Uh, no screencaps or whatever this time round because I’m crazily busy in real life this few days. In fact, I had to steal some time out to watch this episode.
Anyways, this episode was pretty much the mecha fighting episode to make sure it remains a Macross series, and oh boy, there was quite some homage going on around here. I think I spotted a Diamond Force in the MacF fleet and Alto went all crazy on the missile spammage, made even more epic with the nuke warheads. Alto also got seriously powered up, mostly due to worrying about Ranka, and he sports some slick moves in the fights this week.
That said, there was almost no plot development at all this episode, and frankly, I feel like they’re getting lost about it as well. They’re still introducing a lot of questions concerning the background of Macross F world, whatnot with the Vajra, the sudden revelation of the “SDF-class ships” (that look exactly like the original, although they never did say anything about the existence of this class before) and also the connections back to Zero. Even the secret of Aimo is still up in the air, even though wiki said it was gonna be revealed this week. Then there’s also Brera and Grace….
At the least, Sheryl had some limited screentime, and thankfully, her character is now more endearing to me since they’ve chosen to not make her dwell so much about her budding crush on Alto being ruined by jealousy. I especially liked it when she took control of the VF-25 when Michel got knocked out, preferring to make a dash for it than becoming sitting ducks. Thankfully, Alto made a nice appearance, saving her, although I wonder did Michel got rescued as well?
Anyways, next week seems to be a more lighter episode, and I am very glad for that, because that’s one thing I believe that MacF is still good at. I think at this point, we all would seriously love some new songs from the show and Sheryl, and the announced 2nd OP and ED are already quite overdue for a 2-cour show, don’tcha think? Maa~ I’m gonna cross my fingers and hope for the best.