Macross Frontier

The Plot
The Macross Frontier TV series celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross and is chronogically subsequent to Macross 7 and follows the lives of Alto Saotome, Ranka Lee and a pop idol named Sheryl Nome on board the Macross Frontier colonization fleet.

The Review
I was anxious when I heard about the new Macross anime TV series since I have watch all the Macross anime TV series and I was dissatisfied with Macross 7 although the original series Super Dimension Fortress Macross is an exception. The Macross Frontier anime TV series delivers on all fronts that is why I kept on downloading every release episode in every week.

Some scenes will be familiar to fans of the original series, such as in the first episode where Alto Saotome has to use a Valkyrie in order to save Ranka Lee. You cannot help but notice that the makers of Macross Frontier intentionally borrowed some concepts from the original series in order to appease Macross fans of the original. The most obvious example is when Ranka Lee joins the Miss Macross competition in which Ranka Lee did not win.

Even with those borrowed concepts from the original series, this series offers a lot of original ideas and an intriguing storyline that will make the viewer watch the series to its conclusion.

I would say that Macross Frontier really lives up to the name “Macross”.

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