They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo, Macross F Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime, Macross F Movie 2: Sayonara no Tsubasa, and more!
3: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo
English: The Irregular at Magic High School The Movie – The Girl Who Summons The Stars
Japanese: 劇場版 魔法科高校の劣等生 星を呼ぶ少女
MAL Score: 7.46
In the story, the seasons have changed and it will soon be the second spring. Tatsuya and Miyuki have finished their first year at First Magic High School and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.
I attended one of the theatrical releases and I’d have to say as a fan of the novels, I came away very satisfied.
I’m gonna keep this short and spoiler free. The movie flowed quite nicely with no overly long info dumps that messed up the pacing in the TV anime. The action is fun and exciting, not just Tatsuya, multiple characters get to kick some ass. The movie was also very comical, quite a few scenes had the audience in my viewing cracking up. The story was pretty straight forward and not to convoluted, which allowed it to be more engaging and straight to the point. Also for the fan service lovers, there’s a few scenes in the movie that you’ll be happy to see.
The only cons I have are the fact that if you’ve haven’t read volumes 8-11 of the LN, you’ll be a bit lost and confused about some things that transpire or happened in between the movie and the TV series(The movie takes place after volume 11), the movie’s production value could have been a bit higher(it looked more like a glorified OVA than an actually theatrical film), and it could have done with a longer run-time(like 15-30 minutes longer would have been nice).
Overall, the movie should be a very enjoyable experience to fans who keep up with the source material and even anime only fans should have fun watching the characters go on another adventure/mission. Even if you didn’t like the TV anime series, you might like this more if your main problem with the TV anime was its pacing and minimal action. Just don’t expect this to be a real continuation of the anime series as this is just mostly a standalone action flick(though it technically is considered canon).
PSA: To get the full amount of the enjoyment of the film, you should either:
a)Read volume 8-11
b)Read the summaries on the Mahouka wiki to at least get a grasp of those volumes and what transpires in them.
The reason I say this is that there are characters(Lina in particularly) and events that are referenced(via flashback or other means) that are in the film, but do not appear in the anime and only appear in the LN volumes that I’ve mentioned. They author stated that this movie is primarily targeted for the fans that keep up with the novels, so the best way to enjoy this movie is to have a good idea about what transpired between the anime series and the movie.
The movie suffers from pacing whiplash, going from mysterious high-stakes action to slice-of-life cute girls doing cute things with a gratuitous amount of fanservice (the majority of the movie), back to serious, fast-paced action. The new characters introduced barely get any characterization due to the bloated cast and the plot is problematic. Many things happen in the story that should have wider implications than what the movie allows. Like branches of the military attacking each other, an act of war from an outside nation, magician slavery, and tension between military and civilians. all of which are dismissed at the end of the movie. As for the main characters, there is no growth or significant development in their story, or in any other recurring characters’ stories. The action portion of the movie, although spectacular, cannot save the movie from its weak storyline and character development.
Overall, I left the movie a little dissappointed. Maybe the light novels do a better job at pacing and the overall plot, but the movie is little more than spectacle and fanservice.
That anime was also a gigantic piece of shit.
Thankfully, this movie isn’t so bad.
That isn’t to say this was a good or even passable film, however. It still suffers from flat characterization, holes and leaps in logic, pacing issues, and a major switch from one major object being a threat to another, with the first object being ignored entirely after the halfway mark, among other problems. It feels like a short filler arc of the show, though thankfully issues carried from the show are largely subdued.
Visually, the movie is passable. For one, they fixed the lighting issue to a decent extent, now I don’t have to squint to avoid my eyes being set on fire from the needlessly bright lighting effects. The artstyle is as bad as ever though, and the CGI is both horrible and prevalent. The fights and overall magic were pretty bad as well. At the very least, we got to see characters in a variety of fashionable uniforms outside of their school attire, which was thankfully absent throughout the film. Studio 8bit, while doing a mediocre job by anime film standards, still has a far more visually appealing product that the original, which is the long and short of it all.
