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Macross Frontier

Macross Frontier

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マクロスF

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.071 (scored by 40676 users)
Ranked: #4432
Popularity: #459
Members: 79,549
Favorites: 1,386
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Synopsis

After being threatened by extinction at the hands of alien invaders called the Zentradi, humanity undertook the task of guaranteeing itself a future by launching fleets of colony ships into space. On Macross Frontier, one such fleet, high school student Saotome Alto's life is changed forever: the fleet is suddenly attacked by unidentified creatures while he is performing aerial stunts for a concert by the wildly popular idol Sheryl.

Alto quickly finds himself in the cockpit of a new-model fighter struggling to protect Ranka Lee, a young girl he met only hours earlier, from the invaders' swath of destruction. Noting his performance during this incident, the S.M.S. Skull Squadron private military company invites Alto to join their organization, where he continues protecting his friends and Macross Frontier.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nome, Sheryl
Nome, Sheryl
Main
Endou, Aya
Japanese
Endou, Aya
Lee, Ranka
Lee, Ranka
Main
Nakajima, Megumi
Japanese
Nakajima, Megumi
Saotome, Alto
Saotome, Alto
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Klang, Klan
Klang, Klan
Supporting
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi

Staff

Kawamori, Shoji
Kawamori, Shoji
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Creator
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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Opening Theme

#1 "Triangler" by Maaya Sakamoto (1-16)
#2 "Seikan Hikou" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 17)
#3 "Lion" by May'n and Megumi Nakajima (18-24)

Ending Theme

#01: "Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (Episodes 1-6, 8-9, 13-14) (Episode 1 DVD version use DC not Aimo)
#02: "Aimo" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 7)
#03: "Aimo~Tori no Hito" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 10)
#04: "Neko Nikki" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 11)
#05: "Ai Oboete Imasu Ka (Deculture Edition)" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 12)
#06: "Diamond Crevasse" by Megumi Nakajima and May'n (Episode 15)
#07: "Northern Cross" by May'n (Episode 16-18, 22-24)
#08: "Triangler" by Maaya Sakamoto (Episode 19)
#09: "Empty Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (Episode 20)
#10: "Azure Ether" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 21)
#11: "Triangler (fight on stage)" by May'n and Megumi Nakajima (Episode 25)
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KAMIOPPAI
Sep 10, 2008 8:32 AM
*A Stunning Revival of a 25 Years Old Series.*

"Simple, easy to comprehend plot. Skillfully developed love triangle. Masterpiece level animation and music."

To those who are new to the Macross franchise, you can find some info on it here. Now first to clarify a thing for those who are confused with the "Macross Frontier Deculture Edition". The difference is simply that the Deculture Edition is the "pilot episode" of the TV series. Another way of putting it is an OVA version of episode 1 of the TV series which was aired ~3 months later.

Taking place 47 years (story-wise) after the original series, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. read more
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Merridian
Feb 9, 2010 12:16 PM
Macross Frontier isn’t merely another sci-fi space opera. Despite incorporating just about every anime cliché in the book—from school drama to mecha to moe to the love triangles that are the Macross franchise’s signature—Macross Frontier manages to create something that is simultaneously the maximum fulfillment of its genre’s capacity and also the complete and utter subversion of its viewer’s expectations. It’s been hailed as the SDF-Macross of the 21st Century, and there’s no doubt about that; even for viewers unfamiliar with the original Macross series, Macross Frontier bridges nearly every gap imaginable to create something that will undoubtedly stand the test of time read more
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Splitter
Nov 19, 2008 12:46 PM
Macross Frontier, the latest installment to the 25-year-old mecha franchise, is so promising in every aspect early on that once the flaws become more apparent and begin to hinder to the series, it still remains watchable. But despite the rough patches the series hits, it is ultimately a very worthwhile watch.

One of Frontier's most endearing aspects is that it carries the Macross mythos while never alienating new audiences. Bringing with it all the cliches and plot devices that relegate the Macross universe, Frontier tells an solid stand-alone story that still connects well with the previous series before it. Frontier also succeeds in carrying as many read more
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az_0k
May 29, 2008 7:37 PM
Being the most anticipated anime of the spring season 08, I am NOT a bit surprised that MF turned out to be the most disappointing one. Except the incredible CG-implemented starwar-like battle scenes, there is nothing else to it, absolutely nothing. Even the music is average. The plot and the characterization are terrible too...Wait a minute, what am I talking about? There is no plot and characterization in this show. I can summarize the plot of the first eight episodes I watched into one sentence: two girls whoring around one guy plus some random battles against aliens. I'm sorry if I offended the fans but read more
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Recommendations

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Both fighting with the power of songs.

Although macross is more set into space then Senki
 
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Note that Knights of Sydonia is dystopic, thriller seriers while Macross Frontier is utopic adventure. 
reportRecommended by sneg
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Both of them have mechas and a great story. 
reportRecommended by porthunt
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
One of the main characters, Lacus Clyne, is also a Intergalatical peace-keeping singer.
Both are set in space, and involve battles between mecha/transformer type machines.
Both have elements of drama, sci-fi, romance (love triangles and rectangles, oh my!).
 
reportRecommended by Cyrius
Anime: White Album
Both revolve around music and romance. In the case of WA, the male protagonist is a wimp. In the case of MF, the male protagonist is less of a wimp. BUT the selling point for both series are in their music, both have very strong female singer/seiyu and will not disappoint you in that regards. 
reportRecommended by KAMIOPPAI
Anime: AKB0048
Both animes use music, singers and idols as a way to fight in the world that they are living in, whether it is to survive or for power/hope. 
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