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The Official Alto and Ranka Discussion Thread
The Official Alto and Ranka Discussion Thread
I think this is where we are supposed to create threads for the Ranka Lee Fan Club now and I guess it's pretty nice to have threads where we can discuss different aspects of Macross Frontier and Ranka
Alright guys, I guess I'll get things started here and make this the official Alto and Ranka thread, unless LoweGear has something to say about this. We've been discussing this for quite a while and I'm curious as to what everyone believes is the main reason that Alto loves Ranka or even why he doesn't, if you feel that way.
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I donít adore her but that doesnít mean that I donít like her it just that I adore altoís character more I love altoís expression whenever heís mad, happy or annoyed heís so cute.
Ranka on the other hand is just plain looking nothing special about her except the fact that she got more songs than Sheryl
and I prefer her songs.
Her songs suited her character and her relationship with alto and I think that is one of the advantages.
If you paid closely to the lyrics of her songs and even the meaning of aimo they speak about love and desire and I do really hope that she will end up with alto because she deserve to be with him. I maybe bias because I havenít read more of sherylís lyrics but if we compare their songs who speak more about love? Iíll say ranka and thatís because of her song aimo..and anata oto was it the title??
I keep thinking about this also the first impression of episode 1 had a lasting effect on me especially alto showed interest towards ranka not with Sheryl but ranka, when they met he smiled and that was very good sign, during the concert he search for the weird girl and when he saw her he smiled again. I thought he was just an ordinary girl nothing special about her but not in altoís eyes and thatís how started liking her. I guessed her clumsiness and being friendly that caught altoís attention more than that it was fate that brings them closer together.
Ahh I see, I agree that Alto shows interest in Ranka because she's not only the person that helps him prove his masculinity so-to-speak, but she's also a girl that wasn't really going after Alto to get with him in the beginning, Ranka was just friendly towards him but little by little, I believe that Alto started falling for her, hence episode 12-14. I like Sheryl's character and how she evolved but I just prefer Ranka. Both Sheryl and Ranka had really good songs and I think they did an amazing job at singing those songs, it's like the songs they sang were meant for them lol.
I think the big part is in the first episode where alto get first sight interest with Ranka. I think first impression is playing a big role in relationship... especially when you compare alto first impression towards both girl (
no offense here
) where he smile after see Ranka and when he say "what make her the galactic fairy?" towards Sherly. Alto also get angry when he see sherly abandon her fans because of vajra attack(
once again no offense here
so I pick AltoXRanka v >.< v
Hmmm...I started really noticing AruRan in episode 5 when Sheryl started spending more time with Alto and Ranka felt left out since I've been taking AruRan for granted. I ended the series feeling ambivalent to both Ranka and Sheryl since nobody ended up with nobody except for Ozma and Kathy. But when I look back at the series, the scenes that I really enjoyed are Ranka and Alto's. I dunno it might've been because the tide was always against them so when they get together it was always special. The two were always content and love each other's company. I dunno.
OT regarding episode 12. This one had me LOL'ing hard.
lmfao, wow I was laughing hard when I saw him do the "Kira!" rofl
On the note that the tide was always against them, I agree so much lol. You're right, every time that Ranka and Alto got together, it was usually a very special moment and they both have conversations where it's very calm. Alto also seems to be at peace when alone with Ranka and that's what I always enjoyed about their scene, but usually there was always something that interrupted them one way or another >_>
Well...I am teh sadist when it comes to pairings and shipping...
To me, it's the "it-hurts-you-if-you-have-to-hurt-him/her-(but-you-still-decide-to-do-it)" factor that matters...
Therefore, though I enjoyed all the AlRan scenes...it's Episode 23 that made me root for the two....
Ah the questionable scene that the Sheryl fans say that Klan's words of "Is that your love?" is more of a "Is that your love has become?" to them lol. Honestly after watching the flashbacks that Alto had of his happy moments with his mother and then the happy moments he had with Ranka, I felt that Alto had pretty strong feelings for her. Also the pain on his face said it all, he didn't want to do it but he had to in order to save Frontier and save the future of the new generation. Episode 23 just reassured me of Alto's feelings more than anything, the magical episode 12 is what really got me into their pairing, although I rooted for them ever since I saw episode 2 when Alto rescued her and she thought he was her brother, she made this cute little gesture with her mouth lol.
Edit: Also, do you know if that novel of Alto and Ranka came out yet? I'm curious to see if it's any good.
Yeah episode 2 confirmed that she’s no longer a child and that’s she got boobs which means she’s in her teens lol.. Anyway, although I said that Sheryl kisses had effect on alto but I’ll still say that alto loved ranka I don’t know at what point he fall for her but he was already attracted to ranka in episode 1. Episode 3 he decided to protect ranka I mean come on to protect someone is a big task why he decided to do that if he didn’t love her. Was it in episode 4 or 5 when alto trying to look good in front of the mirror even he knew he is gorgeous he really wanted to look his best for ranka not for Sheryl but ranka. Oh yeah it was just a crush as they say that’s why he was overprotected when concerned with ranka. He just had a strong crush to ranka which lead to love I guess.
