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  1. Funimation is Sony, and probably a big part of how this deal went through. There's still music rights to consider but if they can bring over Symphogear and whatnot I'm sure they can bring over Macross.
  2. My patience for harems is pretty thin but I sort of like Testament so far... kind of like High School DxD with more of a Fate/stay night feel. Owarimonogatari is living up to expectations so far. Not sure what else looks interesting this season.
  3. Really tempted now to gorge on spoilers for Owari and Zoku...
  4. True enough. But... but... those engines. Looking at Yuki-chan in your avatar I suppose I don't see it happening without a Pinocchio but it would be entertaining. Also, speaking of Satelight... who will get the gradient hair? That aside I sort of thought when Δ was the code name it might just be a clever way to refer to it as the 4th broadcast Macross series with undertones of romance more than death and whatnot. I suppose we'll see.
  5. Are you talking AI harem kinda like Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (of Blue Steel)? Cause I would be ok with that. Takao is best boat, BTW. Jury still out on best valk.
  6. Are you talking about Suruga Devil or Yotsugi Doll? Kanbaru's arc was slow (worthwhile though) but Ononoki's is the intro to Final Season. Also, epic battles ensue.
  7. Uh oh... Valkyrie are you a closet Ranka shipper? I didn't mean to hit a nerve. I dunno, I really liked the series but I thought it was flawed in a lot of ways especially towards the end; the movies (and the care that went into making them) just floored me. Definitely one of my favorite parts of the Macross universe.
  8. She's the essence of Macross 7!!!! Also, the Fire Bomber rhythm section. Ray and Veffidas don't get enough love. Macross is so much about triangles and ensembles but if I had to pick a proper favorite it's a toss up between Basara and Sheryl. Although in fairness Sheryl technically was a flower girl so... hrm.
  9. It sounds from what you said before like you maybe prefer side stories in existing continuities; that's not my thing at all but its perfectly okay. IMO "realism" is relative to setting in SF/F or even alternative history, especially if the world that's being portrayed has a different set of values. Somewhere along the line those worlds and those values have to be defined; mostly through the extenuating circumstances that led to that world being different from our own as well as the characters living in that world. To that end... it seems much more jaded over time but this is the galaxy that Minmay built. Its 30 some years on, and Space War I is a probably a fading memory. But... for me, anyway, that the ideal that 'music is the answer' carried over (if tepidly at first) is what really grounds it as a successor to SDFM and not a rehash or something and a large part of why Basara "growing" would have been a disservice. I dunno... if you didn't like Macross 7 that's your prerogative but it feels like you're trying to judge it by a standard that shouldn't apply.
  10. I feel like that's a tough distinction, cause Kaifun claimed it but was basically a douche and more than likely just a coward; Basara on at least a couple of occasions I can think of refused to let someone resort to violence but would probably never call himself that. Regardless, I kind of appreciate Basara's persistence so I'm kind of glad he didn't "grow". To each their own I suppose.
  11. So much hate for the Kai around here I thought Tenjin did Sound Force justice... I know the premise of BT is more or less space empires in perpetual war; It sounds like you're more interested in grunts and action than something like Dune of Game of Thrones but as far as an anime take in line with the latter you may want to check out Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Its older (80's-90's) but it actually got licensed recently. Its pretty long and drawn out and honestly I could never make it through all of it but its definitely epic.
  12. The -monogatari series is amazing but its not for everyone. I just caught up recently. I'm kind of meh on Aquarion in general but I really like the character design in Logos for some reason. Shimoneta is a lot of fun so far as well.
  13. I feel like you're trying to compare something like Star Trek to 2001 because they both take place on spaceships in space. Fundamentally Macross is about making peace a lot more than about war; I don't mean to discount your reasons for enjoying it but music (or its performer) isn't there for flavor as much as being a pillar of the franchise along with the mecha and the love triangles. Its been the predominant catalyst for making peace. And characters like Basara, Alto, or even Shin have been pacifists outright or threw down their arms entirely. Invoking "professional soldiers" just seems like its a setup to an entirely different story with an entirely different theme. Which isn't to say that story would be bad or good, but I'm still a bit puzzled as to what it would look like or where it necessarily intersects.
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