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View Poll Results: Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa Movie Rating
Perfect 10 40 42.11%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 33 34.74%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 12 12.63%
7 out of 10 : Good 5 5.26%
6 out of 10 : Average 3 3.16%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 2 2.11%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2011-11-10, 12:49   Link #3281
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Hm, that pretty much really looks like how a real-life Ranka would probably look.

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Old 2011-11-10, 13:51   Link #3286
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One thing that is a bit unfair, is that Ranka has gotten the far better songs in movie two. Oh, well, she had to win at something. ^^
I usually prefer Sheryl's songs, but Hoshi Kira and Sou Da Yo (from the first movie ending) are simply beautiful.
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Old 2011-11-10, 23:00   Link #3287
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Yep. Ranka's greatest song, BAR NONE.
Yea, I've been creeping people out around me when I randomly go "rimareru rarameru ran rura ran" and "OPEN RANKA!"

It's a ridiculously catchy song. Thing is too, that it wasn't even anywhere near my playlist until to movie came out. I didn't like Nijiro Kuma Kuma by itself, but now knowing the visuals... I like it a lot.
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Old 2011-11-10, 23:07   Link #3288
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So it's confirmed that Sheryl's a spy, then? I knew it. And she does it for her love for Grace, I also suspected that. I was rewatching the first movie and something Brera told Sheryl caught my attention:

Spoiler for slightly off topic as pertains the first film?:
I haven't had time to look at the first film again, but I'm sure Sheryl knew about the plans in general. Although it's questionable what she'd been told about the reasons for them - e.g. it seems that she'd been told that it was for the purpose of protecting people.
Grace's dialogue seems to suggest that Sheryl's mission was to find Code Q-1 (Ranka) and act as stopgap in the meantime. I got the impression Sheryl thought her job was to act as a countermeasure against the Vajra rather than as a means to take control of them and take over the galaxy though.

Grace definitely made Sheryl aware of her nasty plans she had for Ranka in the second film but I don't she told Sheryl about the planned takeover of Frontier. Her behaviour during her interactions with Alto at the hospital wasn't consistent with her being aware of that.

As for the Vajra showing up... Sheryl might have been aware of the risk that her signing would attract them but I don't think it was her plan to lure them to Frontier. I don't think her freaking out the times they showed up in the first movie was acting (on a related note, she seemed awfully outraged by Alto and Frontier's behaviour towards her and her home fleet in the first movie, which is interesting considering it wasn't entirely without justification).

It should be noted that the last time I saw Itsuwari no Utahime in full was right before I watched Sayonara no Tsubasa, and that I'm a Sheryl fan who would like to see movie Sheryl's actions in a positive light. So take what I've said with a grain of salt.

On a related note has anyone else wondered if movie Sheryl would actually get a happy ending after she woke up? Regardless of what she may have done to redeem herself some of the stuff she was involved in was pretty serious.
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Old 2011-11-10, 23:30   Link #3289
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On a related note has anyone else wondered if movie Sheryl would actually get a happy ending after she woke up? Regardless of what she may have done to redeem herself some of the stuff she was involved in was pretty serious.
'History is written by the victors'. Do keep in mind, that many of these 'crimes' depend on the eye of the beholder. As some commentators in the field I am currently studying are known to note: one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter.

Furthermore, the people who were going to have her killed have themselves been killed...

Not to mention that the people of Frontier have far more important things to do: i.e. building their new lives...

IMHO, these are some of the issues that some viewers probably need to keep in mind for the series too.

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edit: And being able to watch the film again has really improved my appreciation of the soundtrack, my favourites from the 2nd film being "Hoshi Kira" and the title song. The only song I don't particular care for at the moment is "Koi ha Dogfight"...it's just...*shrugs*. But I've been listening to the soundtrack shuffled with all the songs from the series and the first movie for the last 7 months, so sometimes don't even remember where each first appears
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Old 2011-11-11, 00:37   Link #3290
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It's not like they were particularly convincing about Sheryl being a spy. All they said was, "She's a spy who led the Vajra here and we're executing her now without a trial".

You can see the citizens of Frontier doing a double-take at that. A little good information management and I doubt Sheryl would be troubled by this.

Plus she had her concert with tons of fans =)
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Old 2011-11-11, 04:48   Link #3291
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It's not like they were particularly convincing about Sheryl being a spy. All they said was, "She's a spy who led the Vajra here and we're executing her now without a trial".

You can see the citizens of Frontier doing a double-take at that. A little good information management and I doubt Sheryl would be troubled by this.

Plus she had her concert with tons of fans =)
Also, now that NUNS is more involved with the new colony ( they'd have to be, unless I am mistaken a colony ship founding a new colony is a big thing ), they'd probably try to put a stop to things like "executions without trials". That Sheryl still is a big star in the whole known galaxy is another factor.
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Old 2011-11-11, 04:52   Link #3292
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One thing that is a bit unfair, is that Ranka has gotten the far better songs in movie two. Oh, well, she had to win at something. ^^
I think in an interview, Nakajima said that this time around, they were going to show Ranka in the spotlight, if that's any help there.

