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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Full Metal Sempai » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:01 am

I'm a big fan of the franchise but I also want it to be good.If you take Macross Frontier and original Macross out,the other series were pretty small so even if they weren't so good,it was a quick watch...

I'll get some episodes and decide for myself,thanks a lot!
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Postby OmniStrata » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:56 am

Heero_Yuy84 wrote:Honestly, I wouldn't have minded the love triangle going unresolved were it not for the fact they put so much of the show into fleshing THAT out.
The rest of the story felt like it got short-changed for the triangle, so to then have them not resolve that just...


At least a love triangle should have a choice at the end. Someone mentioned that he technically has both girls...

Which is f'in bs since the only one he kissed rapid fire was Sheryl. If he does have both girls, then at least he chose and has a complete harem.

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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby SakuraMeimi » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:47 am

I didn't watch all the eps out there, but this is awesum :33
I love Ranka, she's so damn cute <3 I really dislike Sheryl though. Well, it's not the type of character I like in anime, so yeah.
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Postby Ryvannis » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:06 am

OmniStrata wrote:
Heero_Yuy84 wrote:Honestly, I wouldn't have minded the love triangle going unresolved were it not for the fact they put so much of the show into fleshing THAT out.
The rest of the story felt like it got short-changed for the triangle, so to then have them not resolve that just...


At least a love triangle should have a choice at the end. Someone mentioned that he technically has both girls...

Which is f'in bs since the only one he kissed rapid fire was Sheryl. If he does have both girls, then at least he chose and has a complete harem.

Tenchi's an idiot, and always will be. He's got nothin' on Macross F's manly man princess! muahahahah!


You have to look at these love triangles in a different way. Instead of saying "OMFG he didn't choose what a ****head!?!", try to understand the story first. Macross isn't your typical anime bud.

I don't think its a matter of "liking" both though. Love triangle's in Macross are only resolved when the series ends.
Don't think we have seen the last of Frontier, or even 7.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Ryvannis » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:07 am

Going to mention the typo on series. I meant story.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Ishbalan » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:40 am

Im about to start watching Macross Frontier. I've never seen any of the other Macross series. Is this bad?
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby LantisEscudo » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:01 pm

Ishbalan wrote:Im about to start watching Macross Frontier. I've never seen any of the other Macross series. Is this bad?

Not particularly. You'll miss the shout-outs and some subtle jokes, but the story stands by itself.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby AimoAio » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:15 pm

Ishbalan wrote:Im about to start watching Macross Frontier. I've never seen any of the other Macross series. Is this bad?


Uh..I'm hoping not cause that's what I did.But anyway the story kinda stands out by itself cause I understood it pretty well despite not seeing any of the other Macross series.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Knowname » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:07 pm

Full Metal Sempai wrote:Having watched original Macross(plus movies and specials),Zero and Plus,I believe that Frontier does a great justice to the saga although it cannot surpass the original.

Heero_Yuy84 wrote:Frontier, meanwhile, great animation aside, feels like a lot of same-old, same-old. It lacks the heart of the original series and doesn't seek to achieve the kind of crazy over-the-top nature that made 7 so memorable.
It's kind of like they settled for mediocre this time around.

you must understand that Frontier was meant as little more than a 30th anniversary 'cloage' of all Macross series'. and as such I think they succeeded. Loved the beginning episodes and all of the 'call backs' to the original series, like a group of bridge bunnies (I dunno I seem to recall that...), Nyan Nyan Chinese restaurant (same as Minmei's) and the 'flying away grab my hand' scene gave me goosebumps lol... even though it was more falling up than falling down lol.

lol I watched this a few months ago and you all reminded me how much I hated Ranka lol I just like imagining her living her queen of the bugs life is all :)
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Knowname » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:09 pm

and nothing beats the giant cities :) so awesome :) giant pantees.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Knowname » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:09 pm

giant cows :))))
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby TheMadOne » Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:53 am

Macross Frontier.... allow me to rant a little.

MF is a space opera.. literaly. It´s not just this epic space saga abaut conquesting new worlds, fighting evil aliens and facing deep conspiracys. It´s a total audiovisual overkill.

The space battles, the many of them rock. fast cuts, great animation and always in a good company of music that enhanches the action. While I am generally a mortal enemy of J-Pop (Hating J-Pop and liking anime is like being catholic and gay, I think), the music of Macross Frontier really knocks the wall down. Like in Macross Plus, the music is independent, unique and a part of the setting.
Part of this great audiovisual overkill are the scenes, when concerts and battles are mixed together... which gives a whole new meaning to "space opera", i belive.

Downsides of Frontier are many, but mostly they did the main anime-mistake. They kept the age of most charakters too low, creating a major age/skill paradox. I can´t stand it anymore to see 17-Year-old youngbloods being more competent in mostly everything than adults. Why couldn´t the charakters be... 20-24? They could be studying, but no, they had to be highschool students AND ace pilots.
Also, while I liked the hotheaded style of the adult charakters in Zero and Plus, the teenagers yet provide another problem... they turn the anime into another generic "ooooh, shy guys and shy girls" sceme. The whole series they are dancing around the obvious and I don´t care how much this is part of the genre, I think that a romance element could be used maturely. The love triangle stretches too long, jumping over too many obstacles to be anything else than pure cheese.

I can´t stop thinking abaut MF.. it could have been a truly great space opera, but it looses itself in it´s own genre. It tries to hard to be a conventional anime with conventional figures, scemes and romance elements.
Or to quote my buddy Kim during the "star-date" episode: "Good grief, why don´t you simple finally go fcck eachother! What´s keeping you!?!"
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Knowname » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:43 am

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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Taite » Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:09 pm

I just finished it, and I must say the ending was kinda lame :/

Spoiler :
Alto is all over friggin' Sheryl. Dammit, I hate her.


But I'm glad they are coming out with a movie, because then it might clear a few things up. :mrgreen:
Overall, it was really good. It's been awhile since I could watch an anime in two days. I usually have to take a break half the time because there are 1) a ton of fillers, or 2) it just sucks.
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Re: Macross Frontier

Postby Ishbalan » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:50 am

So I got back to watching this after taking a long break from watching anything except the weekly dosages, and I've been rather enjoying myself, indulging in the complete "audio-visual overkill," as someone so kindly put it. The plot hasn't been too interesting to me since, afterall I'm in it for the epic space fights, but sometimes the plot can just rear its ugly head and drain all of the enjoyment from the show with its flamboyance.

I've just finished episode 8 and I was disgusted to find the show employing one of the most cliche and overused plot points in animedom. So tell me Macrossfags, is there any redemption behind what I now believe to be a complete waste of my time plot?

If not, I'll just skim around and watch the space fights without nodding off on the fluff they call a plot.
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