Considering that Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE puts a lot of focus on Japan’s infamous idol culture, I was going to try and lead into it by talking about the recent anime series Macross Delta -- since it also leans deep into idol territory. The problem is that, even if I like the core concept of Macross/Robotech, I haven’t seen enough of it to be an authority. And more importantly, I haven’t seen anything from Macross Delta besides complaints that it skews WAY too far in favor of idols/CD shilling, to the point where it cripples the show. I don’t know if that’s a fair assessment, but for now I’ll switch to Plan B.
See, when I was in elementary school there was this special program that incentivized turning in stuff to the lost and found. Even if it was just a few coins nicked from the playground, you could still be recognized for it on a bulletin board in one of the halls -- and better yet, potentially win prizes. So by turning in some lost lunch money, I won a coupon for a free rental at the local video shop. I thought that it meant I could get my hands on a new game, but the selection at said store was so limited I opted for a video instead. And so it was that I discovered Macron 1.
Don’t worry. I’m going somewhere with this.