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Macross Frontier: The False Songstress
Gekijōban Macross F: Itsuwari no Utahime
Average Rating: 10 / 10

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Violence: 6 / 10
Nudity: 6 / 10
Theo Theme: 2 / 10
Neg Theme: 3 / 10

Brief Description:
The galaxy songstress Sheryl Nome, Ranka Lee, Alto Saotome & friends are traveling space along with the New Macross class ship -Macross Frontier- that contains 10 million citizens in search for new planets in which humankind can develop and progress. The perils of space are vast as itself, the threat from the alien insect-like race Vajra will push all Macross Frontier fleet to an edge, is this the ultimate humankind enemy, or is there something even worse in space. Music & songs will prove one of the most valuable human assets in the space even more powerful than combat VF mechas, as it can reach not only humans but the space and beyond. (Source: ANN)

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Half retelling of the original Frontier series, half new story. Conspiracies arise within the Frontier government when Sheryl Nome arrives to the colonial fleet for her concert and is soon marked as a spy for Galaxy while childhood friends, Alto Saotome and Ranka Lee both try to achieve their dreams as the battle between Frontier and the Vajra draws closer.

This movie serves as part one of the Frontier retelling and will conclude with the second, The Wings of Goodbye. (Source: MAL)

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Rated R+ by MAL for "Mild Nudity"
Released 2009.
Full-Length Theatrical Movie.

User Reviews
05/09/2012: airichan623 [ Already Rated ]

Wow...just...wow. Macross Frontier: The False Songstress is probably the best movie adaption of an anime series I have seen to date. The animation is beautiful, and the music is fantastic (that includes series from the TV series and brand-new songs). The series plot was condensed nicely while reworking it just enough to give the story a whole new feel. My only gripe with this movie is the emphasis on Sheryl, which was great except for it meant less screen time for Ranka. That, and the near exclusion of Klan from this movie.

Violence
For a movie with not much time devoted to the mecha battles, there sure was a lot of blood. Most notably, blood spurts everywhere when a pilot is smashed by an alien. Civilians are killed (by explosion) and attacked mercilessly. However, the majority of the violence is within the context of mechas, so mostly just lots of exploding ships and buildings.

Nudity/ Sexual Content
The most problematic section of this review. Sheryl Nome, being a famous pop idol (think Britney Spears and the like), wears a lot of skimpy outfits for during her concert performances. One in particular is akin to stripper apparel, showing her bare backside. Her breasts visibly bounce quite a bit as well. In her concert performance, while singing a song about a dark and light side, she kisses another woman (who appears to be herself). Her shirt slips down at one point almost revealing her bare bosom (much to her embarrassment and Alto's). Luckily for Ranka, she only has to wear a bikini for a performance at one point. Also, Ranka holds some tuna buns that highly resemble bare boobs up to herself as she serves them.

Alto was once a kabuki actor known for his roles as women (earning him the nickname "Princess Alto"), and confides that it caused him to be confused about his gender identity for a while. Another male character is clearly gay.

This movie also does not shy away from showing any nudity. Sheryl takes a bath (her nipples are obscured by the water), and she stands up and we see her bare backside. Another woman conducts business while in the shower and her nipples are visible for most of this scene.

Theological Themes
None really, aside from the above mentions of cross-dressing, lesbian kisses, and homosexual characters. One of Sheryl's songs seems to talk about blurring the line of good and evil and refers to heaven and hell.

Problematic Themes
A driver yells (in English) "God d*** you." Minor cursing throughout.

Characters speak of cyborg implants into human beings.

Added: May, 2012