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IMHO, neither one had any good new songs this time around. But I'm still on the fence about the whole soundtrack...
I was too at first. I was slightly depressed about the Nyan Final Attack in the film. The piece where you get the build up, in my head, I had been picturing a fight scene or even a bunch of blowing up but instead it's all "S.M.S. received our S.O.S. signal, they're here!" and show them arriving only, no fighting at all. So I was really depressed by how well the track flowed with battle scenes but yet they failed to show any real good ones at that point of the track. Sad...

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Oh, I definitely liked Rankas concert song and the song from the ending of the movie very much ( I don't mean the duet with Sheryl, but the other one... although the duet with Sheryl was fine, too ).
Ranka's concert: Niji-Iro Kuma Kuma
Ranka's ending song: Hoshi Kira

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But yeah...while "Sayonara no Tsubasa" is (to me, at least) as fraught with tension and drama as "Diamond Crevasse," I find myself humming "Nijiiro Kuma Kuma" at the oddest times...it's so damn CATCHY!
I like Sayonara no Tsubasa, but it's no Northern Cross or Lion to me.

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Okay, this might be just a little off-topic, but you mentioning this had me remembering a line in the actually soundtrack piece itself that apparently hasn't been noticed.

When Sheryl and Ranka sing the last "valkyria" piece, before "sayonara no tsubasa" comes, they actually say (vocalizing) "tobe". So the line is "valkyria, valkyrie tobe - sayonara no tsubasa" if you include the vocalizing. I thought that was slightly funny to hear that piece and realize it wasn't noticed in the final put out of the lyrics (on the official soundtrack piece).

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I usually prefer Sheryl's songs, but Hoshi Kira and Sou Da Yo (from the first movie ending) are simply beautiful.
I prefer Songbird over a lot of the other songs Ranka has done. But then again, I also prefer Yousei over Diamond Crevasse lately. Maybe it's spur of the moment love...
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And starting the final 'info dump' I'll probably be doing, mostly from the

Director Interview – Kawamori Shouji, pp.120-123 of the “Official Complete Book”
  • This time, I’ll split it into parts so that you can all digest and actually comment on it.
  • For simplicity’s sake, after the first reference, I am calling the films “False Diva” and “Wings”.
  • As before, the parts where I’ve put in a fair amount of interpretation are marked in [square brackets]. If anyone spots any mistakes etc, please let me know!

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And my own comments:
Spoiler for do read the interview snippet first...:
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And my own comments:
Spoiler for do read the interview snippet first...:

I'm not sure what you mean with "a weird place to pause". Hence I can't answer the following question about "what will be the next question".

And since Kawamori didn't make it clear what his original idea was ( only that it was "close" ), it's difficult to say.

Thanks for the translations!
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Though...er, I should have checked that confession scene. I've edited it again and added a line so that the timing hopefully works a bit better...

It's now an "I lov-" line, and it's working fine on my computer...
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I really hope its the latter as well. That would definitely put to rest that Sheryl winning was only Yoshinos idea (One can dream, right?)
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I really hope its the latter as well. That would definitely put to rest that Sheryl winning was only Yoshinos idea (One can dream, right?)
Shouldn't be obvious it wasn't? Kawamori wrote the dialogue and the script this time, not Yoshino.

That's why it's a bittersweet ending.
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I really hope its the latter as well. That would definitely put to rest that Sheryl winning was only Yoshinos idea (One can dream, right?)
If only.

Thanks for the translations, the interview was rather interesting.
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Finally had some time to see this movie, it was well worth the wait. I enjoyed Macross Frontier so I a bit sad this is the end, but oh well it ended well enough for me. (though I was hoping someone else would die, like Luca ) My favorite scene out of the movie...it probably was when the Macross Quarter entered the Vajra homeworld, and riding dem waves, I didn't expect that at all so it was awesome. Ranka's concert with Niji-Iro Kuma Kuma was adorable too

Guess it's time for me to catch up on some of the other Macross series.
Also thank you for the translated interviews Karice!! They were a interesting read!
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Off to learn how to properly remux then. I'm still getting funky lettering.

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Sorry, I really don't know how that's happening... but might I suggest Mkvtoolnix? It's pretty straightforward to use.

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Shouldn't be obvious it wasn't? Kawamori wrote the dialogue and the script this time, not Yoshino.
Yoshino doesn't actually help his own cause at all - he's remarkably cagey about what he thinks about the triangle. (This being in all the interviews he did after the series ended.) The whole staff and cast are, really

And in his "Official Complete Book" interview, Yoshino actually does reveal that a lot of his ideas were approved for the series. As a result, he was happy to let Kawamori do what he wanted for the films. They are both credited for the screenplay: but apparently, Yoshino wrote the scenario, after which Kawamori changed quite a few things, even removing the death of at least one character (which one is unspecified).

But I still stand by what I've discussed with a few people now - the role reversals in the films - all the 'what ifs' - CLEARLY show how the triangle ended in the series. So even if you don't subscribe to Kawamori's postmodernist approach to Macross, you can easily say that the resolution is the same across all the 'different continuities'.
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