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Macross Plus (1994)

Video  -  Animation | Sci-Fi  -  28 February 1995 (USA)
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.

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Isamu Alva Dyson (voice) (as Lee Stone)
Takumi Yamazaki ...
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Guld Goa Bowman (voice) (as Richard George)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Guld Goa Bowman (voice)
Rica Fukami ...
Myung Fang Lone (voice)
Riva Spier ...
Myung Fang Lone (as Anne Sherman)
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Sharon Apple (voice)
Mako Hyôdô ...
Sharon Apple (voice)
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Col. Millard Johnson (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Kenji Utsumi ...
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Yang Neuman (voice) (as Jackson Daniels)
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Lucy MacMillan (voice) (as Bambi Darro)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Lucy MacMillan (voice)
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Marj Gueldoa (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Shô Hayami ...
Marj Gueldoa (voice)
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2040 AD. Humankind's first colonized planet, Eden. Master pilot Isamu Dyson is assigned to New Edwards Flight Center as the test pilot for the prototype variable fighter, the YF-19. YF-21 pilot Guld Goa Bowmann is also there. Once friends and now rivals, the two compete in prototype trials. Meanwhile, virtual singer Sharon Apple has come to Eden to hold a concert. Her producer, Myung Fan Long, was a former friend of the two pilots. The three will fulfill a fated reunion ...." [Bandai Visual] Written by Jeremy Pace <jhpace1@eos.ncsu.edu>

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The competition between General Galaxy and Shinsei Industry is meant as a parallel to the real-life competition that was held between Lockheed and Northrop to determine the newest tactical air fighter, the YF-22 or YF-23. The YF-19 valkyrie in macross plus retains several design features of earlier craft, as did the real YF-22, while being cutting-edge. The YF-21 valkyrie's design was heavily influenced by the real YF-23, and both share the stigma of being grand departures from what is considered "standard" aeronautical design in both real and animated worlds. See more »

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Myung: You're as unbelievable as ever, Isamu.
Isamu: How's that?
Myung: As foolish and reckless as you've ever been.
Isamu: Ahh, no one can be SMART and reckless.
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After, in the Dark
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Excellent!
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I have seen both the series and the movie. Quite simply, "Macross Plus" is one of the best animated presentations I've ever seen. I hold it in high regard along with "Princess Mononoke" as some of the finest examples of both Japanese Anime and the art of animation in general. Animation detail and special effects is astounding. The computer animated effects are used extremely well and complement the cell animation in an excellent way. Character designs are unique, yet, recognisable. Music, especially the pop selections, are brilliant. The sound design is beyond reproach. The dub work for both the English and Japanese languages are excellent. The story concept is very well done and feels original. Although I personally prefer the series, the movie is not without merit, as it still boasts a good story of a slightly different version from the series and has additional footage that's not seen in the series. If you have not seen "Macross Plus", watch it now! If you have judged anime only from observations of "Pokemon", you are depriving yourself and making bad judgement about this magnificent artform. One watch of "Macross Plus" and hopefully you'll agree that the best of anime are no "Pokemons". Films like this should be released all over the world for every person to experience! This is Japanese animation at its finest. It's more than worth the money to rent from your video store. It's worth buying for your video library. - Reinhart


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