The Best Episodes of Macross Frontier

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2018

After being threatened by extinction at the hands of alien invaders called the Zentradi, humanity undertook the task of guaranteeing itself a future by launching fleets of colony ships into space. On Macross Frontier, one such fleet, high school student Saotome Alto's life is changed forever: the fleet is suddenly attacked by unidentified creatures while he is performing aerial stunts for a concert by the wildly popular idol Sheryl. Alto quickly finds himself in the cockpit of a new-model fighter, struggling to protect Ranka Lee, a young girl he met only hours earlier, from the invaders' swath of destruction. Noting his performance during this incident, the S.M.S. Skull Squadron private military company invites Alto to join their organization, where he continues protecting his friends and Macross Frontier.

Last Frontier

#1 - Last Frontier

Season 1 - Episode 24

The members of S.M.S Macross Quarter investigate the truth behind the destruction of the 117th Large Scale Research fleet in a Vajra attack and Ozma Lee finds the shadow of Grace O' Connor's ambition present in the incident where Ranka lost her family. Meanwhile, the NUNS military forces of Frontier prepare for a final decisive battle to protect the fleet from the Vajra.

star 8.73
15 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Your Sound

#2 - Your Sound

Season 1 - Episode 25

After arriving at the planet of origin of the Vajra, the Frontier fleet commences an all-out attack and Battle Frontier manages to charge directly into the center of the enemy forces. However, Island One (the main residential area of the fleet) receives a fierce counterattack from the Vajra and becomes endangered. During that time of crisis, the silhouette of a person starts projecting on the stage at the Battle 25 bridge.

star 8.56
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Triangler

#3 - Triangler

Season 1 - Episode 19

Ranka's pet Ai-kun suddenly disappears. Ranka asks Brera for help and they look for Ai-kun together. Along the way, Brera asks Ranka who does she sing for? Ranka, who's beginning to feel doubt about her singing, starts to consider her true feelings. Meanwhile, Sheryl tells Alto that she will no longer sing.

star 8.21
14 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Ranka Attack

#4 - Ranka Attack

Season 1 - Episode 16

Mr. Bilrer, the owner of S.M.S. meets with Alto Saotome. At the same time, Ranka finds out that Brera, the pilot of the hostile VF-27, has been listening to her songs.

star 8.20
15 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Northern Cross

#5 - Northern Cross

Season 1 - Episode 22

The Frontier populance's hatred of the Vajra is growing by leaps and bounds, and even Alto and Luka cannot control their own hate. Moreover, now armed with new prototype weapons, Alto and Luka consider using them to utterly exterminate all Vajra. However, Ozma (who has been researching Leon's conspiracy) is beginning to realise the identity of the real enemy behind the conflict. Meanwhile, Sheryl decides to sing again with a brand new perspective.

star 8.19
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Legend of Zero

#6 - Legend of Zero

Season 1 - Episode 10

Ranka Lee is contracted to act in a minor role during a movie about the legend of Shin Kudo, while Sheryl Nome is the main female protagonist of the film.

star 8.19
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Fold Fame

#7 - Fold Fame

Season 1 - Episode 18

Due to repeated Vajra attacks, the Frontier colonial fleet's resources are shortened. Energy becomes limited, and water and food rationing increases the population's unease.

star 8.14
14 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Bye Bye Sheryl

#8 - Bye Bye Sheryl

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ranka Lee is scouted by an entertainment production company. While Sheryl is rehearsing for her Sayonara live concert on the final day of her tour, news arrives that the Macross Galaxy fleet is being attacked by a large horde of Vajra. As a result, President Howard Glass decides to inform his citizens of the new enemies' existence.

star 8.13
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hard Chase

#9 - Hard Chase

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ranka Lee is on her way to S.M.S. to drop off some items for her older brother Ozma Lee when she happens to meet Sheryl Nome. Alto Saotome also shows up when the two arrive at an observation park, but then the Vajra loom over from the skies above.

star 8.07
27 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
True Beginning

#10 - True Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 23

Due to insufficient resources in the Frontier Fleet, food is being rationed. As even oxygen is being lowered inside the colony, Alto cooks for a V-virus infected Sheryl as they pass the time peacefully. Right after that, Alto receives a shocking revelation about the origin of the Vajra and the power behind Ranka's song from Mr. Bilrer and Leon Mishima. Meanwhile, Brera and Ranka arrive at the the Vajra home system. However, they were soon attacked by Vajra patrols and Ranka was captured. While fighting his way towards Ranka, Brera encounters Grace O'Connor, who took total control over him using an obedience override in his cybernetic implants.

