In the middle of World War III in 1999, an alien spaceship crashes on deserted Macross Island. In response to this event, a cease fire is declared as the ship reveals evidence of a potential extraterrestrial threat that could come to retrieve her. In response, the nations of the world unite to create the United Nations Space Navy (UN Spacy). In ten years, the ship is rebuilt as Super Dimensional Fortress One (SDF-1) and her technology is adopted for use. On the day of her formal launch, the Zentradi arrive determined to retrieve the ship intact. As Earth defends itself, we also see the personal lives of the ship's crew and residents as the war profoundly changes them. Meanwhile, the Zentradi learn that their enemy bears an uncomfortable resemble to their creators, the Protoculture, a fact which threatens to take this war down paths that no one can anticipate.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
During the first episode, when Hikaru flashes back to his days with Roy in the flying circus, we can see Roy's old plane. Written just along the seat is the name 'Kawamori' (the series' creator). See more »
Due to the fact that at least three studios of wildly varying quality worked on each episode simultaneously, many minor continuity errors and animation inconsistencies (for instance in Ep. 3 "Spacefold" where the escape pod under Roy's Valk every so often switches to a gunpod) crop up in each episode. See more »
The Japanese TV ending is literally a sampling of the pictures in Hikaru's album from one of the episodes. If you look in the top right, you'll see his flight helmet there. See more »
The first two episodes were originally edited in to one hour-long episode for the show's premiere on 5 October 1982 in the Osaka region. The opening of the show was changed to avoid any shots of Hikaru in a Valkyrie or the Valkyrie's "Battroid" (full robot) mode. See more »
Outstanding anime series, one of the best ever....
This anime series is one of the most outstanding anime series available. As many have said, it was one of the first I saw and it hooked me to anime for life. Now the original Macross series is available uncut on DVD from Animeigo. I recently purchased the limited edition box set and it was amazing! For all you searching for this series, it's now easily available in the U.S.! It's a must.
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