And how! Well all those who forgot that this was still a mecha series and not a harem…certainly did get trolled.
The whines, cries, and the most impure tears that make Noe gag of the hated shippers brings joy to every Macross Vet that ever was and ever will be. This is not some harem anime, you arschleckers and hammels this is Macross where mecha is still more important than Ranka. For starters if you are a Sheryl fan that still likes Macross, but now doubt Alto-hime’s actions for the past few eps I demand you shave your heads as a sign of your lack of faith in my Alto-hime and the awesomeness of Sheryl. If you are a Sheryl or Ranka fan who thinks this series sucks now after your pitiful minds were overloaded by the Kawamori troll GTFO and an hero yourself this instant! If you are some sorry looking Singaporean conscript who just got trolled for the first time by Kawamori and are now weeping in the corner of a maid cafe, how does it feel to be stupid for daring to think that you would not be trolled? Kawamori and Kadun have no use for you. Go back to your harem series from whence you came and never let your hateful presence mar the glory of our franchise. Let it never be said that my name of Crusader has no meaning for I have a faith in Alto-hime that is beyond reproach and can and do delight in the fulfillment of the one thing I had prayed many moons for. Kawamori has delivered and by Kadun if you did not enjoy it I hope that a fold bomb falls on your face you hateful and ignorant heretic, so say we all!
This will be one battle that will be hard to top.
So yes it was a true Macross fan’s wet dream lots of capital ships, lots of Valkyries, a fuck ton of singing, missiles going everywhere, and above all the most awesome cap ship fight of the year with the Battle Frontier/Macross Quarter tag team against Battle Galaxy. If this alone is not enough to satiate your hunger for mecah, you are no fan of Macross your applications is hereby revoked and the next mass fold bombing of you and your ilk shall teleport you back to something more to your tastes like generic harem no. 9001. By Kadun it was glorious and words cannot convey the awesomeness of Battle Galaxy getting KOed by a double whammy of Macross Attack by Battle Frontier and Macross Quarter. Klein onee-chan took up Mikhail’s VF-25G and did a back to back with her imouto-hime. Brera gets to have one too. Overall it was great to see the Macross Attack once again. The near full run through of the entire soundtrack was also good fun and very Macross. Words cannot convey the pure win and aweoms of what godly mecha action just occured int he last ep so I leave it to the Macross faithful to just gawk and awe at Kawamori’s gift to us all for putting up with is trolling for 25 years. Mmmmmm…gorgeous, delicious, deculture!
Not much on the development front since this is the end of the series and even with the announcement of the movie I doubt much will change give the precedent set by almost every Macross movie to date. Richard Bilrer turned out to be the most devoted Minmei fan in history and although he did not get to see her again he is more than willing to wait just like the rest of us. Besides he has an up and coming Kabuki-hime to take care of now on a new world to bring under the banner of Bilrer as a new jewel in the Bilrer economic empire. Leon gets disposed of by Perry and NUNS once they discover that Cathy is alive and well. The never did trust that deserter turned mercenary Ozma but since Cathy is their Misa her word is law. I can only assume that the messy business of disposing of Leon was as quick as it was brutal I assume they shot him and shoved him out an air lock. Grace was just awesome again and I confess that I did get giddy when she merged with the Vajra Queen.
i always said that my Alto-hime was a one woman hime.
Grace was about to become the God Empress of the universe and was about to tend the first of her Vajra fleets to crush every outpost that NUNS possessed. So sad to see Grace go and her face at the end betrayed everything she did it all so that she might force Alto-hime to do Kabuki again since another run of Sakura-hime Azuma Bunsho was not forth coming. Grace always did love Alto-hime ever since she was over awed by Sakura-hime, guess that is what happens when you get a yandere with a genius level intellect. Mikhail was with them all in spirit as his weapon ended the war. Sad to see that Mina and Ram ended up single though, but I am sure “Dead Meat” Jones and Maruyama Kakizaki made it out okay…well at least Machida survived.
By Kadun that is a lot of Valkyries! Quick pinch me I think I died and went to heaven.
