Macross Zero

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English: Macross Zero
Japanese: マクロス ゼロ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2002 to Oct 20, 2004
Producers: Bandai Visual
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.541 (scored by 1759017,590 users)
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Ranked: #14892
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Popularity: #2997
Members: 34,829
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Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot Shin Kudo finds himself on the remote island of Mayan, where technology is almost non-existent. While Shin stays on the island to heal his wounds, the tranqulity of the island is shattered by a battle that involves the UN's newest fighter - the VF-0.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Polyansky, Nora

Takayama, Minami

LaSalle, Edgar

Komori, Sousuke


Ooki, Tamio


Park, Romi

Turner, Aries

Shindo, Naomi


Kawamori, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Mechanical Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Oonogi, Hiroshi
Nanri, Yuuka
Theme Song Performance


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Ending Theme

#01: "Arkan" by Holy Raz (Eps 1,5)
#02: "Life Song" by Yen Chang with Holy Raz (Ep 2)
#03: "Yanyan" by Yuuka Nanri (Ep 3)
#04: "Forest Song" by Kuniaki Haishima (Ep 4)

Oct 18, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
When the original Super Dimensional Fortress Macross was released back in 1982, it became an immediate success for several reasons, the main ones being the story, the music, and the variable fighters. Unlike other mech shows, the Macross franchise focused more on human relationships than it did on war and combat, and because of this the series has been able to produce some truly excellent stories. The one thing that has long been missing though, is the story of what came before SDF Macross.

Macross Zero is set in the year 2008, and chronicles the final days of the conflict between U.N. Spacy and the Anti-U.N. read more
Jul 1, 2008
Chag (All reviews)
Simply put, Macross Zero is the crown jewel of the Macross franchise. It takes the franchise's staple set of features of songs, love triangles, and transformable fighter jets and produces not only a visually breathtaking experience, but its story also carries a healthy weight in depth and substance, making Macross Zero not only a feast for the eyes, but also a memorable tale as well.

The plot of Zero is noticeably more grounded than its predecessors. Instead of narrating conflict between humans and extraterrestrials, Zero's plot revolves around the war between the UN and Anti-UN forces, as well as the inhabitants of Mayan Island's struggle with read more
Dec 6, 2008
AironicallyHuman (All reviews)
I can safely say that, after watching all five episodes in one sitting, Macross Zero is one of the best animated series in existence that my eyes have viewed. It had pretty much everything, ranging from a man coming to terms with the primitive way the people on the island he crashes on live to the most convincing (and semi-understandable!) battle with a God-like entity to grace anime. The only flaw the series had was the slightly depressing and inconclusive ending. I wanted a happy ending; not one where all the couples end up unhappy and the fate of a certain somebody is left up read more
Aug 8, 2011
ggultra2764 (All reviews)
While this is a decent chapter in the Macross franchise, it does carry some major flaws that stuck out enough for me. But before I address my issues, I'll address what I did enjoy out of this OAV. The series does do a decent job at incorporating the tribal beliefs of the Mayan Island natives within the mythos of the series as the beliefs become strikingly similar to the Valkyrie mecha used within the franchise and dropping some hints about the Protoculture. In addition, Roy Focker is around to provide some serious and funny moments as he helps out series lead Shin and tries making read more

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