Okay, so I just watched two first episodes of Macross II. Been meaning to do that for months but only had the time today. I’m too lazy to take screencap so to make this post less boring, I’ll just using the images I found by Googling. Yes, I’m a lazy bastard.
I know songs from Macross II from years ago, my favorite being ‘Banana Moon Love Song’ and ‘Hush of Million Years’. They both have 90’s J-Pop catchy goodness. Anyway, ‘Hush…’ turns out to be opening song. Cool. The OP sequence is cool too, the battle scene is blazingly fast and stylish. It gives me hope that this anime will be good.
The animation, considering that this is a early 90’s anime, looks great. Well, the early episodes at least. But from the first scene, I can feel that it has choppy pacing and awful in storytelling. I think it’s even worse than Macross 7, but with less annoying main character. Still, Hibiki, our main man, is nowhere a likable character. I’ll hold my judgement until I watch all episodes.
Meanwhile, as for mecha…
We got sweet looking VF-2SS Valkyrie II. Looks cool and ‘modern’ enough for a VF that exist 80 years after VF-1 Valkyrie. Anyway, this is UN Spacy main VF for space use. For atmospheric use, they have VF-2JA which is less sexy. And wait till you see VF-2SS with SAP pack; wickedly cool.
I also noticed something that maybe less important and no one ever care about :
The helmet. Yeah, the pilot helmet in MII universe is unique, more like motorbike helmet than fighter jet pilot’s one. Since the face is mainly covered, it’s kinda hard to quickly recognize the pilot. Personalized helmet pattern might help but still, it’s not as easy as, say the one on Macross F.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I might write more, or maybe not. As for DX VF-25 and Arbalest reviews, I decided to take new photos so it will take a while.