Macross Frontier Episode 12

Wow, just wow.

Now this was a good episode. It had everything. It had some funny moments, it had some cute moments, it had some cool moments, and it had one big OMGWTFBBQ moment.

We start off from last week with Alto and Sheryl de-folding at Gallia 4. We are shown how the planet is home to the 33rd Marine Force, a force entirely comprises of Zentradi. However, Sheryl is unable to give her concert, as she collapses while leaving her ship. One of the Zentradi, by the name of Temujin, takes this oppurtunity to have a large number of the Zentradi revolt and take hostages. Everyone is relocated to other buildings, including Sheryl and Alto. It was hinted at last week that there may be something wrong with Sheryl, and this episode proves that she is defenitly sick. I wonder if it will continue to be a part of the plot.

Alto manages to sneak out and get to his VF, but is held at gunpoint by Temujin before he can take off. The leader of the Zentradi on the planet, who is currently held in a standoff against the rebelling Zentradi, realizes what Alto is trying to do, and has his soldiers give him some covering fire. However, this has little effect. However, help comes in the form of Mikhail and Ranka. Ranka manages to stop the Zentradi from rebelling with that age old Macross solution; she sings to them. All the Zentradi stop fighting except for Temujin, who takes off in his Queadluun Rea (which now seems to be the standard issue mecha for all Zentradi, not just Meltrandi) but is sent plummeting into the ocean by Alto.

Mikhail then charges Alto with getting Ranka back to the Frontier fleet, but before they can leave the plantet,  mysterious…something (that seemed to react previously to Ranka’s singing) causes Alto’s VF to crash.

Now, this is where that OMGWTFBBQ moment comes in. Ranka and Alto get out to check their surroundings, and discover the crashed remains of the SDF-1 Macross.

Now, the biggest question brought forward by this episode is of course how the hell is the SDF-1 on Gallia 4? Last time we saw it, it was permantly docked in Macross city on earth and was acting as the headquarters of the UN Spacy. The preview for next week shows the SDF-1 in a fleet formation, so it will be interesting to see if this fleet was sent to Gallia 4 for some reason. But why send the SDF-1…surely they could have used a New Macross Class ship instead. However, from the previews and that mysterious…thing that crashed Alto’s VF, this planet seems like it could be Vajra central. Well, all we can do is wait till next week to find the answers to these question….hopefully.

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Macross Frontier Episode 11

This weeks episode continues to build on the relationships being formed, particularily the interesting triangle between Alto/Sheryl/Ranka. I’m not ready to call it a love triangle as of yet, as I don’t believe its reache that level yet, however, if this is going to culminate in that sooner or later, then Sheryl defenitly has the edge over Ranka. It doesn’t help that she can give Alto what he wants, and we learn this episode that he wants to fly, particularily over a real sky, and not the artificial sky of City-25.

The situation in this episode regarding Ranka’s rise to stardom is almost a reverse of what we got in the original series. In that, as Minmay become more and more famous, she had less time for Hikaru. This time, its the complete opposite. Even though Ranka is becoming very famous in the Frontier fleet, she always seems to be trying to spend time with Alto, who is devoting more and more of his time to Sheryl.

The end of the episode has Alto choosing between whether he will go home to see his father, meet up with Ranka or take Sheryl up on her offer to go to Gallia 4 with her (as a sort of fighter escort) of course, as Sheryl’s off will allow him to fly in the real sky of Gallia 4, he goes with Sheryl.

Gallia 4 is interesting in itself as it is the home of the UN’s 33rd Marine Force, which is comprised of Zentradi who reluctanty surrendered to the UN after Space War 1. And if the preview of episode 12 is anything to go by, their time with the UN Spacy is about to come to an end.

Another interesting thing to note is the one Zentran pilot shown in the preview. He looks a heck of alot like Kamjin from the original series. Though, seeing as he rammed his ship into the SDF-1 at the end of the series, its highly unlikely its him. Perhaps a clone of him, seeing as thats common technology for the Zentradi.

About Code GEASS posts

Unfortunately, I think I will stop blogging Code GEASS for the time being. I’ve been kinda bored of the series as of late, and I really just don’t have the motivation to blog about it. I may blog some future episodes, if they wow me enough, but for the time don’t expect to see any CG posts.

Macross Frontier Episode 10

This weeks episode was fantastic, and it didn’t have a bit of mecha action in it! Episode 10 dealt with the filming of the movie “The Bird Human”, which is about the events of the OVA Macross Zero. Ranka is chosen to play the role of Mao, which is a big thing for sure. This episode really is the beginning of Ranka’s path down the road to stardom, and it can only get bigger from here. I wonder if this will affect Sheryl in anyway.

We also learn some interesting things about Brera. For one thing, he’s at least part machine. He might even be entirely cybernetic, we don’t know. However, this does explain how he’s able to control the VF-27 so well, as Leon said after watching footage of the machine in battle that no human could pilot a fighter like that, but he also said it defenitly wasn’t an unmanned machine. Brera being augmented with cybernetic parts would easily explain how he is able to handle the incredible strain brought on by the way he flies.

Brera also seems to have a connection to Ranka, as he’s been following her around the last couple of episodes, and in this episode saved her from a rabid hydra-beast. Perhaps he’s related to her in some way?

There’s also the little thing about Shery’s manager. She’s defenitly in league with Brera, perhaps even his superior, and she has the means to spy on the Frontier government, but just exactly what are her goals…or is she working for a higher power?

I’m not dead yet…

Ok, as many of you have been noticing, I haven’t been blogging as much lately. Don’t worry though, because this is not a sign of me preparing to stop blogging; I’ve just been a bit busy lately.

I will have posts on the recent episodes of Macross Frontier and Code GEASS both done hopefully by tomorrow. And also, for those interested, there will be no episode of Macross this week, due to some sports thing…or something, I forget the exact details.