Macross Frontier Manga Discussion
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here you go.
well, shall we begin then, why did you ever think to use a shoujo manga as a new Macross F medium?
Macross F consists of some parts to begin with. Mainly speaking, it is from these 3 parts, "School live", "Showbiz world", "battle",
In TV serie, even to show the "Showbiz" part, Sheryl and Ranka singing scene, and "Battle" scene alone the time is still not enough, so we cant show the "school part" and "showbiz" part that much. To make a piece of work that can emphasize these parts better, I think nothing can better shoujo manga.
I see, so you chose the media Shoujo manga for that.
Yes. Esp the parts when the heroin's rising to stardom, the dark side of showbiz world. Shoujo manga suits setting like these, so I think to myself I want to see a work like that.
The process of a girl who climbs over hurdles to become a star, it's indeed like an orthodox shoujo manga. But if so, isn't it also can conclude a plot of Ranka as the heroin, what do you think when "Extra Friend" want to make Sheryl as its heroin?
-Extra Friend; the magz(maybe) where the chapters are out.
I think there' re many layer of fans of Macross F. Fans from the first Macross in 1982, fans of battle mecha, to fans who likes the plot which has a young singer girl in it. Among those, I feel it would be great if Sheryl can get more support from girl fans. Having a high pride and high pro stance, if you look from one side she maybe looks strong, but in truth she is admirable and delicate... I think a girl who have this kind of two-side character would strike a chord with the girl fans.
I see. So you feel Sheryl is more fit into this shoujo manga world. And how was it after you have read Sheryl, Kiss in the Galaxy. The story is a bit different isnt it.
Ahaha, isnt it nice(laugh). It feels like, "aah, this is the kind of shoujo manga I wanted to see." The Sheryl who Oyama-san draw, her high-minded and lovelyness is just all right.
When the medium itself changed, even if it's a same work I think it's okay to see its own arrangement. To be frank, I wont mind even if they are all parallel world. Hence the setting of TV serie's and movie's is a bit different, and the stories are a bit different too.
Of course, also in manga version, even if the thing drawn were the same work, I think it's okay to see a different way of description. So thats why, in this manga, in chapter 1(stage 0) the story starts of from Galaxy, a part we didnt do in TV version, as a reader I can enjoy this part.
You mentioned about Sheryl's character just now, can you fully explain how she were born.
Since Macross 7, when it decided to do Macross again on TV, the thing I most think as a problem is "What kind of singer we should put out". The first was Lin Minmei, an idol singer. Then in Macross 7, I thought to put out a different singer, so I put out a band, a lead male who sings without fighting Nekki Basara. And of course, it'd be really difficult for a new male lead to surpass him now(laugh).
Indeed, Nekki Basara as a hero have its own aura and its ubforgettable. So, you then thought of making it a female singer.
Yes. But now is different from the 80, music genre is also increased. I think it would be difficult to show only one genre, one singer.
So you decided to make it two singer then.
One other reason is, an ordinary girl passed an audition and had her debut just like Minmei..., I realized that to make a few episodes showing this process is no good to viewers nowadays. But, if we put a singer who already a star, we cant show the process of the girl who rise to stardom then... after such thinkings and all, then I said "then lets make it 2 girls".
Then its the born of ordinary girl Ranka and a star Sheryl.
Yes. The double heroines setting is done, a star(Sheryl) and a girl who admmires the star(Ranka). But the thing is, I worried whether we can find singers who really fit to these heroines. Somehow we succeded on searching the singer who does the song part of Sheryl May'n-san, and found Nakajima Megumi-san through audition, and just after that we can really put the spotlight too on the two's "songs".
Until we found May'n-san, I really thought we could only use 1 or 2 Sheryl songs in the anime.
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