Macross Frontier Episode Guide 17: Goodbye Sister

We start this episode by watching as Ozma reminisces about his early days after adopting Ranka. Notably, he first manages to break through her catatonic state by baking her what was apparently a terrible tasting pineapple cake.  Oh! And look! We’ve got a new bizarrely colorful opening. I’m guessing this episode is somewhat Ranka centric? :p At SMS, both Alto and Michael are being forced to do…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 16: Ranka Attack

While returning from a mission to collect Vajra corpses, Alto thinks back to his time with the shadowy Mr. Birler, a full size Zentradi who has a dream of connecting the furthest points of the galaxy. Mr. Birler seems sure that somehow the discover of the Vajra will help him do that. On the bridge of the Macross Quarter, the bridge bunnies are impressed by Alto’s combat performance but also…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 15: Lost Peace

This episode is an interesting one. It spends a lot of time going back over past events from Grace’s point of view and gives new context to her actions throughout the first half of the series.  The first thing we learn about Grace is that she was not acting alone. There are at least three other intelligences housed within her body. Or maybe not within her body, exactly, as she obviously destroyed…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 14: Mother’s Lullaby

In the aftermath of Grace’s attack on Gallia 4, we catch up with multiple characters back on Frontier and learn how Alto, Sheryl, and Ranka’s absence is affecting them. Elmo is left trying to set up a live concert when his star is missing. Ozma is left pondering when his adopted little sister managed to grow into a young woman capable of making important choices for herself. We also get a fun bit…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 13: Memory of Global

We begin this episode with Alto and Ranka exploring closer to the downed Macross-class ship. The jamming that dropped Alto’s Valkyrie out of the sky continues to be an intermittent issue, but it seems it’s only affecting the navigation and radar systems. If Alto really wanted to fly, it seems he could do so on manual or maybe some sort of more limited emergency mode. Alto and Ranka walk on foot…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 12: Fastest Delivery

We start this episode with a Zentradi Commander and his assistant trying to deal with the 33rd fleet’s threat of rebellion. The look of these two Zentradi is interesting because they have a resemblance to the Zentradi commander and assistant who were first humanities enemies and eventually its allies in SDF Macross and Do You Remember Love?. The leader of the rebelling group also bears a very…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 11: Missing Birthday

Ranka’s career has finally kicked into high gear after her prominent role in the Bird Human movie. Elmo has her racing from job to job with little time to rest in between. But Ranka is upbeat about it all, even saying that every new day is like a day come true. But, even with how busy she is, she is keeping Alto’s upcoming birthday in mind.  Sheryl, on the other hand, has seen her workload slow…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 10: Legend of Zero

This episode opens on a familiar sight for long time Macross fans. We are back on Mayan Island with Sara Nome, Shin Kudo, and Mao Nome… excerpt, they don’t quite look the same as they did when they helped U.N. forces save the world more than fifty years before Frontier’s present day. Shin looks a little different this time around, Sara’s hair is orange instead black, and Mao’s hair is green…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 09: Friendly Fire

We open to a very interesting scene. Alto appears to have grappled the purple Valkyrie and is holding it steady in order for Michael to snipe it. Michael, though, seems to be having a hard time committing to the shot. And in between them is Klan in her badly damaged Queadluun that appears to have its legs and arm ripped off and its front hatch blown away so we can see her exposed to space in her…


Macross Frontier Episode Guide 08: High School Queen

Ranka has been scouted and hired by a promotions company, but that doesn’t mean life is suddenly easy for her. Right now, it looks like she is stuck doing small gigs in malls. She sings one song at Folmo mall about carrots, but it looks like most people ignore her. Even Ranka realizes that her first jobs aren’t very glamorous, so she doesn’t really want to reveal to Alto the kind of work she is…