Posted by psgels on 30 May 2008 with categories: Macross Frontier


Thankfully Macross Frontier is back on track with this episode. Okay, the question remains whether it’ll stay this way for long, but at least I’m glad that this episode turned out pretty nicely. For once, the focus is on the side-characters, and it’s about time that they too got a bit of development. It’s about time that especially Kuran got some attention, because I’ve hardly seen anything of her in the past few episodes.

If I understood things correctly, then Mikhael lost his parents when he was young, and then continued to live on with his sister. is sister then got killed in a friendly fire-accident when she was a pilot of some sort. At the time, Kuran lived with them as well (suggesting a possible love-relationship between the two for the future-episodes of Macross Frontier).

It’s good to see an episode focused on giving background to the characters. This’ll definitely be useful for future episodes. The fight scenes were also pretty entertaining, and it’s here where you can really hear the greatness of Yoko Kanno’s soundtrack. At the same time, Ranka continues to do very random jobs, and showing that it indeed does take a lot of work to become a popular idol.

Also, who was it, spying on the meeting of the Macross Frontier leaders?

6 Responses

  1. bakaneko says:

    Um… Maybe in the Macross Universe this is episode 8, but here on Earth I think this is episode 9. ;)

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Ack! Thanks for pointing out that rather sloppy typo. :P

  3. Westlo says:

    Ah his sister had relationship with superior, superior ended it before mission, she accidentally shot him in that mission, got court marshaled and than committed suicide.

    And the spy is Grace O Connor, Sheryl’s manager. Now is she in league with someone like Brera or is she just a snoop who’s going to chew off more than she can handle. Sheryl mentioned that she pokes her nose into things too much in a previous episode.

    Though if she’s a spy for Galaxy what better cover is there than to be Sheryl Nome’s manager?

  4. T_I says:

    Micheal’s sister was a sniper. She killed her team mate by friendly fire.

    It troubled her so much that she committed suicide.

  5. Chupa says:

    I really enjoy reading your posts psgels. Particularly since this is probably your first foray into Macross, it’s refreshing to read something unbiased. Good stuff.

  6. Kilroy says:

    This series has consistently impressed me and has really breathed life into the aged Macross series. Can’t wait to see what your blog will say about Episode 10. I just watched it and it’s phenomenally done. (Hint: Don’t leave during the credits)

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:41 PM)
    @Wicked, think you hit the nail on the head there. The characters one of the main reasons I am not too gone on it.
  • wicked
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:04 PM)
    Mob Psycho is well paced for a 10 minute show I think. It’s got a lot of these pseudo cliffhanger to play for jokes. The stories get better, it’s the characters that’s not as interesting as one punch man in my opinion
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    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 08:46 PM)
    Hmm, haven’t read Mob Psycho 100 much(just checked what its art looks like) so can’t comment on that.
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    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:43 PM)
    @masky, it does have better art but a much weaker story. I get the feeling the Mob psycho anime will be a five minute show.
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    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:17 PM)
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    @wicked, I wonder how that will work out, as ONE’s style is a bit of an acquired taste.
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