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Summary:

With the filming of the movie BIRD HUMAN set to begin, Ranka manages to get a small role, but she worries if she’ll be able to do it well. She calls Alto hoping that he’d make her feel better about it, and his advice is that she should feel instead of think in order to become the character. Ranka is disappointed, however, when she hears Sheryl yelling at Alto in the background, and Alto has to hang up because he has to return to the shoot he’s doing with Sheryl for the military. He’s disgusted with himself because he realizes what he told Ranka is what his father once told him. Leon meanwhile gets a report saying that the VF-27 couldn’t have been unmanned, but also that a normal human couldn’t endure the output and mobility of it. A few days later, Ranka arrives at the island where the filming will take place, and to her surprise, Mikhail and Luca are there as well because the S.M.S is helping with the filming. Alto isn’t around at first, but he shows up with Sheryl during a discussion between the director and the production staff about using Sheryl’s song as one of the key songs in the movie. Sheryl know that the song they’re talking about doesn’t fit because it wasn’t written for the movie, so she offers to write a new one, but the director wants more time to think about it. Sheryl is then approached by lead actress for the film who was also the winner of the Miss Macross contest, but Sheryl ignores her and talks to Ranka instead.

When the production overhears Sheryl mention Alto’s name, they immediately ask him to be in the movie because they’ve seen his kabuki performances as a princess. Alto doesn’t want to because he quit theater already, and he gets angry after Mikhail accuses him of running away again. Having not known anything about Alto’s past, Ranka learns from Luca and Sheryl that Alto didn’t want to continue the family kabuki tradition and became a pilot after arguing with his father. Distressed by how she didn’t know, Ranka decides to go off into the jungle by herself and makes her way to a cliff overlooking the beach. Since she’s by herself, she starts singing Aimo and unknowingly catches the attention of the director who was fishing in the water below. Unfortunately for her, it also attracts a winged predator. Back below, the production crew has to deal with how the actor for Kudou Shin is now refusing to do a critical underwater scene as well as with how the actress for Mao isn’t here yet. Since Alto is around, they decide to let him be Shin for that particular scene, but Alto doesn’t realize until Luca tells him that it will involve kissing Mao’s actress. He stomps off embarrassed and goes to look for Ranka, and he manages to find her right as she’s about to be attacked by the winged beast.

Though Alto tries to use his gun to protect Ranka, the beast knocks the gun away and smacks him around before it turns its attention back to Ranka. Fortunately for her, Brera suddenly appears and allows the beast to bite into his arm so that he can get an open shot at punching it. Seeing this reminds Ranka of the Vajra attack from her past and of her brother, but her concern is unwarranted because Brera easily uses his blade to slice the creature in half. With the danger gone, Brera starts to walk off, though he does introduce himself to Alto first. Alto then carries the unconscious Ranka back to the movie set, and when she wakes up, she thinks that he was the one who saved her because she doesn’t remember what actually happened. Once the two get back, they learn from Elmo that the director wants Ranka to play the role of Mao and wants to use her song as well. Alto panics because he realizes that this means that he and Ranka will have to kiss, and this also causes Ranka not to immediately accept the role. She admits to Bobby afterwards that she’s not confident in her abilities since she doesn’t understand Mao’s character – in particular, she doesn’t understand how it feels to love the man her sister loves, as was the case with Mao and Sara. This changes when she sees Sheryl suddenly surprise Alto with a kiss on the lips, and though Sheryl pretends that it wasn’t a big deal, it has a significant impact on Ranka.

Because she now understands how Mao feels, Ranka decides to accept the role after all. She and Alto thus go through with the underwater kiss scene, and that scene is especially embarrassing for her to watch when the movie finally premieres. Nevertheless, she gets recognized after the movie ends to the sound of much applause, and the director tells her that her legend starts here.

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Wow, that was a really good episode – much better than last week’s. Part of it is because it wasn’t just an homage to Macross Zero – it also advanced the Frontier plot significantly. The two kisses were certainly surprising, but what I loved was how they weaved the Macross Zero/BIRD HUMAN story into everything, from the parallels between the love triangles to how they made the ending of the movie into the ending of the episode too. And the movie version (aka. Tori no Hito) of Aimo has been stuck in my head ever since – boy am I glad the soundtrack is out. It was also interesting to see the director say at the very end that this begins Ranka’s legend because it makes this feel even more like a critical point in the series. With all that’s happened, I suspect that, from this point on, Ranka will become super popular but at the same time, she’ll lose Alto slowly to Sheryl.

