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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.
Macross Plus: :  -- Computer generated pop star Sharon Apple has packed in the masses again for another of her best-selling concerts.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
28 February 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Bryan Cranston ... Isamu Alva Dyson (4 episodes, 1994)

Richard Epcar ... 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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Series Directed by
Shôji Kawamori (4 episodes, 1994)
Shinichirô Watanabe (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Writing credits
Shôji Kawamori (4 episodes, 1994)
Keiko Nobumoto (4 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Isamu Asami .... planner (4 episodes, 1994)
Ryô Iguchi .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Ken Iyadomi .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Hirotake Kanda .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Yutaka Maseba .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Tatsuo Miyata .... planner (4 episodes, 1994)
Takashi Mogi .... planner (4 episodes, 1994)
Shinji Nakashima .... assistant producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Hirohiko Sueyoshi .... planner (4 episodes, 1994)
Minoru Takanashi .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Yoshio Tsuda .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Taro Yoshida .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Kaya Ônishi .... producer (4 episodes, 1994)
Yoshimasa Ônishi .... planner (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Yôko Kanno (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
Takashi Azuhata (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu (4 episodes, 1994)

Hideichi Kakematsu (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Katsufumi Haryu (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Osamu Mikasa .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Yûji Moriyama .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Minoru Ôhara .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Shôji Kawamori .... storyboards (4 episodes, 1994)
Kazutaka Miyatake .... original production designer (4 episodes, 1994)
Yoshinori Sayama .... artboards (4 episodes, 1994)
Kiyomi Tanaka .... artboards (4 episodes, 1994)
Shinichirô Watanabe .... storyboards (4 episodes, 1994)
Shinji Higuchi .... storyboards (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mitsunori Katâma .... computer graphics director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Shôji Kawamori .... mechanical designer (4 episodes, 1994)
Masayuki .... original character designer / animation director (4 episodes, 1994)

Jeong-Gyun Jeong .... animation and finishing scheduling (unknown episodes)
Yoshihiro Kitano .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Toshiaki Ohta .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Shiro Sasaki .... music producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ichirô Itano .... action choreographer (4 episodes, 1994)
Kazutaka Miyatake .... original mechanical designer (4 episodes, 1994)
 

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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

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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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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