Today we’ve got our third and final Macross card! This is of Misa Hayase, a bridge lieutenant of the SDF-1 Macross. Oh, I don’t think I actually mentioned this, but the SDF-1 Macross is this ENORMOUS space vessel that holds thousands and thousands of crew members and civilians, that latter of which are accidentally boarded onto it (long story). Hayase is one of my favorite characters of the first Macross series, and I found myself rooting for her and Hikaru to be together in the end (I won’t say whether or not that actually happens, though). Hayase has an acute sense of duty, sometimes causing her to come off as uptight, though as the story progresses it is seen that she does have a softer side, especially towards Hikaru, who at first really ticked her off (despite Hayase being his superior, Hikaru would often call her “old lady” – THE NERVE!) I liked Hayase a lot because not only was she instrumental in the war against the Zentradi, but she really never did anything that I thought was annoying or illogical (save for maybe one particular incident where she had a lapse in attention during battle). Not being incredibly illogical or unreasonable is a surprisingly pleasing trait when it comes to some of these 80s anime shows, I’ll tell ya. She also wasn’t nearly as romantically fickle as Hikaru and Minmay, so there’s that. Man, I really wanna rewatch this series now. It’s got 30-some episodes so it’s not a ridiculous undertaking. Thank you again for all these marvelous postcards!