What happened to a story propelled by a strong story and dynamic characters, rather than... fanservice?!

Well, that's it for a rant. I probably have more to rant about, but right now I just can't think of any. Brennan out.


after thinking about things for awhile.... and being fully awake...

1. i can see what u mean but cg cost money.

2. the original was. robotech aimed toward kids as well.

2b. you were right. they did go to war.

2c. i think Hikaru was only 16-18 when he joined the millitary.

3. i think he's more of a isamu. breia sterne will probably be killed or mamed further, or just or do some sort or sacrafical death of redemption thing.

4. go watch tactical roar.

4b. sex sells.
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theory:

ranka's singing is amplified by nano-bots in her.
but nano-bots only activate when emotions are within certain tolerances, mainly shocked,happy and scared.
i think the nano bots are made out of or contain fold quartz
the vajra communicate using fold waves
the vajara are somewhat intelligent..... think insects.
Posted 8/1/08
Ranka is being used as a tool for singing,
, but by then, Sheryl would have captured Alto's heart........ sad isn't it, for a Ranka supporter for Macross Frontier, Mao supporter for Macross Zero and Minmay supporter from the Super Dimensional Macross. All those which I support loses out......
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Posted 8/1/08
Theory: Ranka has fold crystal technology inside of her.
Speculation: Sheryl ALSO has the same powers but not unlocked yet. It'll be the big plot twist later.
Speculation: Ozma is going to kick the bucket.
Speculation: Brera is so very obviously going to defect to protect Ranka .
Speculation: Altoh will at some point destroy a vajra battlecruiser singlehandedly.
Reality: I need a sandwich.
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Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/1/08
watched it raw.. got new stuff to touch upon...
theory: its all one big arms race.
reason: nun's is tired of being outdone by the sms.
theory: sheyrl alraedy knows her fate.
wishful thinking: 2 more seasons will be made.

off topic: what if macguyver was a jedi?

fact: i want grace dead.
fact: dont really care for the new opening credits.

final thoughts: i'm going to bed i'll watch the subs another time.
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Posted 8/1/08
Macross has always been with the times. Todays generation of anime is vastly different to 10 or 20 years ago. of course its gonna be made with an influence to please fanservice. It feels like they're trying to keep their old fanbase by paying homage to the last generations, while doing the whole echi, highschool, perfect main character plot to attact a new and younger audience. Beside, can you imagine being a 14 year old japanese kid watching the old original Macross? It'd be hella boring; but your parents would probably be like "omg i remember watching this and loving it back in highschool". Obviously it ain't gonna fly well with the younger audience if they just fully focused on the quality of the plot and overall story; and hence they put a lot of budget in to CG, and Fighting and modern fanservice. Of course this isn't gonna please everyone, but i think they knew that, and I believe they did very well with the options that they were given. Well done.
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Posted 8/2/08
The new opening is pretty weird. It doesn't feel Macrossy.
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Posted 8/2/08 , edited 8/2/08

brennan wrote:

The new opening is pretty weird. It doesn't feel Macrossy.


i dont think its the new opening theme... not to sound rude and all, but i do not want to see a lil girl prancing around the whole entire time in the opening theme ...
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Posted 8/2/08

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brennan wrote:

The new opening is pretty weird. It doesn't feel Macrossy.


i dont think its the new opening theme... not to sound rude and all, but i do not want to see a lil girl prancing around the whole entire time in the opening theme ...


It feels more end theme ish right? Remember M7 with Mylene prancing around? Jailbait goodness.
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Posted 8/2/08
yup, why couldnt they draw Mylene with those looks in the ending themes during the episodes instead... she would of looked waaaaaay better (she stills annoys me though lol)
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