Macross F

Macross Frontier

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Japanese: マクロスF(フロンティア)
English: Macross Frontier
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Sep 26, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, MusicMusic, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.891 (scored by 6585165,851 users)
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Ranked: #7562
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Popularity: #1475
Members: 143,359
Favorites: 1,858

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Following a catastrophic war against a race of giants known as the Zentradi, humanity has escaped towards the center of the galaxy aboard a fleet of colonial vessels called the Macross Frontier. As the extraterrestrial threat is left further and further behind, life on Macross Frontier proceeds as usual.

In the year 2059, a young mecha pilot trainee named Alto Saotome and his colleagues are preparing to perform an accompanying routine for the famous singer Sheryl Nome, who has come to Macross Frontier for a concert. During the performance, a biomechanical alien species known as the Vajra make a sudden appearance, breaking through the defensive perimeter surrounding the vessel and crash-landing near the concert venue, plunging the entire city into chaos. As the concertgoers evacuate, a young girl named Ranka Lee is left behind and gets targeted by the Vajra, but she is saved at the last minute by Alto. Following these events, the Strategic Military Services program notes Alto's skill in battle, resulting in his recruitment to combat the new alien threat.

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Winner of the 2009 Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Hiroo
Kawamori, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Creator, Mechanical Design
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Triangler (トライアングラー)" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 1-16)
2: "Seikan Hikou (星間飛行)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 17)
3: "Lion (ライオン)" by May'n, Megumi Nakajima (eps 18-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (eps 1-6, 8-9, 13-14)
2: "Aimo" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 7)
3: "Aimo~Tori no Hito" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 10)
4: "Neko Nikki" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 11)
5: "Ai Oboete Imasu Ka (Deculture Edition)" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 12)
6: "Diamond Crevasse" by Megumi Nakajima and May'n (eps 15)
7: "Northern Cross" by May'n (eps 16-18, 22-24)
8: "Triangler" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 19)
9: "Empty Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (eps 20)
10: "Azure Ether" by Megumi Nakajima (eps 21)
11: "Triangler (fight on stage)" by May'n and Megumi Nakajima (eps 25)

Sep 10, 2008
*A Stunning Revival of a 25 Years Old Series.*

"Simple, easy to comprehend plot. Skillfully developed love triangle. Masterpiece level animation and music."

To those who are new to the Macross franchise, you can find some info on it here. Now first to clarify a thing for those who are confused with the "Macross Frontier Deculture Edition". The difference is simply that the Deculture Edition is the "pilot episode" of the TV series. Another way of putting it is an OVA version of episode 1 of the TV series which was aired ~3 months later.

Taking place 47 years (story-wise) after the original series, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. ...
Nov 19, 2008
Macross Frontier, the latest installment to the 25-year-old mecha franchise, is so promising in every aspect early on that once the flaws become more apparent and begin to hinder to the series, it still remains watchable. But despite the rough patches the series hits, it is ultimately a very worthwhile watch.

One of Frontier's most endearing aspects is that it carries the Macross mythos while never alienating new audiences. Bringing with it all the cliches and plot devices that relegate the Macross universe, Frontier tells an solid stand-alone story that still connects well with the previous series before it. Frontier also succeeds in carrying as many ...
Oct 30, 2012
Mixed Feelings
--- Warning: Contains spoilers ---

Most series can be summed up in a few words, and regardless of their implications, some descriptions may throw you for a loop. When you hear the words triangles, music, missiles, more music and even more missiles, what is it that you think of? Most well-versed anime viewers should be thinking of the Macross franchise, as this can effectively sum up a great portion of what it's all about, ranging from the original series to the latest installment entitled Frontier.

Macross Frontier happens to be a fairly ordinary anime that in its simplicity, loses direction as it progresses, only to attempt ...

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