Category Archives: SDF Macross

Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross (21-24) Crouching Giant, Little White Dragon

Misa goes back to Earth, while Minmay goes deeper into the Kaifun Dimension. Thankfully, this storyline isn’t what makes this arc a great watch. More Zentraedi are now struck with Macross  pop culture-fever and they have Minmay in the head. … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross (17-20) “Paradise Lost”

I’ve marveled at how human beings across many cultures have accounts of Paradise – an otherworldly ideal, a place beyond what is implicit: the present world is filled with imperfection, which then implies dissatisfaction. Arcadia, Elysian Fields, The Garden of … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross (13-16) Unwelcome Home

There is an interesting set of parallels that takes place in these episodes. The episodes themselves give both a feel of winding down (a set of stories) and setting up the next big events. The parallels we see consist of … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross (09-12) Everything is in Place

The pendulum swings wildly in these four episodes, both in terms of mood and of production quality. SDFM has always had major problems with character designs going off-model (something that happens in TV editions all the way to Macross Frontier … Continue reading

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Cho Jikuu Yosai Macross: Remembering the Killer Episodes (05-08)

How easy it is to forget how good this show actually is, even without apologizing for animation, illustrations, datedness, and what have you. These four episodes (and beyond) just smashed my expectations of how much I’d enjoy the rewatch. But … Continue reading

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