Less than a year after the events that transpired in the Macross 7 TV series, Basara leaves Fire Bomber and travels to the planet Zola. There, he meets a girl named Elma, who is a big fan of Fire Bomber. It is also on this planet where he must once again use his Spiritia powers; this time, to stop an army of poachers and Elma's father Graham from killing a group of space whales travelling within the planetary system.
The previous reviewer on here is obviously not a fan of the Macross series. Several of her points indicate this fact.
This Anime OVA is targeted to a certain audience, Macross (7) fans! Dynamite is an extension from the Macross 7 series and therefore the character development has already been established. There's no need to recover each characters' personality!
It was NOT meant for someone to just randomly pick up and start from scratch with. The new characters that were introduced were brought in with enough detail and background for the viewer to know what's going on and most of the
unanswered questions that were pointed out were explained in the show and the others are just well, common sense.
Question by the previous reviewer:
Why hunt these mysterious Galactic Whales?
1. Hm.. they're an unknown species,
2. they're rare,
3. everyone wants to know more about them through research which = $$$ for
I believe that sounds pretty sensible to me!
As far as the animation goes, this is definitely an improvement in the Macross series. Especially the opening! They really vamped the CG way up on this OVA!
The other reviewer covered everything pretty much but I just couldn't stand the view that was portrayed in the writing - plus, most of it was BS.
This OVA was meant for Macross 7 fans so that completely nullifies half of what the previous user stated!
If you are a Macross fan then you'll definitely love this OVA and it's new songs!
So I guess they decided to milk a little more money out of the Macross 7 franchise by releasing this OVA.
In a nutshell, Basara meets Moby Dick
A "calming" wind blows Basara to the planet Zola where he encounters some more strange people and galactic whales which migrate to Zola but are in danger of being poached for money. Why? Well this is one of the things that aren't explained - exactly why do people want galactic whales and how come they're so expensive? The entire OVA is full of such unanswered questions which makes the story really terrible. The ending was nice though, that's the
only redeeming feature. But by then, it's too late to save the series from being horrible.
There's very little character development for Basara, or anyone else in this OVA. He's selfish - leaving Fire Bomber behind to perform without him. Still a pacifist and has the bigger picture in mind.
Mylene got even more annoying if possible. She's still unable to decide between Basara and Gamlin. I swear, she has better have Einstien's closet (all of the same clothing) because if she has to choose what to wear every morning it will take days at the rate she's going.
Ray totally sold out and became a moron! He put up the worst Fire Bomber concert, in fact the worst ever concert in any anime series. When both lead singers are away it is smarter to cancel the concert rather than play with a radio and 2 cut out cardboard caricatures substituting for the real thing. If this were to happen in real life there would be riots and lawsuits.
Gamlin is the same nice guy and Elma and her sister are forgettable.
Ahab, I mean, Graham, Elma's father, has a thing about killing the white whale. His is the best developed character in this series.
Dated animation and TONS of frame reuse. The animation as a whole had budget cuts, it's not even as good as Macross 7, or encore or the movie.
New songs are the reason for this OVA. Parts of it felt like anime music videos to boost music sales. Overall the songs are forgettable, except for the song at the end of the anime, just before the ending theme.
Overall this is only something you'd watch for the sake of saying you watched it to finish the series. Not good, not exciting, pretty blah, decent at the best.