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Macross Plus -- Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.
Macross Plus -- Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.
Macross Plus -- 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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Directors:
Writers:
Shôji Kawamori (story)
Keiko Nobumoto (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 February 1995 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bryan Cranston ... Isamu Alva Dyson (voice: English version) (as Lee Stone)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Isamu Alva Dyson

Richard Epcar ... Guld Goa Bowman (voice: English version) (as Richard George)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Guld Goa Bowman
Rica Fukami ... Myung Fang Lone
Anne Sherman ... Myung Fang Lone

Melora Harte ... Sharon Apple (voice: English version)
Mako Hyôdô ... Sharon Apple

Beau Billingslea ... Col. Millard Johnson (voice: English version) (as John Billingslea)
Kenji Utsumi ... Col. Millard Johnson
Dan Woren ... Yang Neuman (voice: English version) (as Jackson Daniels)
Dyanne DiRosario ... Lucy MacMillan (voice: English version) (as Bambi Darro)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Lucy MacMillan

Steve Blum ... Marj Gueldoa (voice: English version) (as Steven Blum)
Shô Hayami ... Marj Gueldoa
Banjô Ginga ... Raymond Marley
Bob Papenbrook ... Raymond Marley (voice: English version)
Milton James ... General Gomez (voice: English version) (as Richard Barnes)
Kôichi Kitamura ... General Gomez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Apostolina ... (voice: English version) (as Rudy Luzion)
Leonardo Ardujo ... (voice: English version)
Phil I. Arndt ... (voice: English version)

Richard Cansino ... (voice: English version)
A.C. Doyle ... (voice: English version)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Ghost Ship Officer / Airport Annnouncer / SDF-1 Bridge Officer (voice: English version) (as Dorothy Melendrez)

Tom Fahn ... (voice: English version) (as Tom Charles)
Michelle Flynn ... (voice: English version)

Michael Forest ... (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)
Gloria Gines ... (voice: English version)
Arnie Hanks ... (voice: English version)
Ralph Holderness ... (voice: English version)
Susan Jordan ... (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Reporter / hotel clerk (voice: English version)
Marlon Mann ... (voice: English version)
Edward Mannix ... (voice: English version) (as Ed Mannix)
Mona Marshall ... (voice: English version) (as Liza Rhesus)
Joe Montane ... (voice: English version)
Tomohiro Nishimura ... Yang Newman
Debra Rogers ... (voice: English version)
Joe Romersa ... (voice: English version)
Masaharu Satô ... Bikens

Joshua Seth ... (voice: English version)
Kevin Seymour ... (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant)
Peter Spellos ... Council Member (voice: English version) (as G. Gordon Baer)

Skip Stellrecht ... (voice: English version) (as Hank Wilspank)
Barry Stigler ... (voice: English version)
Sam Strong ... (voice: English version)
Urara Takano ... Kate Masseau

Paris Themmen ... (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... (voice: English version) (as Spanky Roberts)
Michael Wang ... (voice: English version)
Mimi Woods ... (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Shôji Kawamori 
Shinichirô Watanabe (co-director)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shôji Kawamori  story
Keiko Nobumoto  screenplay

Produced by
Isamu Asami .... executive producer
Ryô Iguchi .... producer
Ken Iyadomi .... executive producer
Hirotake Kanda .... producer
Yutaka Maseba .... executive producer
Takashi Mogi .... executive producer
Shinji Nakashima .... assistant producer
Hirohiko Sueyoshi .... executive producer
Minoru Takanashi .... producer
Yoshio Tsuda .... producer (as Yosio Tsuda)
Taro Yoshida .... producer
Kaya Ônishi .... producer (as Kaya Ohnishi)
Yoshimasa Ônishi .... executive producer (as Yoshimasa Ohnishi)
 
Original Music by
Yôko Kanno 
 
Cinematography by
Takashi Azuhata 
Akihiko Takahashi (episode 1)
 
Film Editing by
Hideichi Kakematsu 
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Art Direction by
Katsufumi Haryu 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Osamu Mikasa .... second assistant director (episode 3)
Yûji Moriyama .... assistant director (episode 3)
Minoru Ôhara .... second assistant director (episodes 1-4)
 
