With Macross Delta coming some time in the future, maybe late 2015 or 2016, I felt it was a good time to watch Macross Frontier again. The last time I watched it was at the end of 2011 so it’s been a while. Overall watching it this time around was a good experience despite being disgusted at the first movie so much I didn’t bother with the second. For that reason I will be mostly talking about the TV series and bringing up the biggest points I’d like to discuss from what I saw. Continue reading
The Idol genre has entered something of a golden age in anime what with numerous series becoming successful and many more getting upcoming movies such as Love Live, Aikatsu, Pri Para and recently Idolmaster. Love Live in particular has been topping charts now in sales and is probably the Queen of the genre right now if not the entire anime world. However, Idolmaster is a big reason for the initial surge in popularity in the genre, sure there were series before Idolmaster but Idolmaster refined the formula and became a break out hit. Continue reading
Last year I did a post on my favorite Ranka Lee fan art on her birthday and since I found it so much fun to do I thought why not do another one covering this last year. Like last year there are no rankings or such just the best Ranka goodness I can find. Yes this isn’t really as on par with last year as that covered 5 years of pictures during the prime of the series popularity but still decent pictures are coming out every once in a while. Sources for all of these can be found if you look on pixiv, sorry I can’t keep track of it all. I would like to do another new Ranka outfit list however there has only been a handful of new ones in 2013/14 and useable pictures of most of them are hard to find.
The Ranka Lee nendoroid, it may have taken them six years but it has arrived! This is the figure I was hoping for and had nearly given up on, so it is great to finally see it made. Not only that but it is number 350 in the nendoroid product line which I think makes it at least a tiny bit more special. However sadly it did not fully live up to my expectations in every way as I’ll get into more later. Read on to find out more about what I think of the Ranka Lee nendoroid.
Thanks to the ease of access from Crunchyroll I’ve been watching a lot more anime than normal this season. Also I have neglected my blog lately and have a lot of feedback to share about this season. So I decided to write a quick run down of everything I’ve been watching this season along with a ranking too. Continue reading
So the Ranka Lee Minmay crossover figure is the first new Ranka figure in almost a year and I gotta say this has been a long wait but it’s finally here! I know I was a little late on getting this out (it’s been a month since I got it) hopefully it’s worth the wait for those interested in seeing it. I also got, as pictured above, a smaller Ranka that came out in the same month so I’ll be talking about that as well. Anyways lets look at Minmay Ranka! Continue reading
While it may not seem like it I use to be a giant mecha fanboy. Gundam is what got me into anime and I watched every single Gundam series I could find early on in my anime career. While I am not as passionate with mecha now that my interests have changed some I would still like to do a little more for the genre that showed me the greatness that is anime. As such this is my tribute to the mecha genre with my top mechas list. Continue reading
I’ve had an interpretation of the Macross F love triangle sent me today by Lalo Martins (site) and while I don’t agree with it I do find it interesting to see other view points that are not complete shipping propaganda. After it is over I will give my take on this as we decided that would work best for this. Normally I don’t do this but it’s rare to see a Sheryl x Ranka ending interpretation that isn’t just yuri fantasizing. Also keep in mind we have two fundamentally different view points on this as I view there being only one correct interpretation that is the truth while Lalo views it as there can be no complete truth because it is a work of fiction. Read on to see his thoughts.
I am not above shamelessly plugging mai waifu’s figures on my blog. This is really the first Ranka figure that is not a lottery prize to come out since I started my blog so now you get to see me in salesman mode. Well maybe I’m not going that far but it would be great if the Ranka nendoroid I’ve been waiting for since I started collecting figures sold well enough to get some high quality Ranka figures in the future. Read on for info on the Macross F BD box set and Ranka Lee trading strap collection as well. Continue reading
I write a lot on Macross Frontier and while I write mostly for either fun or to clarify misunderstood or hidden elements of Macross today I feel what I am writing about is something more necessary. Today I am looking more in-depth at Alto and through this explaining what is at the core of Macross F. The reason this is important is because I no longer trust the integrity of the franchise when it comes to this topic. I want to record this in case they do change history even more than what they did with the Macross Frontier movies. Not only that but people so often get wrong the nature of the relationship of Alto between Ranka and Sheryl I want to set the record straight.