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Chôjikû Yôsai Macross 

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An alien ship crash lands on Earth and its secrets lead to a desperate war against an alien foe sent to retrieve the ship.
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Series cast summary:
Arihiro Hase ...  Hikaru Ichijô 36 episodes, 1982-2006
...  Lynn Minmay 36 episodes, 1982-2006
...  Hikaru Ichijo 36 episodes, 1982-2006
...  Misa Hayase 36 episodes, 1982-2006
...  Captain Bruno J. Global / ... 36 episodes, 1982-2006
Shô Hayami ...  Maximillian Jenius 20 episodes, 1982-1983
...  Narrator / ... 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-2006
Emily Carter-Essex ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Shammy Milliome 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Vanessa Laird 16 episodes, 1983-2006
Chris Patton ...  Maximilian Jenius 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Kim Kabirov 16 episodes, 1983-2006
...  Warera Nantes / ... 15 episodes, 1983-2006
Gene Tognacci ...  Additional Voices / ... 15 episodes, 1983-2006
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In the middle of World War III in 1999, an alien ship 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 it. 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 its technology is adopted for use. On the day of its 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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Trivia

The companies that designed and built the VF-1 Valkyrie are Stonewell/Bellcom and Shinnakasu Heavy Industries, which is a nod to real world aerospace companies Rockwell and Bell. Most if not all other mecha in the show have the same kind of references for its builders. 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 Capt. 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 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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Black Heaven (1999) See more »

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My Beautiful Place
Performed by Mari Iijima
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Classic!
17 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

My first Anime. I remember watching the RoboTECH version of this series as a child. Even with the horrible dubbing and scenes cut, at the age of 5 the story-line was addicting. I fell in love with the Valkyrie and commend them for the brilliant design. I remember being angry at Rick for not going after Minmei and choosing Lisa. To this day, I curse the creators of the show for making that happen. But when an television series starts to make you have feelings like that, actually giving a damn about the storyline, that's when you know it's a wonderful series.


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