Robotech / Macross – “Head First (In Love)” – A Video Mood Board

Robotech / Macross – “Head First (In Love)” – A Video Mood Board

Mood Board: an arrangement of images, materials, pieces of text, etc. intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept.

In 2010, the British synth-pop duo Goldfrapp released their Head First album, and the title track is a poignant, ABBA-esque love ballad that shimmers in synth and lines up well with the dazzling futuristic utopia that the Macross world manages to attain during peacetime (strongly featured in the visuals of the 1987 Flashback 2012 Macross OVA). The thought behind this video board is, if Macross and/or Robotech were ever to be made into live action, this song could be a strong candidate for the song used in that film, if not the original “Ai Oboete Imasu ka” or “We Will Win.”

VERY cool coincidence: the final battle between Dolza’s fleet and the RDF takes place in 2010 according to the story – the same year that Goldfrapp’s song “Head First” was released.

The heart of the original Macross anime was about the power of love, and featured a memorable love triangle between the main protagonist, Hikaru Ichijo (Rick Hunter), Misa Hayase (Lisa Hayes), and the iconic Lynn Minmay (Lynn Minmei). Humanity is attacked by aliens called the Zentraedi and brought to the brink of extinction. In both the 1982 Macross anime and subsequent 1984 classic film Macross: Do You Remember Love?, victory is largely made possible when Minmay sings a love song during a pivotal battle, and it’s that very plot point that inspired this video mood board.

Without further adieu, here’s the concept. We hope you enjoy it!

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