Missile spam time.
Sigh, looks like the loss of 92JeyRfcya, YS2YSUOe1cLtf, and YnXmHqtxqS are really gonna hit us raw watchers hard. T.T This week’s raw looked more like a cam rip than a real encode orz.
Nevertheless still an awesome episode of Frontier. Sheryl certainly gained a lot more brownie points for me this episode.
Episode starts off with Sheryl singing Iteza Gogo Kyuji Don’t be Late while Skull Squadron engages the Vajra, Luca doing collecting data on the Vajra. Koenig Monster’s appearance was the first highlight of the battle. Kanaria *thumbs up*. The action dies down a bit as Sheryl ends her song and goes backstage, with Grace providing her the updates on the Galaxy battle, and Sheryl feels reassured on seeing Alto still alive (awwww~).
However, the tides of battle turn fast as the Vajra main battleship folds out directly from a “fold bump”. Luca blindly approaches it to collect data, and discovers that it’s using a “fold reactor”. Caught unawares, Luca is captured by one of the Vajra and gets “eaten” by it.
While this is happening, Sheryl is approaching the end of her concert and as she says her parting words… she starts to cry, until Ranka shouts out to her which regains her spirit. Sheryl announces that she is dedicating the last song to the people fighting faraway, and starts singing another of her songs, while Ranka sings it together with her.
Back to the battle, Alto rushes in to save Luca and manages to break in to the ship. On the outside, Captain Jeffery decides to move the battle to close-range and announces “TRANSFORMATION!” (WOOT!). The rest of the S.M.S retreat back and regroup at Macross Quarter. Alto manages to locate Luca but he gets attacked by two Vajra. Somehow, Sheryl’s earring manages to transmit her song to Alto, which also wakes up a mysterious red Valkyrie unit. Alto kills off the two Vajra at the cost of his own Valk, and he jumps over to Luca’s captured unit and tries to free it using his suit’s systems, finally shooting away the tentacles holding it.
The red Valk destroys the gun, but right in the nick of time, Macross Quarter rushes in and rescues them both. Bobby then shoots the Macross Cannon right in to the battleship’s mouth and the battle is won. The red Valk folds away as the pilot takes out a harmonica and plays the tune of “Aimo”.
Well, a lot sure happened this episode. The battlescenes were pretty awesome. I loved the Koenig Monster’s appearance, and wow, those are really fucking cool. Variable frame for the win!
Then Bobby sure stole a fair share of airtime, with him nicely teasing up Catherine and also piloting the Macross Quarter. God I lol’ed when they inserted the Aquarion-style attack name screen as he shot the Macross Cannon at the Vajra battleship. As one 4channer puts it, “man, he turned from gay to GAR.”… totally seconded here.
Poor Catherine got pretty much abused this week too, what with the S.M.S crew “not following proper orders”, getting assraped by the chairs (totally appeared out of nowhere there!) and finally getting motion sickness after the battle ended. Wonder though… if like Jeffrey puts it, it’s something more… “congratulatory”, kekekekeke.
Sheryl this week got really highlighted. Her concert last week continued on to this week and she provided most of the background music during the fight (although this had the effect of making me miss a lot of whatever the S.M.S people were trying to say). She even presented a new song this week, instead of just sticking back to the ones already out, although we still haven’t heard a proper version of “What ’bout my star?” by her. Her costume at the last song was pretty awesome too,a elegant red gown. But the part where she “telepathically” communicates with Ranka was rather WTF, what with the sudden cut out to the galaxy background. The art still seems pretty off during the concert portions though, I blame all the outsourcing they’re doing. I also now know why people clamor for backstage passes…
But shit, now I can’t wait for “High School Queen” next week. Sheryl comes visiting Alto at school again… and god knows awesome things happen every time she does that, judging from the current track record. Boo yeah!
Oh btw, I sure hope Alto didn’t lose Sheryl’s earring when he lost his VF-25. Someone’s not going to be happy about it if he did…
Fuck yeah, KOENIG MONSTAA!!!
So this is what happens backstage…
Random Sheryl Shot #1
“Carrier has arrived”
Why is she… “glowing” there?
Frankly, this was rather cheesy.
Woo, nice red gown there!
“IT CAME FROM BEHIND!!”
From gay to GAR.
“Ara ara~ ‘congratulations'”
Random Sheryl Shot #2
For better screencaps, check Omni out. I do wonder where he gets his raw, his screencaps look so clean!