Brera also made an appearance this episode, and all clues seem to point to him being Ranka’s true brother. He’s at least part cybernetic, and perhaps that’s the result of the Vajra attack all those years ago. Regardless, it’s looking more and more like he won’t be an antagonist after all since he demonstrated a desire to protect Ranka and since he supposedly wants to reclaim his past, though I still can’t quite figure out what his employer is up to. The preview shows that Brera will be in next episode (or at least his Valkyrie will), but unfortunately there is no Macross episode next week. MBS is replacing it next Thursday with the Rank Oukoku show, and TBS is replacing it next Friday with soccer (UEFA EURO 2008). Episode 11 will air on June 19th.

June 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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  • June 6, 2008 at 2:18 pmRoy Fokker88

    A great tie in with Zero, after all it seems that the Sheryl could be related to Mao after all and it looks like the Anti-UN forces are back. Earlier someone mentioned that Maian island was vaporized in the Zentradi bombardment. While the island was destroyed, I am certain Mao was one of the survivors on the Macross and not on the island. Remember back at the end of Zero? Mao and the other Mayans were refugees on the Asuka carrier. Which no doubt returned to its station on Macross Island and dropped the Maians off there as new citizens of Macross.

    As for the Anti-UN forces Brera is no doubt there elite fighter and Grace, Sheryl’s own manager is his boss. There is plenty of proof of this:
    1. Grace spys on the secret presidential meeting of discovering the Vajra nest, then Brera is ordered to destroy the nest to hide evidence by Grace.
    2. The Anti-UN had superior technology, but relied on quick sneak attacks rather then Brute force to make up for there small numbers. As such the Anti-UN would no doubt resort to using cyborgization to make elite soldiers and spies ex. Grace and Brera.
    3. Brera’s fighter is nearly identical to Nora’s fighter from Zero in appearance and superiority over UN fighters.

    I doubt Sheryl releases what Grace is up to. More likely Grace uses her relationship with Sheryl to help her spy on the UN. In Ep3 she asked the Lieuntant who was Ozma’s ex for some Access codes so she could locate the missing Sheryl by plugging into the ship. No doubt she would make great use of those codes her spying activities. It also occurred to me that Grace seems to resemble Nora quite a bit, think of the irony the descendants of Nora and Mao working together.

  • June 6, 2008 at 3:05 pmfamfiel

    It’s interesting how a couple of kisses can get people so worked up. Remember: the louder a person protests, the more it betrays their feelings of insecurity over what just happened. ;)

    Right now, I think the triangle has more to do with developing a conflict between the two girls that will need to be later resolved, than it does with any “choice” on Alto’s part. There’s much to be said in how Ranka took the role this episode: she’s faced with the realization that her truest friend is also her greatest rival. How she overcomes that conflict will be an important part of her character’s growth.

  • June 6, 2008 at 3:09 pmCosmos

    Worst Plot Ever.

  • June 6, 2008 at 3:23 pmCain

    @Roy FOOKER,
    First of all, the Macross Zero, is a prelude to the original Macross Series, “The Super Dimensional Fortress Macross”, the anti-UN and the UN were both trying to gain control of the artifacts that fell into the sea, that is, the would-be Macross battleship. So, I highly doubt that the Anti-UN are behind this, as the Ventradi war started shortly after the end of the Anti-UN and UN wars.

  • June 6, 2008 at 4:48 pmMichJobert

    @cain: didn’t the macross battleship fell on land?

    looks like mao is going the way of minmei=super stardom= loss of time for alto= altoxsheryl

    hmmm.

    brera is either black-ops or anti-u.n.

  • June 6, 2008 at 4:50 pma

    When you look at the love triangle you kind of see that Ranka basically uses Alto to feel better or for support, while Sheryl actually has gotten to know him. Ranka knows nothing about Alto because she never bothered to ask. Every time she talks to him it’s about her or her problems. Sheryl and Alto are a more mutual understanding and support. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes.

  • June 6, 2008 at 5:05 pmjims

    THEY SHOULD MAKE it so that ALTO gets them BOTH :) they can SHARE!

  • June 6, 2008 at 5:18 pmCain

    @MichJobert,
    the Macross Battleship indeed crashed into the island where Shin met Sara and Mao Nome, I am actually watching the first episode of “The Super Dimensional Macross” right now. I take it for Zero they actually changed this for the purpose of the story. Anyway, I highly doubt that in this day and age, being the timeline of Frontier, that the Anti-UN had been holding grudges against the UN Spacy, in times like this, Mankind should be united not divided.

