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 6629366,293 users)
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Ranked: #7602
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1504
Members: 144,702
Favorites: 1,865

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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)


Dec 2, 2021
If you like the genre/themes and don't expect a revelation, you're in for a fun ride. Visually the show is very appealing, even the CGI is overall well implemented, though the Vajira are a bit jarring. The admittedly at times somewhat ridiculous plot is serviceable but the sense of some bigger mystery behind it all never really pays off. There's also a ton of foreshadowing going on, which seems really unnecessary as what it points to is fairly obvious. Where this show shines is the music. Not only is the orchestration very effective in regards to building tension, but the expertly crafted songs and their ...
Jul 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
At this point, a true Macross series had not come out since the mid-90s. This time, fairly new Studio Satellite without much prior success got the task for Macross Frontier. This is where the series truly takes a turn away from the mechs and makes the full transition to idols. A bonus was the role of director was shared between the experienced Yasuhito Kikuchi and the famous Transformers designer Shoji Kawamori. Where the Macross franchise was successful in the past, it was quickly established that Frontier is no Plus and certainly no Super Dimensional and more towards Macross 7 with more emphasis on female idols ...
Oct 14, 2022
I don't know how this anime has a high rating.

It's painful to watch, very bad CGI mixed with ugly animation which also seems to be made in a computer.

The plot is also not interesting.

I recently discovered Macross and binge watched all there is available.

The only good ones are from the 80s and 90s. Animation is beautiful and the story is also super nice.


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