Macross Zero

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Japanese: マクロス ゼロ
English: Macross Zero
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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: 7.521 (scored by 1850918,509 users)
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Ranked: #15962
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Popularity: #3213
Members: 36,908
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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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Polyansky, Nora

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LaSalle, Edgar

Komori, Sousuke


Park, Romi

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Shindo, Naomi


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

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

Oct 18, 2009
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. ...
Jul 1, 2008
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 ...
Dec 6, 2008
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 ...

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