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Thoughts on Macross Frontier and the mecha genre in my anime viewing habits....
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Arrghhh I am still spazzing over the 15th episode of Macross Frontier.  That is the best confrontation I have ever seen! When Sheryl and Ranka openly "attack" Alto with their own version of uta gassen 歌合戦, I was really enthralled. Wahaha (I went ahead and spoiled my viewing pleasure by reading in wikipedia bits and pieces of the world of Macross. I am anticipating the song filled last battle between the Borg, the human race, the Zentraldi and the Zerglike creatures. hehehehe)

Well if John Lennon is still alive and got to see what some of the presumptions of this show is having, he would have a freakin field day.

I am really amazed with my reaction towards this series. I absolutely love it notwithstanding my conscious effort to disdain mecha. I did not like Gundam, the flagship bearer for anything mecha, because it was about the human race conquering the vastness of Space. I am not so much sold to that idea. I particulary like Macross because it is a thought execise on how can a race like us humans find a home in Space. I like it that it has some sort of semblace of humility with regards to what we can see towards the future. It also is a testmament of the potency of popular culture. Some things are taken too far literally but you cannot be happy when you see something like an MTV-ish thing in front you entertaining you right?  

One more mecha story worth mentioning would be Eureka seven. I liked that because well its a freakin love story like this one and it is reminiscent of the Studio Ghibli classic Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind in some themes. Also the show has an awesome repertoire of not so mainstream OST choices. hehehe...

I knew Macross so that I wont be left behind in discussion if ever it came up. However, I did not imagine that I will be this hooked on a series under the franchise. That is also my opinion with Gundam series. I become easily bored with Gundam series. However, i like the whole naked barbie doll bodies floating in space they do in the Opening theme. wahwahwah...

My choices in mecha anime seem to prove a pattern. Probably, I will watch a mecha anime if it is not so much about Mecha and if there is a good soundtrack to it. hehehe
 

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I love the Macross franchise most of all, but you may be misrepresenting Gundam. The theme isn't about humans conquering space. It's closer to 'war sucks'.

Ohh ghostlightning replied in my lowly blog!!! hehehe...

Uhmmm... well yeah you're right. I came to say that because well there are no other species in Gundam universe (that I know off) and the technological advances are plot points in themselves more often than not in series.

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