Big Boys

by wfgodbold

Damn you, Harmony Gold. Damn you and your monopolization of the Macross license in the US that has prevented almost every series since the original from being translated and released here.

Macross Frontier, released a couple years back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Macross franchise, is no exception; there’s no American release in sight. All we want is transforming Valkyrie mecha SF action, but that’s too much to ask!

Most Americans, if they’re familiar with Macross at all, know of it because of the Robotech TV series from the ’80s; Harmony Gold brought it and a couple other (completely unrelated) series over, rewrote them, mashed them together, and aired them as if they were all one big series.

Macross Frontier is set in the future (obviously), after the events of Macross 7 (another Macross series that never came out here); while it might not have any characters in common, it does feature Macross ships, Valkyries, Zentraedi, love triangles, and the power of song (yes, really).

Yoko Kanno was obviously, um, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean movies when she “wrote” this track; at one point in the show, the crew has to disobey orders and break off from the main military to do their own thing. They think of themselves as pirates, and, well…

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2 Comments to “Big Boys”

  1. Most Americans, if they’re familiar with Macross at all, know of it because of the Robotech TV series from the ’80s;

    Or from the original Transformers toy line. The original toy release of Jetfire was simply a Valkyrie with an Autobot symbol slapped on it. Some still even had the Macross emblems on the wings.

    The Gerwalk form was my favourite.

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