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Old 2008-06-03, 18:25   Link #1301
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Just slightly off-topic but please bare with me,

just read a new book by John Ringo & Travis S. Taylor, called "Claws That Catch" from the new "Looking Glass" Sci-Fi military/space opera series.

It's pretty much hinted it has some anime influence but this new book took the icing on the cake in that it featured MUSIC as a weapon against the alien menace.

It doesn't mention macross as per-sa, but since the series part space opera with sprinkling of animedom (including references to Japanese Pop! ) its easy to see it's almost Macross like!

Whiles its un-ashamedly American, in that music is used LITERALLY as a weapon, (don't wish to spoil it for anyone)

it's still a thrill to see Anime having an impact on a western medium, especially on some of my favourite Authors (John Ringo)

if anyone wish to read a bit of the book or buy it, here is the taster:

http://www.webscription.net/p-845-cl...catch-arc.aspx
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Old 2008-06-03, 21:26   Link #1302
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Lol, it was only a matter of time.

I'm working on a Macross fic of my own, set in an AU where the SDF-1 launches not just with the navy but with the embarked destroids and VF-1M Marine Valkyries of the UN Marine Corps 44th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable); after the Marine pilots learn that the aliens are vulenrable to music...

Cue much, much spamming of a certain song listened to by a certain Hind pilot as she worked over some chechen guns.

Yes, that song. You don't ever wanna get Miss Kacey pissed when she's hearing that song.
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Old 2008-06-05, 02:09   Link #1303
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Happy 19th Birthday to Megumi Nakajima!

Check out her birthday cake.

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Old 2008-06-05, 03:48   Link #1304
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yaaaay! CAAAKKKUUUU!

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Old 2008-06-05, 14:15   Link #1305
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Is that the girl from Rahxephon? That seems random.
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Old 2008-06-05, 14:34   Link #1306
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I think it's Megumi's anime version, wearing another one of Ranka's dresses.
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Old 2008-06-07, 00:33   Link #1307
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So how come Ozma gets to essentionally adopt a five year old Ranka? Do unwedded fighter jocks recieve preferentional treatment at adoption agencies? And come to think of it, is there a reason for Ranka and Catherine to not know each other?
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Old 2008-06-07, 11:35   Link #1308
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They broke up before he adopted Ranka?
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Old 2008-06-07, 11:42   Link #1309
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So how come Ozma gets to essentionally adopt a five year old Ranka? Do unwedded fighter jocks recieve preferentional treatment at adoption agencies? And come to think of it, is there a reason for Ranka and Catherine to not know each other?
I don't think the adoption is *that* implausible. Presumably Ozma was one of the first, perhaps the first, person to recover Ranka, and knowing Ranka she may have immediately bonded with him. Whatever authorities handle child custody may have decided it'd be best to let the two stay together, since Ranka had no known surviving kin. The alternative would have been whatever equivalent the Macross system would have to foster care or an orphanage--a weird temporary arrangement before they could find a permanent family arrangement probably wouldn't have been ideal. Ozma might be a bit rough around the edges, but he's clearly responsible, and he would have been reasonably well paid. And he obviously cares about Ranka a great deal.
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Old 2008-06-07, 11:47   Link #1310
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I disagree. Common sense and actual concern for the child's welfare overriding bureaucracy? Completely implausible.
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Old 2008-06-07, 12:46   Link #1311
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I suppose there's always the possiblity that chibi-Ranka was irrestiably adorable.
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Old 2008-06-07, 12:56   Link #1312
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Not random. Cake was given to her by Maaya Sakamoto.
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Old 2008-06-07, 13:39   Link #1313
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Not random. Cake was given to her by Maaya Sakamoto.
Who, of course, played Reika. Now I get it.
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Old 2008-06-07, 14:10   Link #1314
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Weird choice of character for Maaya to choose when I look over everything she's done, maybe she's fond of RahXephon/Reika though *shrug*
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Old 2008-06-07, 14:13   Link #1315
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Now I'm not familiar with most of what she's done, but maybe it has to do with the fact that singing has to do with both series
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Old 2008-06-07, 14:18   Link #1316
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RahXephon is my fav anime and has been since 2002... aside from the OP (which also happens to be my fav anime OP) I don't think Maaya Sakamoto sings... not in the conventional anime song sense anyway.... Reika is a small but important roll in the show. But I could be wrong it has been years since I saw it. Escaflowne's Hiromi would've made more sense to me with the whole Kawamori connection but like I said maybe she really likes that RahXephon character.
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Old 2008-06-07, 14:32   Link #1317
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Music is still an important factor in Rahxephon.
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Old 2008-06-07, 17:04   Link #1318
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Music is still an important factor in Rahxephon.
bingo! i forgot about that. nice pickup.

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Old 2008-06-09, 01:04   Link #1319
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I've been checking the Amazon Japan bestsellers list, and it looks like the Macross Frontier Blu-ray preorders are still selling like hotcakes:

Blu-ray only list
All DVDs list

Couple this with how well the CDs are selling, and it looks like Macross Frontier is quite financially successful. And that bodes very well for the likelihood of future Macross works.
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Old 2008-06-09, 02:18   Link #1320
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I've been checking the Amazon Japan bestsellers list, and it looks like the Macross Frontier Blu-ray preorders are still selling like hotcakes:

Blu-ray only list
All DVDs list

Couple this with how well the CDs are selling, and it looks like Macross Frontier is quite financially successful. And that bodes very well for the likelihood of future Macross works.
Interesting to see how Macross Zero Blu-ray is getting a surge of interest off the shoulders of Frontier's success.
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