Taku Iwasaki returns as the composer of the music for the film and it was far superior to his work on the show. There were two moments where the music did not fit the scenes, including a happy piano track halfway and an awful dubstep song during the big magic fight sequence near the start of the third act. The rest of the tracks sounded perfectly fine, with one vocal track near the beginning being probably the best in the movie, if not for GARNiDELiA doing another stellar performance with the ED song “SPEED STAR”. This is already a far cry from the amount of terrible tracks and times where the music does not fit the scenes in the original TV series. These audiovisual improvements did fix major gripes I had with the original to the point where it almost felt unfair as part of any enjoyment this film provided was fixing mistakes that should’ve never happened to begin with.
Unfortunately, that’s where any relative positives end, as the film is still a mess. There is this important character named Angelina, who has important relations with much of the relevant cast from the show. However, she wasn’t in the TV anime and the film doesn’t even establish their connection and instead assumes we already know, despite the fact that a large fraction of the audience of this film are only familiar with the anime, potentially leaving the viewer incredibly lost. Two groups of characters effectively on the same side fight to the death because they’re too stupid to explain what is going on, and one of them named Siegfried has some sort of bad blood with Leonheart, that again, is not established in this film, leading to the exact same problems as with Angelina. There is a character who only exist to be an obnoxious sadistic psychopath knife-wielder for the sake of such a character trait, and he disposed of by an enemy who should be an ally hit because both sides are stupid they don’t communicate that they have the exact same goal and should be working in tandem to stop the big threat of this movie. As for the characters we’re already familiar with, they are still immensely flat and dry, and some characters don’t really have a reason to be in the film due to sheer irrelevance, such as Mikihiko. This isn’t entirely the film’s fault, as the 2014 anime showcased them as worthless garbage anyway, and oddly enough, the women largely feel the same in this film, not even feeling like individual character tropes like in the show proper. Thankfully, the worst aspects of the main sibling pair are subdued due to the limited runtime, however, they are still as generic and dull as ever, if not nearly as infuriating.
There is this asteroid that is threatened to be in a collision course with the Earth, and this is established as the main threat due to scientists. However, that gets dropped halfway through the film with no resolution and instead it gets replaced by this satellite the researches were trying to move for some unexplained reason. Unfortunately, given that not many people have seen this film and this review is written without spoilers, I cannot go into further detail, nor can I explain any of the other problems with this film that require spoilers. However, there are a few that can be listed here, such as the sheer lack of subplots, the fact that it took Mayumi so long to realize that her plane was taken by her friends and that there was an important passenger with them (it took a day), the lack of consistency regarding magic being used with or without codes (since it has been established you need to use magic codes to use any form of magic), and that the scientists have no motivations for their actions beyond a one-off line of dialogue about the Navy accepting them. We aren’t even made aware of their plans. Lastly, it turns it that some of the character graduated, but Tatsuya is the same age and no one has reportedly aged. This could also explain why Erika is somewhat of a different character than before, but then we’d have missed important character development; not like the series could even attempt such a thing.
Ultimately, while this film was a considerable improvement from the 2014 Madhouse anime, it is still a lackluster film without much of an engaging narrative and a sheer lack of decent characterization, as well as an inheritance of some of the series’ major problems, even if it does attempt to at least subdue issues involving the production, the main duo, and the lack of cohesion with the music and the scenes back then. The third arc is where most of these issues come to a head, turning a movie that would have otherwise been classified as “so ok it’s average” into a bewildering mess that just happens to be an improvement. Even fans of the anime could get confused as to what’s going on regarding certain characters, which is a large issue. You could say this review is damning with faint praise, but that’s the best thing this lackluster film deserves. Regardless, with all that said, I bid you adieu.
2: Macross F Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime
English: Macross Frontier: The False Songstress
Japanese: 劇場版 マクロスＦ 虚空歌姫 ～イツワリノウタヒメ～
MAL Score: 7.81
Half retelling of the original Frontier series, half new story. Conspiracies arise within the Frontier government when Sheryl Nome arrives to the colonial fleet for her concert and is soon marked as a spy for Galaxy while childhood friends, Alto Saotome and Ranka Lee both try to achieve their dreams as the battle between Frontier and the Vajra draws closer.
This movie serves as part one of the Frontier retelling and will conclude with the second, The Wings of Goodbye.