star 8.07
15 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Mother's Lullaby

#11 - Mother's Lullaby

Season 1 - Episode 14

The secret of "Aimo", the lullaby that only Ranka and Brera know is finally revealed.

star 8.06
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Azure Ether

#12 - Azure Ether

Season 1 - Episode 21

In the on-going war against the Vajra, people lose their loved ones and their hatred grows. Refusing to be a singing tool and wanting to clear up other people's thoughts, Ranka is determined to take a major step.

star 8.06
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Diamond Crevasse

#13 - Diamond Crevasse

Season 1 - Episode 20

At Ranka's concert in Mihoshi Academy Ranka, Alto and Sheryl meet. While their thoughts and feelings cross each other during the event, the Vajra attack and Ranka's group becomes caught in a very dangerous and deadly situation.

star 8.06
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
First Attack

#14 - First Attack

Season 1 - Episode 7

After the Macross Galaxy fleet is hit by a large-scale Vajra attack, Alto Saotome and his unit head out in the S.M.S. Macross 25 warship to rescue the surviving ships. On the same day Sheryl gives her last live concert on Macross Frontier.

star 8.06
18 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Miss Macross

#15 - Miss Macross

Season 1 - Episode 4

Alto Saotome is put through the paces by Mikhail Buran and the others at S.M.S. Meanwhile, Ranka Lee has passed the initial rounds of the Miss Macross contest auditions and sings a song for the very final screening stage.

star 8.00
20 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Star Date

#16 - Star Date

Season 1 - Episode 5

Sheryl comes across Alto again in her quest to find her missing earing. She orders Alto to guide her around the Macross Frontier fleet. Elsewhere, Ozma and Ranka argue about her decision of becoming a singer.

star 7.94
19 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Friendly Fire

#17 - Friendly Fire

Season 1 - Episode 9

Sheryl's manager Grace O'Connor informs Mikhail Buran about his elder sister. Mikhail gets troubled by it and during a battle with the Vajra he almost hits Alto Saotome by mistake, which causes trouble between the two.

star 7.94
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Goodbye, Sister

#18 - Goodbye, Sister

Season 1 - Episode 17

Ozma promises Ranka to attend her first live concert on Macross Frontier, but he is ordered to defend the fleet from another Vajra attack before that.

star 7.92
13 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Missing Birthday

#19 - Missing Birthday

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ranka prepares a special gift for Alto's approaching birthday.

star 7.92
13 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Lost Peace

#20 - Lost Peace

Season 1 - Episode 15

While Sheryl is recovering from her illness, all her work is cancelled. When she is informed that Ranka's popularity is now rising she becomes insecure and worried about her own musical career. During that time, Alto and Ranka give her a friendly visit.

star 7.92
12 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Twilight Planet

#21 - Twilight Planet

Season 1 - Episode 13

Alto and Ranka make an emergency landing in planet Galia 4 due to a malfunction with their variable fighter.

star 7.87
16 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Fastest Delivery

#22 - Fastest Delivery

Season 1 - Episode 12

Sheryl gives a consolation concert at planet Galia 4, but because of an undisclosed illness she cancels her concert, which causes a huge riot.

star 7.86
14 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Close Encounter

#23 - Close Encounter

Season 1 - Episode 1

Music idol Sheryl Nome arrives at the Macross Frontier fleet for a concert performance. In the meantime, fleet command deals with an unidentified & powerful alien enemy. Overwhelmed by the new enemies' speed & power (despite their lesser numbers), fleet defenses cannot prevent some of the alien bio mecha from penetrating the main colony ship. Teenage music fan Ranka Lee, young student Saotome Alto & S.M.S. VF-25 veteran pilot Ozma Lee are all involved in the ordeal.

star 7.79
33 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
High School Queen

#24 - High School Queen

Season 1 - Episode 8

Ranka transfers to Mihoshi Academy so as to be able to pursue a career in entertainment. A visit by Sheryl to Ranka's new school causes chaos in the academy.

star 7.72
18 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino
On Your Marks

#25 - On Your Marks

Season 1 - Episode 3

Alto Saotome unexpectedly meets Ranka Lee and Sheryl Nome again at an observation park. However, the Vajra also shows up in the skies above the three, so they immediately head to the park's emergency shelter and get trapped inside.

star 7.67
21 votes
Directors: Takao Abo
Writers: Hiroyuki Yoshino