  • June 6, 2008 at 6:38 pmTmoo

    @Cain: uh, no. It was never shown or stated that Macross crashed on the mayan island. To add proof to that, where is the huge city around the macross then? Wouldn’t Sara be going in fits about all the kudons on her island before meeting shin? Zero takes place in 2008, one year before Hikaru pilots his first VF in that city, so it should be there next to the macross and fully functional if that’s the case. They didn’t change anything from the original in Zero.

  • June 6, 2008 at 7:58 pmCain

    @Tmoo, it is stated in Macross, that the city was built while the Macross Battleship was being built, in the very first episode of the original series, the Macross crashed on a deserted island.

  • June 6, 2008 at 8:17 pmRikki

    This episode was the best! It keeps getting better and better! To me, Ranka sings better than Sheryl. *puts on “I support Ranka” t-shirt*

    As for the Alto pairings, I also think its going to be AltoxSheryl…
    I feel sorry for Ranka, already…

    Well, next episode gets even better.

    On the side, did anyone notice how Mao was more recognized than Sara at the awards?

  • June 6, 2008 at 9:38 pmox2

    wait…maybe since I haven’t seen this ep yet…how does everyone know that she is mao’s great grand daughter? I’m smart enough to realize the same last names so I figured there has to be some relation…but other than that…I have no clue.

  • June 6, 2008 at 10:16 pmDangan

    does Sheryl Nome related to Mao Nome?

  • June 6, 2008 at 10:20 pmSom1

    Completely off topic but is it just me or does the helicopter shown around 6:20 look exactly like a UH-60 Blackhawk???

  • June 6, 2008 at 10:25 pmTmoo

    @cain: er yeah, i know. But it isn’t on the mayan island. And by 2008 most of the city would be built and fully functional. Macross launches in 2009, and if my eyes don’t decieve me the city was fully established by that time. Unless they miraculously built a city in one year. Also, the mayan island is inhabited. If you need reference, check the Macross Compendium, it states everything up to the end of Zero there in a time line.

  • June 6, 2008 at 10:59 pmCain

    @Tmoo,
    I will make sure to check the Compendium, but am basing my answers solely on my understanding of the Macross Zero / Original Macross plot, I am by no means an expert in the Macross Universe background etc .. etc .., just wanted to add, that in Zero, the “mayans” were evacuated when the UN and the Anti-UN fought in the skirmish at the end of Zero, and the “awakening” of the alien artifact.

  • June 6, 2008 at 11:10 pmkamikaze

    woo good ep, i just watched zero too. ionno why tho, but it annoyed me how the lead actress playing sara has orange and curly hair, ranka too. one would think since its a movie they would at least dye their hair.. look at alto.

  • June 6, 2008 at 11:32 pmMelchior

    I’ve really been enjoying the two heroines passing Alto back and forth honestly.

    But I’m still rooting for the Sheryl x Alto ending. Ranka’s role in all this is to become a burgeoning superstar, like Minmay (even comes from a Chinese restaurant), and influence the fight like Minmay, since every vajra in the galaxy is attracted to Ranka…
    And maybe we’ll even see her singing of “Aimo” save Alto from a near death situation like Myung did to Isamu in Plus and Mao did to Shin in Zero.

    In Sheryl’s development, we get to see the more natural side to her. One that it should be very clear from her playtime at the mall and various other alone time with Alto that she only shows him. In front of her fans, Sheryl has to be The Galactic Fairy, but when she’s with Alto she can be herself. Manipulative, toying, playful wonderful tsundere bitch that she is.

    And from that standpoint, we can see why she would open up to Alto. Just like everyone else at the filming, Sheryl has known *exactly* who Alto is from long before. She knows he’s a famous kabuki actor. Sheryl also understands that he ran away from show business to do what he really wants, flying, and understands that completely. Being similar people, Sheryl loves to sing, but with Alto, she can really be herself and the two both understand.

    —————————-

    And it’s not like Sheryl and Ranka are all that competitive. Sheryl has helped Ranka gain her own popularity and career with helpful advice. She lets Ranka earn her own place, rather than saying “I’m Sheryl and this is Ranka Lee, everyone love her too!” Sheryl wants Ranka to realize how important singing is to the both of them, and rise on her own…with a little bit of encouragement here and there.

