“Lost Peace”

Wow, they’ve regained my confidence back with this episode. Hell, a shit load of information was revealed, despite being largely a flashback episode, but it seems they’ve cleared things up quite a bit. Actually, I need subs for this episode to digest the information… hurry up Lunar!

But still, they did advance the love triangle a bit, and Sheryl got back some deserved screentime, with the recaps of her concerts, however using the “Welcome the Fanclub’s Night” song and the live version of “What ’bout my Star”. I really liked that little part where she checked her hair before allowing Alto in to her hospital room as well too, hehe.

Not forgetting as well, the song battle between Sheryl and Ranka is probably something to die for. That part was just so awesome, with both of them doing a duet of “What ’bout my Star?”, and it even seems there will be a track for it, probably in the next OST too! Oh boy, Alto you PIMP!

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That aside, I’m really worried for Sheryl now, since it’s been revealed she’s been Grace’s chess piece from the start, and as they put it this episode, she’s outlived her usefulness. It sure sounded like they were gonna get rid of her soon, and particularly now that they’ve laid their hands on Ranka… Sheryl’s fate is really worrisome :3.

And speaking of Grace, oh dear, it was quite a shocker to know that she’s actually not only just one individual, but an amalgamation of a few others as well, which all seem to be housed somewhere, either in her body or in that big ship in the final moments of the episode. There also seems to be some kind of big plan being executed by them, but ahhh well, I need the subs to get it all, damn jargon.

The ending song this time was Ranka’s version of “Diamond Crevasse”, and admittedly the opening verse was really a bit too high for my ears. I kinda jittered a bit when it came on. Overall though, it doesn’t really live up to Sheryl’s version for me. I liked the commentary by Grace and Co. though, when they mentioned that some people (Alto, in this case), really have good (or bad) luck of the times, with him being embroiled in all of this.

Finally, the “See you next deculture” shot this episode is epic, XD.

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11 Comments

  1. jacobian Said,

    July 18, 2008 @ 9:28 pm

    The first OST itself has the duet, believe it or not. The ‘What about my star @Folmo’ track is actually sung by both girls. The first part features Ranka alone, but then about midway through the track when the song starts to really pick up, Sheryl jumps in and they take turns.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Sheryl being discarded. It makes it even more likely that Sheryl will have an important part in breaking Ranka out of Grace and Leon’s clutches. They’ve completely underestimated the tenacity of the Galaxy Fairy. ;)

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 18, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

    Oh right. Now I feel really stupid, orz.

  3. manga Said,

    July 18, 2008 @ 11:10 pm

    Yay, more people than me that needs to have the subs. Damn I want those subs NOW!!

    As I said, this was the worst and best ep of Macross Frontier so far. The good part is their singing duell. Man I loved that and my damn back froze when I started watching and hearing it.

    Both girls showing their emotions so openly and all. That was freaking brilliant.

    And now I want to see a special ep with the magazines talking about how some mysterious boy got a personal “live” concert from both of them :)

  4. berz Said,

    July 19, 2008 @ 12:59 am

    looks like we have some quality drop

    orz

    *at least the mechas/enemies are cg, haha so at least now a few things looks the same through the whole series XD

  5. Haesslich Said,

    July 19, 2008 @ 6:19 am

    Incidentally, that big ship you were looking at? It’s the Galaxy, or at least was shown when they were talking about the Galaxy. I guess we know who’s involved with the Vajra now, and may have sacrificed everyone in her escort fleet to pull off The Plan.

    Poor Alto, though – the wide-eyed look of fear, with the two demonnesses reflected in his eyes… classic.

  6. Sigue Said,

    July 19, 2008 @ 11:31 am

    I swear to God, if they’re trying to find a way to harness Ranka’s spiritia or song energy or whatever I’m dropping the show.

  7. shadowlancer Said,

    July 19, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

    hmm,Galaxy does still have a sizeable escort force with her at the last shot. look at all those destroyers and cruiser next her.

  8. Epi Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    This was an amazing episode, with the sing-off being the best scene in the anime so far. It will be interesting to see where the show goes from here.

    One thing about Macross that I never really understood is how they can leave these fleets to their own devices when such important things are happening to them. In Macross 7, the entire fate of the galaxy is in the hands of 7, yet the rest of UN Spacy could care less about helping out with the fights, and same with this show.

  9. Crusader Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    Sheryl is a strong lass I am sure she’ll be fine. Even if she is abandoned by Grace and has her career crushed by Ranka, her only friend in the fleet, Alto-hime, doesn’t come off as some guy who would turn down a friend in need. Sheryl is unemployed and hime just got a promotion, so as a guy who is always bending to Sheryl’s will, I am sure Sheryl will be able to mooch off Alto-hime until she can get back on her own too feet. However, I would like to know what happens between Mr. Bilrer and Alto-hime in their secret squirrel conversation at the superb zentran train set.

    @Haesslich
    I am not so sure that Galaxy lost most of its escorts in battle, it remains possible that given the course of events that the whole attack on Galaxy was faked. No one seen or heard anything from them and in the vast depths of space it’s not too hard to hide a fleet that is radio silent. I don’t think Grace would be so wasteful of her own resources for such an important venture. Still what we have seen of the Galaxy Fleet still looks formidable considering they probably have quite a lot of VF-27s.

  10. panda monium Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 5:11 am

    http://kurogane.animeblogger.net/image/macross_frontier/macrossF_15_01.jpg

    harem ending. DO WANT

  11. berz Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 3:10 am

    creepy part: sheryl looking at some mag. with ranka on it while grace is talking = nice boat eyes? lol its the art lookin scary XD

    and in the same ep later on ranka doing thumbs up hahah
    rly loled on that

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