Macross II: Songs and Culture

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Me, looking in distressed confusion at Macross II

I hate Macross II, it’s  blight upon a franchise I love. It’s a cynical cash in that takes superficial elements from the original;  without understanding how or why they worked and rehashes them into a miserable pile of bad. And now I’m going to say something vaguely positive  about the series. I think I get what they were going for.

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Macross II: Songs and Culture

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 3:Max and Milia

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SDF Macross is a great show, but it has a lot of issues. A lot of these tie into the characters, the main cast in particular are pretty bland (Do You Remember Love did a lot to fix this). However, Macross has always done a good job of fleshing out the supporting cast, regularly including random semingly unimportant scenes of minor characters just hanging out. Which goes a long way towards making them feel like real people with lives outside of their interactions with the main characters.  Max and Millia stand as a shining example of this. Continue reading “12 Days of Anime 2016, day 3:Max and Milia”

12 Days of Anime 2016, day 3:Max and Milia

12 days of Anime 2016, Day 1: Macross

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I debated for a while whether this post should be day 1 or day 12, as it’s something that’s been a huge part of my anime watching for the last year. Ultimately it’s going to crop up on this list a lot, so it makes sense to use this as a kind of intro for what’s to come. Continue reading “12 days of Anime 2016, Day 1: Macross”

12 days of Anime 2016, Day 1: Macross