Friday, February 26, 2010

The Macross Challenge

I've put it off for long enough, and starting today I'm finally going to make my way through the Macross series.

Of course, by using the verbiage "Challenge" I make it sound as if I plan to go through every piece of Macross related material from beginning to end, and while that would be a worthy adventure to partake in, I know how I am, and that means I wouldn't last that long. So I'm going to try and hit the high points, and later go through the rest of it.

Though I say that, and I might end up watching/playing everything.

A long time ago I watched Robotech, so I have a somewhat fair understanding of what is going on, and I've watched random Macross OVAs throughout my tenure as an anime fan. And it always struck me as a mech series that I would really like if I sat down and watched it.

I'm a sucker for a good sci-fi romance story, which is why I think Macross appeals to me more then something like Gundam, where it is more about war vs. peace and not human relationships. Plus as a huge Transformers fan, I like my robots to transform.

For starters, I'm going to watch "Macross: Do you Remember Love?" and skip the original TV series. Again, if I feel really drawn into the world I might go back and watch the entire series again, but for now I think the movie will serve as a nice powerful entry into the franchise. I also really want to play the Saturn game which I am told follows the movie to the T, so to avoid spoilers I'll watch the movie first.

After that I'm not sure where I will go. Just see where the stars take me.

But, if anyone has some good advice on what I must watch/play/read, I will definitely take some much needed advice from more seasoned Macross vets.