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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
Jeremy Pace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Material exclusive to the OVAs, not present in the movie:
Isamu is introduced fighting Zentraedi rebels in an asteroid field, disobeying orders, thus being sent to Planet Eden, Also his arrival to the planet is shown here, where he first sees and nearly crashes with Guld's YF-21.
A meeting where Col. Millard explains the project to Isamu.
Alternate first meeting between Guld and Isamu in a staff meeting
Preparations for the Sharon Apple concert in the stadium.
A funny scene with Isamu wrecking the simulator and asking Lucy out.
Isamu and Lucy hanging out, deciding to go to Star Hill.
Myung taking a cab, deciding to go to Star Hill.
Isamu, Lucy and Yang arriving at Sharon Apple's concert.
A few still shots where we hear Myung crying and Isamu and Guld saying they'll protect her.
Isamu being shown the YF-19 for the first time.
Montage of shots with both YF-19 and YF-21, where 19 wins most tests.
Guld altering the Ammo supply for YF-21, putting real bullets instead of paint.
During the fire at the concert hall, Isamu responds to the call and is seen on his bike avoiding the cops. later he inspects the scene and someone tells him some guy (Guld) took Myung.
A brief scene where Lucy yells at Isamu for disappearing the last night, after which he finds Guld having breakfast.
A long fist fight between YF-19 and YF-21 in Battroid mode, where an almost defeated Guld shoots the YF-19 with real bullets.
Myung being called on the phone after the "accident".
A meeting between officials about Guld.
Guld and Col. Millard talking in an elevator.
Isamu faking the camera records to escape and go after Myung and the Ghost.
Isamu, still wounded and angered, wrecking the simulator again after the hospital fight.
Extended scene of Myung's departure with Morgan and Kate bidding farewell to Myung.
Isamu and Yang coming out of the fold, talk a bit longer about penetrating orbital defenses, the song "Pulse" appearing as BGM.
Fighting the Ghost, Guld pretends to explode, only to come out of the explosion intact and keep fighting.
This wasn't what I expected; it was not the (literally) earth shattering epic of humans versus bad aliens like the original. This sequal is more of a "gaiden" side-story set with in the same universe. Kind of focuses on some of the "little guys"; test pilots and engineers. But that's not to say that their lives are not as interesting. This is a much more intense, complex, and overall more grown-up story than the original. It's really a solid sci-fi story and would recommend it to anyone. And, one does not have to be familiar with the Macross universe to watch it!
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