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 (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Guld Goa Bowman (4 episodes, 1994)
Rica Fukami ...
 Myung Fang Lone (4 episodes, 1994)
Melora Harte ...
 Sharon Apple (4 episodes, 1994)
Mako Hyôdô ...
 Sharon Apple (4 episodes, 1994)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Guld Goa Bowman (4 episodes, 1994)
Riva Spier ...
 Myung Fang Lone (4 episodes, 1994)
Takumi Yamazaki ...
 Isamu Alva Dyson (4 episodes, 1994)
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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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Followed by Macross Zero (2002) See more »

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After, in the Dark
Lyrics by Gabriela Robin
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A great, awesome final series to the Macross Saga
8 July 2002 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This is one of those animes that just leave you sitting there in awe for a while after you turn off the tape / DVD. It's just simply that good. First of all, the animation is solid and well done. A fine, entertaining mix of CGI graphics and crisp, clean and modern japanimation make this series a visual treat, which is understandable -- After all it is one of the more expensive animes ever made. The plot is also very admirable, an engrossing love triangle between Isamu Dyson, Guld Bowman, and Myung Lone. You'll be sucked right in. Despite what some may think or say -- There is also a good degree of action in this little series. Enough to wet the whistle of any hardcore or new viewer of the Macross saga. You'll feel yourself relating to the character, feeling what they feel, and so on. You'll find yourself rooting for either the YF 19 or the YF 21, which are the test veritechs in this movie. It's a great experience. The soundtrack is highly superb, as in incorporates a fine mix of lustful tunes with some good spirit lifting songs during flights, and at the end of episodes. Whether you watch the dub or the sub (the dubbing is actually very well done in this series ), the vocals are fantastic, and very important to the movie's plot and overall experience. As far as whether you should get the movie or the volumes -- I would HIGHLY recommend you go for the volumes. The movie is, for some weird reason, more gory than the volumes, as the final scene with Guld .. that just ripped my heart apart. But aside from that, the volumes give you more scenes, some of which are very interesting, such as an opening action sequence. It's just a more thorough watch. I truly hope that all anime fans get a chance to see this series -- It's fantastic, inspirational, and visually great. My highest recommendation for this one.


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