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Macross Frontier 

Makurosu furontia (original title)
Taking place in 2059 A.D., Macross Frontier chronicles the events of the 25th Frontier fleet, located near the center of the Galaxy. The Frontier comes under attack by a mysterious and ... See full summary »

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Shôji Kawamori
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Aya Endô Aya Endô ...  Sheryl Nome 25 episodes, 2008
Jun Fukuyama ...  Luca Angeloni 25 episodes, 2008
Kikuko Inoue ...  Grace O'Connor 25 episodes, 2008
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Houko Kuwashima ...  Canaria Berstein / ... 25 episodes, 2008
Megumi Nakajima Megumi Nakajima ...  Ranka Lee 25 episodes, 2008
Yûichi Nakamura ...  Alto Saotome 25 episodes, 2008
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Hiroshi Kamiya ...  Michael Blanc 22 episodes, 2008
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ...  Brera Sterne 19 episodes, 2008
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Taking place in 2059 A.D., Macross Frontier chronicles the events of the 25th Frontier fleet, located near the center of the Galaxy. The Frontier comes under attack by a mysterious and deadly force of aliens known as the Vajra. Alto Saotome, a young piloting student bored with his life in the colony, joins a special force of Valkyrie pilots formed in order to combat the Vajra. Written by Anonymous

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Japanese

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3 April 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The latest installment of the Macross franchise commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Macross in Japan
26 October 2008 | by kazimer66-1See all my reviews

This series does not take any cues from the Robotech adaptation. Unique unto itself like all previous Macross titles that came before. It is arguably the best of the franchise thus far.

Ultimately, with all Macross productions, the show invariably comes back to the enigma of the ancient Protoculture race and their far reaching influence and legacy over the galaxy.

The series focuses on the activities of a group of combat test pilots of the SMS (Strategic Military Services) group who are testing out the new cutting edge variable fighter VF-25 in combat exercises, the amnesiac orphaned teenage girl who is the ward of the squadron commander, a visiting pop idol Sheryl Nome on tour among the colony fleets and their comrades.

The mysterious Vajra appear to attack for no apparent reason and yet have far superior firepower to any enemy that humanity has ever encountered before. Equally mysterious is this girl's ability to affect the enemy's behavior through this unusual song she only vaguely remembers from her dead mother.

Over the course of the 25 episodes, we learn what the Vajra really are, how Ranka Lee can affect them with her singing and the many manipulations that have brought the Frontier Colonization fleet into conflict with this unusual species...


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