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by Seto Kaiba
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

3000-6000 yen for a booklet? Ouch! Especially when USD/JPY is on the rise. Yeah, anything that's event-exclusive tends to see a pretty steep markup when it hits the auction sites and secondhand sellers like Mandarake. So, probably waiting for people to review the model again. I think a while ago th...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Forgive me if I am wrong or being disrespect, but I personally (and from the forums which I have read) have the impression that Fukuyama is among the weaker member of JAM Project. No worries. I'm not sure about whether Fukuyama is one of the weaker members of JAM Project, but I'm pretty sure that h...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

You know, that actually sounded like a great idea for the Armored Chronos. And considering the Siegfried's lineage, that might actually the designer team's idea. It's possible, but IMO it still feels lazy... these packs look like a hasty kludge job, esp. considering this was the second time they tr...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

No, no, I am talking about having no outstanding new song. But then again, it seems to me that Macross music have been more of a reflection of current trends than trend-settlers. Dunno 'bout the lack of trend-setters, considering how popular Walkure has turned out to be in Japan... and how popular ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

From the forums, it seems to me like a lot of people were not into attacking so many thing onto a Valkyrie. They worried about the maneuverability and the intergrity of the structure (the Siegfried is a forward-swept wing), and the fuel consumption with all these added weight. And there was also th...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Why no one here have talked about the music? I listened to the movie's ost, and by Delta's standard, it is good. But there is also no hit either! That might have a lot to do with the fact that the movie's CD with the new songs only having been out for like a week... international shipping from Japa...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Damn... that sucks, but then again I believe the Frontier movies it was announced in the beginning there was going to be more than 1 movie. Sadly not the case for delta. It's not like we're walking away empty-handed... we got a couple new mechanical designs like the VF-31's new Armored Pack, a Xaos...
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Non-Combining Mecha Teams
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Non-Combining Mecha Teams

Essentially, to compensate for their inability to combine with each other, mecha teams instead: Combining mecha in a realistic setting are, realistically enough, an absolutely terrible idea with no practical benefits and a mountain of extra and entirely unnecessary logistical and tactical problems....
by Seto Kaiba
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: Why don't we see as many combining mecha like we used to?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Why don't we see as many combining mecha like we used to?

Since you asked almost the exact same question a month ago in the General Discussion part of the forums, I'm gonna just copy-paste my response to the last time you asked: Why don't we see as many combining mecha like we used to? Probably because that's always been more of a Super Robot thing. On the...
by Seto Kaiba
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

So is this the only Macross Delta movie or is there going to be another one like the Frontier Movies? As far as we know, this is the only one. The film reportedly ends with the same ending as the series, and no mention is made of any trailer for a second at the end they way they did in Macross Fron...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

With a little luck, I'll have a few copies of the theater pamphlet for the movie in a week or so... so I can start digging into the Armored Siegfried, Mirage's Draken, and Hayate's VF-31 w/ Lilldrakens. I was more hoping of DYRL-style retelling of the original story. Another thing - did they expand ...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Thanks Seto! I see. Squeezing 26 25 minute series into 2 hour movie... (cough) Gundam SEED movies (cough) Let's not get crazy... it can't possibly be THAT bad. Don't give up too quick, by most indications the movie is really good! ('course we won't really know until the BD comes out....) Dunno if I...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Well, we can hope, right? It takes me a long time before I recognize that VF in the Jenius' hangar was nothing else other than the VF-9. (It would had been nice had Hayate practiced on the VF-9 instead of the VF-1EX. That foward-swept wings...) Yeah, an animated VF-9 would be nice. Outside of Macro...
by Seto Kaiba
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

So, movie is basically a compilation of TV series with a bit of additional animation thrown in? Yeah, word from Japan is it's a more traditional compilation-style movie, though about 40-50% of the footage is new, which is still VERY high for that kind of project. Sigh, i was hoping for retelling DY...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

How advanced is the SDF-1 Macross to the rest of the Protodevlin fleet during its time? Watching 7, I have a feeling it is not something the Protodevlin would sorely miss. The old Supervision Army medium-scale gunboat that crashed on Earth and was rebuilt into the SDF-1 Macross was an utterly typic...
by Seto Kaiba
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Anyone here watched, or have plan to watch the Delta movie? From Twitter and Google Translate, it seems like they changed the chemistry between Hayate/Freya and Kaname/Messer a bit. Everything I've seen thus from friends abroad who were able to take in the film on opening night suggests that there ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I
Replies: 639
Views: 36512

Re: The Official Macross Delta Anime Thread Mk I

Say, in the Gaiden manga, is there any additional information on Xaos? Nothing specifically about the corporation itself... all we know is what we knew from the series materials, it's an interstellar conglomerate that started out as a communications firm before branching out into other fields like ...
by Seto Kaiba
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Speaking of Ex-Gear, did Xaos bought the VF-01EX as it was, or did they do custom work to a civilian VF-01? You know, I don't recall if the specs in the Macross Delta Blu-ray liner notes listed it as a customized VF or a manufacturer stock one. I'll have to check when I get home. IIRC my original t...
by Seto Kaiba
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

Say, how would the post-YF-24 Valkyrie fares in ground supression fire and joint-operation with infantry? It'd depend on the model and variant, I suppose. Most variants of the VF-25 Messiah would likely perform quite admirably in close air support operations. The VF-25's design includes a large win...
by Seto Kaiba
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Mecha and Technology
Topic: The Macross Valkyrie Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 8058

Re: The Macross Valkyrie Thread

That reminded me of how the bulge at the center of the chest of Battroids (the cockpit) got more and more angular until the VF-19, and from there they began cutting off the cone (YF-29). Actually, that's only the cockpit on a few models... the cockpit "wanders" a bit between designs. On the VF-1, i...