Posted by psgels on 29 August 2008 with categories: Macross Frontier



Short Synopsis: Most of the episode sees Ranka, as she tries to sort out her own feelings.
Highlights: Well, at least the love-triangle progressed a lot.
Overall Enjoyment Value: 7,5/10
Well, this had to happen, I guess. Ranka’s still my least favourite character in this series, so an episode that focuses nearly entirely on her obviously isn’t as exciting as the past few episodes were. It’s really a calm-before-the-storm episode, where everything gets set up for the finale. It’s a bit of a bummer that the finale is going to be about a bunch of teenaged lovers who chase after each other, but there’s still enough potential left for some nice action-scenes. I just hope that now that Sheryl’s chances of getting it on with Alto are gone, she won’t turn into a useless side-character who can only watch.

In the meantime, it was an interesting plan of how Luka came up with the plan to get rid of the swarm of Vajra: get them all on one island, remove all people from that island and blow it up. I wonder where that swarm came from, by the way. I originally thought that it spawned from Ranka’s little friend, but in this episode it showed that it turned into something completely different, and different from most of the brainless Vajra-enemies we’ve seen thus far.

I’m also interested in what happened to Ozma and his lover. We never saw them getting caught, so they’re still on the run somewhere. I’m interested in what they can do for this series’ final four episodes. They’re along with Sheryl about the only ones who are on to Leon’s complot, so I wonder how they’re going to pull it off to kill the guy.

5 Responses

  1. Westlo says:

    “I just hope that now that Sheryl’s chances of getting it on with Alto are gone”

    Going by your predictions for True Tears and Kimikiss I can say SherylXAlto confirmed XD

  2. hashihime says:

    Since Ranka is my favorite character, I enjoyed this episode. Weakness, error, and confusion ftw!

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  4. Takeo says:

    Man you guys need to lay off Ranka. I’ve seen untrained people in critical situations utterly frozen, unable to move. It’s natural for people who have no combat experience to walk around in a zombie-like state after seeing the horrors and chaos of war.

    Being the focal point of what people think is their only salvation from the enemy is a LOT of pressure.

    How many 16 year old girls you know would hold up well under that kind of stress?

  5. galaxyconvoy says:

    I noticed in the blog that there was a question about where the swarm of Vajra came from. If I recall we first saw them before or during the beginning of the teen episodes during a battle. The eggs that we saw were implanted in one of the islands. Can someone please confirm, because I don’t have any episodes prior to about episode 15 available now?

    I also like Ranka, but I haven’t seen anyone commenting on this particular episode slamming her, which I am happy about. I am hoping, thought, that there are still a few more surprises in store for Sheryl.

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  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 07:40 AM)
    @ninja: yeah another great game, too different to compare tho but if I had to the Souls series still takes the cake for me. Gimme Bloodbourne!
  • Bam
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 07:38 AM)
    Sorry that was @Friend lol
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 07:38 AM)
    @Emma: yeah It is much more shallow and insincere, but many game aspects were heavily improved, albeit there were a few steps back in some crucial places as well. Even a bad souls game is leagues above the average games out there, but if we were talking quality, writing and direction Demon’s Souls takes the crown of the franchise.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 07:31 AM)
    @Realist: I have come across that several times but never read it.
    I think I will read that instead of love tyrant as I tend to be disappointed by most shounen manga.
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    @Bam Ninja Gaiden doe.
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    @Emma YES! That looks awesome. I can’t get enough of dark high school romances right now. I’ve mostly been reading the shounen harem variety, such as all of those manga Aidan posted about and Love Tyrant, the manga I was telling you about. But I think I’m overdue for a seinen manga. Will probably read most of this ASAP. Have you read this one Emma: http://bato.to/comic/_/comics/mahou-tsukai-no-yome-r10801 ?
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    Might be worth your time.
  • Friend
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 05:19 AM)
    @Bam I heard the second one was comparatively bad.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 05:12 AM)
    After all these years Dark Souls still throws the competition into dark holes.
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    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 04:57 AM)
    Doing client work on the side; a comic book store in my city commissioned a piece for their card game tournament and I’ve been watching some Dark Souls walk-through to get into the right headspace lol

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