Misc what's on ur mind
these are less of reviews and more of disjointed thoughts
2021.08.26 I'm watching Macross Frontier for the third time. I haven't seen it since 2010 and I am hoping this shit holds up because it was an anime synonymous with my own being -- I need to be banned from karaoke for only singing Macross songs (I Will Not Apologize). So I am relieved to report that Macross Frontier still fucks.
In my last review (of Kanon 2006 btw), I linked to ANN & MAL for the summary -- not this time. They are decidedly uninformative for Macross Frontier, so instead I present to you my superior summary: Macross F follows a kabuki actor turned fighter pilot in a ~wacky~ galactic love triangle with two singers (one a dissociative amnesiac part-alien girl, the other anime Britney Spears) that BANG OUT THE FUCKEN YOKO KANNO TUNES as he's fighting in the war against giant space bugs that are also mechs, so basically it's the final season of Sonic X except good.
Only including characters I have something to say about. Eat up...
The main boy-o. Kind of an asshole. His hobby is Paper Planes by MIA. He's anime. I like him and I like his name. Alto Saotome. Effervescent. A very beautiful boy, please let him fly.
The underdog. She is cute. I really liked her in the beginning. Once her reason for singing became only for Alto... HRMMM. idk I thought she was kinda more independent than that... but I guess she is a high schooler so we gotta have that drama or maybe I just forget that people can have feelings.
In 2009, Sheryl Nome was my waifu amongst the likes of Bayonetta, Sheena Ringo, and the entire cast of Final Fantasy VII. She's the dude with a 'tude, her career is in shambles, she is dying of space bug disease in the brain, and she is great. Her songs are my favorite.
This absolute bastard. I cannot believe I slept on him my first two watches. I SWORE he died but I completely forgot about the fake out. You planet dancing king.
I had no opinion at first but he grew on me. He would have been even better without...
I think I'm gonna need a whole section for this rant. Yeah, let's do that.
Another character I didn't pay much attention to back then because I'm actually an idiot. His hair is delightfully asymmetrical, so naturally I am a fan now.
The NSA agent spying on you through your webcam. She is drugging my wife.
Alright, we gotta address the torpedo tits in the room.
I have always been very removed from the Macross fandom (Is there even a fandom? idk It's not the '80s anymore), so I have no idea how other people feel about Klan. The TLDR here is that her intentionally horny gimmick ruined an otherwise emotional scene and I will never forgive her.
I'll try to make the context worthwhile. Klan's got two forms:
Here's where this gimmick screws things up: Michael's death scene. The mf squad is on the ground, mechless, in unforeseen combat with the bugs, and for Klan to get in the giant mech suit to save the day, she's gotta get into her big form. So the boys are shootin' these bugs and Small Klan's there with her top off, because I guess she has to strip to get in the transformation pod, tits out confessing her love to Michael and even givin' him a surprise smooch IN THE MIDDLE OF BATTLE while he is literally gun in hand shooting down the bugs. He might as well have gotten killed then because the timing is so inappropriate. But this is anime so OK fine.
But THEN. Small Klan gets in her goin' giant pod, becomes Big Klan, and the pod's now getting shot up by these bugs, and Michael tries to protect her because he's a good guy who likes her after all (how. why.), but he gets fucken obliterated, Sheryl's beautiful Diamond Crevasse is playing in the background for this emotional scene, but I can't even cry about it because Big Klan is just there with her fat tits out while all this is going down and I can't take any of this seriously. Bummer majores.
I don't even know how to fix this. Maybe if there was an arc about how she feels about changing forms, not feeling like she's in her own body most of the time, something like that. Maybe she has to make a choice to stay in her big form to be true to herself or go small forever to live easier with her friends and the guy she loves. Maybe even throw in some more consistency with her personality -- big Klan and little Klan don't really act the same. I don't know if that's worth it though. So I'd say the movies handled Klan the best -- by having her not very involved at all.
And now that I have excommunicated myself from the fandom...