    If Ranka keeps to the sidelines and loses Alto to Sheryl that way, it’s her own fault. She simply realized it later than Sheryl, who liked to toy with Alto right away. Maybe Sheryl fell in love with Alto at first fall :)

  • June 6, 2008 at 11:56 pmnanali

    Man, the people working on the show are going to feel so much pressure when its the last episode….theyre going to get a bashing from at least one faction according to who he ends up with. maybe they’ll explode and give a really obscure ending.

  • June 6, 2008 at 11:59 pmTanto

    At any rate Ranka should know by now what her true feelings are judging by this episode hence her forced march forward. Whether she can actually do anything about it is another matter.

    Rising stardom and and growing a relationship don’t exactly mix so I would agree with OMNI’s analysis that quote “With all that’s happened, I suspect that, from this point on, Ranka will become super popular but at the same time, she’ll lose Alto slowly to Sheryl.”

  • June 7, 2008 at 12:01 amTanto

    I forgot to add that you can’t have your cake and eat it at the same time proverb.

  • June 7, 2008 at 12:54 amani_d

    If you ask me, as long as Ranka has the will and desire to be with Alto–something Minmay didn’t realize till it was too late–Ranka’s in the right path to the Alto. ^__^ Kawamori won’t do a SDF Macross type of story all over again. That I’m sure of. Besides, I don’t see him forsaking Ranka after sharpening her feelings for Alto and giving her this much attention in the story. That’s like shooting the foundations of the story.

  • June 7, 2008 at 3:28 amTmoo

    @cain: i forgot they were evacuated, thanks for that. so they were on the macross after all :O

  • June 7, 2008 at 4:17 amlinkinstreet

    Euro Football >>> Macross lol

  • June 7, 2008 at 5:40 amMagnus

    >>Melchior wrote: But I’m still rooting for the Sheryl x Alto ending. Ranka’s role in all this is to become a burgeoning superstar, like Minmay (even comes from a Chinese restaurant), and influence the fight like Minmay, since every vajra in the galaxy is attracted to Ranka…<<

    They just want to bring her flowers… that´s why they constantly attack. :P

  • June 7, 2008 at 6:39 amSpacehamster

    A friend of mine introduced me to anime via both Macross Frontier and Azumanga Daioh. I’m definitely a newbie to this. I’ve been avidly following this series each and every week (via the blog) and it gets more and more intriguing all the time. Saw the ending to Macross 7, and listening to Yoko Kanno’s score for the ending to this episode was breathtaking and an absolute delight.

    A few things: It looks like Ozma knew Mao personally. It’s great to see that indirect connection with the past. I was kinda expecting that Brera Sterne would be a cyborg. What I didn’t expect was the he might also be suffering from amnesia.

  • June 7, 2008 at 7:31 amNoname

    Don’t forget the Vietnamese in doing Macross Frontier. Oh yeah I have a feeling the olympics will delay Macross Frontier in August. So except MBS/TBS to might not show some eps later on.

  • June 7, 2008 at 9:49 amCain

    Euro > Go France > Spain > Portugal and Screw those Italians for being racists.

  • June 7, 2008 at 11:37 amRoy Fokker88

    @Tmoo & Cain
    See I told you guys that the Mayan people were most likely moved to Macross City. Whats more the “Legend of Zero” would have had to have been told by Mao because the only other people who knew what really happened was Shin and Sara, who we all know disappeared.

    @ MichJobert
    True. While it has not been shown for sure who Brera is working for yet. The Anti-UN certainly fits the bill storywise not just in the tactics and mechs used by Brera, but in the fact that the UN and Anti-UN struggle is a representation of the Capitalism verus Communist struggle of the Cold War. If you look back at Ep2-4 starting with the first look at the S.M.S hanger it is commented that thanks to the Free Markets of Capitalism S.M.S has the best mechs and gear available. Now if so much attention is shown to the fact that Ranka’s adopted brother Ozma represents Capitalism it makes sense for her real brother, Brera to be representing some Communist faction. Perhaps there will be a kind of Roy/Ivanov like conflict between the two “brothers” Ozma and Brera?

