I'll keep it simple. I don't want to mislead anyone here so I'll begin by saying that I didn't get this hardcore into anime until a couple of years ago. That being said I tend to be more a fan of newer animations than old, so there is a chance of a biased opinion here.
That being said, I thought the animation for this show was one of the greatest for the late 2000s. This gives Gundam 00 a real good run for its money. The drama within the story is very heartwarming as the series sticks to its franchise roots of an exceptional love triangle. Unlike other series, both girls were easy to like, even though both were different. Just when you find yourself rooting for one, the other either pulls an amazing song out of her arsenal or does something incredibly cute/hot, etc. The fight scenes are pretty fast paced, but unlike other shows it wasn't that difficult to keep up.
In general, this is a most watch. You'll probably have to be a softy to truly enjoy the ending, but if you keep up with this franchise you know what to expect and you'll be excited to find out how it is delivered to you.
Updated Top 6:
1. Gundam Seed
4. FMA Brotherhood
5. Clannad After Story <-- yes I just did that
6. Macross Frontier
This was created for 25th anniversary Super Dimension Fortress Macross TV series (1982–1983) in Japan. On the Macross timeline, the story was set in 2059, 47 years after the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross, 19 years after Macross Plus and 14 years after the story of Macross 7 which very much also links to Macross Zero OVA series as well.The Story is about Alto Saotome a high school student who attends the Mihoshi Academy ends up meeting both by fate Ranka Lee, and Sheryl Nome a famous singer known as the "Galactic Fairy" had a concert when things got a little hectic when a Aliens known as Varja invaded a space colony fleet of course Alto later try to save Ranka Lee when a VF-25 Messiah variable fighter pilot was killed by a large type Vajra trying to save Ranka. Alto Intervene and piloted the abandon VF-25 Messiah variable fighter saved Ranka Lee from Varja and later in the episodes he joins S.M.S. Skull Squadron becomes a Pilot. Soundtrack and Sound Affects
Good sound effects good soundtrack I really did like "What Bout My Star" song by May'n and Megumi Nakajima.Also Saggitarius don't be late which were very good songs. Animation
It had a really good Animation,mecha design,and Character Design to create a okay Anime.
It had good animation and good music.Story to be honest was a lack luster even though it had good moments its still felt it lack something and it could of done better.