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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 ...
Isamu Alva Dyson
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Guld Goa Bowman (voice) (as Richard George)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Guld Goa Bowman
Rica Fukami ...
Myung Fang Lone
Anne Sherman ...
Myung Fang Lone
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Sharon Apple (voice)
Mako Hyôdô ...
Sharon Apple
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Col. Millard Johnson (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Col. Millard Johnson
Dan Woren ...
Yang Neuman (voice) (as Jackson Daniels)
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Lucy MacMillan (voice) (as Bambi Darro)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Lucy MacMillan
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Marj Gueldoa (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Shô Hayami ...
Marj Gueldoa
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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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This OAV and _Macross 7 (1994) (TV)_ were the result of Big West giving 'Shoji Kawamori' an unlimited budget in return for him finally making another Macross production. Kawamori set only one condition: he would not revisit the original main trio of the first TV series (Hikaru, Misa and Minmay). See more »

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Isamu: Life without pain isn't real life!
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Lyrics by Dai & Ken=Go->
Music & Arrangement by CMJK
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Macross Plus is a sequel to the original movie Macross. It is not a sequel to Macross II. I found the original Macross to be unwatchable, partly for its cloying storyline and partly for its grating sexism. Macross Plus is so far removed from these tacky origins as to be a completely new and stand-alone movie.

There are two versions available for this anime-- the series and the movie. The series ends up approximately an hour and a half longer than the movie, but the editors did a wonderful job cutting, so the movie doesn't feel incomplete. In fact, they moved scenes around to create the complete story and even added a few scenes to change the focus.

The story and characters are more solid than many another film, and the animation is breathtaking-- in fact, my friends now use the term "Macross Sky" to denote any particularly vivid and beautiful sky. Moreover, the music is beyond amazing and ranges from symphonic/classical to atonal chant.

Computer animation is used in this film, and is completely distinct from the hand-drawn animation, but it is used entirely with computer-related scenes (a computer-generated concert and an interface with a plane) and the effect is wholly unified.

Try your best to see a version in Japanese with subtitles as the English music has less power than the original. DVDs are particularly good as you can see the varied versions and compare for yourself.

This is the movie I point to to say to American animators, "It is possible to do a fully adult, beautifully animated movie. Animation is not just for kids. Learn." Someday, maybe, they will.


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