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SDF-1 Macross: Do You Remember Love? (1984)
"Chôjikû Yôsai Macross: Ai Oboeteimasuka" (original title)

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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

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Lynn Minmay (voice)
Arihiro Hase ...
Hikaru Ichijyo (voice)
Mika Doi ...
Misa Hayase (voice)
Michio Hazama ...
Bruno J. Global (voice)
Noriko Ohara ...
Claudia LaSalle (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Roy Focker (voice)
Osamu Ichikawa ...
Golg BoddoleZer (voice)
Eiji Kanie ...
Vrlitwhai 7018 (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
Exsedol 4970 (voice) (as Ryûsuke Ôbayashi)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Lynn Kaihun (voice)
Shô Hayami ...
Katsumi Suzuki ...
Hayao Kakizaki (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Kim Kaviroff (voice)
Sanae Miyuki ...
Shammy Milliome (voice) (as Miyuki Muroi)
Run Sasaki ...
Vanessa Laird (voice)
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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid warriors. A young pilot in the military named Hikaru rescues his idol, the beautiful singer Lynn Minmay, from the giants as they break through the ship's hull during a concert-during which the giants are shocked to see females on a male vessel-and they are trapped for days in an aft hold of the ship. After their rescue, Hikaru and Minmay continue on good terms until a joyride in a fighter trainer gets Hikaru, his squadron leader, Minmay's brother, Minmay herself and the tough female operations controller captured by the giants, who grill them on how males and females can survive together without fighting. The giants' female counterparts arrive to wreak havoc on their male foes, and in the ensuing confusion Minmay and her brother are detained while the others make an escape that costs squadron leader... Written by Zach Adams <zqa9567@tam2000.tamu.edu>

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Explore the outer limits of imagination where humans battle a race of giant bionoids.


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This movie has become caught up in numerous legal disputes on both sides of the Pacific (the most prominent, although by no means only one being the copyright dispute between Big West/Studio Nue and Tatsunoko/Harmony Gold), and it has been said because of this, there might never be a legitimate United States release of the film on DVD. See more »

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[Hikaru tries to convince Minmay to sing to defeat the Zentradi]
Lynn Minmay: You can't win a war by singing! Stay with me, if we're going to die anyway...
Hikaru Ichijo: It's not just for us. It's for everyone onboard Macross.
Lynn Minmay: That has nothing to do with us! Why aren't we the only two in the universe? I wish everyone would die except you and me!
[Hikaru slaps Minmay, as a panoply of war's destruction plays across the screen.]
Hikaru Ichijo: Sempai died. Kakizaki died. So many have died. They had plans for peace. You can still sing, can't...
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A splendid combination of animation, story, and music.
6 December 2000 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

"Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?" is a cinematic rendition of the popular Japanese TV series "Macross", best remembered in the West as part of the "Robotech" series. A previous viewer maintains that this movie predates "Robotech". This may be true to the extent that "Robotech" began airing in the U.S. after the Japanese release of this movie, however the movie is based upon and postdates the Japanese series "Macross" which was the first saga of the "Robotech" trilogy.

Those fans of "Robotech" who've not seen this movie should remember that "Robotech" was actually a combination of three unrelated series cobbled together with a drastically altered plot so as to seem part of a trilogy. One must watch the movie without thinking of "Robotech. "Protoculture" is not some vague energy source. Minmei is not a complete airhead.

All that aside, this is an outstanding movie and is well worth seeking out.


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