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by manwiththemachinegun
Sat May 03, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

I can't think of many restaurant themed music videos, but if I could, this would be at the top of the list. :P
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri May 02, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

Looks like this episode will be the last deep breath before the plunge. Awesome. Ranka is adorable, there, I said it. And the new SMS aircraft carrier is damn smexy. As for Mikhail dying. I was skeptical at first considering he's a Max analog... but then it hit me. In the first episode, Mikhail is t...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu May 01, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

This applies more to Macross II, not nessesarily Frontier. I don't think they're just relying on singing anymore. We haven't seen any sound weapons in Frontier. I mean, they find a new unknown alien race (Vajra), shouldn't their first thought be "Let's sing to it! That's worked on all the other ali...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu May 01, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

"Actually, I wonder if the sad state of the UNS/NUNS could be tied to the Protodeviln War in Macross 7. That show did a good job making the UN Spacy military seem completely incompetent and utterly helpless, dependent upon a rock band to defeat the enemy." I like to think of it as the same problem t...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu May 01, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

"I don't wish to delve into my own personal politics, but I'm not the only person in the world who may have a sense that mercenaries are not always "heroes for hire," and that the widespread usage of these groups is an interesting and perhaps problematic development in modern warfare." Fair enough, ...
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

"I meant that more on a personal level, the juxtaposition of the idea of the noble mercenary versus what one reads about companies like Blackwater and Halliburton is thought-provoking." So now we're judging all mercenaries in a group or company as bad because some are? It sounds like the same thing ...
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

Ironic too since the planes the VF-171s are based on are now obsolete themselves.
by manwiththemachinegun
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

"I don't think the VF-171 mechs themselves are the problem at all. Just look at the way the VF-171 pilots act in episode 1, they're all running around like panicked chickens to the slaughter."

It's the man, not the machine.
8)
by manwiththemachinegun
Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

"Kakizaki..."

Yeah, him. :P
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Official Macross Frontier Thread
Replies: 582
Views: 92905

Getting caught up on this series, and wow, color me impressed. One of the main things I like about this show is its Macross 'feel'. You can see lots of surface similarities between these characters and the original ones, but they all have sufficiently different personalities to make it work. This ti...
by manwiththemachinegun
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Mark II
Replies: 429
Views: 61894

Two things made me aware of Tengen Toppa:

The main guy's sunglasses photoshopped over nearly ever anime character in existence.

The final duel between the two galaxy sized mecha.

Yeah, interesting show. I'll check it out sometime.

:P
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What's Your Current Anime?
Replies: 581
Views: 60939

Hellsing OVA 4,

Not that much mecha, but how can you beat an SR-71 ramming into a Nazi aircraft carrier at mach 3? 8)
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross n00b, lend me your wisdom!
Replies: 27
Views: 4280

Ack, okay, one more question It seems there are two versions of Macross Plus available on Amazon: Macross Plus - The Collection, and Macross Plus - Movie Edition. Is The Collection the original 4-part OVA? Because that's what I want get. I think it's pretty much criminal the Movie Edition cut the in...
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross n00b, lend me your wisdom!
Replies: 27
Views: 4280

Great! Thank a lot! :D

I look forward to getting caught up on these classics.
by manwiththemachinegun
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Macross n00b, lend me your wisdom!
Replies: 27
Views: 4280

Macross n00b, lend me your wisdom!

Hey folks! First post here, Little background. I've been a pretty big jet fighter/action fan my whole life. My favs were the first two Iron Eagles, Top Gun and Fire Fox. It's only recently I've remembered how good some of the anime shows are for great aerial and ground action. Lucky me! I just finis...