04/24/2018 (Tue) 04:04:52
The whole point of the Time Skip was to show that pacifism in war is impossible and that at the end of the day peace has to be enforced through sheer strength. More over it also showed the deep scars war can leave to the losing populace and how it's better to just not have a war at all. Honestly this is the best Macross ever got plot wise, from here it's all down hill honestly.
If you want more pseudo realism like this but with mecha, I'd recommend VOTOMs, the Full Metal Panic Series and ARGUABLY MS Gundam 08th MS Team.
Anyhow, back to Macross;The Do You Remember Love movie, Macross Plus and ARGUABLY Macross 7 are all improvements animation wise, but oh boy is their plot pants on head retarded. The creators and producers double down on their pacifism bullshit and they even have music being used as a literal weapon, not just distraction in Macross 7.
Everything after Macross Plus animation wise is CGI bullshit. And to be honest I fucking hate CGI.