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Macross Plus 

Not Rated | | Animation, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (1994– )
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Beau Billingslea ...  Col. Millard Johnson 4 episodes, 1994
Bryan Cranston ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994
Richard Epcar ...  Guld Goa Bowman 4 episodes, 1994
Rica Fukami Rica Fukami ...  Myung Fang Lone 4 episodes, 1994
Melora Harte ...  Sharon Apple 4 episodes, 1994
Mako Hyôdô ...  Sharon Apple 4 episodes, 1994
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Guld Goa Bowman 4 episodes, 1994
Riva Spier Riva Spier ...  Myung Fang Lone 4 episodes, 1994
Takumi Yamazaki ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994
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Storyline

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 <jhpace1@eos.ncsu.edu>

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Animation | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Macross Plus See more »

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Runtime:

(movie) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The competition between General Galaxy and Shinsei Industry is meant as a parallel to the real-life competition that was held between Lockheed and Northrop to determine the newest tactical air fighter, the YF-22 or YF-23. The YF-19 valkyrie in macross plus retains several design features of earlier craft, as did the real YF-22, while being cutting-edge. The YF-21 valkyrie's design was heavily influenced by the real YF-23, and both share the stigma of being grand departures from what is considered "standard" aeronautical design in both real and animated worlds. See more »

Quotes

Isamu: Life without pain isn't real life!
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Alternate Versions

The 4-episode OVA has been released theatrically in 1995 as 'Macross Plus - Movie Edition'. New length is 115 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of new footage for continuity. See more »

Connections

Followed by Macross Frontier (2008) See more »

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A Sai En
Lyrics by Gabriela Robin
Music & Arrangement by Yôko Kanno
Performed by Raiche Coutev Sisters
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Superb
17 January 2003 | by sikosisSee all my reviews

Macross Plus is one of my all time favourite movies let alone anime / manga movie! It is a superb mixture of action and character driven drama with an awesome soundtrack provided by Yoko Kanno.

The story has been brilliantly crafted into the Macross universe - being set 30 years since the Earth and the Zentraedi war (ala Robotech).

There are two versions of Macross Plus. There is a full length Movie (which I'm yet to see - but I hear has a nude scene) and the more common 4 part-er. They are both suppose to be the same yet different and hold on their own right.

There are about 4 albums available from Soundtracks to Sharon Apple 4 Track Mini-EPs.

Macross Plus is "dedicated to all pioneers" - something these people truly were.


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