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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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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Макросс Плюс See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(movie) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Despite Sharon Apple being a fictional character, Yoko Kanno released a 4-song CD in Japan credited to her. This CD, 'Sharon Apple: The Cream P.U.F', contained 2 songs not available on either of the original soundtracks - 'Information High' and 'The Borderline'. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
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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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Connections

Referenced in S1m0ne (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Wanna Be an Angel
Lyrics by Gabriela Robin
Music & Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Akino Arai
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It doesn't get any better then this.
7 August 2001 | by JediShaftSee all my reviews

The Animation is with out par, Character/Mecha designs are inspired, great music, and the story is amazing.

Basically it's a love triangle between childhood friends, who still having somethings to work out... Set in the future world of Eden, a sci fi world that almost seems possible. Although it is set in the same universe as Macross, it was conceived as a new project and made to fit into the existing history of the Macross TV series. So if you haven't seen Macross or only know Robotech you wont be lost in this story.

If you love this series, check out Vision of Escaflowne (Make sure it the uncut/unedited version.. The best choice is subtitled). Some of the same creators worked on both project and who can resist Medieval Mecha.


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