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Jun 5, 2017
While watching this show I couldn't help but be reminded of the cartoons (Such as Aeon Flux, The Maxx, and The Head to name a few examples) I used to consume on MTV; bizarre, surreal, with dollops of absurdity, philosophy, and often psycho-sexual imagery. Or pretty much exactly what an edgy teenager in their formative years wanted at the time!

However, I've changed over time, and merely being experimental isn't always enough. It's artsy and stylish without being pretentious, and it's easy to sympathize with our lead female, who has a sweet romance with the male lead but struggles to constrain her inner monster, usually brought read more
May 30, 2017

As a sequel to Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, this one's an odd duck, with a wildly different tone which is likely to put most oldschool fans off. It's shamelessly and unapologetically absurd. But how does Macross 7 stack up taken on its own terms?

It's almost like a Magical Girl series with a male lead instead; Basara attempts to bring his message of peace to the universe through song and his skills as a guitarist in the band Fire Bomber. Like in all Macross music is used to move the masses. He's selfish, stubborn, single-minded, and usually takes his bandmates for granted. Yet read more
Jul 30, 2015

Note: Please keep in mind that a 5/10 equals average on my scale. Or in other words, overall I enjoyed this show but am unlikely to revisit it.

By this point the franchise has become tired and too formulaic. Usagi has failed to grow much over the course of the series, while her friends are forever stuck in a loop of fake development that never remotely pushes them forward. Characters who once endeared now frustrate and annoy. For instance, what does it matter if Minako tries to become a pop star, since this doesn't show us anything particularly new about her, nor will read more