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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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1983   1982  
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Series cast summary:
Arihiro Hase ...  Hikaru Ichijô 36 episodes, 1982-1983
Mari Iijima ...  Lynn Minmay 36 episodes, 1982-1983
Vic Mignogna ...  Hikaru Ichijo 36 episodes, 1982-1983
Monica Rial ...  Misa Hayase 36 episodes, 1982-1983
John Swasey ...  Captain Bruno J. Global / ... 36 episodes, 1982-1983
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ...  Maximillian Jenius 20 episodes, 1982-1983
Christine M. Auten ...  Narrator / ... 16 episodes, 1983
Victor Carsrud ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983
Emily Carter-Essex Emily Carter-Essex ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983
Hilary Haag ...  Shammy Milliome 16 episodes, 1983
Junie Hoang ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983
Rob Mungle ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1983
Nancy Novotny ...  Vanessa Laird 16 episodes, 1983
Chris Patton ...  Maximilian Jenius 16 episodes, 1983
Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Kim Kabirov 16 episodes, 1983
Mark Laskowski ...  Warera Nantes / ... 15 episodes, 1983
Gene Tognacci Gene Tognacci ...  Additional Voices / ... 15 episodes, 1983
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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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Trivia

The names of the Zentradi spies Warera, Rori and Konda form a complete sentence in Japanese. When rendered into Japanese words, this comes out as "Warera rorikon da". In English, the sentence means "We're pedophiles". 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

In 1989, Macross was re-broadcast with a new opening sequence, using "Super-Deformed" characters, to promote a "SD Macross" line of toys brought out by Bandai. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Millia's Lullaby
Written and Performed by Eri Takeda
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Outstanding anime series, one of the best ever....
28 January 2002 | by int1See all my reviews

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

3 October 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Robotech: The Macross Saga See more »

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(36 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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