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Super Space Fortress Macross (1984)

Chôjikû Yôsai Macross: Ai Oboeteimasuka (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 21 July 1984 (Japan)
In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

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Shôji Kawamori (story), Sukehiro Tomita (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Iijima ... Lynn Minmay (voice)
Arihiro Hase ... Hikaru Ichijyo (voice)
Mika Doi ... Misa Hayase (voice)
Michio Hazama ... Bruno J. Global (voice)
Noriko Ohara ... Claudia LaSalle (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Roy Focker (voice)
Osamu Ichikawa Osamu Ichikawa ... Golg Boddole Zer (voice)
Eiji Kanie Eiji Kanie ... Vrlitwhai 7018 (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Exsedol 4970 (voice) (as Ryûsuke Ôbayashi)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Lynn Kaihun (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Maximillian Jenius (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki Katsumi Suzuki ... Hayao Kakizaki (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Kim Kaviroff (voice)
Sanae Miyuki ... Shammy Milliome (voice) (as Miyuki Muroi)
Run Sasaki ... Vanessa Laird (voice)
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Storyline

In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid warriors. A young pilot in the military named Hikaru rescues his idol, the beautiful singer Lynn Minmay, from the giants as they break through the ship's hull during a concert-during which the giants are shocked to see females on a male vessel-and they are trapped for days in an aft hold of the ship. After their rescue, Hikaru and Minmay continue on good terms until a joyride in a fighter trainer gets Hikaru, his squadron leader, Minmay's brother, Minmay herself and the tough female operations controller captured by the giants, who grill them on how males and females can survive together without fighting. The giants' female counterparts arrive to wreak havoc on their male foes, and in the ensuing confusion Minmay and her brother are detained while the others make an escape that costs squadron leader... Written by Zach Adams <zqa9567@tam2000.tamu.edu>

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Explore the outer limits of imagination where humans battle a race of giant bionoids.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Clash of the Bionoids See more »

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Runtime:

| (Clash of the Bionoids English dub)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Kawamori, this film is considered a "fictional film" within the Macross universe, that was made some years after the events depicted in the TV series. This explains the major differences between the designs in the TV series and the movie. He has also at some points left it up to viewer interpretation to determine which is the "real" version of events. See more »

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Misa Hayase: Just an old love song...
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After 20 years, still the greatest Sf animated film ever made
12 April 2004 | by David Edward MartinSee all my reviews

I first saw this film in the late 80s. Like most anime in the US at the time, it was solely available in a grainy, much-duplicated VHS. Still, the film drew me in. Okay, I was a little confused when I finally saw the American adaptation of the Macross TV series, but what the heck....

It was very disappointing that for years the sole legit commercial copy in English was the bastardized Australian production, ATTACK OF THE BIOROIDS. Suffice it to say, if you want a good example of how NOT to adapt a foreign film, that is the example to study. I used to watch it with the sound mostly turned off.

When I got on the internet, an online acquaintance gave me a VCD of DO YOU REMEMBER LOVE. It was pretty nice, at least until the viewer program failed.

But now I FINALLY have a DVD of the film. I just finished watching it and.....oooooooooooooooooooooooh bliss!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As I said in my title, this is still the greatest SF animated film ever made!

And the DVD includes the final concert! This was originally planned for the film but cut due to budget constraints. It was finally made for the MACROSS FLASHBACK 2012 music compilation. But now it is where it belongs, backing up the closing credits.

happy, happy, joy, joy.....


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