As expected Ranka had next to no development and rightfully so for to try and do it now would have been a crime against Kadun, for Kadun does not like to have his mecha action compromised by a little girl who should have been developing before the final showdown. Since the Vajra were being led on mercilessly by Ranka I can now finally understand their frustration and rage at their appointed translator who brought them so much trouble, all they wanted to do was mate and Ranka was teasing them the whole time making them rage out of sexual frustration. To make amends the bugs do save Frontier, but being smart bugs promptly leave the galaxy and leave only Ai-kun and Ranka to take the coming heat. They figured that since they ended up pissing on the whole neighborhood that staying was not such a good idea and that it was time to leave while the locals were still glad that they helped thwart the Cylon plot and give Frontier a replacement home for the one they wrecked after Ranka was teasing them again. Ranka thinks that everything will now be okay, were it so easy. Now that Ai-kun and Ranka are the only Vajra left I hope that for her sake there will be no more angry humans and Zentrans who lost many loved ones who still have it out for the little traitor. I do know however that no one will ever forget how things went down, and it might take a while for the good people of Frontier to forgive Ranka for everything that she has done. The bugs are gone, but the little girl who pissed on both sides yet remains ignorant as ever about their suffering. It is most fortunate for Ranka that there were no consequences for her previous actions, and if there were Ranka certainly did not seem to notice or care.
That was the only Ranka statement that ever registers in my Alto-hime’s mind. This is Ranka’s love, thus my Alto-hime loves Ranka? Were it so easy.
It was so unfortunate that even at the end Ranka had to be saved and that Sheryl’s Diamond Crevasse was the song that prompted the Vajra to redeem themselves by saving Frontier as Ranka was drooling all over Alto-hime’s VF-25 after she thinks he came just for her, good thing Ranka is ignorant of how Alto-hime put his mission to save Ranka on hold every time Sheryl and Battle Frontier seemed to be in trouble. Ranka has every reason to be happy about being one of hime’s wings, I hope she never learns how hime was ready to rip out his Ranka wing and fold bomb her for being a traitor. Ranka remains the child of the series and I doubt that will change with the movie. Oh Ranka it is good to see that she tried to be like Sheryl and thought that slapping Sheryl was going to do just that. The critical difference though was that Sheryl believed like every one else that there was no cure, but like a vindictive little girl Ranka slapped first cured later without giving Alto-hime a chance to talk to her. oh and Sheryl was apologisizing for her failure and inability to stave off death not because she had some trifiling problem such as a broken heart. Nice try Ranka but your slap was the more tepid one, next time let’s not slap the terminally ill before you tell them that there is a cure. I was most amused that Ranka told Sheryl that she would not lose in love or at singing. Were it so easy, for you see Ranka your career is still in tatters and even if Ozma’s friends forgive you and indeed there will be many questions in the up cominginquiriy to determine if your culpability as an accomplice of Grace O’Conner. All Leon has to do is implicate you as one last spite against Ozma for the intrrogation to begin. Not everyone on Frontier will forgive you, let’s not forget why General Perry refused your presence on Battle Frontier, he was not sure if you were a friend or a foe, and was not willing to trust that you were a friend. Elmo is now Sheryl’s manager and I doubt he has completely forgotten how you ditched him for Grace. Last and most certainly not least Sheryl is up on the kiss count, date count, profound couple moment count, and is now living with Alto-hime. Let it not be said that Ranka was a lesser girl for trying to fight again so late in the series in fact I’d like to see her try, but seeing as how there is no time left…well at least Ranka decided to try and develop as a character 24.99 episodes later than not at all right?
Yes my Alto-hime’s face has “I love Ranka” written all over it…were it so easy.
Yes while both fan camps are scratching their heads and raging incessantly my Soldaten-hime showed his true colors by reminding us all about how much he loved wearing Sheryl’s earrings in fact such is his fondness for them I do not see Alto-hime leaving Sheryl anytime soon. They have been through much together and are still going to have to live together for some time until a new planet side city is built. Good o see that like any soldaten getting shot at that hime did not care about how the Vajra and Brera just went turn coat on Grace, hell I know if I were in the same situation I’d be glad they were shooting at the same targets, sort of how that whole Sunni Insurgency turned out in the end, I don’t have to like them, but for now we can work together though I am watching my back every so often. Very much shoot first questions later, besides since Ranka must be sent off into hiding from potentially vindictive citizens of Frontier, Brera and Ai-kun can also go into hiding with Ranka so all is well. Alto-hime promised to be with Sheryl until then end and Sheryl just got an extension, I know that my Alto-hime is a hime of his word and do not doubt that his continued and indeed glorious wearing for the Nome heirloom is a sign of hime’s dedication to his promise to Sheryl. After all since Alto-hime seems keen on wearing it more often there is only one way to ensure that hime gets to wear it from time to time. To think that Alto-hime would just toss his obligations and promises aside for Ranka is nothing short of heresy. Their salute to each other was nothing short of nostalgically sweet and they make a fine team. Alto-hime needed Sheryl’s support to take on Battle Galaxy and Sheryl delivered. It was also delightful to see how Alto-hime bonded with his Klein onee-sama in the heat of battle, I hope they will have many fruitful years as wingmates in the times to come.
