Macross Delta Episode 19
Now that was one heck of an information dump, but at least one thing for sure was cleared up: Mikumo is NOT Lady M. I always thought it was her, but nope, Mikumo is likely a ‘weapon’ so to speak, created by Lady M, (who is, if I understood correctly) the head of Chaos organization. Rumors have it that Chaos have been trying to create the ultimate music weapon, and that is likely to be Mikumo. If this is the case, I really hope we start seeing the group cater their attention more towards Mikumo. For a while it has always been about taking care of Freyja because she is their newest member, but little did they know, while Mikumo had a mysterious past and often sought to be alone, it’s not like she didn’t want to hang out with people, or celebrate birthdays. It certainly felt as if the members didn’t really try to get to know Mikumo more, and let just her be. I also expect to see more focus on Mikumo thanks to this revelation of how Chaos has been working to utilize music as a weapon for warfare. In fact, I think it goes without saying I am far more interested in Mikumo’s storyline than Freyja x Hayate’s loveline. And speaking of which, I don’t think Mirage even has a fighting chance for her feelings to be reciprocated (which makes me sad despite the fact I am not particularly invested in the romance taking place).
The history session of how music been incorporated into Warfare definitely made me want to complete the marathon of all of the Macross series sooner than later. This episode was a great way to encourage new fans/first-time viewers to go back to watch the older series to learn more about the Macross Universe. While you don’t necessarily to have watched the previous Macross Series to enjoy Macross Delta (I know this because Macross Frontier was my first Macross series), they have been dropping several Easter-eggs for the veteran fans, so after doing a full marathon of the entire franchise, it definitely makes it a fun idea to rewatch the series to see what you didn’t catch the first time.
Meanwhile in the Windermere Kingdom, suspicions are in the air. With King Heinz unconscious and out of commission for the time being, they cannot continue their ‘liberation of the galaxy’. Keith expresses his concern and frustration for the fact he and the others were not warned of the experiment to be to risky, so much so it had impacted them. Roid says he was ‘careless’, but Keith knows that is BS. Roid’s face said the opposite, he is excited and wanted to continue these experimentation and studies. It certainly didn’t help how he is increasingly displaying his obsession with being the ‘True Heirs of Protoculture’ and how they are in fact the ‘Ultimate’ Humanoid Species. He also aspires to see/make King Heinz transcend to the Star Singer.
And if that wasn’t troubling enough, King Heinz’s doctor seems to have knowledge of something no one else knows about. He looked incredibly troubled in the beginning and tried to approach Keith at the end of the episode, but he couldn’t say it there because there were others around. Whatever it is, it is about King Gramia, and I wonder if it has anything to do with his will. Hopefully Keith will seek the man out again, because the last thing he or anyone else needs is the one guy with the information to be eliminated.
Extra/Note: THE ENDING SONG WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I WANNA PLAY IT ON REPLAY ALL DAY!