It has been a long time since I felt such joy listening to a music album. Songs from the first Macross Frontier OST are a personal favourite in my jukebox. The recently released second OST is equally brilliant with new songs, remixes and classics from the original series.
The first OST focuses more on Sheryl so Ranka’s fans will be delighted that in this new OST, Ranka has 5.5 songs out of 9 songs (excluding track 19, which is a compilation of multiple songs). Only complain is the CD cover looks uninspiring. Ranka looks terrible. >.<
I love how OST songs are able to bring back memories of a particular scene in which the song is being played. It’s even more heart-warming when the seiyu is also the one singing the songs, like Megumi Nakajima as Ranka. Below are some of my favourite tracks.
Track 3. Triangler (fight on stage)
A duet by Sheryl and Ranka heard in the final episode. A refreshing and fitting take on the first OP, since one of the central themes of the anime is the love triangle between Alto and the two girls.
Track 6. Anata no Oto (アナタノオト, Your Sound)
My favourite song in this OST. Images of Ranka singing it at the school concert in episode 19 just before she is going confess her love for Alto immediately pops to mind. One can feel the excitement and joy of Ranka as she prepares to finally express her feelings.
Track 12. Shinkū no Diamond Crevasse (真空のダイアモンド クレバス)
My favourite Sheryl song from the first OST. This version is heard in episode 20 as the background song chronicling Michel’s heroic last fight and his fateful departure. This heart-rending scene makes me like this version more.
Track 14. Ao no Ether (蒼のエーテル, Azure Ether)
A sad song by Ranka at the end of episode 21. Ranka chose her destiny and tearfully bids Alto farewell after telling him that she love him.
Strangely Ranka’s Neko Nikki (ねこ日記, Cat Diary) isn’t in this OST but it can be found in Ranka’s first single Seikan Hikō. So if you are a fan of Macross Frontier, there is no reason why you wouldn’t want to get your hands on this OST. Order it at CD Japan or alternately sharing is caring .
May’n is <3. *faints*
Majority of local anime bloggers has already reported this and the response has been overwhelming, which got me pondering. Macross Frontier wasn’t televised here. So if it were not for fans sharing love, we wouldn’t get to watch this awesome series and get to know May’n, Megumi Nakajima (Ranka) and their songs. In fact the whole Anime Festival Asia wouldn’t be possible without this love. Let’s just hope a certain local anime distributor understands this…
Lastly, credits to Yoko Kanno for composing all the great music in the series. Yakh Deculture!