Hello, Macross Delta fans. I’m muzik_record(docile) who writes anime reviews. I’d like to introduce the highlights of the story and of the songs.
Outline of Episode 03
“A Stormy Dogfight”
Mirage took an objection about Hayate joining the Delta platoon, but unfortunately she became in charge of Hayate’s training instructor against her will. Hayate does not listen to what Mirage says, and he only attends to flight trainings and otherwise chases after umineko. Mirage loses her patience, and…
Part 1 All characteristics of Mirage and Hayate
The story is now up to the third, and all characteristics have been revealed.
I’d like to introduce Hayate and Mirage since the story is based on these 2 characters.
These 2 have contrary characteristics like water and oil.
Mirage is a person with a great regard for discipline and she likes to get things in square, as she instructs Freyja role-sharing arrangement of disposing the garbage and cooking since they have started living together.
On the other hand, Hayate is a moody person who blows off the things that he doesn’t want to do. He goofs off his job depending on his mood, and he was once fired because of that. In trainings of the Delta platoon, he skips almost all of the lectures. But he seems to like flight trainings, and he never misses them. He reminds me of a child who is very picky.
But he was put to harsh practical trainings by his instructor Mirage.
Their relationship reminds me of the one in the beginning of Hikaru Ichijo and Misa Hayase from “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross”.
Part 2 The deciding factor Hayate joining Delta platoon is umineko
In this episode, Hayate takes a final exam to join the Delta platoon. The final exam for Hayate is to fight a duel with Mirage. In 5 minutes, Hayate has to attack Mirage’s machine once, then he passes the exam and can join the platoon.
The exam has started. Hayate can’t hit the target. He can’t even control the machine well and he falls into the sea. When he is about to crash into the sea, he hears Freyja singing. Hayate gets back by Freyja’s song, and comes to be able to control the machine again along the surface of the sea. Moreover, he does an “umineko turn” with his machine and attacks Mirage’s machine.
Thus, it’s decied that Hayate officially joins Delta platoon.
By the way, what’s a “umineko”? It’s a cute mascot which is mixed with a cat and a fish and so has a cat head and a fish tail. The figure is very cute.
Uminekos are mischievous. They often steal food from a restaurant, and run off to the sea as fast as they can.
One day, Hayate chases an umineko in the sea because it has stolen fish, he fails to catch it by the lethal technique “umineko turn”. Hayate adopted the umineko’s lethal technique at the final exam.
It was impressive that after attacking Mirage’s machine, he dances with his machine to Freyja’s song.
Part3 The song by Freyja
Freyja has passed an audition to be a member of Walküre in the previous episode.
In this episode, she is having a hard time for practicing singing and dancing.
There was an active reaction against the Var Syndrome when she sung in the predicament; in the first episode with a fight and in the second episode with a person with the Var Syndrome. However, there is no reaction when she practices.
Mikumo showed Freyja a movie with Hayate in a pinch in the final exam. Freyja starts to sing for Hayate to send him her feelings. Her song starts to shine again, and she can finally make an active reaction. It’s an issue for Freyja to control her power besides the actual performances.
Highlights of the songs
Part 1 Revealing of new songs
In the third episode, two new songs are unveiled.
The first one is “Uncertainty☆COSMIC MOVEMENT”. It’s used for the scene that Walküre practices dancing. It’s a dance-pop song.
The second one is “Our battlefield” which can be the leading role of this episode. It’s a song that Freyja sings to send Hayate her feelings who is in a pinch in the final exam. It’s a powerful song with upper tunes like how the Valkyrie battles with a sense of speed. I feel like I might be “euphoric” for Macross Delta which produces masterpieces because I love music.
Part 2 a CD of Walküre is going to be released, and a concert is going to be held
A CD will be released on May 11th. There are three songs; The Opening and Ending themes “Love for once” and ‘Rune ga Pikatto Hikattara’ (“ルンがピカッと光ったら” “Forbidden Borderline”), and ‘Ikenai Borderline’ (“いけないボーダーライン” “When the Rune Sparkles”) which has a higher ranking in the iTunes charts. I’m looking forward to see how well these songs do in the charts.
Moreover, a concert is going to be held by Walküre. JUNNA who sings as Mikumo is going to appear in front of us to perform songs in this concert.
At the end
In the third episode, a new character appears in the last scene. He is handsome, and he sings with a clear voice in a wind.
So far, he is called Heinz and he seems to be a person from the Windermere Kingdom which is opposed to Walküre. I’m looking forward to see how he will be related to the story.
In the forth episode “A Shocking Debut Stage”, are there any new songs? How will the story will develop? I’m really looking forward to it!