Macross Frontier: The False Songstress is an excellent example of bringing a two season long TV series to the movie theater. Unlike many recent TV-to-theater adaptation in which a large portion of the movie is nothing but recycled scenes from the TV original, the staffs behind this Macross movie has dedicated their time in rewriting the story, revising the character relations, composing new songs and OST, and most of all, using completely new animation and scenes on ~90% of the movie. In other words, there are no more than a couple of minutes of reused materials from the TV series in this 120 minutes movie! So don’t be fooled if you are told this movie is nothing but a retell/summary of the original because that is far from the truth.
While the movie is paced so that a first time viewer with no prior background from the TV series can still follow the story at ease, but at the same time it will not bore those who have already watched the 25 episodes original because the story is so immensely different on so many different levels. However, with that said, I personally still recommend watching the TV series first before proceeding with this movie so that one would have more time to get accustom to the terminologies in that universe (ie. Deculture!). To fully appreciate the skillful remake of the story, one would need to have a solid understanding of the original creation.
The Macross series has been well known to many as a futuristic action-packed, mecha, sci-fi space opera with a healthy dose of romance and lots of aliens in the mix. But what really make this series differ from other mecha shows are the superb songs, soundtracks, and OST. In other words, the music. Music is an integral part of each and every Macross title dating back to the first series aired in 1982. Following this old tradition, Macross Frontier and its first movie have set numerous sales records in the anime music industry. In fact, it is not an exaggeration when it claims that its success is nearly unmatched in the history of anime music industry. Many of its albums reached Oricon’s weekly chart top three positions and maintained those positions for weeks! Of course it is always possible to argue that the successes of the albums are thanks to the skillful J-pop singer, May’n and to a lesser degree, Megumi Nakajima, the winner of the “Best Musical Performance” award.
Character growth/development tends to be lacking in recent TV-to-theater adaptations and before watching it, I sincerely hoped Macross Frontier: The False Songstress will allow me to write something positive for a change in this category. Fortunately for me (and for all the viewers), the main casts are quite realistic albeit the girls seem a bit more moody than their TV counterpart. While not on the level as its music production, the main characters do show enough depth and personality to make me view them as something more than a 2D character with voice (2.5D?).
Much like the music compartment, the animation of Macross Frontier and its movie has been highly regarded as top notch in their respective category. The fluidity in mecha motions during intense battle scenes must have struck many unprepared viewers like an intense thunder. It is rare to see Cel-shaded animation used so well that they seem natural to be part of the environment. What makes the animation more praise-worthy is the fact that the studio did not neglect the other aspects of the show (ie. not just the battle looks great). Simply put, the animation is without doubt THE selling point of the show. Even if you are not interested in mecha or galactic warfare or singing diva, the animation alone is enough to persuade you that this movie is great in its own way.
This two hours long movie is certainly a thrilling ride and well worth my time. There were moments that threw me off my seat, moments that I cheered for certain heroic deeds, and a particular moment that I thought was slightly awkward. But all in all, the “pros” of this movie heavily outweigh the “cons”, or perhaps I was being a bit unreasonable with my expectations. For the action-minded, both the introduction and climatic ending will not be a disappointment. For the music-minded, there are enough new and old songs in the mix to tease you into buying the albums. For all other viewers whether you are new to the Macross franchise or a diehard fan, the combination of beautiful divas, awesome looking mecha, and a love triangle fighting to save the galaxy should be a pretty good recipe to stir up your appetite.
First off, you don’t even have to speak Japanese to tell this movie is rushed, although it’s not as much of a wreck as Unlimited Blade Works, it’s pacing is still kind of hectic, if you are going to watch this movie, whether you understand japanese or not, please watch the series first or you will be somewhat confused.
It is a remake of the series, so you will see some differences from the series, which to me are welcomed. I can’t really say much or I risk spoiling the movie.
As with most Gekijouban, Utsuwari no Utahime’s strong point is NOT the story, although the story isn’t bad, what really takes it away is the presentation. This movie is a classic example of what you can do to a masterpiece of the series when given a lot more money to do a remake. The animations and fight scenes were absolutely amazing, probably the best animations I have ever seen. They were so good, at times I just found myself just completely awed by how good it was. Everything just went so far above the series, including Sheryl’s concerts, the Frontier itself, the looks of the ships and vajra, the explosions, the macross cannon, ect.
