Chôjikû kidan Sazan Kurosu (1984– )

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In the far future, a human colony planet fights a desperate war against a formidable alien invasion force with its own tensions.

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Credited cast:
Michie Tomizawa ...
 Jeanne Fránçaix (voice)
Mika Doi ...
 Lana Isavia (voice)
Kumiko Mizukura ...
 Marie Angel (voice)
Kôsuke Meguro ...
 Andrejz Slawski (voice)
Bin Shimada ...
 Charles de Etouard (voice)
Issei Futamata ...
 Louis Ducasse (voice)
Arihiro Hase ...
 Bowie Emerson (voice)
Mugihito ...
 Rolf Emerson (voice) (as Makoto Terada)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arisa Andô ...
 Migea (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Claude Leon / ... (voice)
Noriko Hidaka ...
 Musica (voice)
Yoshikazu Hirano ...
 Seifried Weisse (voice)
Shingo Hiromori ...
 Captain Sekishima (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
 Lt. Alain (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
 Moran (voice)


In the far future, a human colony planet called Glorie comes under attack by an alien race called the Zors. The focus characters of this series, Lt. Jeanne Fránçaix and the 15th Armoured Tactical Unit which she commands, quickly prove to be one of the most effective combat units in this war, despite their reputation as troublemakers. In the course of the war, they play a key role as the entire Army of the Southern Cross fights a seemingly hopeless battle against an apparently near invincible enemy. Yet secrets and tensions are hidden in the enemy itself which could profoundly change the conflict on their own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Release Date:

15 April 1984 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Masters  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to information from the show's producers, the Zor were humans. They were the descendants of the crew of a colonizing ship that had been thrown into the past due to an accident with their hyperdrive. This information is also in the booklet included with the North American DVD set. See more »


Edited into Robotech: The Movie (1986) See more »


Hoshi no De Ja Bû
("Stellar Déjà Vu")
Opening theme
Performed by Yôko Katori
Music and arrangement by Ken Satô
Lyrics by Yoshiko Miura
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Not bad, but...
31 January 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

With the coming of the Japanese bubble economy in the 80s, anime companies were given free reign to put shows on TV, regardless of quality. Souther Cross is in the middle tier of those shows. As a sci-fi actioner, it's not too bad, although it is light on the plot department. The problem comes in two areas: Plot and character development. The characters are shallow (particularly Jeanne herself, who is a pretty good indication of what would happen if Lynn Minmay were made a military commander), and their development seems forced. Key moments (such as Bowie and Musica's romance) are flubbed poorly. As for the plot, it was unsatisfying in some ways, particularly at the end of the series. There was no real exploration of who the Zor were and the subplot with the flowers was left unresolved. Hinted romances (between Marie and Charles and Lana and Lt. Brown) went nowhere, and the political machinations of the SCA's leaders were never explained. In short, approach Southern Cross as eye candy and good solid episodic sci-fi and try to forget there's a plot.

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