Post Reply Lynn Minmei - Macross voted most popular ‘idol anime.’
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Posted 1/13/15
http://www.macrossworld.com/macross-voted-most-popular-idol-anime/

Original article from Japan
http://news.nicovideo.jp/watch/nw1399761

I must say this list is very good (I would slightly tweak it, but overall excellent work)

While currently popular shows such as ‘Love Live’ made it into the top five, as did the Shoji Kawamori co-directed series ‘AKB0048′, the No. 1 spot went to SDF Macross, with almost an entire 8% between it and the No.2 spot, ‘Magic Angel Creamy Mami.’

This isn’t the more recently popular Macross Frontier we are talking about here, nor the very influential Macross 7. No, it was the original tv series from 1982 that 19.2% of fans voted for, proving that the voice that changed the course of Space War 1 still has a hold over us more than 30 years later.



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This shows that my taste and Japan's still aren't in sync. I would definitely rate Macross Frontier over SDF Macross. But, I've hated Lynn Minmei since the early 80s.
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dracphelan wrote:

This shows that my taste and Japan's still aren't in sync. I would definitely rate Macross Frontier over SDF Macross. But, I've hated Lynn Minmei since the early 80s.


If you heard the Reba West (roBLOWtech) Minmei I totally understand
If you are referring to Mari Iijima in Macross: SDF not so much
And I think Mari Iijima in Macross: Do You Remember Love <-- Pure awesomeness
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I took a closer look to see how they did this.

Poll time Nov 4 ~ Nov 7
500 participants ( 250 male 250 female)

It isn't any more transparent than that though

Most of the shows on this list I think are fine
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^^ But you ahve to remember Macross franchise is HUGE in Japan. Also the person in charge of Macross Frontier had a hand in AKB0048 as well

Seems to be a nice trend :)

BTW I also like AKB0048 a lot...love the Mecha and music!
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I still tear up when I watch the Megaroad/SDF-3 take off in "Tenshi no Enogu" in Macross Flashback 2012. Do you remember love? This mecha otaku sure does.
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Macross is undeniably popular, but the fact the Creamy Mami is also at the top hints at the wide range of the age of the respondents.

Actually, I'm wondering if all of the Macross titles were lumped together because it's weird that none of the other titles show up in the list.

I really need to get around to watching AKB0048 though I hear it's good
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Posted 1/13/15 , edited 1/13/15
Love Flashback2012!

And maybe the Macross fans didn't want to split the vote :)

Or it could be that Minmei singing Ai Oboete Imasu Ka was just SO memorable as that was the first music that really touched people in anime!

Edit: You sure do have to get around to watching AKB0048! That got me into more of AKB48's music (anime directly inspired by the idol group AKB48)
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