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
One of the most notable aspects of the Macross franchise is the different renditions of Macross history it can tell. While the concept behind this is interesting and sometimes fun it also leads to interpretation which tends to be presumptuous, this is something even major fans do and I have as well. So while there is not much else to discuss Macross related right now I thought I would point out an interview that the creator of Macross Shoji Kawamori did back in 1998 that I feel fans of Macross should understand and what it means to this topic. 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.
It’s the best day of the year, Ranka Lee’s birthday! Yeah you heard me Christmas you are number two! Well being number two to Ranka isn’t all that bad a place to be really. *cough* Sheryl For this year I went through great efforts to take an updated photo of my Ranka collection using all the equipment I could find to make it look nice. I hope you enjoy as it took quite a bit more effort and time than I expected compared to previous shots. And like the previous years I also created a little shrine with a birthday cake. Continue reading
It has been announced that Megumi Nakajima or as us fans call her Mamegu will be putting her music career on hiatus at the end of March with her final concert in Tokyo. She will also be releasing her final album titled “Thank You” in February. This is very sad news indeed and while it’s not 100% that she won’t come back to singing again in the future I think this is very likely the end of the road for Megumi Nakajima as an idol. To me she has been like a real life Ranka Lee not only because of her role as Ranka but in many ways she reminds me of Ranka.
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.
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