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Macross Plus 

Not Rated | | Animation, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (1994– )
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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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Animation | Sci-Fi


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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 »


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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Alternate Versions

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).
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


Voices (English Version)
Lyrics by Wakako Kaku
Translation & English Lyrics by Michelle Flynn
Music & Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Michelle Flynn
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24 February 2006 | by orangeskullsSee all my reviews

There is a lot I can say about Macross Plus but one word that describes the film perfectly is Beautiful.

I first saw Macross plus when I was 14 years old, it was the second Anime I ever saw and since then it has became my favourite.

Plot wise - Macross plus has a very complex and interesting story, the main characters are well drawn and with each episode you get to discover more and the mysteries they hide.

Macross plus has beautiful visuals and stunning music performed by the very talented Yoko Kano (Cowboy Bebop)

The plot is a love story set in the world of Macross , but it is more of a dark love story that shows how messy situations can get when the truth is buried under lies.

Macross plus in a way is a sad show but that also adds to it's charm.

If you love great dark love stories with a futuristic twist then Macross plus is defiantly for you, I am 17 now and I enjoy it even more.

The show has something for everyone really and there is a character for everyone to relate to.

Be it a cocky and arrogant youth to a stubborn dark hidden maturity , Macross plus has it.

Below is a list and a rank out of 10.

Animation 10 = stunning visuals create a solid world were anything seems possible.

Sound 10 = the sounds and music of the Macross world are worth watching the show for alone

Come Back Value 10 = the show is very review able , you can watch it again and again as it never seems to get boring , you always notice little things with every new watch.

Lol well I just bought the box set today featuring the series and the sliced movie , going to watch episode one of the series J

I hope this review was helpful .

Here are some other films you should watch if you enjoy this.

Akira Perfect Blue Neo Genesis Z.O.E (Zone of the enders video game series) Cowboy Bebop series and Movie

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28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

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