Macross Delta: Polygonal Love

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This is not an actual review. I’m gonna share my thoughts after watching Macross Delta not too recently ago.

I watched Macross: Do You Remember Love?, Macross Plus, Macross Zero, Macross Frontier and Macross Delta, so you could say I’m a fan of the series. I did try watching Macross 7 once, but I stopped after the anime starts recycling scenes from the very first episode. I mean, what? Gundam Wing didn’t do that, so I doubted the quality of Macross 7.

Anyway, I’m here to talk about the romance side of the series, my favorite part of the show… aside from the mechs.

DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE?

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Yeah, Mirage is my favorite character next to Messer, and it sucks Mirage didn’t get enough screen time and time to develop her feelings toward Hayate.

I’m not sure this is accepted as the one of the official themes of Macross, but I always love the love triangle stories of the series. It gives drama, some unpredictable dynamic that makes romance in the Macross interesting to watch. But for some reason this element was left out in Macross Delta.

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I watched Macross Delta for the romance and I was eager to see how Mirage is gonna win Hayate’s heart. Mirage is a more mature woman and is perhaps good in bed, so she has some advantages over the indecisiveness and immature personality of the middle-aged Freyja (she’s, like, 16, so technically middle aged in Windermerean standards).

Episode 10 later… nothing. Episode 11… 12… 13… 18… nothing. I lost all hope.

Freyja is obviously the main love interest, but if Mirage did put up a fight, we might get an interesting twist like what happened to the couples in DYRL and Frontier. The unpredictability of this tug-o-war should have been in Delta and it’s a good compensation to the run-of-the-mill bad guy conquering the universe story cliche.

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Macross Delta was a disappointment. The music is impressive, the pacing is great, the characters are great, but it’s not really a Macross series without the love triangle element.

Maybe they’ll fix this in the eventually Macross Delta movies, but I dunno.

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Oh well, at least this doujinshi helped fill that void. Don’t ask where I got this.

— SHiN @ Lazy Lily Fansubs

2 thoughts on “Macross Delta: Polygonal Love

  1. “It gives drama, some unpredictable dynamic that makes romance in the Macross interesting to watch.”

    But Macross triangles have always been one sided and uninteresting. You’re lying to yourself if you honestly thought Mao or Ranka were gonna win.

    • It’s not always about who is going to win the guy, it’s also about how romance changes the story. We all know the ending is about them fighting the big bad in a huge battle, but it’s the little side stories of the character’s motivations that I find interesting. I’m a Sheryl fan, by the way.

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