Aside from the parallel/non-canon Macross II, I have now completed every major installment of the legendary Macross franchise. I saved Macross 7 for last because I’d heard absolutely dreadful things about it. The fandom collectively proclaims it as the worst series in Macross’ entirety and it only took me one episode to realize why.
I’m posting my picks a little later than usual because I wanted to wait for the complete schedule and to see how much free time/motivation I’ll have during college. Right off the bat, it seems like I won’t be falling head over heels over most of the shows this season. But lots of them have potential. I’m also going to be limiting myself to no more than ten shows due to my busy first semester and I don’t want to fail.
Prior to this year, I’d only seen a small handful of mecha series: Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, and Macross Frontier. And I love all of them. But despite the fact that I like them, I still had the awful tendency to judge mecha as a whole. Well, that finally ended this year.
I completed Rideback. I got through half of Eureka Seven. I watched and read Bokurano, which quickly became one of my favorite mangas of all time. In addition, I watched all of the Evanglion movies (save for Death & Rebirth) and both Gurren Lagann films. And now I’ve also become a fan of one of the biggest anime franchises of all time, Macross. (I have one more Macross installment to go, Macross 7. I’ve heard abysmal things about it, and I hope that they’re not true.)
It’s taken a while but I’ve finally gotten past my bias against giant robots. (For the most part anyway.) All that’s left to do is become a Gundam person. Then I’ll really feel like a nerd.
Moment #6: Discovering the ten year old boy within my heart.