The way that earring was shining throughout you’d think that it meant something…like property of Sheryl. Still very much Yakk Deculture!
My Alto-hime has become a humbler hime going so far as to treat Brera as a comrade and let Brera do most of the rescuing of Ranka from now on. No more of the “rescue Ranka” missions being at the top of Alto-hime’s to do list since hime has higher priorities than just bailing out Ranka, so letting Brera do it is now perfectly acceptable. Besides now that hime is no longer obligatyed to be around Ranka, Brera and even Ai-kun find this situation much more tolerable and they no longer are out to kill Alto-hime. Good to see that Alto-hime accepted his glorious past as Sakura-hime and hopefully the Movie will incorporate more Sakura-hime Azuma Bunsho. I liked how Alto-hime was controlling his VF-25 with his EX-Gear, that’s so cool, I hope they make them one day. It all makes sense now what those guys were doing in the first ep, they were practicing remote control not calisthenics. So yes when the world was about ot end Alto-hime cried out for Sheryl like Ozma cried out for Cathy, and even in the end Alto-hime was banking towards Sheryl in the last shot. So if you are the kind thick headed sop that believes that Ranka’s declaration of no lose would in any way affects my Alto-hime’s dedication to the one whose earring he chose to fly with, you must be STUPID.
It was delightful to see that Klein-onee-sama and her imouto-hime were able to work so well together, I had asked nicely to see this realized. Thank you Kawamori for giving us this.
Sheryl was just all around awesome and her momentary lapse was understandable given how she was already dying from the bugs in her brain. Good to see that Sheryl once cured went right back to singing without any complaints unlike the little girl who slapped her before telling Sheryl that there was a cure. Again Alto-hime and Sheryl have come along way as comrades and as a team where once they had trouble working together now their team work is something formidable. Sheryl has her job and so does Alto-hime and both are pros who do them well. It is a new beginning for Sheryl she just got a second lease on life which will be spent happily with my Alto-hime since the person who kisses last kisses best. Alto-hime is still doing his grand gesture of his love and still looks deliciously hime with her earring. Sheryl has faith in her Alto-hime and no doubt they will have many happy years together as that promise borne out of the previous eps is still in effect. I t was a pleasure to watch Sheryl grow as a character and have Alto-hime say her name many times and make Ranka’s rescue a combined Alto-hime and Sheryl effort. Sheryl knows that she and Alto-hime share something special hence why Sherryl said she accepted the challenge to her position as Alto-hime’s beloved Songstress. I remember when Alto-hime thought little of Sheryl in the first episode, now hime is very keen on hearing Sheryl sing her songs, how delightful it was to see them go from out right hostility to being closer to one another than they are with anyone else.
Mahou shoujo Sheryl.
Seriously it was to be expected that all character development had all but ceased when the first minutes were rolling, we all saw one mother of a mecha battle and pure win and awesome is in no way diminished by Ranka’s declaration of no lose. We have heard that all before in the last duet in episode 15, she said it then and not much has changed about Ranka since, no sane person would expect that Ranka could get any better results even if Grace is gone while Brera and Ai-kun are still around. I am glad that they kept Ranka as a little girl in love since it would have been a crime to cut into the mecha action, the only other way to have had Ranka be Grace’s pawn was if Ranka was overbearingly arrogant to not have seen Grace’s motives, since they elected to go with childish naivete it does at least make Ranka a bit more tolerable. The explanation that the Vajra were mad because of their sexual frustration is understandable, for they had paid the cover charge and were pissed that they were not getting the donkey show that they paid for. If you don’t understand this imagine that you actually have a significant other (I know this will be hard for many of you, but please bear with me, if not pretend your Dakimakura is sentient) and that he/she/it has called you at work/school that he/she/it wants to make sweet love all night long. You then drop everything race a 100 miles only to find that he/she/it is no longer in the mood. If you are not pissed you are obviously a liar and incredibly whipped. If you are sick then its raep tyme.
We still see a bigger smile for dear onii-chan than my Alto-hime, suffice to say I have no faith in Ranka’s love for my Alto-hime.
