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Macross Frontier

Macross Frontier

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マクロスF


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.081 (scored by 39629 users)
Ranked: #4462
Popularity: #423
Members: 76,930
Favorites: 1,371
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After being threatened by extinction at the hands of alien invaders called the Zentradi, humanity undertook the task of guaranteeing itself a future by launching fleets of colony ships into space. On Macross Frontier, one such fleet, high school student Saotome Alto's life is changed forever: the fleet is suddenly attacked by unidentified creatures while he is performing aerial stunts for a concert by the wildly popular idol Sheryl.

Alto quickly finds himself in the cockpit of a new-model fighter struggling to protect Ranka Lee, a young girl he met only hours earlier, from the invaders' swath of destruction. Noting his performance during this incident, the S.M.S. Skull Squadron private military company invites Alto to join their organization, where he continues protecting his friends and Macross Frontier.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Macross Frontier
Prequel: Macross Dynamite 7
Alternative version: Macross Frontier Deculture Edition, Macross Fufonfia, Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime, Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
Side story: Macross 25th Anniversary: All That VF Macross F Version
Other: Macross Frontier Music Clip Shuu: Nyankuri, Macross Frontier: Chou Jikuu Gekijou, Macross Delta
Spin-off: Macross FB7: Ginga Rukon - Ore no Uta wo Kike!

Characters & Voice Actors

Lee, Ranka
Lee, Ranka
Nakajima, Megumi
Nakajima, Megumi
Nome, Sheryl
Nome, Sheryl
Endou, Aya
Endou, Aya
Saotome, Alto
Saotome, Alto
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Angelloni, Luca
Angelloni, Luca
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun


Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Kawamori, Shoji
Director, Storyboard, Mechanical Design, Creator
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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Aired  Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Feb 9, 2010
Macross Frontier isn’t merely another sci-fi space opera. Despite incorporating just about every anime cliché in the book—from school drama to mecha to moe to the love triangles that are the Macross franchise’s signature—Macross Frontier manages to create something that is simultaneously the maximum fulfillment of its genre’s capacity and also the complete and utter subversion of its viewer’s expectations. It’s been hailed as the SDF-Macross of the 21st Century, and there’s no doubt about that; even for viewers unfamiliar with the original Macross series, Macross Frontier bridges nearly every gap imaginable to create something that will undoubtedly stand the test of time read more
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Sep 10, 2008
*A Stunning Revival of a 25 Years Old Series.*

"Simple, easy to comprehend plot. Skillfully developed love triangle. Masterpiece level animation and music."

To those who are new to the Macross franchise, you can find some info on it here. Now first to clarify a thing for those who are confused with the "Macross Frontier Deculture Edition". The difference is simply that the Deculture Edition is the "pilot episode" of the TV series. Another way of putting it is an OVA version of episode 1 of the TV series which was aired ~3 months later.

Taking place 47 years (story-wise) after the original series, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. read more
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Mar 14, 2013
This is my first review, so hopefully I don't say anything to out of place. I've heard a lot about Macross from a lot of my classmates and I decided that I wanted to take a shot at it. I will say that I was not disappointed at all.

Story 8/10
The story of Macross Frontier features colonies of people that are scattered around the galaxy in mega-sized domes similar to earth. The story overall wasn't completely original. Hostile Aliens threatening to exterminate the human race. Mecha units that are reminiscent to StarScream of the Transformer series. The thing that caught my eye was how music read more
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Dec 1, 2008
This review is from the point of view of someone who does not like mecha anime and has never watched the Macross series from the beginning because when people mention Macross, they mention mecha. This fear was unfounded as I sat down to watch the first episode. Variable Fighters aren't mecha. I will say it again, Variable Fighters are not mecha. With my bias firmly established, let's go into my review.

The story itself is well executed with small revelations trickling in, tying together a bigger mystery. There's even a love triangle involved, which also insinuates itself very well to the action. read more
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Both fighting with the power of songs.

Although macross is more set into space then Senki
reportRecommended by jinamoja
One of the main characters, Lacus Clyne, is also a Intergalatical peace-keeping singer.
Both are set in space, and involve battles between mecha/transformer type machines.
Both have elements of drama, sci-fi, romance (love triangles and rectangles, oh my!).
reportRecommended by Cyrius
Both feature life in space on a huge ship, both have an ace pilot protagonist with several supporting female characters fancying him. Both offer powerful sci-fi storyline touching various sci-fi phylosophical questions.
Note that Knights of Sydonia is dystopic, thriller seriers while Macross Frontier is utopic adventure. 
reportRecommended by sneg
Both of them have mechas and a great story. 
reportRecommended by porthunt
Both revolve around music and romance. In the case of WA, the male protagonist is a wimp. In the case of MF, the male protagonist is less of a wimp. BUT the selling point for both series are in their music, both have very strong female singer/seiyu and will not disappoint you in that regards. 
reportRecommended by KAMIOPPAI
Both animes use music, singers and idols as a way to fight in the world that they are living in, whether it is to survive or for power/hope. 
reportRecommended by MagicFlier

Opening Theme

#1 "Triangler" by Maaya Sakamoto (1-16)
#2 "Seikan Hikou" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 17)
#3 "Lion" by May'n and Megumi Nakajima (18-24)

Ending Theme

#01: "Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (Episodes 1-6, 8-9, 13-14) (Episode 1 DVD version use DC not Aimo)
#02: "Aimo" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 7)
#03: "Aimo~Tori no Hito" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 10)
#04: "Neko Nikki" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 11)
#05: "Ai Oboete Imasu Ka (Deculture Edition)" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 12)
#06: "Diamond Crevasse" by Megumi Nakajima and May'n (Episode 15)
#07: "Northern Cross" by May'n (Episode 16-18, 22-24)
#08: "Triangler" by Maaya Sakamoto (Episode 19)
#09: "Empty Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (Episode 20)
#10: "Azure Ether" by Megumi Nakajima (Episode 21)
#11: "Triangler (fight on stage)" by May'n and Megumi Nakajima (Episode 25)

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