  • June 7, 2008 at 12:13 pmCain

    “the UN and Anti-UN struggle is a representation of the Capitalism verus Communist ”

    I just find it hard to have this kind of plot on a Macross, at least, post-zentradi war > . < … socialism ftw …

  • June 7, 2008 at 3:06 pmnoname

    I think it’s interesting nobody’s mentioned that Ozma said “Dr.Mao”. So that’s pretty much proof Mao grew up, survived, and has passed on her legacy. Also of note is the similar reactions the Vajra and Bird-Human from Zero had when Sara would sing and when Ranka was singing in the mall. Possible relation or complete coincidence?

    Also, since some people seemed to miss this, at the end of Zero the Bird-Human with Sara inside was hit with 4 nukes and Shin flew into space in a non-functioning VF-0. I think it’s pretty safe to assume they’re both dead.

    As for Brera and Grace, the Galaxy fleet is known for it’s advanced technology so would it be unreasonable to think that they’re spies from Galaxy trying to hide something? Brera’s a cyborg and Grace has used her implants to hack a security meeting with the president. Personally, I think it’s likely the Vajra are a weapon secretly developed by Galaxy that has gotten out of control. Maybe they were trying to recreate a Bird-Human (the similarity in reaction to Sara/Ranka singing) and the possible descendent of Mao being Ranka (Ozma saying it was fate for Ranka to play her role). The tie ins with Zero will hopefully continue and be fully explained by the end of the series.

    Finally, Alto has two women trying to get him. That’s 2 more than me, so as long as he gets one of them in the end is all good.

  • June 7, 2008 at 7:19 pmsejo76

    @ noname
    “Finally, Alto has two women trying to get him. That’s 2 more than me, so as long as he gets one of them in the end is all good.”

    Hahaha, you’re funny dude.

  • June 7, 2008 at 9:01 pmmistaekksusu

    actually i’m more concerned about what Ozma said “playing Dr. Mao role…”
    Could it be, Mao has become some great scientist in the time of Macross F or it was just a mistranslation ?

  • June 7, 2008 at 9:32 pmnoname

    @sejo76
    Thanks, I try ;)

    @mistaekksusu
    My current hypothesis, which will probably change, is that there was some kind of further research done on the Bird-Human and seeing as how Mao had his blood infused into her would mean everything centered around her. She was fascinated by the cities and technology so it’s not absurd to think she went to receive an education to better understand herself and her sister’s abilities? But that’s really sketchy atm.

  • June 8, 2008 at 12:25 amJacksMom

    That creature in the forest was so Final Fantasy X-like that it almost makes me giggle<3

  • June 8, 2008 at 2:21 amorihimeinoue

    heheh sorry just a question, but were the two main heroin’s in macross zero sisters?

  • June 8, 2008 at 6:49 amLiz

    Everyone is literally forgetting the Macross 7 Triangle, if everyone wants a non-happy or unresolved ending, the triangle in 7 is the way to go, didn’t like the Macross Zero ending, but it was a enjoyable OVA.

    Alto may begin to equally love them both, and may not make a choice, or the SDF way. >.>

  • June 8, 2008 at 6:51 amLiz

    @orihimeinoue

    Yes, although they both did kiss Shin.

  • June 8, 2008 at 1:25 pmsdliddo

    @W-General.

    Trust me in this one. Better the filipino outsourcing that Gonzo outsourcing. Have you EVER seen a GONZO animation that isnt stellar when they aren’t paid big bucks? Look at everything GONZO has done and you will understand me.

    Truth to tell.. i dont want to know how it would have looked.
    As for the part with Sheryl and Mao Nome.. just what did ranka’s brother say about it being fate that Ranka played Mao’s role?

  • June 8, 2008 at 2:57 pmDragoneye

    Ranka and Shery are related by biood some how

  • June 8, 2008 at 7:42 pmd e c u l t u r e

    i want more action
    hope there will be in the next ep ^^

  • June 9, 2008 at 1:30 amLidstrom

    This episode was the most meta thing I’ve seen in awhile. Not only is it a homage and funny way to bring in Zero, it also reintroduces key points from Zero that play a part here. Like Dr. Mao :P

    As for who Alto ends up with? Doesn’t matter if the build keeps up the way it has been. Ranka/Sheryl seem like they could be friends (Sheryl dissing the star to talk to Ranka was a great scene). Not to mention it’s nice to have a relationship where the triangle isn’t fighting each other.

