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Macross Plus

Macross Plus

Alternative Titles

Japanese: マクロスプラス

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 1994 to Jun 25, 1995
Producers: Studio Nue
Duration: 39 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 9433 users)
Ranked: #6912
Popularity: #1465
Members: 15,593
Favorites: 150
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drama mecha military sci-fi

Synopsis

The year is 2040 and the galaxy is flourishing with several colonies and advanced technology. AI is near perfection and the current top idol is the near-completed Virturoid Idol Sharon Apple. All that is missing are her actual feelings, which instead are supplied by Myung Fang Lone. Sharon's debut concert is on planet Eden, where at the same time, fighter pilots Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman battle over air superiority for the "Supernova Project." Isamu, Guld and Myung were once childhood friends, but after an accident seven years ago, they went their own separate ways. With Myung back in the picture, the old disputes are once again awakened. And when an unstable and illegal AI technique is installed in Sharon, the situation is worsened.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Prequel: Macross
Alternative version: Macross Plus Movie Edition
Sequel: Macross 7

Characters & Voice Actors

Bowman, Guld Goa
Bowman, Guld Goa
Main
Epcar, Richard
English
Epcar, Richard
Ishizuka, Unsho
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unsho
Dyson, Isamu
Dyson, Isamu
Main
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese
Yamazaki, Takumi
Cranston, Bryan
English
Cranston, Bryan
Fang Long, Myung
Fang Long, Myung
Main
Fukami, Rica
Japanese
Fukami, Rica
Sherman, Anne
English
Sherman, Anne
Apple, Sharon
Apple, Sharon
Supporting
Hyoudou, Mako
Japanese
Hyoudou, Mako
Harte, Melora
English
Harte, Melora

Staff

Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Storyboard
Kawamori, Shoji
Director, Storyboard, Creator, Mechanical Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nobumoto, Keiko
Script



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Sep 16, 2007
Washi
Macross Plus is a 4-episode OVA series, produced by Studio Nue. Triangle Staff
and Bandai Visual. It was released in 1994, with an exceptional standard of production for its time, then oft considered the pinnacle of anime. Going back and watching the anime 12 years after it was produced, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I knew very little about it, only that it had a good reputation. I soon discovered that I would not be underwhelmed by the OVA, which presented a lavish production, strong (although not flawless) characterisation, and a unique plot. I feel now that my expectations were too low, and although read more
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Jun 1, 2007
Stormy_77
It's unbelievable that there isn't a review extolling the virtues of this OVA so here's one. The Macross Plus series is directed by Shoji Kawamori and Shinichiro Watanabe (who later did Cowboy Bebop & Samurai Champloo), so Macross Plus is an early masterpiece and leading indicator/predictor that this Genius Anime Team will go on to make more masterpieces in the future.

It's been over ten years since I first watched Macross Plus (in 1994!) and I still remember nearly everything about it, probably because I've re-watched it many, many times.

*{{cue the time machine}}*
** note this was the dark ages before the internet got read more
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Recommendations

Both have lovely artwork and music. They also are both science fiction and have similar mecha designs (due to sharing creative staff members).
reportRecommended by Nofio - Add to favorites
One shouldn't really go in expecting much with the characters and plots in these two, especially when compared to other installments in both the Gundam/Macross series. But where these two OVA's excel at, they really shine - the production values, the nostalgic and incredible music, amazingly top notch animation and art for their time, and the insane action make them both worth seeing for the technical aspects alone. Both are sci-fi, mecha, and all that sort of thing, chances are if you like some of Macross or Gundam, you'll like both in many ways too.

Opening Theme

#01: "Voices (English Version)" by Michelle Flynn (ep 1)
#02: "Idol Talk" by Akino Arai (ep 2)
#03: "Pulse" by Wu Yun Ta Na (ep 4)

Ending Theme

#01: "After, in the Dark" by Mai Yamane (eps 1-3)
#02: "Voices (English Version)" by Michelle Flynn (ep 4)
#02: "Voices" by Akino Arai (ep 4)

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