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by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross Mega Marathon
Replies: 87
Views: 4623

Re: Macross Mega Marathon

Even so, they don't seem to produce any appreciable level of Song Energy until the very last episode with Mylene rallying them. Well, yeah... they don't really reach a point where they stop freaking out about being shot at until then. Basara is a flat, static character. He does not learn, grow, or ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Going through the VF-31 Master File again, a thought strikes me that the writers were stretching themselves a bit when they were coming up with models other than than the ones seen in Delta. The VF-31R and the 31U in particular look like they belong in Kerbal Space Program , not Macross . :D Unfort...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Uh. So Freedom and Justice have thrust figures now?

Apparently this is a new addition to the Japanese and English Gundam wiki. I personally learned about it from a thread over on the Gamefaqs Gundam recreation board. Apparently the J-Wiki cites the Gundam Seed Mechanics and World sourcebook but I'm iffy and wanted to get a little confirmation if I c...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross II Soundtrack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Macross II Soundtrack Question

Track 24 on OST II, "Last Defense Game". - Your friendly neighborhood Macross II nut. THANKS Seto! Now I know which CD to track down. Given the relative inactivity of this side of the forum and the shall we say "iffy" reputation Macross II has gotten over the years, I was concerned no one would be ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross Mega Marathon
Replies: 87
Views: 4623

Re: Macross Mega Marathon

Then the Macross 7 fleet brass try to create another sound unit, the Jamming Birds, but of course since they don't sing for the same reasons Fire Bomber does, they're utterly useless. It isn't even that... the poor schlubs in the Jamming Birds are all perfectly capable of producing a sufficient lev...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Modeling and Merchandise
Topic: Macross II Soundtrack Question
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Macross II Soundtrack Question

Hey, I was wondering if anyone knows which soundtrack (OST 1 or OST 2) of Macross II has the song that plays in OVA Part 5 when Nexx is going all out in Metal Siren to try to stop the Marduk from advancing. It starts at about 13:18 in the episode. It has punchy brass and piano with an eventual back...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Weapons pack add-on similar the VF-25s Armored pack can also help in bombing capabilities too. But like you said, the VF-171 and VF-25 are good examples of that. While it is possible, in most cases, to achieve level flight with FAST Packs on in atmosphere, it would be inadvisable in the extreme unl...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

I wonder if we'll see any new Fighter Bomber units like the VAB-2 that became the Varuta's FBz-99G Saubergeran in Macross 7. The Koneg Monster does fulfill that job though. We've had a few... some official, some not so much, but almost all are specialized models of existing variable fighters. The f...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

The VF-31 Kairos can make for a possible replacement, as well VF-25. The VF-25 would likely be a upgraded model given the new show is set after Delta. Given what we've been told of the way military procurement works in the modern New UN Government, there isn't going to be just one answer to the que...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Hopefully in the upcoming new Macross TV show, there'll be a replacement grunt unit for the VF-171... that specific unit has been in 2 shows already... Assuming the next series is going to move forward in the timeline rather than backwards or laterally by staying in the same block of time and going...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2261

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

It's about time this thread was re-activated. You must construct additional pylons. Recently, I've found out that the models of VF-31 used by Delta Flight are not, as I presumed, regular models of the 31 but customs created specifically for Delta Flight to aid/protect Walkure, thought they all stil...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross Mega Marathon
Replies: 87
Views: 4623

Re: Macross Mega Marathon

Since in this series of episodes we get introduced to the Protodeviln Sivil, this is probably as good a time as any to talk about my feelings concerning these antagonists, to whit, THEY SUCK! ... goodness, that was predictable. (Not saying I don't agree wholeheartedly, just that it's such a common ...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

Sounds like I would actually. Then I look forward to fulfilling that particular desire in the not-too-distant future. Once I'm done with the new stuff from Macross Delta and the old Macross Journal Extra: VF-1 Valkyrie Special Edition book, I'm intending to make my first foray into publishing trans...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

The lack of direct connection between Macross shows is one of the things that I never really liked about it, even if it has its upsides. If the novels and manga were available in the west, you'd probably enjoy the hell out of those. They draw SO MANY connections between the different shows and game...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

I'm not sure if it was mentioned earlier in the thread, but in terms of different mecha units, original Macross/DYRL the good guys had more units. Since all the VF-1 Valkryies have variations of the same unit, that counts as 1 design, but the destroids are all different. Well... that's kind of deba...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

Pity, maybe a movie version might happen in the future? Or maybe all the focus will go into the next TV show and Delta might get a OVA or something sometime later during a Anniversary year. In all sincerity, I doubt we'd get either. Kawamori-sensei is pretty well-known for his resistance to doing t...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

Kind of weird a new Macross show is coming out before a possible movie(s) version of Delta. Based on the Blu-ray liner notes, a compilation movie doesn't seem to have been part of the Macross Delta plan. Instead of the familiar format of a TV series followed by a compilation movie that tells an alt...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?
Replies: 60
Views: 1448

Re: Why do the bad guys usually have more different models than the good guys?

I also want to talk about this issue: Why is the upgrades that most mechas receives always bring about cosmetic changes (FAST and SUPER packs from Macross, for example)? Probably a bad example... the FAST Packs in Macross are not, strictly speaking, an upgrade to the VF. A VF's FAST Packs[1] are op...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: New Macross TV series in 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: New Macross TV series in 2018

Given that I'm still working on translations of all the tech specs and development data for the Delta VFs, I'm left to wonder if this new show is going to introduce yet another new 5th Generation VF (we're up to seven already), or if we'll go backwards in time for the first time since Zero and maybe...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 576
Views: 29907

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

I started rewatching Delta yesterday over lunch, in the hopes that I'll find more substance to the story if I'm not in a constant state of dismay from comparing it unfavorably to Frontier . It definitely reminded me of why I had such high hopes for this series from the outset. The opening narration'...