“Diamond Crevasse”

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Oh Alto, you pimp!

Best episode of Frontier in a while.

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Ouch.

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Hugs make everything so much better.

Oooh, that was surprising! Nice slap and hug from Sheryl there. I just love Sheryl, she stands resolute in the face of adversity. This is what I want in my women, not kids that reduce themselves to gibbering emo wrecks so easily.

In the mean time, the Vajra, getting drawn out by the lack thereof of emotions in Ranka’s song (who says the power of love is useless?) continue to screw up the ship. Leon Mishima takes the chance to finalize his coup by killing ol’ Glass in cold blood. It’s okay, he didn’t do anything anyways.

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Seeking more weapons to battle the Vajra, Alto and gang head for the S.M.S base, but Sheryl is cut off from them by a Vajra attack. Urging them to proceed first, Sheryl stands resolute in the face of mortal danger. Man, I love this woman.

Arriving at the S.M.S base, the minor character death count increases one more with the addition of the pink-haired Klan groupie, whose only line in the series was “onee-sama!” Klan decides to macronize herself to deal with the mini-Vajra’s, as it is the most efficient way to do it.

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:O

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Naked loli confession.

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Embarrassed Klan pleased me.

However, before she steps in to the Macron chamber, she finally plucks up her courage and confesses to Michael, plucking a surprise kiss on his unsuspecting lips in front of equally unsuspecting Alto and Ranka in the middle of a firefight. Did I also mention she was only in her panties too? Despite the timing, damn, that was an awesome confession. I really wish we get a Klan OVA now.

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Clever lights.

Ensconced rather safely in a civilian shelter. Sheryl nurses the injured Nanase, and in the cries of anguish, she finally realizes that she still wants to sing, and bravely does so, as the only thing that only she can do now. Diamond Crevasse never sounded more awesome.

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Oh shit, no. NO!

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T.T

“MICHAELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!”

Tragedy strikes unfortunately, as Michael struggles to protect the Macron chamber Klan is in from a surprise Vajra aerial assault. He successfully does so, however at the cost of his life. Klan watches helplessly as he breathes his last and comes to rest in the field of stars. This is what you get for confessing right in the middle of a firefight. Aii~~ poor Michael… T.T

Next episode; Angry and grieving Klan, emo Alto and Sheryl finally rises back on stage?

15 Comments

  1. Shin Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

    Oh god naked Loli Klan!

  2. wolfx Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    MIHAIRUUUU!!!!!

    for the record i dun think he’s dead…… :D

    He’s gonna do a Gamlin/Ozma on us….you’ll see…you’ll…. :(

  3. Setsuna-san Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

    Goodnight Sweet Prince.

  4. DmonHiro Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 11:11 pm

    MICHAEL….GET THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN’T BE DEAD!!!!

  5. DrmChsr0 Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 11:16 pm

    WHO THE FUCK ATE THE FUCKING PINEAPPLE SALAD

  6. primeparadigm Said,

    August 22, 2008 @ 11:31 pm

    Can’t say I’m surprised. Given how resilient the Kakizaki (Luca) and the Focker (Ozma) are, especially after the pineapple salad baiting episode, it seems a logical extension of Kawamori’s master trolling plan to kill off the Max Jenius of the series.

  7. manga Said,

    August 23, 2008 @ 3:41 am

    With the buildup it seemed that someone would bite the dust. And with everything going like the ep went it had to be Michael :(

    I want to claim that Sunrise somehow has sneaked into Macross Frontier and is writting the story. Unlogical deaths? Check

    Grieving and emo? check

    How did this happen?

    But if we take out that part, a very satisfying episode indeed.

  8. Crusader Said,

    August 23, 2008 @ 4:10 am

    (Salutes Mikhail)

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.
    — John McCrae

    This was by far one of the more Darker episodes in the whole franchise and it was rather disturbing to see the Vajra wiping out humans while Grace’s Aimo was playing.

