From Macross Compendium
"Hard Chase" is the second episode of the Macross Frontier animated television series.
- Release Date: April 11, 2008 (April 10, 2008)
- Story Date: March 2059
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….
- Script: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Storyboard: Yasuhito Kikuchi, Shoji Kawamori
- Animation Director: Masahiro Sekiguchi, Takashi Ikari
- Episode Director: Kiyoshi Matsuda
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Ozma Lee
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Michael Blanc
- Jun Fukuyama as Luca Angeloni
- Tomomichi Nishimura as Howard Glass
- Toru Ohkawa as Jeffrey Wilder
- Sanae Kobayashi as Catherine Glass
- Houko Kuwashima as Nanase Matsuura
- Kikuko Inoue as Grace O'Connor
- Kenta Miyake as Bobby Margot
- Tomokazu Sugita as Leon Mishima
- Rie Tanaka as Monica Lang
- Aya Hirano as Mena Roshan
- Kaori Fukuhara as Lam Hoa
- Takahiko Sakaguma as Male student
- Toru Ohkawa as Narration
- This episode has the first meeting of all three of the main characers of Macross Frontier.
- The initial broadcast of this episode includes the first use of the "Diamond Crevasse" song (Sheryl Nome starring May'n) as the ending theme song.
- The episode has Ranka Lee (Megumi Nakajima) singing an excerpt of "Iteza Gogo Kuji Don't be late" song a cappella.
- The song "Totsugeki Love Heart," as sung by Fire Bomber's Basara Nekki (Yoshiki Fukuyama), plays in Ozma Lee's car during the episode.
| Macross Frontier episodes|
Close Encounter – Hard Chase – On Your Marks – Miss Macross – Star Date