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Choujikuu Kidan Southern Cross


Alternative Titles

English: Robotech Masters
Synonyms: Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, Southern Cross
Japanese: 超時空騎団サザンクロス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1984 to Sep 30, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1984
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Big West
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.731 (scored by 2,029 users)
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Ranked: #44432
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Popularity: #4724
Members: 4,283
Favorites: 15
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Synopsis

By the year 2120, humans have successfully colonized other planets following the near devestation of Earth from the last great world war. However, on Gloire, one such colony are surprised and unprepared at the arrival of The Zor, a group of beings whom were the original inhabitants of the planet and left following similar near fatal events. Coming to reclaim their former home world, a relentless war erupts between both races that ultimately leads to a cataclysmic showdown and into a no-win scenario for either.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yamada, Katsuhisa
Storyboard
Kageyama, Hironobu
Inserted Song Performance


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"Hoshi no Deja Vu (星のデ・ジャ・ブー) " by Youko Katori (鹿取容子)

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"Yakusoku (約束)" by Youko Katori




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Jan 7, 2010
ironMousey (All reviews)
Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross may seem like your average mecha anime from the 1980s, but in reality it's one of the most unique members of the genre. Unlike the popular Gundam series, or even the other mecha titles by Tatsunoko Productions, Southern Cross is written from the point of a female protagonist. Jeanne is brave, strong, capable, and most importantly, thoroughly entertaining.

Another thing that sets Southern Cross apart is its message. The Glorians, who colonized the planet, are so quick to assume that the Zor are hostile invaders that they launch into a war without taking the time to learn about read more
Jun 15, 2012
kajia (All reviews)
"Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross", or just "Southern Cross" for short, is not really related to "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross" in terms of story despite both of them being part of the "Super Dimensional" trilogy. However, the two became artificially entwined after they were stitched together to form the first two parts of "Robotech", the Americanised anime TV series. "Macross" became the first arc, "Robotech: The Macross Saga"; "Southern Cross" was adapted into the sequel arc, "Robotech: The Masters", and got the short end of the deal. While "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross" stayed mostly intact through its transition, "Southern Cross" underwent such drastic editing that read more
Feb 3, 2016
theGreenDeath (All reviews)
This series seemed a little muddled in what it was trying to do. It used many of the tropes of post Gundam mecha shows, but with no real idea what to say with them. As a result there were moments of great fun, but never soared to the heights of its more famous siblings.

Personally, I think the show would have done better letting the silliness factor take charge more often than the action drama. My favorite episodes were definitely those which highlighted the soap opera aspects of the show and minimized the space opera. The lives and loves of the Southern Cross moments were a read more
Aug 12, 2017
wolfwing (All reviews)
Something I've wanted to do for 20+ years.

Watch this, and the other three shows that robotech was based on. I started with this one as I figured I would do all of macross at one point, and it's the closest to the original. But this was was close, but definetly different, familuar plots and ideas, but then there was things different.

Story: Humans have colonized a planet when aliens show up and a intergalactic war starts up for the fate of the planet. I enjoyed the plot, had a decent job of dealing with war, and questions about it, read more

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