The music was what stayed the most faithful to the series, although we get pretty much the same music maybe 1 or 2 new songs, it was not a letdown any less than the rest of the movie. Because one of the coolest things about Macross F was how they presented the animations during the music, such as concerts and ect. Well, they take it to a whole new level in this movie, what eyes can do to your music listening experience is just absolutely amazing, the director definitely knows this, and used it to their full advantage.
If I had to pick a weakness of this movie though was that there wasn’t nearly as much action as I thought there was going to be. Especially for a gekijouban of a mech series. Mech Gekijouban usually say “screw the story” and give us action every 5 seconds. There really is only action in the beginning and end of the movie, with the middle being dramatic build up and story. Which isn’t really bad, but they could have put a fight in the middle, that actually would have been pretty nice. Even if there wasn’t as much action as there could have been, the action we did get was supurb, and the story was different enough from the series to constantly keep you somewhat on edge. The story goes up to about episode 7 in the series, when the Galaxy gets attacked by the vajra, but the ending is different than what happened in the series, so look forward to that.
Character-wise, Sheryl definitely played a bigger role with the vajra than she did in the series, but Ranka hasn’t really done much in this movie. And Alto is the same Alto.
Overall, this movie was really damn good. If you are a fan of Macross F I strongly recommend you watch this whenever it’s subbed. There is definitely enough changes to keep you interested. I now can’t wait for the second movie, after watching this one, I wonder what kind of “different ending” they are going to give us, well, if anyone wants to give me a ticket to fly to Japan in February I’ll gladly accept it.
Story: This is not just the first half of the anime series squished into the time slot of a film. The first half does greatly draw from the beginning of the anime series, even down to frame-by-frame shots taken (but enhanced) from the anime. Things are also a bit out of order. For instance, Alto’s teasing and training is in the second film, even though it was in episode 3 of the anime, but film 2 is very much Alto’s story, so this makes a lot of sense. A number of small things have been removed to make the plot more fluid, and also focus on the pretty art. The second half of the film is almost entirely new story, and it’s pretty enjoyable. If you’ve seen the anime, you will probably cheer a lot during the second half of the film. It ends on a high note and a lot of good things happen.
I like a lot of the narrative decisions they made. My main quibbles are these:
1) Someone clearly thought that there was not enough fanservice and far too much manservice in the anime, and rectified this in the films. The concerts in the films are longer and more fanservicy (e.g., Sheryl is seduced by a male version of herself for one concert, wherein she wears a thong with a pom pom on the butt). It’s to the point where it’s cringe-worthy at times (although the animation is a lot better and worth seeing), but if you can get past it, it doesn’t truly ruin the story. Plus, they added a few things for the guys later on.
2) Women do not do a lot of the action in the films. In the anime, Ranka and Sheryl end up saving Alto a couple times, and Klan and Catherine are far more noticeably badass. This is almost entirely gone in the films. Almost immediately after we meet Catherine the first time, she basically faints from surprise. The films are a bit better because Ranka is a much stronger character overall in the films: she really knows what she wants and pursues it, spending a lot less time confused about what to do. The same is true for Sheryl. But it was a little worrying to see the women pushed back so much.
Art: They had a much bigger budget for the films, and it really shows. While they took a number of scenes from the show, they added a ton of new content. The concerts are quite gorgeous and the fighting scenes are pretty fun. Sheryl and Ranka get a lot of neat outfits to wear and the overall look of the film is much more refined and gorgeous.
Sound: Honestly, I enjoyed the music from the anime a lot better. It’s still great in the films, most likely because they reused a number of songs from the show, and I hear that a lot of people like the film versions more, but I just didn’t hear anything that really stood out to me. I paid more attention to the narrative changes and art. That being said, if you have not taken the time to check out the soundtrack for this franchise, please do so. It’s worth the time.
Character: A lot of character revamps occurred for the films. Ranka and Alto are friends before the narrative even starts, which removes some of the contrived meetings and better explains why they’re texting and seeing each other so much. Brera is also introduced almost from the beginning, which better explains his story. It’s stuff like that which was changed to just remove a lot of the clutter, give more reasons for cast members to be involved in the plot, and allow more focus for the central plot.
