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A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

10:00 AM on 10.12.2012

Hiroko Yamamura

Editor-in-Chief

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Last week celebrated the 30th anniversary of my favorite anime of all time, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Full of action, robots, romance, and humanity, Macross was a space opera tour de force. One of the things that really made Macross stand out for me was definitely the music. In each of the series, the power of music was always a central point of the show. This week we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments.

Surprisingly, I was one of the few people out there that did not hate Macross II: Lovers Again. I think it was just the victim of a level of hype it could never match. The show's ideas and scale were also just not up match the original stories. However, I thought for its time it looked pretty good, had a decent story, and of couse, amazing music.

Although the character of Ishtar wasn't fully realized, Hiroko Kasahara's singing on the OVA series was fantastic. Today we take a listen to, Anata o kanjite-iru - Mia Santis Ren, and its smooth sounds. As a quick warning, stay far away from the edited movie version of the show, and look for the six-part release. Prepared to be wowed by some fantastic Mikimoto chracter designs!

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