Macross Delta 03 Review (Suck at flying? Get a magic idol girl to help!)

Macross Delta 03
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SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Macross Delta 03With Hayate spouting that he’s only interested in flying, not fighting, Mirage takes him for a flight in her bird, causing him to become ill and vomit. Arad assigns Mirage to be Hayate’s flight instructor and gives her a month to get him up to speed. Kaname takes Freyja to their residence, where Mirage also lives. Hayate is taken to Ragnyannyan, which houses the men of Delta Platoon. Hayate is not interested in the official Delta Platoon training, so Mirage is forced to allow him to take a training VF-1EX up, where she soon shows him he’s not all that.

Macross Delta 03Mirage sets up a final test for Hayate as Freyja has a hard time in Walküre practice sessions, her fold ability either being low or not present. When Mirage and Hayate go up for their test and Hayate starts losing, Mikumo decides Freyja should watch the fight. As she and Kaname expected, Freyja has a reaction to seeing Hayate in action and her singing causes a massive fold reaction, which Hayate reacts to, causing him to defeat Mirage. However, as Hayate has his VF-1EX dance to Freyja’s music in celebration, Messer gets a kill shot on Hayate to teach him a lesson about the battlefield. As such, Hayate apologizes to Mirage and promises to be a better student.

Thoughts/Review:

Well, here we are with episode three. What is it with these annoying, male main characters?

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Ugh. Hayate is just the worst kind of MC out there, and I wish he would take a beating, then after that’s done, another beating, and then have his beatings take beatings for not beating him enough.

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Seriously, Hayate should be dead. He shouldn’t be a part of Delta Platoon. However, he’s forced into this series ’cause “reasons,” so by George, he’s going to be in here. Further, as the ultra special MC, he can do anything because the story demands it (even if it is magically done through Freyja), logic be damned. Whatever.

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At least Messer gave the little punk bastard a lesson.

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I felt bad for Mirage having to be Hayate’s flight instructor. I felt bad for Mirage having to lose her fight to Hayate, just because he has to be the MC. And, I feel bad for Mirage ’cause I know that before all is said and done, she’ll fall in love with him and he’ll teach her how to loosen up. Whatever.

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While the series is pushing the special magic girl aspect of Freyja, at least she’s a likeable character. At least she’s actually trying and not being given things on a silver platter. Her Walküre idol companions know how to bring out the best in her.

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In the end, for Macross Delta 03,I hated Hayate and wish he would have had an accident to teach him a lesson rather than just getting spanked by Messer. I like Mirage and Freyja well enough. I’m told the next episode is better, ’cause this one wasn’t all that.

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4 Responses to “Macross Delta 03 Review (Suck at flying? Get a magic idol girl to help!)”

  1. ctrn says:

    Man, I couldn’t agree more with you. I hate Hayate. And I feel bad for Mirage for being the girl who will fall in love with that thing. And also I feel bad for Freyja for the same reason.

    There are more things to hate the MC, but I’m not gonna spoiler you (l’m on the 5th chapter, the last one emitted/fansubbed).

    So far, I’m not liking this… (And I really liked Frontier). The other 2 characters that I don’t like are Mikumo (It’s not even the dirt of the shoes of Sheryl, and all the “mistery” and the “cool beauty thing” is ridiculous) and the Captain of the Deltas (Who lets Hayate do whatever he wants, even if that kills the men/women on his command).

    Still, I will not drop this, because It’s Macross (kinda?).

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      And I feel bad for Mirage for being the girl who will fall in love with that thing. And also I feel bad for Freyja for the same reason.

      Yep, though at least Freyja kinda works with Hayate in a weird sort of way. But Mirage doesn’t.

      So far, I’m not liking this… (And I really liked Frontier).

      I was only so-so on Macross Frontier. There were things I liked and things I wasn’t too keen on.

      Still, I will not drop this, because It’s Macross (kinda?).

      Yeah, me too.

  2. Mentaromega says:

    And if you hate Hayate already, just wait for episode 5.

    I’m watching for Mirage, Mikumo and Freyja (who is likable at least). I seriously wonder if the scriptwriter expects us to sympathize or maybe even identify with Hayate. Because if so… ugh.

    Gimme back Rick Hunter any day.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      And if you hate Hayate already, just wait for episode 5.

      Ha!ha! My review for episode 4 is coming up and I plan to watch episode 5 this weekend.

      Gimme back Rick Hunter any day.

      Who is this “Rick Hunter” you speak of? I only know of ICHIJOU Hikaru. 😉 😛 😀

      But yeah, I get your point. Hikaru is a much better character, even though he has flaws.

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