I liked a lot of the changes they made. Sheryl and Alto get to hang out more (this is very much a film series for SherylxAlto fans, since they do a lot of cutesy stuff). Brera’s character was also re-done very well, and his relationship with Alto is a let better: less of a testosterone-fueled conflict over Ranka, and more of one of camaraderie. One of the best changes by far for the films is the revamp of Grace’s character. Her story in the anime feels so contrived and silly. In the films, you actually like her, and her relationship with Sheryl is incredibly sweet. Yet she’s still a beautiful, intelligent, powerful badass.
Enjoyment: There are some things that are missing from the beginning of the anime that I am sad to see gone, and I did not like seeing the ridiculous amount of fanservice, but overall, I liked this film a lot and I like this narrative a lot more than the first half of the anime. On its own, it’s very enjoyable and beautiful. It’s definitely worth a watch (along with its sequel), especially if you’re a fan of the anime.
1: Macross F Movie 2: Sayonara no Tsubasa
Japanese: 劇場版 マクロスＦ 恋離飛翼 ～サヨナラノツバサ～
MAL Score: 7.97
Second Macross Frontier movie.
Remember my Evangelion anecdote in my Macross Frontier Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime review? If not, let me recap. Evangelion had 3, soon to be 4 rebuild films that got progressively strayed from the original anime, the more the rebuild story went on, to the point that movie 3 was something new in its entirety. It’s a similar thing here. Itsuwari no Utahime partly recapped the first 10 episodes of Macross Frontier, and then strayed away for the film’s second half. This film, Macross Frontier Movie 2: Sayonara no Tsubasa or the equally awesome English translation, Wings of Farewell, is a new story in its entirety. So, with the final installment to this 2-part ambitious project, did they put off a stellar farewell performance, or did they come crashing down into the crevasses of forgotten stardom? Let’s find out, shall we?
Your enjoyment of the story comes down to how much you can handle all of the many twists and hidden agendas this movie throws at you. It rivals Code Geass R2 in the amount of those present here. Back in Itsuwari no Utahime, Sheryl and Grace, two of the more prevalent characters in the series, were suspected as spies from Macross Galaxy. This movie finishes what that film started. It turns out that like in the show, Sheryl has been afflicted with a fatal Vajra illness, and she’ll eventually die, so Grace O’Connor wants to take her and her career out in one fell swoop. Luckily, Leon, whose role is somewhat changed from his villainous role in the show, brings this case back up, eliminates most of Grace’s men, shot Grace multiple times, arrested Sheryl, and started a manhunt against a guy named Brera Sterne, a guy being controlled by Grace herself. Fed up with Sheryl’s arrest, Alto, the rising star Ranka, and various members of Frontier’s military team up to bust her out, and eliminate the still present Vajra threat. Unfortunately, Grace’s body is brought back by Leon, thinking he still has a use for her. Considering the bullet her minion Brera Sterne put on Leon’s head, it’s safe to say it didn’t work out well. Also, if there was anything recycled from the show during this movie, it would be the remaining sides during the final confrontation, seeing as there were four sides to this epic battle of wits and conquest. Also, this movie, like Code Geass R2, pulls an ambiguous ending, leaving you to speculate what truly happened. There’s already enough spoilers on the review as it is, and I won’t add any more.
One of the biggest sections of dramatic tension, is Sheryl’s arrest. She’s heartbroken knowing that her career is going to end, and she’s going to die, weather the illness or the new death sentence placed on her arrest kills her first. Luckily, she’s even better than her portrayal in the show, with slightly more depth in this incarnation. Ranka is the same as before, and so is Alto, except for some choices he makes, even if it’s pretty much confirmed that at some point after the ending of this film, you know, when he gets back home from his crazy decision, the Alto x Sheryl ship will set sail. Everyone else is the same as in the show as well, except for Leon. He is no longer a backstabbing villain who gets confronted near the end of the show with no further punishment. This time, out of the four sides, he’s the second best, aside from the protagonists of course, only this time, HE gets backstabbed, or rather, shot.
The visuals of this movie have barely aged a day. The performances are marvelous and full of life, the CG looks stepped up from the show, and even more amazing than before. The mech fights are some of the best I’ve ever seen. So much beautiful flashy effects everywhere, it’s just breathtaking! Nothing looks bad, and it’s just a marvel to look at. It’s like being up close for a fireworks show, only, no side effects like smoke or whatever.
