"Upado para meu grande amigo Lobo Stitch"
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Wow, I haven’t seen a Macross series before, so I’m pretty stunned. I’m sure you can’t compare old series with new ones in terms of production value, but it looks to me like the Macross series had always been a step above the rest. If I were to compare this with Gunda,, or more specifically, the first episode of Gundam 00, Macross Frontier wins hands down. From the quality (awesome 3D too) to the execution, this episode feels exactly like a movie—the jumpiness, lack of explanations, scene-shifting and the ‘verge-of-disaster’ feeling you get are all employed by movies. Explanations come later, when the initial excitement is over. Well that’s what I felt from watching this episode.
Set as a sequel to Macross 7 and the OAV, Macross F follows a different colony ship, and expectedly, a new set of characters. For starters, the main character seemed to be the typical ‘rival’ character in many shows, but it turned out that he’ll be the star of things (if I’m not mistaken). The girl seems to have quite a fun and easy going personality, so nothing to complain about that. On the hand, the pop singer, Sheryl, bothers me with her attitude (and the fact that she’s famous…is this really an anime??) As I haven’t seen the previous Macross seasons, I would have no idea, but from what I’ve read, it seems that song idols like her are an important part to the show…Hm.
Well anyway, I believe this show starts for real in spring 2008 (which should be somewhere around April). First episodes always manage to fool me, so I’m not going to explain any expectations I have, but I’ll be sure to check out the second episode. Code Geass’s sequel also begins at that time, but in actual fact, I’m not that eager to see it. The new character will surely be interesting, and I can imagine some family grief if he and Lelouch ever meet (if he’s alive I guess), but personally, I wanted to see Lelouch keep his role as lead. Oh well, hopefully the sequel will be just as good as the first season anyway. Btw, please vote in the poll to the right!! xD