We pretty much has all of our loose ends tied up, the Vajra, Luca, Klein, Alto-hime and Sheryl, Ranka, Cathy and Ozma, and above all Grace. So yes the mecha battle was awesome and the triangle is resolved if you use a bit of thought power and realize that Ranka’s challenge has no bearing on how Alto-hime will honor his oaths and hime was banking towards Sheryl in the last scene. Surely now that there is no time left that Ranka’s “new beginning” is hollow indeed given how it’s the same attitude she had at the conclusion of episode 15. Sheryl ended the series ahead, Ranka ended up back at the start line, maybe next series Ranka can be a woman, but for the next decade or two Sheryl will be living with Alto-hime. Sheryl won out ahead and Ranka was going backwards. The resolution hinges essential on the viewer’s faith that Ranka can compensate for the widening gap, so if you have faith in Ranka the triangle is not yet “resolved” despite there being no more time left, but if you doubt Ranka’s abilities to make good on her words, like I have been for since episode 19, then this is nothing more than a idle boast which we have heard before coming from a character that has changed barely at all. If you are like me and don’t believe in Ranka any more then the triangle is resolved, Sheryl will remain in the lead until the day my Alto-hime marries Sheryl.
Should have named it SHARON instead…
Still it was a true mecha fan’s wet dream, since Macross was always a mecha series and not harem show no. 9001 where who wins is the most important aspect. It is foolish and wrong to think that Grace is really dead, Grace has been dead before. Grace’s, like Kamejin’s before her, attempts at a Cylon conquest will have an impact many decades fo come as there will be other ambitious cyborgs throughout the galaxy scheming to bring allof NUNS under their control if they are known collectively as the Grace line of cyborgs i would not be in the least bit surprised. I hope that Kikuko Inoue gets more roles on the side of evil because by Kadun she showed that she could do it. Nevertheless Grace was just delicious through out the episode, glad that she saw some Kabuki-hime before the end. As for the movie I expect a compilation with much better animation that befits a Macross series. I have no doubt Kawamori heard the talk of wanting a harem end and if you are thick you bought it lock, stock, and barrel and ended up RAGING in some corner. I commend you on finishing your first Macross series, you have tolled in typical Kawamori fashion. So Grace and her cause are dead eh? Were it so easy. Really Ranka made a comeback in the least ep to make things even again? Were it so easy.
Yes, all of a sudden Ai-kun is no longer keen on tearing up paper planes made by my Alto-hime. Were it so easy.
I am being very harsh on Ranka because let’s face it for most of this series she has either been stagnating or backsliding, and if most of her new moments were involving Ai-kun and Brera then little has changed. I have heard of Ranka’s numerous resolutions to get the hand of my Alto-hime, and yet I see no effort being made. Brera is still her number one fan whose attention she relishes, Ai-kun is still her pet and likely still hostile to my Alto-hime, I don’t think any one can be blamed if they see this latest Ranka Declaration as just an empty boast. The Goddess of Love waves Alto-hime’s kimono in Ranka’s face. Maybe Ranka can make a come back, but we will never see it happen…especially since every Macross movie to date has just been a compilation. It is the epitome of ignorance to deny that Sheryl ended this series much closer to Alto-hime than Ranka, and as such we have a clear winner. Ranka definitely has a shot assuming she avoids the still vengeful assassins of Frontier and has all the charges of crimes against humanity, Zentradi, and bugs dropped once Leon starts point to Ranka as a willing accomplice to Grace’s schemes as a part of a plea bargain to NUNS to find out about Macross Galaxy.
Since you made it this far you have proven yourself either a real Macross fan or some sick masochistic shipper here are a few choice Landserdeutsch words for reading this post.
arschlecker – ass licker, brown noser
hammel – castrated ram (all bleat and no balls)
I should have known.
Only Battle Galaxy could have been that all powerful.
I hope jilting your lovers was not your plan for glacatic domination. Man you ditched Cathy and then Grace, sorry Leon but what is it with you and women? They all seem to have it out for you…
General Perry is glad to have his Misa back.
Sons of X-9! Go forth and kill…
Tell me are you both from Macross City?
Aww look my Alto-hime is asking for permission…
In the past that would have ended with an exclamation.
Couples need to support one another in times of crisis.
My Alto-hime is now the number one Sheryl Fan.
Well it’s not exactly Kabuki, but…
Thank you Kawamori for trying I am sure that in the movie it will be a full on Sakura-hime Azuma Bunsho that will save the galaxy.
So my Alto-hime will be going back to Kabuki, the film crew for Macross Zero must be delighted indeed.
They are indeed one now!
Even if it kills you!
Thank you Kawamori for making Grace’s Vajranet avatar much less tentacley.
Thank you so very much Mr. Kawamori.
Grace is still trying to kill Sheryl…
My Alto-hime really cares about his Sheryl.
Grace hates shippers in her Macross too…
I see so the Vajra predate Protoculture.
Dang I was hoping for it to be Macross.
