Macross Dynamite 7

MD7_HTitle: Macross Dynamite 7
OVA (or OAV by ANN, though I don’t see the difference)
action, adventure, comedy, science fiction, mecha, music
Eps: 4;
Directed by: Tetsuro Amino;
Character Design: Koichiro Niiba, Takeshi Itou;
Studio: Ashi Productions;
Year: 1997-98;
Watched: 2013;
Subs: eng by Central Anime [CA];
MAL: (bad);
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Anime: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982-3);
Movie: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?(1984);
(here comes a lot of things of US called Robotech, you can find it if you follow link);
OVA: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (1987);
OVA: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again (1992);
Manga: Sukehiro Tomita, Macross II (1992-93);
(an adaptation movie and manga by US)
OVA: Macross Plus (1994);
(an international version);
Anime: Macross 7 (1994-95);
Manga: Haruhiko Mikimoto, Macross 7: Trash (1994-2001);
Movie: Macross Plus: Movie Edition (1995);
Movie: Macross 7 The Movie: The Galaxy Is Calling Me! (1995);
OVA: Macross 7: Encore (1995);
OVA: Macross Zero (2002);
Anime: Macross Frontier (2007);
Manga: Macross Frontier (2007);
Manga: Haruhiko Mikimoto, Macross: The First (2009-…);
Movie: Macross Frontier The Movie: The False Diva (2009);
Movie: Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye (2011);
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Main characters:

  • Basara Nikki – main singer, plays guitar, over all totally laid back person;
  • Mylene Flare Jenius – the main singing girl, plays guitar, a bit childish but cute girl;
  • Gamlin Kizaki – doesn’t sing (what a shocker) and is a solder;
  • Elma Hollie – green haired cute girls;

I guess most of long running animations have to have a white whale episode (you know Moby Dick by Herman Mellvile). This time its space whales – ok so I guess Futurama didn’t start this thing huhh? No matter how ridiculous that sounds a guy fighting against huge fleets of battle ships (and winning!!!) by operating his robot only by playing guitar and singing totally wins against that..

MD7_Space-Whale

Whales

This time (like it wasn’t all the Macross 7 series, but even more) all the attention is on Basara as he wonders off to some planet where space whales flies around. By the old legend they come to this planet to die.. but Basara wants to give the Great White Whale a piece of his mind of course by singing.. He meets a cute girl Elma and her father – a whale hunter. He is obsessed with the Great White Whale and hunting it is the only reason he still lives  (see the similarity).. He has one more daughter who is in some sort of forces and so they fight a lot.. Yet the younger sister is way cooler, she just wants to sing as her mother did and is innocent and naive.

Strangely these eps are somehow full of nudity, ecchi (I’m not sure if the guy is naked is that also ecchi?), yuri and so on moments ..

Out of nowhere yuri scene with poor Mylene.. and we don’t get to know how that ends..
MD7_Yuri-1 MD7_Yuri-2

Instead we get naked Basara’s ass in the fase..
MD7_Eccii-2 MD7_Eccii-3
I guess only worth seeing scene here.. and even that overwhelms us with a picture of naked 10+something girl.. (unless you’re into this kind of thing.. for me it was shockingly unexpectedly unwelcome..) though it was shown with such a naivety and simplicity without making any kind of deal out of, that this just actually could go without even noticing.. but yet the fact is the fact.. MAKE SURE YOU ARE AGE APPROPRIATE TO SEE NUDITY!! otherwise skip this and this. And she runs around like this for some time.. Though somehow this doesn’t seem to be disturbing as I see that in the beach a lot.. its even cute and funny:
MD7_ED-Kid

And of course the music.. The same as all Macross series this one has some nice songs. Some are already familiar from the Macross 7 some are new I think. Though I enjoyed the tune, some people out there would disagree with me. But that’s a personal opinion and we decide for ourselves. Btw interesting compilation – animated Basara was used in real scenery in the ending song:
MD7_ED-Row MD7_Basara

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Gallery:

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op: “Dynamite Explosion” by Fire Bomber [lyrics]

ed: “Parade” by Fire Bomber [lyrics]

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Links:

Wikipedia
Anime News Networks
My Anime List
AnimeNfo
AniDB
IMDb (though the picture is so wrong)
Anime-Planet
Review: T.H.E.M. (now that really hits a spot)

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