Forgive me gentlewater, I really don't want to step in Sheryl thread XD so the post here also responds to your latest post in Sheryl thread also...
In order to be a LT, Ranka and Sheryl has to have "effect" on Alto, so when you said Sheryl and Alto wasn't having a friendly hug in other thread, you are right in my opinion...It's just that as a Ranka fan, I see the nice atomphere whenever Ranka X Alto are alone, and I realize the feeling is there, and it's mutual between Alto and Ranka....I won't deny Alto and Sheryl has some development like how Sheryl fans deny any development between Alto and Ranka...but I like Ranka X Alto more....
And as I said in the Sheryl forum (I mean macross), I think the show reveals too little about what Alto really thinks about these two girls...Ranka at least has an episode 23 to back up and we realize how Alto keeps thinking about Ranka...and I still don't know how big the sickness from Sheryl has contributed to their "lover game" at the end...since we don't know the insight thought (except episode 23) from Alto, the LT could go either way
It works if Alto confesses to Sheryl at the end of episode 24, it works if Alto confesses to Ranka (aka Macross zero final moment) when saving her in episode 25, and Alto chooses "you are both my wings"
Macross is not that deep in my opinion lol, the director just keeps putting possible interaction between two girls and Alto in each episode...but I like the interaction between Alto x Ranka more and I see this pair has more potential XD
I have the same opinion with most of what you said. You stated the exact same reasons why I enjoy watching the scenes that Alto and Ranka shared, each moment shows a side to Alto that not many people see. Sheryl fans say that Alto is also "tsundere," and I agree to an extent but it just falls into his character so well, when Alto spends his moments with Ranka, there is a new side that is shown from Alto and it is a side that I don't think Alto himself knew he had. In real life, most people are afraid to show who they really are, so they hide themselves by acting a certain way but when Alto is with Ranka, he becomes a soft spoken and sensitive guy (which is completely the opposite of how Alto's character is portrayed.)
The Alto and Ranka pairing just feels more natural to me, I like Sheryl and I don't deny that a pairing with Alto is possible, but honestly Alto didn't really worry much about Sheryl when she wasn't sick, whereas soon as Alto found out that Ranka was suspended from school, he immediately called her to see what was going on, he didn't have to but he wanted to. Also the scene where Alto was fixing his hair and such to look good for Ranka was a great indication as well, and Alto's willingness to finish up his SMS exam to get back to the Miss Macross contest as quick as he could was another one but when it comes down to it, episode 23 felt like he couldn't stop fighting himself over to actually go through with killing Ranka if it came down to it.
I will just add a little for Alto behavior when he get together with Ranka:
Alto also became more mature and reliable... >.< v
other than that I completely agree with you...
Grumpy Alto becomes Tomoya (from Clannad) when he's with Ranka
NO ani, Alto is Alto ok xD I'm just kidding lol, but you understand what I'm trying to say at least. Everyone has their true selves inside of them but sometimes people might be afraid to be themselves, it's really a tough subject to truly comprehend lol (I feel like Dr.Phil or something right now)
Sorry for the double-post here but I ran across this amv and I don't think many people have seen it but I love the song that this person chose so I actually want to share it with you guys. The song I can actually see Ranka singing as a more grown and mature Ranka xD but here it is:
This video really shows the triangle between Alto, Ranka and Sheryl
Edit: Omg lol, I just found this amazing amv on youtube and it's so beautiful. Finally someone that made a great Alto x Ranka amv, check it out!
Iím enjoying it thank you for posting the videos..They were great! Great! Great!
Now you posting this clip I remember browsing some Sheryl and alto amv and I came across few not as many as ranka which I find it strange and most of the things I noticed they showed alto smiling face and it looks like he was smiling at Sheryl when in fact it was scene from ranka and altoís conversation so it was wrong. Like OD said the amv of Sheryl fans was a failure.
All the amv's were great but the first amv was my fave. The melody was so cute!
I downloaded the song. I hope someone makes another RankaxAlto amv with Tenshi Ni Naritai as its melody. I think that'll be great.
Oh I was sharing them because I like them all but I did love that first video but the quality kind of turned me off a little
That 3rd one is my favorite since I love deep songs like that
Enjoyed the AMV's I like the 3rd one to, how they included the artwork it was put together quite nicely.
Grumpy Alto does become Tomoya when he's with Ranka doesn't he. Yuichi was the sole reason I started watching Clannad. I did at some moments find myself waiting for Tomoya to go RANKAA! lol.
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