Macross 7

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Synonyms: M7
Japanese: マクロス7


Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1994 to Sep 24, 1995
Premiered: Fall 1994
Broadcast: Sundays at 11:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production Reed
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 1085010,850 users)
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Ranked: #33172
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Popularity: #3621
Members: 27,744
Favorites: 227

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35 years have passed since Lynn Minmay had brought peace between the Zentradi and the humans in the events of Macross. Nekki Basara is a guitarist and a singer of the band Fire Bomber. Living in a less-developed part of the flying colony City 7 which is looking for a habitable planet, he composes and sings songs in the belief that music holds a greater power.

During its flight, an unknown alien race appeared and started laying siege upon City 7. However, its attacks are not conventional -- instead of trying to destroy them, they steal what is known as "spiritia", rendering victims unresponsive and zombie-like. During these battles, Basara always goes out into the middle of the warzone, singing his songs and expecting friend and foe to listen and be moved by his music.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Amino, Tetsuro
Kato, Takao
Episode Director
Fukuyama, Yoshiki
Theme Song Performance
Kajiura, Chie
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Seventh Moon" by Fire Bomber featuring Basara Nekki

Ending Theme

1: "My Friends" by Fire Bomber featuring Mylene Jenius (eps 1-34)
2: "...Dakedo Baby!! (…だけど ベイビー!!)" by Chie Kajiura
3: "Totsugeki Love Heart (Acoustic Version)" by Yoshiki Fukuyama (eps 49)

Jun 22, 2008
TriumShockwave (All reviews)
I'm one of what is probably the most rare breed of western anime fans, those who will defend Macross 7. While not masterpiece of the anime art form, there is a lot to like about Macross 7. Since the series is so polarizing among fans, I'll take a pros vs. cons approach.

1. Music. While obviously a matter of taste, I find most of Fire Bomber's songs quite enjoyable. They're one of the few anime soundtracks I will listen to on their own merits.
2. Fun factor. Basara is genuinely entertaining to watch.
3. Nostalgia. There are numerous ties to the original series, and it's interesting to see read more
Jun 24, 2008
primeparadigm (All reviews)
Macross 7 is so far the most different installment of the Macross franchise. While it retains the three main story elements of all Macross series (Love Triangles, Music and Variable Fighters), for everything else it tries to push the envelope of strangeness while trying to keep it within the confines of the Macross universe. For that reason, it may rub viewers, especially older fans of the franchise with certain expectations, the wrong way. As a result, Macross 7 is truly an anime that you either love it or hate it, no in between, and the only way one can tell which camp you fall in read more
Nov 8, 2007
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
So, since I'm hell bent on watching all the macross series I thought I'd start on Macross 7. For a while I thought I'd made a big mistake.


It took a LONG time to finish this series which already indicates at first glance it's not all that exciting. It's all about Nekki Basara, guitarist and lead singer of the band Fire Bomber (what a great band name). The band starts unknown, living and practicing in a hovel on City 7, joined to Battle seven. They're the mainstay of the colony fleet Macross 7, searching for a habitable planet to live on.

First part deals with character read more
Sep 25, 2015
The original SDF Macross and its sequel Macross Plus are two of my favorite anime of all time. I was properly warned, but it was still destiny for me to watch Macross 7 as well. Not only was it the next in a franchise that had yet to do me any wrong but it's the first and only true sequel to the original SDF Macross. I had to watch it, despite Macross 7's reputation of being a huge departure for Macross.

The first series was one of the pioneering works of the "Real Robot" genre along with Mobile Suit Gundam. It combined the aesthetic appeal of read more

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