The Macross Frontier Episode Guide is an episode by episode review and discussion of the 2008 anime series Macross Frontier. 

A big part of writing this guide was making sure I came in with a fresh, full understanding of the Macross franchise. So I rewatched it. All of it. The whole franchise in a three month semi-binge. 🙂

June 16th, 2019 – Start SDF Macross. (36 episodes)

June 21st, 2019 – Finish SDF Macross and start on Do You Remember Love? Movie

June 22nd, 2019 – Finish DYRL and start and finish Macross Plus (4 episodes)

June 23rd, 2019 – Start Macross 7. (49 episodes) 

June 27th, 2019 – Finish Macross 7. Start Macross Zero (5 episodes)

June 28th, 2019 – Finish Macross Zero. Start Macross Frontier (25 episodes) while taking detailed, time coded notes on each episode.

June 29th, 2019 – Begin constructing episode guide layout. 

July 5th, 2019- Macross Frontier complete. Start on Frontier movies 1 and 2. 

July 23rd, 2019 – Finish notes on both movies. Start seriously writing episodes guides. 

July 27th, 2019 – Episodes guides up to episode 4 complete. 

August 4th, 2019 – Episodes up to 14 complete. 

August 23th, 2019 – Episode 25 complete. 

September 30th, 2022 – Updated with Labyrinth of Time

Alto's Valkyrie escorting Sherly's passenger liner

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 11: Missing Birthday

Ranka, Sheryl, and Alto's adopted brother get Alto three throughful but mutually exclusive gifts for his upcoming birthday. Alto is going to end up hurting someone's feelings. Which gift will he choose?

Sunset over ocean

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 12: Fastest Delivery

Alto and Sheryl arrive at Gallia 4 for Sheryl's next concert, but Sheryl's illness finally catches up to her leaving her bedridden. The already belligerent group of Zentradi at the Gallia 4 military base use her sickness as an excuse to mutiny.

Dimension Eater destroys Zentradi ship

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 13: Memory of Global

Alto and Ranka explore closer to the downed Macross, but Grace finally shows her true colors and puts a devestating plan into motion!

Lots of missiles streaking towards target

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 14: Mother’s Lullaby

The Vajra fleet that folded from Gallia 4 emerges right in the path of the Frontier fleet. A large battle ensues.

Sheryl drops blood vial

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 15: Lost Peace

In this flashback episode, we learn more about the strange conspiracy that has been brewing since even before Sheryl arrived on Frontier.

Brera defending

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 16: Ranka Attack

Under Grace's leadership, Ranka learns a new, darker version of Aimo which is then put to use against the Vajra in a test battle. Meanwhile, Sheryl's sickness returns as she worries about being forgotten.

Chibi Ranka

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 17: Goodbye Sister

We finally learn why the Vajra are such a big threat when a new group of them attack Frontier. They have evoloved to be immune to even reaction weaponry!

Ranka at news conference

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 18: Fold Frame

Grace deals a fatal blow to Sheryl's self confidence while Michael and Klan uncover some of the mystery behind the Galatic Fairy's former manager.

Alto and Sheryl sitting in Japanese room with doors slid open to pond garden

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 19: Triangler

Alto confronts Sheryl as she lies to him about wishing to end her singing career. Meanwhile, Ranka realizes what and who she is really singing for.

Ranka flanked by Alto and Sheryl with smoke and fire rising around them

Macross Frontier Episode Guide 20: Diamond Crevasse

Tragedy unfolds across the Frontier fleet as the Vajra attack begins anew. In the midst of destruction, both Ranka and Sheryl desprately try and find new reasons to continue singing.