Macross Plus

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: マクロスプラス


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 1994 to Jun 25, 1995
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Triangle Staff
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 39 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 2286122,861 users)
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Ranked: #12502
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Popularity: #3190
Members: 49,501
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The year is 2040 and the galaxy is flourishing with several colonies and advanced technology. AI is near perfection and the current top idol is the near-completed Virturoid Idol Sharon Apple. All that is missing are her actual feelings, which instead are supplied by Myung Fang Lone. Sharon's debut concert is on planet Eden, where at the same time, fighter pilots Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman battle over air superiority for the "Supernova Project." Isamu, Guld and Myung were once childhood friends, but after an accident seven years ago, they went their own separate ways. With Myung back in the picture, the old disputes are once again awakened. And when an unstable and illegal AI technique is installed in Sharon, the situation is worsened.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Takanashi, Minoru
Watanabe, Shinichirou
Director, Storyboard
Kawamori, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Creator, Mechanical Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Voices (English Version)" by Michelle Flynn (eps 1)
2: "Idol Talk" by Akino Arai (eps 2)
3: "Pulse" by Wu Yun Ta Na (eps 4)

Ending Theme

1: "After, in the Dark" by Mai Yamane (eps 1-3)
2: "Voices (English Version)" by Michelle Flynn (eps 4)
2: "Voices" by Akino Arai (eps 4)


Jun 1, 2007
It's unbelievable that there isn't a review extolling the virtues of this OVA so here's one. The Macross Plus series is directed by Shoji Kawamori and Shinichiro Watanabe (who later did Cowboy Bebop & Samurai Champloo), so Macross Plus is an early masterpiece and leading indicator/predictor that this Genius Anime Team will go on to make more masterpieces in the future.

It's been over ten years since I first watched Macross Plus (in 1994!) and I still remember nearly everything about it, probably because I've re-watched it many, many times.

*{{cue the time machine}}*
** note this was the dark ages before the internet got ...
Sep 16, 2007
Macross Plus is a 4-episode OVA series, produced by Studio Nue. Triangle Staff
and Bandai Visual. It was released in 1994, with an exceptional standard of production for its time, then oft considered the pinnacle of anime. Going back and watching the anime 12 years after it was produced, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I knew very little about it, only that it had a good reputation. I soon discovered that I would not be underwhelmed by the OVA, which presented a lavish production, strong (although not flawless) characterisation, and a unique plot. I feel now that my expectations were too low, and although ...
Sep 1, 2015
Mixed Feelings
In the future, the world's most popular popstar is an AI. But little does the public know that she's incomplete and relies on the emotions of a human woman to perform. But what happens when these emotions cause the AI to act on its own? Sadly, this is the B plot, so you'll have to sit through scene after scene of some pilots being dicks to get your answer.

Seriously, this series really doesn't hold up. The characters are completely unlikable, and none of it makes much sense. Isamu might be one of my least favorite anime protagonists ever. ...

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