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Macross Frontier Movie (2009): The False Songstress
劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫 〜イツワリノウタヒメ〜 (Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Itsuwari no Utahime)


Half retelling of the original Frontier series, half new story. Conspiracies arise within the Frontier government when Sheryl Nome arrives to the colonial fleet for her concert and is soon marked as a spy for Galaxy while childhood friends, Alto Saotome and Ranka Lee both try to achieve their dreams as the battle between Frontier and the Vajra draws closer.
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November 21, 2009




  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great


  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

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  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

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Character design


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The theatrical film adaptation of the Macross Frontier opened in Japan on November 21, 2009, under the name Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress (劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫 〜イツワリノウタヒメ〜 Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Itsuwari no Utahime). The first movie retells the events of the anime from episodes 1 to 13, with significant alterations to the story and timeline of the television series.

Alternative title

– Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress
– Gekijōban Macross F: Itsuwari no Utahime
– マクロスF 虚空歌姫~イツワリノウタヒメ~
– Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Itsuwari no Utahime
– 劇場版 マクロスF 虚空歌姫 〜イツワリノウタヒメ〜
– Macross Frontier the MOVIE ~The False Diva~
– Macross Frontier: The Songstress of Lies

TL;DR Review

Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress is essentially a retelling of the first half of the Macross Frontier TV show, with some edits to remove entire arc altogether.

The animation is great and fluid, with the help of 3D CGI for the complex aerial combat.

The music is also superb as it is a Macross movie after all. It reused the music from the TV show.

The first half of the movie focuses so much on the love triangle, you think you are watching a romance drama. I guess they remembered this was a Macross movie, so they threw all the combat scenes near the end.

If you haven’t seen the TV show first, the movie introduction to these characters will feel a bit disjointed, while other characters are completely brushed over as nothing more than some NPC.

I would suggest skipping this movie altogether and watch the TV show instead. The movie is rather boring, being so heavily focused on the love story. I guess it was trying to recapture the “Do You Remember Love?” original Macross movie maybe?

If you need a movie to introduce your friend to Macross, show them the Macross Plus movie instead.

This anime contains graphic violence, some sexual suggestive themes/dialogs, and nudity. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Macross Frontier Movie (2009): The False Songstress

A collection of notable music and song from this series.


Closing Theme

– “Sō da yo.” (そうだよ。) by Megumi Nakajima

Insert/Image Theme

– “Aimo” (アイモ) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Yōsei” (妖精) by May’n
– “What ’bout my [email protected]” (What ’bout my [email protected]フォルモ) by Megumi Nakajima
– “What ’bout my star?” by May’n
– “Welcome To My Fan Club’s Night!” by May’n
– “Watashi no Kare wa Pilot” (私の彼はパイロット) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Universal Bunny” (ユニバーサル・バニー) by May’n
– “Starlight Nattō” (スターライト納豆) by Megumi Nakajima
– “pink monsoon” by May’n
– “Obelisk” (オベリスク) by May’n
– “Lion” (ライオン) by May’n & Megumi Nakajima
– “Kaitaku Jūki” (開拓重機) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Iteza Gogo Ku-ji Don’t be late” (射手座☆午後九時 Don’t be late) by May’n
– “Family Mart Cosmos” (ファミリーマート・コスモス) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Dynam Chōgōkin” (ダイナム超合金) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Diamond Crevase” (ダイアモンド クレバス) by May’n & Megumi Nakajima
– “Daruma Seminar” (だるまゼミナール) by Megumi Nakajima
– “Chō Jikū Hanten Nyan Nyan” (超時空飯店 娘々) by Megumi Nakajima
Sheryl Nome
"You should stick to the path you believe in."
Sheryl Nome
"I've come this far all by myself, using my own strength!"



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