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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:11 pm Reply with quote
More Frontier hate in this thread then I expected. I loved Frontier, if only because of how BIG and EPIC everything felt. Which is what Macross should be. And felt like an actual progression of the franchise, and everything Macross 7 wasn't. Its visuals and set pieces were enough to overcome any weakness in characters or plot IMO.

Both of which weren't that bad either.
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ZODDGUTS



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:22 pm Reply with quote
As long you acknowledge Frontier characters were shit, It's fine. Anyways hope the next series focuses more on Pop music with mechs and less on drama.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:32 pm Reply with quote
I'm so happy! Personally no Macross has been able to top the original SDF and Do You Remember Love in my eyes, but I love the franchise and can't wait to see where its world goes next!

I hope there will be lots of outer space travel and cool music and aliens and romance and robots!!
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:34 pm Reply with quote
ZODDGUTS wrote:
As long you acknowledge Frontier characters were shit, It's fine. Anyways hope the next series focuses more on Pop music with mechs and less on drama.


I disagree that they 'were shit', but I agree that they weren't as compelling as they could have been.

And I TOTALLY disagree about having less Drama. Drama is a good thing. Soppy 'will they? won't they?' love triangles stretched out over 25 weeks, not so much.

Think, more Battlestar Galactica (2004) and less Nisokoi: False Love.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:42 pm Reply with quote
Mr Adventure wrote:

Think, more Battlestar Galactica (2004) and less Nisokoi: False Love.


Now that I think about it, BSG was a little bit like SDFM.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:56 pm Reply with quote
animehermit wrote:
Mr Adventure wrote:

Think, more Battlestar Galactica (2004) and less Nisokoi: False Love.


Now that I think about it, BSG was a little bit like SDFM.


BSG and Macross are two of my favorite space operas, because they're both about societies struggling to survive in deep space. Also military dramas.

They are also very different from each other, which is why I enjoy both
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Brimfyre



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:20 pm Reply with quote
I can't stand people who say Macross 7 was underrated or good, or better than Frontier.

You are just trying to be different. That show was garbage beyond garbage.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 pm Reply with quote
Brimfyre wrote:
I can't stand people who say Macross 7 was underrated or good, or better than Frontier.

You are just trying to be different. That show was garbage beyond garbage.


The music is pretty good. I don't like it, but I'm not going to say it has no appeal to certain folk.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:00 pm Reply with quote
Why so much hate for Frontier? It was awesome yo. Fantastic music, epic battles, well-realised sci-fi setting, and better characters than in some other iterations of the franchise.

I'm hoping the new show will be set a few decades further along than Frontier. However, the earlier comment about the SDF-1 being pictured makes me fear that it will be otherwise.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:08 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, Frontier was a great show. It's my second favorite Macross next to the original.
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ZetaZaku



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:36 pm Reply with quote
Mr Adventure wrote:
EricJ2 wrote:
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And I don't see how SDF can be considered "so bad it's good." It was cutting-edge space drama for its day.


I'm guessing someone else only remembers Robotech. Rolling Eyes


Seriously. SDF-Macross is easily one the most compelling Space Operas of its era. Sure there are tropey/campy elements, due to its era of anime culture. But SDF-Macross is about as far away from 'so bad its good' as you can get. Its a legit masterpiece of military sci-fi.


The show had me laughing at scenes I probably wasn't supposed to laugh. I don't know if it was intentional, but SDF Macross was comedy gold in my case, like, better comedy than actual comedies. It was cheesy to the max, with corny and ridiculous character deaths, the best character ever made that is Kaifun, and of course the god awful last 10 episodes that completely ruined all character development. Hikaru got a major reset and didn't make a single move on a certain someone for like a year or two, not sure how much time passed. I love SDF Macross and I'd recommend it to everyone, but not as a legit good show, more like the way you recommend other people Troll 2 or The Room.

But from what I remember, SDF Macross was supposed to be a Gundam parody, so it was supposed to be cheesy, but that doesn't excuse the flaws it had.
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:42 pm Reply with quote
I don't...

I can't...

*brain shut down initiated*
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Rederoin



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 pm Reply with quote
Mr Adventure wrote:
I don't...

I can't...

*brain shut down initiated*

He seems like a very obvious troll. Going as far as comparing one of the most popular mecha series in Japan to The room? Thats making it a bit too obvious.
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ZetaZaku



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:18 pm Reply with quote
rederoin wrote:
Mr Adventure wrote:
I don't...

I can't...

*brain shut down initiated*

He seems like a very obvious troll. Going as far as comparing one of the most popular mecha series in Japan to The room? Thats making it a bit too obvious.

The Room is a popular movie in the west, a cult classic. Your point?
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EricJ2



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:25 pm Reply with quote
ZetaZaku wrote:
rederoin wrote:
Mr Adventure wrote:
I don't...

I can't...

*brain shut down initiated*

He seems like a very obvious troll. Going as far as comparing one of the most popular mecha series in Japan to The room? Thats making it a bit too obvious.

The Room is a popular movie in the west, a cult classic. Your point?


You're wandering off of it. That's trolling.

(Okay, folks, nothing to see here....)
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