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.