Just for kicks I though I’d try something different and try to do what I think a summary of this episode would sound like in Newspeak. Here goes.
Glorious Defence Against Hated Enemy Vajra And Goodsong Concert By Sheryl Nome
Ahem….Voiceover talks of Macross PlusEarth and glory of Department of Discovery. Body Change is properthink on Macross PlusEarth, but hated enemy Vajra is at war with glorious Macross PlusEarth and always was at war with Macross PlusEarth. Macross Fourth Full is put to defense to bring victory to the Party of Macross Frontier and confirm goodthought on Vajra. Back in Macross Frontier Goodsong is brought by Sheryl Nome to keep the proles away from Ownself and in Cultural. Great Heroes of Skull Unit bring defense of Party of Macross Frontier against hated enemy Vajra who they were always at war with via Planet Dance. Soldier Alto expresses thoughcrime against Skull Leader Ozma as well as Ownself in attempt to defend against hated enemy Vajra who he was always at war with. Skull Leader Ozma uses uncontrol steamer on hated enemy Vajra who he was was always at war with to make doubledefence and Vajra unalive. At sametime Goodsinger Sherly Nome uses telescreen to make newimage of Sheryl. Konig Monster is deployed for doubleplusdefence on hated enemy Vajra who they were always at war with and more are made unalive. At sametime Leon Mishima of Inner Party confirms goodthought on defence against Vajra. At sametime Goodsinger Sheryl Nome expresses Ownself and Sexthoughtcrime in watching defence against Vajra. Also at sametime hated enemy Vajra who Macross Fleet was always at war with unfolds otherearth in unadherence of overfolded otherearth and attacks Kaitos to bring victory and is defended by great heroes. Soldier Luca expresses doubleplusownself and confirms newdata that was always known by party of Macross Frontier and Big Brother Glass of lasergun and fold powerplant bioweapon on hated enemey Vajra who he was always at war with. Soldier Luca is punished for thoughtcrime and ownself by hated enemy Vajra and has never existed on record.
Sheryl tries to sing unhello number but begins doubleplusownself about unconstruction of Macross Plusearth. Sherly loses goodface, but Ranka gives doubleplushappycheer to return Sheryl to goodculture, but unsolving ownself badsexthoughtcrime for Alto. Sheryl and Ranka begin doublesong. Soldier Alto begins ownself unformation to rescue Soldier Luca. Soldier Michel acts with plusgoodfarshot and unknown flyingboat approaches flyingboat that Big Brother Glass predicted would defend is present. Glorious Captain Jeffrey Wilder orders Macross Fourthfull to newform and Strangesex soldier Bobby is of Plushotbloodedness and assumes power he always had. Heroic Soldier Alto succeeds in rescue of Soldier Luca with help from unknown aircraft but unpossessions earring of Goodsinger Sheryl Nome at sametime. Macross Fourthfull fires doublepluslargegun and victory is brought home to Macross Frontier in defence against hated enemy Vajra who they were always at war with. Alto is praised for goodaction by Fearless Leader Ozma Lee. At unknowntime pilot of unknown doubleplusfastflyingboat play goodsong of Ranka Lee on Harmonica.
Thoughts: The hell Kaioshin….right? Well I thought for once I’d cut loose and have a little fun; not taking things too seriously since among other things everybody’s probably already seen this episode and thus hopefully few will mind, but boy was this episode fun. Really it was a straight up battle with a few Sheryl and Ranka songs inbetween, but they got just about everything right for one of the most stunningly well choreagraphed battle sequences I have ever seen in an anime. Crazy camera angles, explosions, bullets everywhere….so much detail. Aside from that the plotline developments were in Macross Quarter’s obvious ability to transform and use a Macross Cannon and Ranka ans Sheryl’s mutual understanding and budding friendship with each other. (Represented with a floating in space sequence that looks like it came straight from Gundam) Their are of course some mysteries introduced such as the intentions of Leon Mishima and the Zentradi looking scientist who kind of has Britai’s facial features going on. If he’s not a Zentradi then I assume he was surgically altered on the Galaxy fleet since they specialize in such things. Then there’s the mystery pilot who also seems to be from Galaxy and pilots a Valkyrie so fast and maneuvarable (Trans Am?) that it only manifests as a red blur most of the time. The pilots seem to notice it’s presence but don’t think much of it and in the end he ends up apparently helping Alto rescue Luca. He also seems to have some connection to Ranka in that he recognizes her song. *Whispers* My bet is that he’s her brother….shhhhhhhhhhhhh….
So awesome action episode that was perfectly timed and the focus kept (Unlike Code Geass which is even starting to bother me a little with it’s tendency to jump around a lot making writing summaries an extra chore in that I have to constantly reset the context for each scene that takes place in a different setting with different characters interacting so that people don’t get too confused) with almost no flaws to speak of makes for a solid 10 rating from me.
Ratings: Ten Out Of Ten