    I just loved how Sheryl survived this adversity and lament how Ranka failed at such a critical juncture. Just goes to show how Ranka is still a kid and Sheryl is a formidable woman. I just adored how Sheryl was protecting Nanase given how Nanase and Sheryl were not exactly the best of friends. I just hope Ranka grows up and fast my patience is wearing thin and I can’t believe she remembered Brera…

    I am surprised that Alto-hime was talking with Sheryl in a kinder gentler manner than his usual tsun tsun attitude. It was sweet and he didn’t tun after Ranka right away. Right now if Kawamori ended the triangle with SherylxAlto-hime I can accept it, but right now since Ranka has been disappointing me I can’t say I would be accepting of RankaxAlto-hime. It’s too early and Ranka isn’t ready, and right no it seems doubtful that she will be ready.

    I hope Klein-sama will make the Vajra pay for what they did to Mikhail. Looks like my hopes for a MikhailxKlein gaggle of kidds was all for naught.

    @manga
    Sunrise has nothing to do with this even in SDF Macross the attrition rate was pretty high for the grunts and Roy got offed. Kakizaki Got blown to hell and without much fanfare. Besides some one from the vic had to die to show that this was a shift into more serious territory.

  9. manga Said,

    August 23, 2008 @ 5:37 am

    Crusader: Yeah, I know. But thinking back on Gundam 00 and Seed Destiny it just feels like Sunrise to suddenly start killing characters to the left and to the right. And we´re nearing the end of the show as well.

    So that´s why I wrote that. Just doesn´t feel right, not this far into the show when Ozma who should have died atleast twice is still alive. Just feel so damn unfair.

    The big question I want to ask myself is why Klan had to be made into the bigger version? Isn´t all that in the SMS quarter? Why transform when you´re under attack and it takes time?

    It didn´t seem as if she wanted to grav her suit and start fighting so why? Oh well.

    Rage in next ep. Probably more death as well :(

  10. Crusader Said,

    August 23, 2008 @ 5:56 pm

    @manga
    Well there had to be Macronization devices both on the ship and at their main hangar facilities. It’s like a toilet you have them in multiple places because it is inconvenient to walk all the way to quarter to get micronized when your Queadlunn is in the maintenance depot.

    If Luca and Ozma had died then it might have been too similar to SDF Macross, this time it was Mikhail so there won’t be a second Milia and Max. Since when has Kawamori been fair?

    As a micron Klein couldn’t help much but if she were Macronized then she could swat a few bugs and possibly find a Queadlunn to do some real damage. Besides I don’t think that Klein went through the Ex-Gear course.

  11. manga Said,

    August 23, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

    We´ll just have to wait and see.

    Sure, I don´t know how much of these mini vajran have withstood, but since they are immune to nuclear warheads I have a hard time seeing how Klan could smash them :p

    And no, I´ve yet to see a Macross series that fully make me happy. It´s just bits all over the place that make up for a good show.

    And thinking back, why is it always the mentor that dies? Or in most cases anyway.

  12. Haesslich Said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 5:25 am

    manga: The RED ones are the immune ones – notice that in Episode 17, the white ones got crisped as easily by the reaction warheads as they always did… and immunity to nukes doesn’t mean they’re immune to being stabbed or crushed; Ozma proved that in the same episode.

    Besides, these are ‘new’ Vajra – who knows what they’re immune to? If they’re more like the white ones, they’ll have few immunities compared to the Red Ones… which means Klein could stomp them like Godzilla.

    RIP, Nene and Mikhail. With their deaths, Klein’s all alone in the world.

  13. EvilDevil Said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 8:09 am

    RIP Mikhail

  14. Jobrill Said,

    August 24, 2008 @ 10:35 am

    Damn. Damn. Damn. DAMN.

    That’s really all I can think.

    I mean, seriously, screw the Triangle. Like Crusader, I just wanted to see a gaggle of Klan/Mikael kids.

    And now not only is Mikael dead, but so are all of Klan’s friends.

    Why does she have to be the universe’s punching bag anyway? :(

    My biggest hope now is that she’s able to get some revenge.

  15. The Sojourner Said,

    August 25, 2008 @ 5:18 pm

    Yeah Sheryl. Yeah.

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