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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
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The competition between General Galaxy and Shinsei Industry is meant as a parallel to the real-life competition that was held between Lockheed and Northrop to determine the newest tactical air fighter, the YF-22 or YF-23. The YF-19 valkyrie in macross plus retains several design features of earlier craft, as did the real YF-22, while being cutting-edge. The YF-21 valkyrie's design was heavily influenced by the real YF-23, and both share the stigma of being grand departures from what is considered "standard" aeronautical design in both real and animated worlds. See more »
You're as unbelievable as ever, Isamu.
As foolish and reckless as you've ever been.
Ahh, no one can be SMART and reckless.
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Material exclusive to the movie, not present in the OVAs:
Alternate first encounter between Guld and Isamu in a hangar.
Alternate angle and voice tone for Isamu's "Show me what you got" line.
Instead of the tests montage, there is a scene of Isamu doing free fall with the YF-19 and making a risky high-speed landing, while in the control room, Guld remembers Isamu stealing a plane years ago he made when young and drawing a Pterosaur in the sky during an exhibition.
More scenes with Isamu and Lucy. In a dock at night he describes how he feels when he flies. A later Post-Coital scene with both sleeping naked in bed.
More brief flashbacks of Guld trying to rape Myung.
Isamu here ignores the call to save Myung.
The YF-19 is introduced in the beginning whereas the OVAs introduce it in the second episode.
Rather than just crashing, Guld does Kamikaze to destroy the Ghost.
A scene with Myung and Mr Raymond talking about Eden, and Myung "avoiding" a question about her singing instead of Sharon.
An alternate, longer "Information High" montage sequence.
Guld also pretends to be destroyed, but here he falls a bit and comes back up, ditching the speed limitators.
Guld taking the YF-21 beyond its speed limit, and chasing the Ghost way longer, until both become like shooting stars. The faster the plane goes, Guld's organs start to crumble, his skin is almost peeled back, and his eyes explode. Just as this happens he gets the Ghost.
A minor flashback sequence with Isamu and Myung as kids trying to catch a giant pterosaur feather, and Guld helping them grab it.
A faint, somber music is played as the Macross lands back into the water.
The morning after the final fight, Isamu lands and wakes up myung who goes to see him. As they talk she starts to sing, and after playing the flashback sequence of their youth, Isamu and Myung both raise their hands like planes and point them to a star (Guld).
I have seen both the series and the movie. Quite simply, "Macross Plus" is one of the best animated presentations I've ever seen. I hold it in high regard along with "Princess Mononoke" as some of the finest examples of both Japanese Anime and the art of animation in general. Animation detail and special effects is astounding. The computer animated effects are used extremely well and complement the cell animation in an excellent way. Character designs are unique, yet, recognisable. Music, especially the pop selections, are brilliant. The sound design is beyond reproach. The dub work for both the English and Japanese languages are excellent. The story concept is very well done and feels original. Although I personally prefer the series, the movie is not without merit, as it still boasts a good story of a slightly different version from the series and has additional footage that's not seen in the series. If you have not seen "Macross Plus", watch it now! If you have judged anime only from observations of "Pokemon", you are depriving yourself and making bad judgement about this magnificent artform. One watch of "Macross Plus" and hopefully you'll agree that the best of anime are no "Pokemons". Films like this should be released all over the world for every person to experience! This is Japanese animation at its finest. It's more than worth the money to rent from your video store. It's worth buying for your video library. - Reinhart
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