This is what I really care about.
Ever so absent minded Ranka finally gets her chance to realize her dreams after being selected for the Miss Macross finals. Alto on the other hand is struggling through his way as a trainee in the S.M.S during his simulation battle, though the difficulty was ramped up by Mikhail to keep the Princess' ego in check.
At the opposite sides of the spectrum, Alto is loved by the women around him, while Ranka suffers from inferiority complex surrounded by females who are physically better endowed than her. It's okay, Ranka I prefer delicious flat chests over PIG DISGUSTING BIG BREASTS.
After receiving some words of encouragement from Sheryl and Alto, Ranka goes up on stage to strut her stuff where her two big supporters Nanase and Alto were present. The princess however had to take leave as he receives an urgent call from Ozma ordering him to partake in his final enlistment test. Outside the auditorium, Alto stumbles upon his estranged father, a judge in the competition, who ignores him.
Alto sorties on what seems to be a routine mock battle which he handles with utmost finesse, ending it with a classy victory pose. Ranka back at the competition finally gets to show off her vocal prowess to the audience after a bumpy start, belting out a cute pop tune, finely syncing with Alto's antics as a fighter pilot in space.
Looking kinda lolfang-tan there, Ranka.
After taking down one of the Queadluun units, Alto proceeds to hunt down another target, although this time around, his opponent was a far more formidable one, leading to an intense dogfight. The situation turns awry as Alto suddenly encounters an enemy Vajra. Overwhelmed with anger, he charges head on towards it, only to have the red Queadluun intervene as his Variable Fighter was not equipped for actual combat. Despite being hit with a barrage of missiles and point-blank shot to the head, the Vajra remains undamaged. Using an old Zentradi weapon floating in space which he had come across, Alto strikes at the very same spot where the initial hit was made by the Queadluun, effectively destroying it. The mission is a success, but back at base Ozma laments at Alto for damaging expensive equipment, though at the same time he earned his mentor's praise and that of the Queadluun pilot, who turned out to be a gigantic Zentradi female by the name of Klan Klein.
And you... attack its weak point for MASSIVE damage.
With that and after the results of the Miss Macross were announced, the gang head over to the Niang Niang restaurant to celebrate Alto's official induction into the S.M.S, and while Ranka was not fortunate enough to win the pageant, she still congratulated him for a job well done. The next day as Alto goes to school after a long night of fun, he is tripped by a mysterious stranger who turns out to be Sheryl.
If you're wondering why I pulled a Macross post out of nowhere, that's because I've decided to tentatively drop Wagaya no Oinari-sama off my list of shows to cover. Don't get me wrong, it's still a decent anime, though its slice of life elements does not really warrant a post, which of course might change in the future. Also, I never thought I'd actually pick this show to write on, since there was the Tower of Druaga which still interested me, but after this episode, Macross F has everything I want from a show:
The male lead who also serves as an extremely hittable trap ☑
The big bosomed giant who can tranform into a loli at will ☑
The incredibly moe green head with a clumsy attitude with mobile phone that squeaks ☑
That's right. Despite being a show about huge robots, I am still able to satiate my fetish for traps, lolis and moe, hinting at how shallow and depraved I can get. Special mention goes to Klan Klein in her Zentran form, who just gave me a new vore fetish. Damn you Studio Satelight! I mean wow, you could fit like a thousand men up her.. never mind. That being said, the show is actually great in its own right, as the battle scenes were done very well, effectively integrating hand drawn animation with CGI, and the plot seems alright so far, although I'm probably missing a lot of references and backstory considering this is my first foray into the Macross universe. Also, music seems to be a heavy emphasis here, as the characters seem to break into song every now and then, making this feel like some mecha themed musical, not that I'm complaining of course.