Taking out the Vajra Queen with reaction weapons there Ozma? Were it so easy.
Evil Grace is so sultry, stiff endgame hehe.
Next Macross to get the series treatment ahoy!
Oh look Macross City is just fine…hehe. Were it so easy.
Still yoiur remix of Aimo will be the most infamous…
Yes my Queen.
All bow before the God Empress of the Known Galaxy from her all mighty throne of everlasting life.
Yes your Highness!
The Fleet is in trouble…
That is my Alto-hime’s first line of thought…for the second time in the final episode.
Things look bad…
Well now it looks like Ranka has been falling on the lists of priorities for both my Alto-hime and the brother she left behind…
Well at least Brera will always put Ranka as his number 1.
Well I know now never to let Ranka do any PR work in a ward for the terminally ill, so stop looking so innocent there is a limit to how much you can abuse the sick Ranka…
My Alto-hime is now quoting daily from the words of Sheryl, clearly her advice has helped my Alto-hime.
Yes, go with my Alto-hime, Ranka stay here and out of trouble. Seems there is no team that includes both my Alto-hime and Ranka…
If you did not enjoy sight of big huge captial ships going at it you are no Macross fan.
Bobby never wanted to leave my Alto-hime behind, hopefully in the movie he can do all of Kabuki-hime’s makeup.
Now if only Sheryl had this power before to communicate with the Vajar in a coherent manner then much of this tragedy could have been averted.
Grace is not happy that Alto-hime did not take her into his arms.
More like you could not explain it…eh?
Alto-hime saltutes the bridge.
As we can see here unless Ranka is being incredibly rude by pointing instead of saluting that my Alto-hime was saluting Sheryl like the wonderful waifu and comrade that she has been. I know Ranka isn’t that stupid or that rude so it must be because she did not see Alto-hime salute.
General Perry is sure not going to put his back to the bugs even now.
Go Koning Monster!
Well this brings back happy memories…
And thus Battle Frontier under the protection of Sheryl and the command of General “Rock’em Sock’em” Perry landed the final blow on Battle Galaxy.
Armor Packs are still sexiest on a VF-25.
Because Ozma is getting too old for this sort of stuff.
Klein onee-sama has much faith and trust in her imouto-hime.
Now that the Klan and Saotome families have united Nene now has an imouto-hime too.
Ranka’s most important person.
Grace is referring to Brera of course.
After learning that Alto-hime had no romantic interest in Ranka these two had no problems working together, Brera accepted the help in protoecting his Ranka while Alto-hime was just releived that Brera would dtop making hime look like an idiot.
Say good by Grace.
This is for Mikhail and Sheryl.
Grace was sad that she has to wait for the movie to see Sakura-hime Azuma Bunsho.
Grace’s one true love was always the Sakura-hime of her youth.
After learning that Ranka did not want to mate and about how humanity really was from Sheryl the Vajra decided that it was better to leave on a high note after pissing on the whole galaxy. Hopefully the planet and the song Aimo will be enough for the meory of ht e Vajra to fade and hatreds to coool, if not they hopeed thatAi-kun and by extension Ranka were prepared to face the consequences of killing hundreds of tousands and wrecking two whole fleets. Suffice to say the Super Dimensional Tease Ranka Lee would spread throughout the universe.
I see I’d be confused too if I was being blown to bits to the tune of a love song. I guess the Vajra aren’t all that different from the Zentradi afterall.
Well Richard never got into the business of owning everythng for money…
It was all to see Minmei again, the old softy…
Richard Bilrer is still the greatest Minemi fan to have ever lived.
Yeah it does look better on Alto-hime…
Yeah even Ranka knows that she is way behind…
Right, just like how you didn’t lose after episode 12 and 15.
Sure, and one day you too Ranka can become President of Frotnier…
Indeed have fun Ranka trying to dig out Sheryl from the hime home, get more kisses, more couple moments, get into Klein onee-chan’s good graces, introduce your self to the Saotome and Klan families, make Ai-kun behave, and get Brera’s permission to stay out late at night.
Elmo lives! Oh and now Bobby has to find some nice boys for his last two daughters, at least he married off his Monica and Cathy. I hope Bobby checks the medical ward since Machida is still alive.
Time to give her a big wet juicy one eh Luca?
As you can see Ai-kun is being very jealous and trying to steal my Alto-hime’s thunder.
I know that Sheryl is only looking at Alto-hime, but I still can’t shake the idea that Ranka might be thinking of Ai-kun instead.
Okay Ranka time’s up, My alto-hime is clearly banking towards his Sheryl waifu. Relly Ranka after what you pulled…were it so easy.