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Super Dimensional Fortress Macross 

Chôjikû Yôsai Macross (original title)
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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and her secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien enemy sent to retrieve the ship.
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Series cast summary:
Arihiro Hase ...  Hikaru Ichijô 36 episodes, 1982-1995
Mari Iijima ...  Lynn Minmay 36 episodes, 1982-1995
Vic Mignogna ...  Hikaru Ichijo 36 episodes, 1982-1995
Monica Rial ...  Misa Hayase 36 episodes, 1982-1995
John Swasey ...  Captain Bruno J. Global / ... 36 episodes, 1982-1995
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Maximillian Jenius 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Christine M. Auten ...  Narrator / ... 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Victor Carsrud ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Emily Carter-Essex Emily Carter-Essex ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Hilary Haag ...  Shammy Milliome 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Junie Hoang ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Rob Mungle ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Nancy Novotny ...  Vanessa Laird 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Chris Patton ...  Maximilian Jenius 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Kim Kabirov 16 episodes, 1983-1995
Mark Laskowski ...  Warera Nantes / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1995
Gene Tognacci Gene Tognacci ...  Additional Voices / ... 15 episodes, 1983-1995
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Macross Saga See more »

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(36 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Shammy has caught Captain Global trying to light his pipe]
Shammy Milliome: Captain, there's no smoking on the bridge!
Bruno J. Global: [quickly puts his match away] Oh, of course not, Shammy. I was just holding it.
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Crazy Credits

The original showing of the pilot episode had a different beginning, not revealing the transforming capabilities of the Valkyries in order to give the audience a suprise. The opening was changed to the regular one for all further showings. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Allen Gregory: Interracial McAdams (2011) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mari Iijima
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The real thing. Nothing comes close.
3 June 2002 | by elp_grSee all my reviews

Still has a strong following and for good reason: The plot, the character descriptions, the mecha, the music, everything was wonderfully done - except for some sub-par episodes done by a Korean studio.

The voice acting was just what you would expect from self-respecting professionals. The storyline is tight and cohesive, while the characters seem to actually grow and mature before the viewer's eyes, seeming like actual personalities rather than just being mediums for the action.

This is definitely an anime everyone must see.


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