“Mother’s Lullaby”

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.

11 Comments

  1. AriesBoy Said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 6:56 pm

    Ranka’s mom (Maaya Sakamoto) singing Aimo was pure epic win!

  2. manga Said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

    Well, secret of Aimo was revealed. It´s a Vajran song and Ranka is their queen. As she apparently has some Vajran babies in her stomach.

    Unexpected deaths, unnecesary use of reaction weapons, Sheryl getting brushed of when she wanted to motivate Alto.

    And you still say nothing happened :p I suggest you rewatch the ep when you have time and take it really slow to include every detail about the ep.

    Damn Luca is worthless, he can´t do a thing. He has small ships that he can controll, but he can´t use them for fighting? Recalling the damage that dragoons can make well fuck Luca learn how to be a better pilot and grow some freaking balls.

    Kinda intresting that the Vajra has fold options far more advanced that the humans do if they don´t use an “experimental folding device”…

    Luca must know more about this since it´s his family that creates this folding option and apparently, the inversed reaction so it´ll become a good weapon.

    And how the hell did Grace survive the attack? Is she a 100% freaking robot that can transfer her mind to copies or what?

    So it took some steps forward, as Ranka from now on probably will be acting a lot more softer against the Vajra since well they listened to her and all.

    I sitll want to know why the damn vice-mayor is such a freaking asshole. What the hell is he plotting, except marying the mayors daughter to get the post for himself.

    And why do Grace want to keep the war going?

    There are a lot of questions being asked here, and I hope that they will answer them all.

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    The thing is… all those stuff about Ranka? I already guessed them all by episode 7 or 8. I guess that’s why I must find the plot boring, mostly because I saw it coming already for a long time.

  4. manga Said,

    July 12, 2008 @ 1:52 am

    sure, i guessed them a long time ago as well. But guessing and getting them displayed by the creators are two different things for me.

    If I would go and guess what would happen and then never enjoying the episode well I could stop watching anime since I would know it all.

    Oh well. I´m awaiting the next ep. Macross Frontier still is the best show of the previous season and sofar even this season.

  5. EvilDevil Said,

    July 12, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    ” Is she a 100% freaking robot that can transfer her mind to copies or what?”
    i suspect she is an android and transfered her memories to another copy… could be…

  6. Crusader Said,

    July 12, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    Soon the Robo Grace legions shall overrun the Galaxy…all she needs is time.

    You know with Ranka starting to sympathize witht eh enemy and Alto-hime taking Kamijin Mk II’s words to heart I suspect things will get rough to Ranka once she takes on the role of Vajra Queen.

    NUNS got an massive upgrade which was awesome to behold, for who needs NUNS with guns when you Got NUNS with Nukes! XD

  7. DrmChsr0 Said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 2:25 am

    QUEEN OF THE ZERG

    QUEEN OF THE ZERG

    I tell you Ranka is the next queen of blades.

    The Vajra are a new kind of Zerg air superiority flyer strain.

  8. Crusader Said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    You mean space superiority.

    They don’t need air…

  9. Westlo Said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    Grace is so doing a Sharon Apple next episode.. but using Sheryl’s image :(

  10. mikemil828 Said,

    July 15, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    //although I wonder did Michel got rescued as well?//

    Yes he did, Lucas picked him up while Alto picked up Sheryl and Michel was taken away in a stretcher once they landed on the deck of the Macross Quarter.

  11. Soupy Said,

    July 16, 2008 @ 2:02 pm

    luca is the scout and communications of the squadron…you can’t tell a scout to fight…that’s just crazy.

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