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Macross F

Alternative Titles

English: Macross Frontier
Japanese: マクロスF(ロンティア)


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.061 (scored by 41,627 users)
Ranked: #4482
Popularity: #486
Members: 82,005
Favorites: 1,426
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Nome, Sheryl
Nome, Sheryl
Endou, Aya
Endou, Aya
Lee, Ranka
Lee, Ranka
Nakajima, Megumi
Nakajima, Megumi
Saotome, Alto
Saotome, Alto
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Klang, Klan
Klang, Klan
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Toyoguchi, Megumi


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

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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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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Nov 18, 2015
TL;DR: Cut out the ending and its a masterpiece. Otherwise 8/10.

Few people may read this review as it's almost literally at the bottom of the heap of reviews written for this series. But I have to get my opinion out there. this anime is way too overhyped.

It does a lot of good things. It's strong points include the overall story, the character development, the (very) atmospheric music, the artwork and the design of the world. In fact, up until episode 20 or so I really thought I had come across a masterpiece worthy of a 10/10 rating. I even considered going and downgrading some read more
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Nov 2, 2015
*2nd review I have done, still going to be terrible, I am here to say this though, the character review and most of this review will be opinion based*

Story 6: Its a fair story, 1 man 2 girls... excuse me, but I have nothing to say for this.

Art 7: The art wasn't bad at all. How they designed the ships and the fighter jet things were nice, if your one of the people who count this as the animation, it's fair game to me, both were good.

Characters 4-6: The reasoning I have this is because of Ranka and her brother being one of read more
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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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