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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: 8.101 (scored by 37734 users)
Ranked: #3992
Popularity: #379
Members: 72,062
Favorites: 1,354
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action drama mecha sci-fi


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.

(Source: Anime-Planet)

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 Special Eizou: 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
Park, Seon Yeong
Park, Seon Yeong
Nome, Sheryl
Nome, Sheryl
Endou, Aya
Endou, Aya
Chae, Ui Jin
Chae, Ui Jin
Saotome, Alto
Saotome, Alto
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Kang, Su Jin
Kang, Su Jin
Angelloni, Luca
Angelloni, Luca
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Yang, Seok jeong
Yang, Seok jeong


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

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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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Both fighting with the power of songs.

Although macross is more set into space then Senki
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!).

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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