CD Single: Macross Frontier ~ Lion OP
Release Date: August 20, 2008
I really love how Macross Frontier incorporate songs sequences in the series effectively. They’ve done a real good job of matching music to various scenes in the story. However, it took me a very long while to get used to the first opening theme “Triangular” sung by Maya Sakamato. The high vocal pitch on parts of the song was really an earful. But with the series moving into the final stretch, a change of OP is in place. I am happy to say that the 2nd OP titled ‘LION’ is miles better than “Triangular”. Infact, what makes it better is that the song is a duet by MayN and Megumi Nakajima. The tune is rather infectious and somewhat reflects the current flow of the show as it moves into its climax.
The ‘LION’ cd single also features the 2nd ED titled ‘Northern Cross’ sung by MayN. It’s a fast poprock type number which takes a few listens for me to really get into, a departure from the slower 1st ED ‘Diamond Crevasse’ that I actually preferred. The ‘LION’ single will be officially released on August 20, two days before my BD. Now I’ve a good reason to add the cd single to my music collection.
1. Lion (2nd Opening Theme)
Vocals: May’n, Megumi Nakajima
2. Northern Cross (2nd Ending Theme)
3. Lion (without vocals)
4. Northern Cross (without vocals)