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Macross Plus 

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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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Series cast summary:
Beau Billingslea ...  Col. Millard Johnson 4 episodes, 1994
Bryan Cranston ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994
Richard Epcar ...  Guld Goa Bowman 4 episodes, 1994
Rica Fukami 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 Riva Spier ...  Myung Fang Lone 4 episodes, 1994
Takumi Yamazaki ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994


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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Several voice actors from Robotech (1985) were cast in the English dub. These voice actors include Richard Epcar (Ben Dixon in Robotech, Guld Goa Bowman in Macross Plus), Dan Woren (Roy Fokker in robotech, Yang Neuman in Macross Plus), Melora Harte (Musica in Robotech, Sharon Apple in Macross Plus), and Edie Mirman (Miriya in Robotech, Kate Massaeu in Macross Plus) See more »


Isamu Alva Dyson: Ever since we were kids, you were tagging along behind me like some lonesome pet. Why don't you go chasing some woman's ass for once, huh?
Guld Goa bowman: What!
Isamu Alva Dyson: Oh, as if you don't remember! That chicken race we had on New Year's Day. Even after I won, you cried foul on me!
Guld Goa bowman: You were the first one to hit the ground. Or are you trying to rewrite history now? Just how bad is your memory, you slacker?
Isamu Alva Dyson: And you know what you never returned? That Guns Live CDV that I loaned to you that one time, you thief!
Guld Goa bowman: That's because ...
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Alternate Versions

The 4-episode OVA has been released theatrically in 1995 as 'Macross Plus - Movie Edition'. New length is 115 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of new footage for continuity. See more »


Referenced in Super Robot Wars Alpha (2000) See more »


Lyrics by Gabriela Robin
Music & Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Gabriela Robin
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Fantastic animation, pure and simple
24 July 2000 | by oltmansgSee all my reviews

First and foremost, let me say that Macross Plus is far and away the best piece of animation I have ever seen.

Macross Plus is based loosely on the Macross/Robotech series, and is set many years forward into the future. The story is about three friends, Isamu, Guld, and Myung that were childhood friends and due to some conflict, grew apart. Fate has brought them back together several years later. Myung is the producer of a hit pop-star, Sharon Apple, that also happens to be a computer. Guld and Isamu are test pilots on competing plane/spaceship projects. In addition to the tension created by the two ego-maniacs competing for the heart of Myung, further trouble arises when Sharon Apple starts exhibiting sentient behavior.

The story is split into four approximately 45 minute segments. Even with this short format, there is an excellent progression of plot from one episode to the next. The animation is a good balance of traditional hand-drawn cell animation and computer generated effects. The attention to detail is astonishing.

What sticks out in my mind even more than the beautiful eye-popping animation is the fantastic soundtrack, and sound effects. It is without a doubt the best soundtrack of any anime, and perhaps of any animated feature film yet. A large portion of the soundtrack was performed by the Israeli Philharmonic. The cello and piano solos of Myung's Theme are absolute masterpieces.

Macross Plus is available both in a four part miniseries and a movie format. I strongly urge you to see the miniseries before watching the movie, or skip the movie altogether. The edit job on the movie version is terrible, and the continuity of the plot is almost destroyed as a result. That aside, there are several minutes worth of animation in the movie that do not appear in the miniseries. I would love to see them edit the pieces from the movie into the miniseries. It would be perfect then.

Run, don't walk to your movie favorite movie rental store and check this out. Better yet, buy the whole set. I did!

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28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

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