Macross 7

Title:Macross 7
マクロス7 (Japanese)
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Notables: Music - KANNO Yoko
Original Concept - KAWAMORI Shouji
From ANN: 35 years have passed since Lynn Minmay had brought peace between the Zentradi and the humans in the events of Macross. Nekki Basara is a guitarist and a singer of the band Fire Bomber. Living in a less-developed part of the flying colony City 7 which is looking for a habitable planet, he composes and sings songs in the belief that music holds a greater power. During its flight, an unknown alien race appeared and started laying siege upon City 7. However, its attacks are not conventional -- instead of trying to destroy them, they steal what is known as "spiritia", rendering victims unresponsive and zombie-like. During these battles, Basara always goes out into the middle of the warzone, singing his songs and expecting friend and foe to listen and be moved by his music.

49 TV episodes.
Animation by Ashi Productions.

[edit] The ↗Macross & ↗Robotech franchise:

First season (2009-2012): Second season (2040-2047):
  • (1994) Macross 7 (49 TV ep.)
  • (1995) _ Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! (special episode 42.5)
  • (1997) _ Macross Dynamite 7 (sequel, 4 OVA ep.)
Prequel (2008): Third season (2059):
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Unevaluated Ggultra2764 [series:1418#1552]
(Watched 8 episodes)

Considering this was a Macross title, I decided to try this out. Unfortunately, I'm not liking what I'm seeing of Macross 7. Basara, as a lead character, is quite difficult to connect with for his impulsive and selfish behavior. Not to mention these past eight episodes are quite repetitious with their developments where Fire Bomber is performing, Basara and Mylene get into some sort of argument, enemy attack comes up during a concert and for whatever reason Basara goes out into battle to perform his music in a Valkyrie. While the last idea was something fun for me to see at first, it isn't really leading the plot anywhere and makes this Macross series feel somewhat juvenile compared to other Macross titles I've seen in the franchise thus far. It is quite a shame as I was finding the J-Rock musical choices to be quite catchy and I was interested in seeing the developments of Mylene's character as she is the daughter of the original Macross' Max and Milia. Yet with this series too fixated with Basara and sticking with its repetitious developments, I can't stick around with Macross 7 any longer. Dropping this without a final review.

Last updated Friday, December 30 2011. Created Friday, December 30 2011.
Unevaluated AstroNerdBoy [series:1418#436]

Through 1 episode...

This is going to be another show that's going to be hard to watch methinks. A rock band in concert and battles in space. Basara annoys the heck out of me. More later (maybe)...

Last updated Thursday, August 03 2006. Created Thursday, August 03 2006.

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