Okay, so the title of this one’s a bit of a misnomer since this week’s column isn’t exactly about idol wars in the way something like THE IDOLM@STER‘s idol agency spats or AKB0048‘s literal wars are. In fact, it might be more accurate to say this is more about the war inside me. The war of loving idols. What it’s like to live with love. To love…and live…
I’ve been watching more SDF Macross—and it fits in just as well this week as bonus content as it did last week. Verdict so far (1/3 of the way through): it’s very good and I’m enjoying it a whole lot. It’s really interesting to watch Kawamori’s first show having seen only his most recent stuff because you can really see the seeds of what’s to come in Aquarion EVOL and AKB0048 clearly in Macross. In addition, being in the midst of watch Turn A Gundam has also provided an interesting secondary perspective on Macross. I’m well aware that Macross showed up only a few years after the original Gundam, but it’s really interesting to see what feel like some very Gundam-like stuff in Macross. The two franchises, at least from my limited experience of both, don’t seem to be oppositional as I had been lead to believe by…whatever it was that lead me to (erroneously) think that.
By the way, SDF Macross looks great, too!