Altoh, Ranka, and Sheryl take cover from the alien attack, and Altoh questions his future regarding the special forces unit heâ€™s encountered.
This episode was great. I would have to say that this show is my favorite of the new season. There are a lot of things going on and they are all pretty interesting. Ranka has a great back story of tragedy that Iâ€™m sure they will continue to touch on; there is a general theme of protecting people and sacrifice, and great possibility for romance. This episode wasnâ€™t too big, as the show is still getting started but even though it didnâ€™t have anything that big in it, it caught my attention enough to make it interesting.
Iâ€™m curious as to how Ranka and Altoh are going to end up spending more time together, hell, Sheryl too. It seems that theyâ€™ve kind of taken separate paths. Unlike some anime, itâ€™s not like they are both on some smaller ship together and have no choice if they want to be around each other. They seem to have their own things going on at the end of this episode, Altoh being in the special forces thing and Ranka being kept away form that life and pursuing her singing dream. Romance seems to be a big topic in other Macross series, and considering the OP talks about romance Iâ€™m sure there has to be something. It will almost be more interesting to see how they are brought together. The ship they are on now is huge, like a normal city, and itâ€™s not like they go to school together. Either they will somehow be brought together in a smaller place and spend more time or they will just keep running into each other, and I donâ€™t see how the latter can happen very easily.