Art Department
Shinji Higuchi .... storyboards
Shôji Kawamori .... storyboards
Kazutaka Miyatake .... original production designer
Yoshinori Sayama .... artboards
Kiyomi Tanaka .... artboards
Shinichirô Watanabe .... storyboards
 
Sound Department
Les Claypool III .... final mix
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Joe Romersa .... digital tracking
 
Visual Effects by
Mitsunori Katâma .... computer graphics director
 
Animation Department
Atsushi Aono .... animation director (segment 2)
Nei-Yo Ebisu .... animation director
Masami Goto .... mechanical animation director
Jeong-Gyun Jeong .... animation and finishing scheduling (as Jeung-Gyun Jeung)
Shôji Kawamori .... mechanical designer
Yoshihiro Kitano .... animator (segments 1-2 and 4)
Masayuki .... original character designer
Kôji Morimoto .... animation director: Sharon Apple Concert scenes
 
Music Department
Toshiaki Ohta .... music producer
Shiro Sasaki .... music producer
 
Other crew
Ichirô Itano .... action choreographer
Kazutaka Miyatake .... original mechanical designer
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
115 min (movie version) | 35 min (4 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:14A | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Canada:PG (TV re-rating) | France:U | UK:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song Kate sings at the holographic karaoke bar is "Watashi no kare wa PAIROTTO" (My Boyfriend is a Pilot), which was one of Lynn Minmay's signature songs from the original TV series Chohjikuu Yosai Macross.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 so.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Macross Plus the Movie (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Idol TalkSee more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Top-Class Stuff, 7 December 2005
Author: ollieisamuppet

Well, I've been into Animes for a good few years now, and I have to say that Macross Plus is one of the finest I've seen. Even compared to the likes of the Rurouni Kenshin OVAs and Princess Mononoke, I'd have to say MP is an incredibly good anime.

Now, chances are you may have heard good or bad things about this anime. I think that perhaps fans of the original Macross were expecting something different, but having absolutely no existing knowledge of the Macross universe, I have to say this anime blew me away.

It is, in its entirety, very well animated and the pacing seems spot-on (for the most part). As with almost every soundtrack Yoko Kanno has worked on, you can expect a whole range of great music in Macross Plus. For many, it may in fact be the highlight (and thats saying something considering the overall quality).

The story, taken on its own merits, is great. It would be wrong to watch this anime and compare it to anything else, as I've never seen anything quite like it.

OK, so it does contain some pretty far-fetched mecha which some people may be tired of seeing in anime, but they're pretty well animated and this is where the majority of the action takes place. Also the musical accompaniment in the action sequences is likely to keep you hooked just on its own.

And finally, the story. By the end of the first OVA, you begin to see where the tension between Isamu and Guld comes from, and are given a small insight into their past. I think the pacing in the first 3 OVAs leaves you unsure of the outcome, and how the characters will end up, and despite claims from some that the ending is predictable, I was actually expecting something entirely different (and not so good), so it was a pleasant surprise from my point of view. In my honest opinion, the story is great. It's not hugely deep or smothered in philosophical thought like a lot of animes, but that only works to its credit. It's the kinda story you can understand and enjoy without having to think about too much (unlike Akira and Ghost In The Shell, for example).

If you're wondering whether or not to watch the OVAs or Movie version, both have their pros and cons. The movie contains some new scenes and is slightly shorter. Each OVA episode finishes on a fairly tense note, which leaves you wanting more. I personally would recommend watching the OVAs first, but it's entirely up to you.

And please, I ask that you strongly consider watching the subtitled, and not dubbed version. The dub isn't that bad, but the voices aren't that well acted. They don't have as much emotion as the original Japanese voices and so could possibly detract from your overall enjoyment of what is, quite simply an awesome anime.

2 thumbs up for this - It's top quality. Exciting, Involving and Pure entertainment - It's not philosophical like Ghost In The Shell (if that's what you're after) but for pure action and enjoyable story, it comes highly recommended. Don't rent it, buy it.

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