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)
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic, SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.131 (scored by 1265812,658 users)
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Ranked: #35902
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Popularity: #4004
Members: 32,163
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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)

Characters & Voice Actors


Amino, Tetsurou
Kato, Takao
Episode Director
Murayama, Kiyoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Matsuzono, Hiroshi
Episode Director


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
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 ...
Nov 8, 2007
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 21, 2019
Fanatic pacifist hippy mc who doesn't care how many innocent people and "asshole" soldiers have to die so he can keep forcing people to listen to his singing in the middle of battle. He repeatedly intereferes with the elimination of the enemy because he is convinced his singing will make everyone buddy buddy. One of the most annoying MCs, he is right and everyone else is wrong, he does whatever he wants, no one can tell him what to do, such a rebel!

And it doesn't help that they made like 4 songs for him for 49 episiodes and he keeps repeating the same one for ...

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