“Bye bye Sheryl”

Macross Frontier

After some persuasion, and superhuman patience on Ozma’s behalf, Ranka finally gets signed on for a production company. Things aren’t looking too good for the others though, as the bad news of Galaxy’s attack by the Vajra arrives on Frontier, made worse by the 5 day delay due fold faults. President Glass decides to make public of the Vajra threat, and decides to launch a search and rescue operation with the S.M.S doing the dirty work.

Sheryl is saddened to hear the news as well, but being the professional she is, she continues on with her concert. Simultaneously, the S.M.S prepares to depart for Galaxy as well. Alto, who has found Sheryl’s missing earrings, decides to return it to her personally before her concert, and before he leaves for Galaxy. Sheryl tells him the story behind the earrings, a keepsake and only memory of her mother and that they’re a good luck charm to her, revealing that she hates Galaxy as she was an orphan. Sheryl lends her earring to Alto, and makes him promise to return it, which Alto gladly accepts before her heads out under the S.M.S mothership.

Good episode, but didn’t really contribute much to the main plot. Quite a ton of homages though. Glass gets assigned to the S.M.S as the combat operations officer, completing the bridge crew requirement. The captain is rather more mischievous though, XD. The S.M.S mother ship bears a lot of resemblance to the original Macross as well. Luckily enough, no pineapple salads were served or mentioned… yet.

Quite some nice development on the Sheryl x Alto front though, with some really cute scenes between those two, sharing some of their private thoughts. Surprised to hear that Sheryl is an orphan though, I guess that explains her strong-willed personality. Dere-dere Alto was cute too and made a nice match for tsun-tsun Sheryl. I can almost see it as yuri. Almost. Especially since they can’t seem to help themselves from jabbing in the fact of Alto’s… androgyny.

The concert part near the end of the episode was really nicely done, with Diamond Crevasse masterfully used to accompany the launching of the S.M.S mothership and also after the development between Sheryl and Alto as well. Looks like the real action will be starting next week though.

Macross Frontier

Dere~ dere~ Alto-hime~~

12 Comments

  1. blissmo Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 6:11 am

    YAY, Sheryl’s gone! *sob sob*

  2. JohnG Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 6:35 am

    If all I knew was SDF Macross and screengrabs from this ep, I’d say Glass was going to win the love triangle, Luca will die, Mikhail will marry Klein, Sheryl is Minmay from DYRL, Ranka is Minmay from the series, Ozma is a dead man, and so is everyone on the bridge except for Glass.

  3. Haesslich Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 8:19 am

    Well, at least Ozma and Glass will have a chance to rekindle their relationship, at which point Ozma asks her to make a pineapple salad…

  4. Crusader Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    Just a little bit more….

    Oh man it looks like Ranka is going to have to make up a lot of ground. Interesting how one Hime is giving a token of favor to another.

  5. Shin Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

    Good riddance Sheryl! For now anyway. Go Ranka go!

  6. Jen Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 3:25 pm

    Pineapple salad. Do not want! Although the chances of everyone making it to the end are slim to none. I just got Klan Klein (sp?) makes it to the end.

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  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 9, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

    Why the hell is everyone thinking that Sheryl’s going to be gone after this episode? She’s gonna be stuck on Frontier until they make sure Galaxy’s safe and sound, which doesn’t seem like it’s gonna happen soon.

  9. Deranged Said,

    May 10, 2008 @ 1:11 am

    Oh god, I was sick yesterday and missed this.. does look to be a good episode if not so much happens.

    Ranka does need to do a lot of catching up. She is losing Alto to Sheryl!

  10. manga Said,

    May 10, 2008 @ 7:07 am

    I just feelt bleh over most of this episode. It was at the end with Sheryl talking with Altoh and Sheryl singing Diamond Crevasse that were the highlights of this ep.

    But oh well. Hopefully next ep will be better.

  11. Syaoran Li Said,

    May 12, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    Superb episode… especially the concert part.

  12. Disqplay Said,

    May 16, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

    Anyone think Sheryl’s earring looks familiar?
    It reminds me of the earring Lynn Minmay wore in DYRL…

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