  • June 9, 2008 at 1:50 pmNix

    Yesss this episode was so good lol.
    I’m sad the green thing was not in this episode XD
    Brera looks so awesome <3
    and Ranka and Alto finally kissed :D, yay

  • June 9, 2008 at 7:07 pmRoyfokker88

    I saw Ep 10 RAW and only say the subbed version today so I missed the Doctor Mao part. I think dragoneyes is right that Ranka and Sheryl are related by blood and therefore both girls are descendants of the Nome sisters. That would explain how they were able to communicate to each other “mystically” during Sheryl’s last concert. Several things also occured to me when Ozma mentioned Dr. Mao.
    1. Lee is Ranka’s adopted name from Ozama perhaps Ranka is an adopted name.
    2. In Zero when Mao’s boat was destroyed Mao suffered amnesia from the trauma just as Ranka does.
    3. While Frontier is about 60 years from Zero, Dr/ Mao could very well be alive. Due to medical advancements from doctors like her and the Zentradi’s cloning technology the people of the future might live much longer and age slower than the people of today.
    Perhaps Ozma will reveal who Ranka’s parents were and perhaps Ranka is the greatgrandaughter of Mao.

    As for which girl gets Alto in the end I say Alto should just make it a true love triangle and have a threesome. If the ‘princess’ is man enough for the two girls that is.

  • June 9, 2008 at 8:38 pmIzaak

    RankXAlto 4 EVAH!!!!!

    -Izaak, Lord of the Lotus Clan.

  • June 10, 2008 at 2:37 ammai

    @W-General – I’m assuming that they paid the outsourced animation companies commensurate with the quality they are expecting in return, so the truth of the matter is, we only get what the budgeting team decides us to get. If they don’t do that, then we won’t get the kick-@ss budget-busting stuff on the other episodes, so you should consider it as a good balance. If there’s anything to gripe about, don’t say, “No to Filipino / Chinese / Taiwanese whatever outsourced animation”, but say, “No to lack of budget!” because that’s the fact.

    The NARA animation group has had their share of good and bad feedback too. It’s more about the budget than the place it was animated in.

    I sure wished I spent this post talking about how I love both Sheryl and Ranka but W-General, I think you were stretching it.

  • June 10, 2008 at 2:42 ammai

    By the way, my final say – episode 6, which was the episode with the Filipino studio, was not the worst one. Episode 8 was tons more terrible in quality (just check the flashback to Episode 6 from Episode 8 and you’ll see what I mean) and the Filipino studio was not there.

  • June 12, 2008 at 6:59 pmMuch_Dishonor

    Filipinos made this… And here I thought The US was the only country with out-sourcing problems

  • June 13, 2008 at 12:52 amSepiraph

    This episodes rocks! Epic. ^_^

  • June 14, 2008 at 10:34 amNaoki

    Ranka’s boots at the end are VERY similar to Minmei’s boots at the end of Macross DYRL.

    I was skeptical of Frontier at first, seeing as I HATED macross 7 with the burning intensity of a thousand suns… but Frontier has done an excellent job of honoring all the previous shows so far in a cohesive experience.

    For those of you who have not had the pleasure of downloading Macross Frontier OST vol 1, do it! otherwise your life is hollow and incomplete…

  • June 17, 2008 at 2:49 amJustinStrife

    I really don’t understand(makes me wonder if everyone is watching a different episode 10), how so many Ranka fans think, that Ranka playing Mao in a movie scene, kissing Alto, solidifies her chances in having a romantic ending with him? It’s not like anybody on Frontier knows that it was Alto who kissed the character Mao aka Ranka(since he didn’t play the main role and was only filling in cause the star wouldn’t do the underwater scene). It’s not like Alto accepted the role so he could kiss Ranka. He accepted the role initially, when Mao was starred by another person. And don’t give me the whole blushing thing. He blushed when he found out that scene 47 involved him kissing ‘Mao’. Then he blushed again and was sweating bullets when he found out Ranka was going to be playing Mao(per the director’s wishes). He was very troubled by the whole thing. Sheryl knew that, and you could see it in his actions.

    At least when sheryl kissed him, he was left speechless. “Sheryl… You…” Then just stares at her. This is Alto we’re talking about. He’s trying to figure out if she’s teasing like normal. Once she falls back on her defenses and says it’s all a joke, he blushes and gets mad. He obviously took that kiss seriously from her initially. You think he took Ranka’s accepting the role as anything to do with him? Only Sheryl had an idea.

    I swear, which show are you guys watching? o.0

    -Macross/Robotech fan since 1985-

  • March 11, 2010 at 3:48 amJocelyn

    OMG *_* Alto is so cute as a little boy!!
    *fangirls*

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