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 2286022,860 users)
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Ranked: #12412
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Popularity: #3188
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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)


Mar 2, 2024
I had decided to watch this after seeing the director was Shinichiro Watanabe, and loving his other directed anime I had a feeling this would be good as well and I was not disappointed. While I've not watched any Macross anime before I already feel like this is one of the best. Due to its heavily character driven plot and because of those well written characters it maintained its quality throughout its short 4 episode run. With the three main characters semi love triangle, the competition between Isamu and Guld is very well written and each story beat hit perfectly, minus the main final twist ...
Jan 4, 2024
I got the urge to rewatch this now classic title and put in the discs today while the boys destroyed the living room. Ah, parenting. Anyway, Macross!

Since the licensing nightmare behind Robotech has basically been figured out, I (im)patiently await a huge box set of EVERY Macross title we've never seen in the states. But until then, Plus will remain my favorite in the franchise. I credit this to the creative trio of Shouji Kawamori, Shinichiro Watanabe and Yoko Kanno.

Not a massively butchered cut and paste like Robotech, nor seldom recalled sequel film like Macross II (we ...
May 5, 2024
Mixed Feelings
It’s a much more character driven Macross story, with really good animation. I’m not a fan of the overall soundtrack, but Voices remains one of my favorite songs in the franchise.

There’s two love triangles (because we love them so much). One of them is really weak and pointless, and you wonder why it wasn’t treated as something more simple.

The strength of the characters is mostly between the three estranged friends, but none of them stand out that much on their own. Guld was sort of interesting and likable, but by the end in the OVA, he'd lost most of that.

The reveal about the fallout ...

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