No track is less than stellar in terms of vocals. Sure, the background music sounds just OK, but the vocals are the best in the series. Kindan no Elixir and Sayonara no Tsubasa are some of the best performances ever, and Ranka’s performances are no slouch either. You have to listen to these songs for yourself. Also, a majority of songs are new this time around. I still listen to Kindan no elixir from time to time. It is that good.
The twists were enthralling, the action was amazing, and the music was just beautiful. What else do I need to say? If I can put up with some of the worst subs I’ve ever seen, just for this movie, that`s a testament to how much I loved this film, even if some of the twists are a bit more disagreeable than others. It was definitely the most fun I’ve had with Frontier as a whole, as well as some of the most fun I’ve had with the franchise period.
OVERALL: 8/10 RAW SCORE 81/100
There’s not much left to say. This movie was epic. It truly brought a great conclusion to the series, and is a worthy addition to the franchise. Sure, not all twists were great, but they kept me at the edge of my seat, along with the amazing songs and battles. Sure, this movie is a bit more divisive than the first, despite it having a higher score than the first, but it was a real treat, and you should definitely watch it if you have watched movie 1 already. With that, I bid you adieu.
a) The best animation ever seen (the first movie blew me away so did this one)
b) Cheesy songs that you may end up listening to as a guilty pleasure, you wouldn’t be caught dead listening to them in front of your friends
c) A crazy story about how music can suddenly save the world and make wars come to an end
d) some sort of stupid Love Triangle
I mean the thing with Macross is you can’t judge it in comparison to other shows nor can you judge it with a regular mindset. If you’re the type of person who has willingly chosen to watch Macross then you know by now that – c) and d) are very likely to be present, perhaps you even enjoy dismally bad stories and love polygons perhaps you dream of one day singing to make the galaxy a better place, or maybe you’re just an obsessed fanboy/girl. To you all of these things shouldn’t matter
Strangely enough the love triangle here is finally resolved! Yes RESOLVED – after the series’ rather indecisive ending – which was left like that so as not to piss off half of their fanbase. Now that the frontier chapter is over though and cinema tickets have been purchased nobody cares about the disenfranchised lot who are probably now embarking on a host of collective suicide gatherings and poster bonfires.
Was it better than the first movie? No use comparing them they’re probably better watched in sequence
If Nuclear reactors ran on cheese then this movie would be Fukushima – non-irradiated people like myself can actually sit through it if we take the time to remember that a) and b) are worth watching – so much so that c) and d) can be overlooked.
–may contain some SPOILER!–
Alto-kun is a real man~
I would have complained if the movie ended with alto not being
able to choose between sheryl and ranka. Even though that was
(or maybe) his last time~ He really… *cries*
he really made up his mind and chose~
I’m a rankaXalto fan. Even way back from the series, I was
hoping that Alto would end up with Ranka. I was obsessed about
their pairing so I kinda hated Sheryl. Or should I say I really
hated Sheryl. What I had in mind about her was that she makes
all this “alluring” moves to seduce Alto and so on. But after
seeing this movie, i changed my view about her. TT^TT
Well, more about the movie~ The concert (Sheryl and Ranka’s
concert) was very amazing! I wish there would be a concert like
that. It started with Sheryl having her concert. (Once again,
MF never really fails you with their songs XD) with all of
those costumes and test tubes~ TEST TUBES? yeah~(It kinda goes
along with the meaning of the song) test tubes and she used one
of those as her mic then she suddenly collapsed. I thought the
reason why she collapsed was because she kinda swallowed some
of the liquid from her test-tube-mic. Hahaha~ n_n”
Well, the rest of the story was just like from the series. Some
events on the series was elaborated on the movie. And there was
also bit of twist. Also a memory of Alto from the past was
revealed. Which I think is the one that contributed to the
‘thing’ that made Alto chose that girl.
Alto’s moment of decision must be considered a very special
time~ considering how the movie ended. But if he could have
just got out from that VAJRA, the movie would be more dramatic.
Alto surviving, returning to his chosen girl, and that girl
being on the verge of death, ranka getting over or accepting
alto’s decision (So sorry for the spoiler >_
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Macross F Movie 2: Sayonara no Tsubasa
2. Macross F Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime
3. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei Movie: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo