Macross Flash Back 2012

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Synonyms: Choujikuu Yousai Macross - Flash Back 2012, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross Flash Back 2012
Japanese: 超時空要塞マクロス FLASH BACK 2012


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1987
Producers: Big West
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.851 (scored by 49564,956 users)
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Ranked: #48742
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Popularity: #6459
Members: 9,972
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Flash Back 2012 is Minmei's farewell concert. Featuring some of her best songs, the music is performed over various scenes and events taken from Macross TV as well as Macross "Do You Remember Love". Also included is a newly animated closing sequence showing the launch of Misa's colony vessel, the Megaroad-01, into space.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors

Lynn, Minmay

Iijima, Mari

Hayase, Misa

Doi, Mika

Ichijou, Hikaru

Hase, Arihiro

Fallyna, Milia

Takeda, Eri

La Salle, Claudia


Kridanik, Vrlitwhai

Kanie, Eiji

Folmo, Exsedol

Oobayashi, Ryuusuke



Lynn, Paochun


Lynn, Shigeyo



Kawamori, Shouji
Director, Mechanical Design
Takayama, Fumihiko
Episode Director
Iijima, Mari
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition
Mikimoto, Haruhiko
Character Design


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Aug 14, 2012
This OVA is a treat for the Macross fan, best viewed after having watched the original series and Do You Remember Love. It brings closure to the Hikaru, Misa, and Minmei stories through the Macross series' keystone, music. Lynn Minmei's songs are presented through a series of music videos, most of which use footage from the TV series and movie. However the best is saved for last. My favorite part of the new animation is when Minmei is visiting the stage before departing and she has a vision of Hikaru and Misa appearing to show their support for her before the sequence transitions to the ...
Jan 8, 2022

If you have already watched “Macross” and “Macross: Do You Remember Love”, and you enjoyed their music, then watching this OVA won’t leave you disappointed, but I would suggest watching it only after having watched the movie, since much of its art and many scenes are taken from there.

Story [8]

“Macross Flash Back 2012” is a music video compilation made from the scenes of the original series and the movie, so it doesn’t introduce new plot points, but the few minutes of new scenes for the ending are well made and are a great send off to the original Macross.

Art [8]

This OVA’s animation is good: most ...
May 5, 2024
There’s not much to say here. It’s a compilation of music videos. Which are occasionally interspersed with real life imagery, something I hate in anime. And even better, a lot of that is Japanese soldiers from WW2 marching off for battle (as far as I can tell). I think it’s supposed to be about the pointlessness of war, but I wish they’d just kept all real life imagery out of it in the first place.

At the very end of Flashback 2012, we get the proper ending to the DYRL movie. Older Minmay, Hikaru, and Hayase. Those last couple minutes are very worth watching, but don’t ...

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Poll: Macross Flash Back 2012 Episode 1 Discussion
Alas86 - Dec 7, 2009
16 repliesby lucio54 »»
Dec 20, 2022 3:29 PM
Big West has uploaded the OVA free/legally
Fortress_Maximus - Apr 22, 2021
3 repliesby SilverCrono »»
May 10, 2021 2:25 PM