Farewell Michel Blanc *Sob*
I’d completed reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follet last night whilst eagerly anticipating the raws for Macross Frontier’s latest episode. I must add that the book is an awesome testimony to the art of story telling packed with lots of dramatic intrigue but nothing beats watching the latest episode of Macross Frontier titled Diamond Crevasse. Bitch-slap and all, the series is really turning up the heat and firing on all cylinders heading towards the climax.
Ep 20 turns out to be epic in dramatic proportions and goes to re-affirm why I love this series so much. It was the first time I shed tears watching the show…how could I not sob seeing one of my favourite characters from the main group die? Even if I had anticipated Michel’s death after all the foreshadowing in the previous episode, it was just so unbelievable to see it happening, especially the way the scenes leading to that heart wrenching moments enfold. He did his deed protecting and saving his beloved Klan to the end and died an honourable death. Poor Klan, having to witness such a harrowing scene and feeling powerless at the same time. *Sobs* Sayonara Michel Blanc, you and your sniping abilities shall be missed! SMS will be so different without you.
Diamond Crevasse has never sounded so emotionally powerful as it did in those few final scenes and May’n captures the essence of the song so beautifully as Sheryl. On another note, the all round animation is fab as well. Kudos to Kawamori for pulling off such a brilliant story.
In tribute to Michel Blanc and all those who perished in this episode, click here to listen to Diamond Crevasse:
Diamond Crevasse by MayN