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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Dan Woren ...
Yang Neuman (voice) (as Jackson Daniels)
Dyanne DiRosario ...
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 »

Quotes

Isamu Alva Dyson: Hey, we're expected.
Yang Neuman: Well, since no trick I know is gonna work now, I guess we'll just have to bust our way in. We'll blow some of the unmanned sats in orbit and use the fragments as cover when they burn up on re-entry. If we create enough targets, the defense systems don't know what to aim for. Of course, to keep them from spotting the plane while we're going in, we'll have to keep the flight systems turned off. My simulation estimates it should give us our best opportunity. At least I think ...
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Followed by Macross Zero (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices (English Version)
Lyrics by Wakako Kaku
Translation & English Lyrics by Michelle Flynn
Music & Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Michelle Flynn
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Just Flipping Beautiful
20 September 2000 | by (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

For fans and dissenters of the Macross world (aka Robotech), do not be too hasty when it comes to this film (or the 4 part series that later became the film). Plus uses standard Macross elements (Valkyries, SDF-1 (Macross) and the Zentradi amongst others) but here is where the movie blossoms. Amongst this backdrop a story that is part Love Triangle, part Revenge and part Cyber-Ascension and wholy beautiful is woven. The themes it forces upon you are more than one can get out of the standard Toonami style Anime. They leave you with that same conflicting sense of questioning and confirmation that you might get from a well crafted book or play.

The characters are fleshed out and believable, and even enjoyable. In the span of two hours you are confronted with a better cross-section of life than some series can hope to achieve. Normally, you must read a book to get this deep. I do not quite understand all of the motivation (especially the bit that becomes most central right before and during the last fight) but that is cause to watch and enjoy again, not complaint.

The description of this movie as beautiful continues to the technical aspects. The anime-listic realism is plausible. The scenery is quite nice. The "computer animation" is used properly. In general, the character designs and similar effects are good enough that you don't have to even worry about them (if that makes sense). This movie also contains my favorite scenes of Valkyrie flying that I know of all the series and movies. Though some of the songs seem a little loud or even annoying, the major songs are excellent.

And then there was the ending, a great ending indeed. The climax-ending left me nearly panicked at time, and is the sort of thing that I brag to friends about seeing.

A beautiful movie that excels its macross brethren and deserves to be watched, even if you have no idea what Macross might even mean.


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