Macross Frontier Stretches to Silver Screen
Awesome, so my charger’s finally arrived and now I’m back in action!
To no one’s surprise, it looks as if Studio Nue’s newest entry into their flagship Macross franchise is getting its second wind in the form of a trip to Japanese theaters. Now that Macross Frontier has arrived at the end of its 25 episode run, it only makes sense for the production committee to follow up a successful TV effort with a full feature length escapade.
There’s really not a lot of details as to who’ll be involved with the project and in what capacity, but according to the promo attached to the final episode of Macross Frontier, it appears as if the forthcoming movie will be a compilation and retelling of the events depicted in the anime. As per the usual rigmarole with all these series to movie affairs, we’ll probably be treated to the usual increase in production values for fan-favorite scenes and sequences along with some “new” footage to help justify the cost of admission. Since I occasionally found my attention wandering over the last half of Frontier, color me interested in getting the Cliff Notes version some time in the future.
The general consensus is that this latest edition of Macross was a smashing success, but I was wondering how it fared overall in comparison to some of the older members of the franchise such as the original Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. Anyone up for a quick compare and contrast? I’m trying to justify going back and finishing up Frontier before the Fall season gets fully underway. But if a few folks find themselves meh’ing the ending as merely okay and nothing special, I’d rather just whittle it away over the rest of the year.