Michael Blanc (ミハエル・ブラン Mihaeru Buran?) is a character from Macross Frontier. Alto Saotome's comrade and classmate, the Zolan-descended Mikhail was a brilliant sniper and considerable ladies' man.


He lost both of his parents at a young age and was raised by his sister Jessica Blanc. Jessica, who was a pilot and expert sniper in the New UN Spacy, after being court-martialed under suspicion of intentionally firing on a comrade she had been having an affair with, committed suicide. Michael however was not alone as he still had his close friend Klan Klang, a Zentradi who would play with him as a child in her macronized form. Following in his sister's footsteps, he also became a pilot and expert sniper (though he joined the private military organisation SMS rather than the New UN Spacy), reaching the rank of Second Lieutenant in SMS Skull Squadron. (F: "Friendly Fire")

He went to Mihoshi Academy with his fellow pilot Luca Angelloni, however the two kept their job in the SMS a secret from their other friend and stunt flier, Alto Saotome. A wannabe womanizer, his motto is to always acquire his targets, be it an enemy or a woman—maintaining his reputation as a considerable ladies' man.

Mikhail and his friends were assigned as backup performers for Sheryl Nome's concert, where he chats up some performers, they however were forced to train in the forest.

During the Vajra attack, he saw non-SMS pilot Alto fly a VF-25. (F: "Cross Encounter"). He initially expresses doubt over Alto joining the Skull Squadron, but later accepts him.

He was sent by Ozma to track down Ranka after she run away from home. He eventually found her, and attempted to get her to talk by buying her an ice cream. There he saw Sheryl kissing Alto. (F: "Star Date")

Michael is killed in action, while protecting Klan Klang from the Vajra.