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Macross Frontier Movie 2 Review
Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye
劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼 〜サヨナラノツバサ〜 (Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Sayonara no Tsubasa)

Synopsis

Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye picked up from where the previous movie left off, Ranka's star career flourishes while Sheryl's health rapidly deteriorates after collapsing during a live performance. At the same time, separate factions are maneuvering behind the scenes seeking to control the Vajra horde by utilizing the singing abilities of the two songstresses. As the entire Macross Frontier fleet begins to wage its final war on the Vajra, Alto finally makes a choice between Ranka and Sheryl.

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TV Rating

Country

Studio

episode(s)

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Language

Premiered

February 26, 2011

Run-time

minutes

Rating

  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Pros

Character design
Combat/Action
Music
Visual

Cons

Character design
Character development
Dialogs
Fetish
Plot
Slow-pace

PROs CONS

Overview

While the first Macross Frontier film will re-edit the story of the television series with new footage, the second film, titled Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye (劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼 〜サヨナラノツバサ〜 Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Sayonara no Tsubasa), which will be based also on the Macross Frontier TV series, will act as a sequel to the 2009 film, including a new story and new music. The film is a rearrangement of aspects of the original TV series, having little to do with the original story.

Alternative title

– Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye
– Gekijōban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa
– マクロスF 恋離飛翼~サヨナラノツバサ~
– Gekijōban Makurosu Furontia Sayonara no Tsubasa
– 劇場版 マクロスF 恋離飛翼 〜サヨナラノツバサ〜

TL;DR Review

The second film for Macross Frontier, The Wings of Goodbye, deviates more from the TV show. It is no longer considered a recap film, but more an alternate timeline that started with the first film. Despite not being a recap film, it still used clips from the TV and rearranged them. Kind of like how Robotech rearranged multiple series to tell its own story, deja vu.

The Wings of Goodbye movie may as well be one long music video. A new song/concert is required to play every so often, throw in some combat backdrop, then fill the rest of the time with a boring love triangle and you have the second movie.

I had the hardest time trying to finish this movie in one sitting. I was so bored with the forced love triangle that I constantly pause the movie to do something else. I would recommend turning your brain off during the required concert music video. They are just eye candy and does not move the story forward in anyway. Don’t worry about the plot, it isn’t worth following.

I know anime tend to have contrived plots and plot holes, but it is especially apparent here. The Sheryl rescue plan feels like it was thought up by a child. In fact, the whole plot feels like it too. Near the end, I have no idea why all the factions are fighting each other. I was so happy when the movie finally ended, which is never a good sign.

The only saving grace for this movie is the animation and art. The music is rather mediocre as all the songs started to sound the same. The song “Aimo” is the only exception, which I believe is just a copy version of “Voice” from Macross Plus.

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

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Featured Music

Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

TV Series

  1. “[トライアングラー] Triangler” by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 1-16)
  2. “[星間飛行] Seikan Hikou (Interstellar Flight)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 17)
  3. “[ライオン] Lion” by Sheryl Nome Starring May’n & Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (eps 18-24)
  4. “[愛・おぼえていますか~bless the little queen] Ai, Oboete Imasu ka ~ bless the little queen (Do You Remember Love? ~ Bless the Little Queen)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 25)

Closing Theme

TV Series

  1. “「アイモ」 Aimo (vocal and harmonica version)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 1)
  2. “[ダイアモンド クレバス] Diamond Crevasse” by Sheryl Nome starring May’n (eps 2-6,8-9,13-14)
  3. “「アイモ」 Aimo” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 7)
  4. “[アイモ~鳥のひと] Aimo ~ Tori no Hito (Bird Human)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 10)
  5. “「ねこ日記」 Neko Nikki (Cat Diary)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 11)
  6. “[愛・おぼえていますか] Ai, Oboete Imasu ka (Do You Remember Love?)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 12)
  7. “「ダイアモンド クレバス50/50」 Diamond Crevasse 50/50” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] & Sheryl Nome starring May’n (ep 15)
  8. “「ノーザンクロス」 Northern Cross” by Sheryl Nome Starring May’n (eps 16-18,22-24)
  9. “[トライアングラー] Triangler” by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 19)
  10. “[真空のダイアモンド クレバス] Shinku no Diamond Crevasse (Empty Diamond Crevasse)” by Sheryl Nome Starring May’n (ep 20)
  11. “「蒼のエーテル」 Ao no Ether (Blue Ether)” by Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 21)
  12. “[トライアングラー Fight on Stage] Triangler Fight on Stage” by Sheryl Nome Starring May’n & Ranka Lee [Megumi Nakajima] (ep 25)

Movie 1 (The False Songstress)

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

Movie 2 (The Wings of Goodbye)

  1. “Hoshi Kira (ホシキラ)” by Megumi Nakajima
  2. “d Shootin’ Star b (dシュディスタb)” by Megumi Nakajima & May’n

