I must admit I took an instant liking to Mikono from the moment she appeared in that movie theater. For all the things I don’t like about Kawamori (who is the creator of both Macross F and Aquarion Evol) he sure does know how to create characters that I get attached too.
I suppose she reminds me of how Ranka was at the start of Macross F in that she is a character who has lots of room to grow (and also very cute :)). She also has the cute little creature who is attached at the hip with her similar to Ranka. Most of all though I just want to wave her banner against all the haters out there who probably hate her for similar reasons for hating on Ranka. So I hope she, like Ranka, becomes a character who grows but this time gets a flawless ending. Although I am not counting on anything (you won’t fool me again Kawamori).