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Super Space Fortress Macross (1984)

Chôjikû Yôsai Macross: Ai Oboeteimasuka (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 21 July 1984 (Japan)
In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

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Shôji Kawamori (story), Sukehiro Tomita (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mari Iijima ... Lynn Minmay (voice)
Arihiro Hase ... Hikaru Ichijyo (voice)
Mika Doi ... Misa Hayase (voice)
Michio Hazama ... Bruno J. Global (voice)
Noriko Ohara ... Claudia LaSalle (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Roy Focker (voice)
Osamu Ichikawa Osamu Ichikawa ... Golg Boddole Zer (voice)
Eiji Kanie Eiji Kanie ... Vrlitwhai 7018 (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ... Exsedol 4970 (voice) (as Ryûsuke Ôbayashi)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Lynn Kaihun (voice)
Shô Hayami Shô Hayami ... Maximillian Jenius (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki Katsumi Suzuki ... Hayao Kakizaki (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Kim Kaviroff (voice)
Sanae Miyuki ... Shammy Milliome (voice) (as Miyuki Muroi)
Run Sasaki ... Vanessa Laird (voice)
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In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid warriors. A young pilot in the military named Hikaru rescues his idol, the beautiful singer Lynn Minmay, from the giants as they break through the ship's hull during a concert-during which the giants are shocked to see females on a male vessel-and they are trapped for days in an aft hold of the ship. After their rescue, Hikaru and Minmay continue on good terms until a joyride in a fighter trainer gets Hikaru, his squadron leader, Minmay's brother, Minmay herself and the tough female operations controller captured by the giants, who grill them on how males and females can survive together without fighting. The giants' female counterparts arrive to wreak havoc on their male foes, and in the ensuing confusion Minmay and her brother are detained while the others make an escape that costs squadron leader... Written by Zach Adams <zqa9567@tam2000.tamu.edu>

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Explore the outer limits of imagination where humans battle a race of giant bionoids.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 July 1984 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Space Fortress Macross See more »

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Runtime:

| (Clash of the Bionoids English dub)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The soda that Hikaru and Minmay drink in the "Zero-G Love" song sequence is Coca-Cola. See more »

Quotes

[Hikaru tries to convince Minmay to sing to defeat the Zentradi]
Lynn Minmay: You can't win a war by singing! Stay with me, if we're going to die anyway...
Hikaru Ichijo: It's not just for us. It's for everyone onboard Macross.
Lynn Minmay: That has nothing to do with us! Why aren't we the only two in the universe? I wish everyone would die except you and me!
[Hikaru slaps Minmay, as a panoply of war's destruction plays across the screen.]
Hikaru Ichijo: Sempai died. Kakizaki died. So many have died. They had plans for peace. You can still sing, can't...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

"Macross in Clash of the Bionoids" is an edited translation of "Chôjikû yôsai Macross: Ai Oboeteimasuka," with 20 minutes of footage removed, and a running time of 95 minutes. "Superdimensional Fortress Macross (Super and Dimensional placed together in the title)" (aka "Macross"), is another alternate translation of "Chôjikû yôsai Macross: Ai Oboeteimasuka." It contains the same dub as "Macross in Clash of the Bioniods," but is un-edited, and has a full running time of 115 minutes. See more »

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Followed by Macross Plus (1994) See more »

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First off this film came before Robotech and it is better
21 October 2000 | by MovieCriticMarvelfanSee all my reviews

The Macross purist who said this is an encore of Robotech,didnt do his homework. Any japanese person who is familiar with Anime will tell you that this movie came out before Robotech. This review should be Number 1 since it will give you almost all the details of the film.

It takes the Robotech theme to the limit. I like Robotech, but since Robotech was targeted at a young audience, the violence and intensity of the fighting wasnt shown in its entirety. Also in Robotech you had the soap opera mentality to it, which kinda made me bored in some episodes. Finally Robotech has a lot of loose ends , the awful Robotech 2 Sentinels movie only made matters worse.

This movie tells the real tale of MACROSS (Robotech was the English name for Macross) and its real conclusions to the characters involved like Max and Miria. Whereas in the tv series they fall in love , in this movie they fight to the death (who falls in love during combat anyway) and its the REAL ending between them.

The mecha designs were and are revolutionary (Tatsunuko Productons and Bandai), and the character development done here is excellent done brilliantly by Shoji Kawamori and NOT Carl Macek. There is absolutely no flaw in this film and thats why 15 yrs to 18 yrs later it still beats the c**p out of American cartoons and bad cartoons in general.

It has never been commercially released except in its birthplace Japan. Luckily several auction sellers sold off copies to lucky buyers.

Dont get me wrong, Robotech is great but the watchful and greedy eyes of corporate people (Harmony Gold) prevented fans from seeing it to the limit. Watch this film, you wont regret it.


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