Post Reply Zentraedi: Old and New
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Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
When I first watched SDFM and saw the Zentraedi, I thought they looked awesome. Then I saw DYRL and I was disappointed of how their look was changed completely. Not only that, they kept the newer look for all the newer Macross shows. Here are some examples for comparison:
Macross TV series:


Macross DYRL:


Who knows, maybe it's partly due to copyright issues with Harmony Gold. How do you guys feel about it or what's your theory?
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Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
Hmm.... whenever i see the first pic, it reminds me of a High Ranking Official Zentradian Soldier. The second image is common among the offensive division of the Zentradi force or should i say COrporals for comparison.
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Posted 9/6/08

OK well yes there were def some changes in Zentran art from the show to DYRL. But if you remember DYRL is kinda supposed to be a documentary of the events that happened in Macross SDF. So I guess you could say the direector took some creative movements to make it more interesting? But that doesn't explain why the changes stuck in the later stuff, I suppose. lol Guess it is just one of those things we all have to live with.
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Posted 9/7/08
I don't remember the Zentrans or Meltrans having pointy ears in SDFM like they do now in MacrossF. I haven't seen M7 so I wouldn't know how they looked there.
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Posted 9/9/08

sintenil2 wrote:

Hmm.... whenever i see the first pic, it reminds me of a High Ranking Official Zentradian Soldier. The second image is common among the offensive division of the Zentradi force or should i say COrporals for comparison. :)

Hmm you're right. I should have maybe used the combat suit for the first image. Would've made a better comparison. Basically, the problem I have with the design is that they just look so inhuman in DYRL. It really takes away the feel of them being the same as humans as they are supposed to be.

About the ears, I think they started adding them since Macross 7. They must have done that to differentiate them.
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