>Be Maximilian Jenius
>Beat sexy Zaentradi ace in dogfight
>Beat her at video game
>Get a date with her right after
>She tries to kill you
>The animators forgot to show up that week
>Knife fight on drugs
>Beat her again
>Dance with her while giving the middle finger to gravity
>Present her to your superior right after that
>Then get married with her, the SDF Macross shoots a fucking rainbow bridge while an honor guard made of Valks shoot their guns as you fly above this fucking rainbow bridge with your bride
WHAT THE FUCK DID I WATCH, /m/, I KNOW SDF MACROSS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE MUH GRITTY WAR DRAMA BUT I WASN'T PREPARED FOR THIS
OP here, I avoid Macross threads so i'm watching it without any spoilers, . That stuff was pretty fucking strange, but I guess that's just a one of the few weird moments in the show (like the giant tuna head in space or the infiltration aboard the Zaentradi ship with Jenius's Valkyrie disguised as an officer).
>WHAT THE FUCK DID I WATCH
As if you wouldn't love piloting a plane in space over a rainbow with your newlywed wife.
Besides, Macross began as a parody of Yamato and Gundam. It lost all of it during development, but some silliness still remained.
And in the next episodes, the main fleet
turns Earth's surface into ashes, complete with shots of soldiers and children incinerated by nuclear blasts. Seriously, even MSG 0079 sparred children.
I really think they blew their load on the
nuking Earththing. I mean, after that and the last fight was where the series was supposed to end but then we got 9 extra episodes that just felt much less important in comparison except for the actual final last episode
That's the most perfect description I've ever heard for this franchise
>Everyone knows the last 9 episodes were the best
I defend a lot of Macross' flaws but no. No it was not.
It was literally romcom tier and that's fine and all for Macross but not with this "end of the world, gonna migrate off Earth" feel the show was giving us
I'm not even going to check this scarf to see if anything weird is on it before I share it with Misa WHOOPS MINMEI'S INITIALS WERE ON IT
I'm not really bothered about romantic drama, but the post-war stuff was my favorite part of the series too, because you so rarely see shows address that things don't always turn out happily ever after. I loved seeing the Zentradi and humans start working together and the problems it caused, I loved seeing Kamjin being unable to integrate even as he actually adopted some culture despite himself. Hikaru strung things along way too long, but everything else in the post war episodes was great so fuck if I care.
That sums it up pretty much, even if all thos franchises came after SDF aired. It's more of a MSG clone for the pitch, but on Earth with Zentradis instead of zeeks, and they must travel through the solar system to get back to Earth. But in the end it's a really great show even if there are some incoherences from time to time.
Macross is loved for its detailed mechanical design.
For missile spam and the idea of a lone fleeing ship, coming home unwanted, it borrowed from Ideon and BSG.
For names and mythology, it borrowed from Norse legend.
For characters and episode plot, it was whatever the writers could scrap together, sometimes good, sometimes bad, often stupid.
The original 1/55 Valk remains one of the best toys ever. The show as a whole struggles to make a best 25 animes of the 80's list.
To be fair, the Rainbow Road wedding doesn't tend to get brought up as often in the discussions of how weird that arc gets.
Usually it's more the knife fight and 'Love is for fools!' that steal its thunder.
>the infiltration aboard the Zaentradi ship with Jenius's Valkyrie disguised as an officer
What are you talking about? This is totally what a Zentradi looks like.