I didn’t follow a linear path, but I’ve completed The Super Dimensional Journey of Love Remembered, meaning I’ve seen every single episode in the Macross franchise canon. Since Macross Frontier and Macross 7 have spectacular music, I expected that my favorite song in the franchise would change. But no, it didn’t.
This is still my favorite song in the franchise. I’ve posted a really cute performance of this song, but what can be seen below really blows my mind.
I find it spectacular how the young Iijima Mari, around 17 at this performance (right around Minmei’s age when she sang this, 1, 2, 3, 4!) totally owned the performance. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that she wrote the song herself, but whatever. She really killed it here.
Sayonara Minmei! Sayonara Megaroad-01! I’ll always remember love!
I couldn’t find her live piano performance of Voices in the OTACON in the mid-90s, but I did find this:
This is the first music of Kanno Yoko that I fell in love with. I didn’t take not of her name at first. It wasn’t until I heard the music from Vision of Escaflowne that I realized she was something special.