Insert Song

TV Series

  1. “Ai Oboeteimasu ka ~bless the little queen” (愛・おぼえていますか~bless the little queen) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 24-25)
  2. “Yōsei” (妖精) by May’n (ep 22)
  3. “What ’bout my [email protected]” (What ’bout my [email protected]フォルモ) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 5,19)
  4. “What ’bout my star?(Sheryl on Stage)” by May’n (eps 1,5,15)
  5. “Welcome To My FanClub’s Night!(Sheryl On Stage)” by May’n (ep 15)
  6. “Watashi no Kare wa Pilot MISS MACROSS 2059” (私の彼はパイロット MISS MACROSS 2059) by Megumi Nakajima (ep 4)
  7. “Uchū Kyōdai Bune” (宇宙兄弟船) by Shunsuke Sakamoto (ep 5)
  8. “TRY AGAIN” by FIRE BOMBER (ep 17)
  9. “Totsugeki Love Heart” (突撃ラブハート) by FIRE BOMBER (ep 2)
  10. “SMS Shōtai no Uta ~Ano Ko wa Alien” (SMS小隊の歌~あの娘はエイリアン) by Everyone from SMS (ep 4)
  11. “Seikan Hikō” (星間飛行) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 12,15,17-19)
  12. “Nyan Nyan Service Medly” (娘々サービスメドレー) by Maaya Sakamoto, May’n & Megumi Nakajima (ep 25)
  13. “Northern Cross” (ノーザンクロス) by May’n (ep 25)
  14. “Ninjīn Loves you yeah!” (ニンジーン Loves you yeah!) by Megumi Nakajima (ep 8)
  15. “Neko Nikki” (ねこ日記) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 9,12)
  16. “MY SOUL FOR YOU” by FIRE BOMBER (ep 17)
  17. “Iteza Gogo Ku-ji Don’t be late” (射手座☆午後九時 Don’t be late) by May’n (eps 1,7,24)
  18. “Infinity” (インフィニティ) by May’n (ep 7)
  19. “Infinity #7” (インフィニティ#7) by May’n & Megumi Nakajima (ep 15)
  20. “Haha to Ko-Ranka no Aimo” (母と子ランカのアイモ) by Maaya Sakamoto & Megumi Nakajima (ep 14)
  21. “Chō Jikū Hanten Nyan Nyan” (超時空飯店 娘々) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 11,15)
  22. “Brera to Ko-Ranka no Aimo” (ブレラと子ランカのアイモ) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 23-24)
  23. “Anata no Oto” (アナタノオト) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 19-20)
  24. “Aimo” (アイモ) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 3,8,12,21)
  25. “Aimo O.C.” (アイモ O.C.) by Megumi Nakajima (eps 16,18)

Movie 1 (The False Songstress)

  1. “Aimo” (アイモ) by Megumi Nakajima
  2. “Yōsei” (妖精) by May’n
  3. “What ’bout my [email protected]” (What ’bout my [email protected]フォルモ) by Megumi Nakajima
  4. “What ’bout my star?” by May’n
  5. “Welcome To My Fan Club’s Night!” by May’n
  6. “Watashi no Kare wa Pilot” (私の彼はパイロット) by Megumi Nakajima
  7. “Universal Bunny” (ユニバーサル・バニー) by May’n
  8. “Starlight Nattō” (スターライト納豆) by Megumi Nakajima
  9. “pink monsoon” by May’n
  10. “Obelisk” (オベリスク) by May’n
  11. “Lion” (ライオン) by May’n & Megumi Nakajima
  12. “Kaitaku Jūki” (開拓重機) by Megumi Nakajima
  13. “Iteza Gogo Ku-ji Don’t be late” (射手座☆午後九時 Don’t be late) by May’n
  14. “Family Mart Cosmos” (ファミリーマート・コスモス) by Megumi Nakajima
  15. “Dynam Chōgōkin” (ダイナム超合金) by Megumi Nakajima
  16. “Diamond Crevase” (ダイアモンド クレバス) by May’n & Megumi Nakajima
  17. “Daruma Seminar” (だるまゼミナール) by Megumi Nakajima
  18. “Chō Jikū Hanten Nyan Nyan” (超時空飯店 娘々) by Megumi Nakajima

Movie 2 (The Wings of Goodbye)

  1. “Diamond Crevase ~thank you, Frontier (ダイアモンド クレバス~thank you,Frontier)” by May’n
  2. “Shima Aimo (島アイモ)” by Megumi Nakajima
  3. “Seikan Hikō (LIVE in Alcatraz) (星間飛行(LIVE in アルカトラズ))” by Megumi Nakajima
  4. “Sayonara no Tsubasa ~the end of triangle~ (サヨナラノツバサ ~the end of triangle~)” by Megumi Nakajima & May’n
  5. “Nyan Nyan Final Attack Frontier Greatest ☆ Hits! (娘々Final Attack フロンティア グレイテスト☆ヒッツ!)” by Megumi Nakajima & May’n
  6. “Nijiiro★Kumakuma (虹いろ★クマクマ)” by Megumi Nakajima
  7. “Koi wa Dogfight (FIRST LIVE in Atlantis Dome) (恋はドッグファイト(FIRST LIVE in アトランティスドーム))” by Megumi Nakajima
  8. “Kindan no Elixer (禁断のエリクシア)” by May’n
  9. “Hōkago Overflow (放課後オーバーフロウ)” by Megumi Nakajima
  10. “Get it on – Kōsoku Climax (Get it on ~光速クライmax~)” by Megumi Nakajima & May’n
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