“A Shocking Debut Stage”
Sundays in Japan only because this will NEVER BE LICENSED
Walkure performs a pre-emptive concert to prevent a Vars outbreak. Things are going well enough for Freyja and Hayate in their performance debut, but it’s only a matter of time before the spectacle draws the attention of their mysterious enemy.
My brain is still trying to convince me not to like this show. It’s yelling at me for liking the super dumb idol fights, for putting up with how they encourage Hayate’s dangerously obnoxious attitude, and for shrugging off the exteme increase in SPACE MAGIC compared to previous series. Sorry brain, I’m still having fun, in fact this episode was probably the most fun since the first.
Not too much happened on the romance front unless you want to read into meaningful glances, which I totally do! It only takes a couple of sad looks from Mirage to see they are making her jealous of Freyja’s effortless friendship with Hayate, and I’m going to ahead and project some inferiority complex compared to the cute and flashy idol girls. Don’t worry girl, this is how it has gone in the past, it’s all going according to plan…
I liked Walkure’s intro song as the token fun, light hearted number every Macross needs. It’s kind of in the same mold of “My Boyfriend’s a Pilot” or “Seikan Hikou”, except once again a bit more forgettable. I laughed at the rather shameless name drops of Freyja’s musical influences, but sure, why not? Time wise it would be like if someone gave her a mix tape with Billie Holiday, The Beatles, and Beyonce on it. Meanwhile Mikumo buys herself some time with the whole “amplifying each other’s energy” thing, but I’m still convinced she’s dead.
I guess we did have some actual missiles this week but more importantly, the bad guys also have magic singing. EHHHH!?!? It certainly makes the idol battles even more ridiculous, but that’s probably for the best at this point. Might as well go all in. I’m not sure if it was revealed the Bad Guys are from Windmere before but it always seemed obvious to me. More interesting is the reveal of their short life spans, which significantly ups Freyja’s potential for a tragic ending. Maybe Mikumo really is safe?