Category Archives: Macross

Macross Delta Love Chart

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OK, while we’re waiting for the newest episode, let me share something found on Reddit.  And for those who don’t go there here is a funny take on the love triangles so far.

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Let me note that I did not do this, and credit goes to the guy who did this.  I’m just sharing here!  🙂

As for me I’m on Team Mirage, but Freyja is also not as annoying as Ranka was in Macross Frontier (I was on Team Sheryl).  I think wherever the triangle goes I’m OK with it, but I do prefer Hayate x Mirage.  The outcome depends on what Macross overlord Shoji Kawamori will do (oh how will he troll us this time???).

Anyway, ever since Macross Delta started most of my thoughts have been about mecha lol.  And it has sort of revived my interest to blog.  Currently I am not watching anything new aside from Macross Delta.  But I might restart on other stuff as I get out of this weird funk I’m in right now.  Ja!

Macross Delta 09: That other triangle

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Since subs aren’t out yet at the moment, I’m having fun with the ‘mess’ that Messer is in. These are the 3 highlights I got from episode 9…Hahaha

Triangle??!!!

Which means the ‘normal’ triangles are still not in full swing right now.  It’s getting boring on that front.  So I had to make up another triangle  😛

Even if the Jyu Oh Sei captioning experience was fun I won’t be blogging every episode.  But I’ll be posting every now and then in the future.  Delta has brought me back to the anime blogging world and I am enjoying the series so far.  But for now I need to get some sleep  😀

[Brief Impressions] Macross Delta: Battlefield Prologue

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Happy New Year everyone!  Let’s greet 2016 with a brand new Macross series post!  😀

This series is just good news, as I was just losing interest in the anime showing nowadays.  Let me just put out first the things I didn’t like:

  • The 3d stuff wasn’t that good
  • Freyja Wion just reminds me of Ranka Lee too much
  • those magical-girl like transformation sequences make my eyes roll.
Idol Triangle Mecha Power, Make-Up!

Idol Triangle Mecha Power, Make-Up!

As for an all-girl idol group, I am willing to give it a chance.  I am not a fan of those girl groups, but I am curious how this will be handled in Macross Delta.  My only worry is that there are too many characters.  As for the enemy, there’s still much to learn about them.  I’m holding off comment for now.

I also like how the girls of Walkure are able to protect other people and themselves.  Singing and working together with the Valkerie fighters made it more realistic.  (I thought Basara’s style in Macross 7 was really silly.)

Agents of Pop Music and Triangles, we are the Walkure! In the name of Love Triangles, we will punish you!

Agents of Pop Music and Triangles, we are the Walkure! In the name of Love Triangles, we will punish you!

Surprisingly, the music wasn’t that bad.  Most Macross music has been good (if not outright excellent), and sets a very high bar.  By the end of the episode the music sounded catchy.  Although I hope that 1) they would also have ‘slow’, emo songs too, 2) the singers perform great live (yes I am very spoiled by May’n and Nakajima performances).

As for the episode over-all, I guess I have been spoiled by the Macross Frontier Deculture edition.  The animation was crisper on the Macross Frontier offering.  I can only hope that Macross Delta will improve in the succeeding episodes.

That ends my first impressions for Macross Delta.  And now the long wait for spring 2016 begins!

Links:

ANN Macross Delta Female Idols (‘coz I can’t be bothered to go into character details)

A Macross-themed Christmas

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It feels like ages since I last posted.

So what was I up to?  Actually I wrote a post but I haven’t completed it yet.  Things just piled up and here we are, nearing the end of 2012 still not a post about my November adventure hahaha.

So how’s the anime progress?  I have been regularly watching SAO and Uchuu Kyodai.  As for the rest of the other unfinished series, well, it will depend on my mood if I watch them or not.  This means the year-end rankings post could be delayed.  The world hasn’t ended and it can wait.  😛

Anyway back to topic.  So what’s with the Macross-themed Christmas?  Actually since the 2nd half of the year began I had been planning on rewatching something for Christmas (or the whole of December).  I settled on Macross since well, I am a mecha fangirl.  ‘Nuff said.

So I started with the Macross F concert in Budokan.  I almost managed to finish it and then I found a 1080p version.

May'n as Sheryl Nome and Megumi Nakajima as Ranka Lee

May’n as Sheryl Nome and Megumi Nakajima as Ranka Lee

It really feels nostalgic.  (And there is a slight pang in my heart when I remember that I missed it by a year–I was in Japan in 2007.)  When you see May’n now she looks better and dances better.  She sings with more control.  As for Megumi Nakajima unfortunately I haven’t read any news about her lately, so I can’t really comment much about her.

On the 24th and 25th of December I did a marathon of SDF Macross.  As usual I couldn’t finish Phantasm episode.

Better resolution is better :P

Better resolution is better 😛

Earlier in the year I had contemplated about buying the Bluray set but as I have no player I have been waffling between buying a PS3 or a standalone player or having an HTPC.  Of course I ended up buying something else different so the Blurays may have to wait a little while.  There were other priorities but I hope I can have one soon.

As for the final arc of course there is some sadness to it.  It still evokes those feelings even if I’ve watched it before a lot.  In  the final episode it is also Christmas-time, and for Misa and Hikaru it’s a good Christmas because they’re finally together.  It’s unfortunate for Minmay but of course my favorite has always been Misa.  😉

Misa x Hikaru yey!

Misa x Hikaru yey!

And I really like that piano version of Goodbye Tenderness.  I hope that someday I can play it on the piano.  Someday.  🙂

Next up?  Well, once I’m finished with the Budokan concert proper and encore, it’ll be the Macross Frontier Choujikuu Super Live cosmic nyaan concert (and with other stuff in between naturally).  Of course I’ll be reserving that for the new year.  😀

State of Transition

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So I thought I’d post something again, before this blog turns into a one-post-a-month blog.

First off, the time of posting a lot seems to be over.  That era of staying up well over 12 AM just finishing a post is long gone.  In short, my mindset has changed considerably since the year I started this blog.  However, I’m still enamored with anime, and as long as that feeling stays this blog will endure.

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50 Questions Answered

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It’s been a long time since I responded to ‘current events’ in the anime blogosphere.  What’s ‘in’ now is the 50 questions post.  So to bring back some more life to this blog I’m posting my own answers to the 50 questions.  I’ve slightly changed some of the questions though.

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Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa

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At last, the journey that started in 2008 has finally come to its conclusion…

I delayed my viewing of the 2nd Macross Frontier movie  so that I could have something to really look forward to on the 24th of December (aside from the food of course).  I ended up downloading 3 versions (LOL) but I decided to stick to the one with FLAC audio.  Ditched the 1080p version too because my laptop couldn’t play it well.  ^_^;

Since I’ve already tackled comparisons to the Macross DYRL movie in the Itsuwari no Utahime post, I won’t be tackling that much again here.  Why??  Because the most important item in this movie is just this:  WHO WILL ALTO-HIME CHOOSE???!!!

Was this a hint?

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