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Macross Plus 

Not Rated | | Animation, Sci-Fi | TV Mini-Series (1994– )
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Two old friends/rivals find themselves rival test pilots in competing projects while a mutual old flame returns to them with her own secrets.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Beau Billingslea ...  Col. Millard Johnson 4 episodes, 1994
Bryan Cranston ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994
Richard Epcar ...  Guld Goa Bowman 4 episodes, 1994
Rica Fukami Rica Fukami ...  Myung Fang Lone 4 episodes, 1994
Melora Harte ...  Sharon Apple 4 episodes, 1994
Mako Hyôdô ...  Sharon Apple 4 episodes, 1994
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Guld Goa Bowman 4 episodes, 1994
Riva Spier Riva Spier ...  Myung Fang Lone 4 episodes, 1994
Takumi Yamazaki ...  Isamu Alva Dyson 4 episodes, 1994
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Storyline

2040 AD. Humankind's first colonized planet, Eden. Master pilot Isamu Dyson is assigned to New Edwards Flight Center as the test pilot for the prototype variable fighter, the YF-19. YF-21 pilot Guld Goa Bowmann is also there. Once friends and now rivals, the two compete in prototype trials. Meanwhile, virtual singer Sharon Apple has come to Eden to hold a concert. Her producer, Myung Fan Long, was a former friend of the two pilots. The three will fulfill a fated reunion ...." [Bandai Visual] Written by Jeremy Pace <jhpace1@eos.ncsu.edu>

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Animation | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Macross Plus See more »

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Runtime:

(movie) | (4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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The competition between General Galaxy and Shinsei Industry is meant as a parallel to the real-life competition that was held between Lockheed and Northrop to determine the newest tactical air fighter, the YF-22 or YF-23. The YF-19 valkyrie in macross plus retains several design features of earlier craft, as did the real YF-22, while being cutting-edge. The YF-21 valkyrie's design was heavily influenced by the real YF-23, and both share the stigma of being grand departures from what is considered "standard" aeronautical design in both real and animated worlds. See more »

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Isamu: Life without pain isn't real life!
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The 4-episode OVA has been released theatrically in 1995 as 'Macross Plus - Movie Edition'. New length is 115 minutes with approximately 20 minutes of new footage for continuity. See more »


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Wanna Be an Angel
Lyrics by Gabriela Robin
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Performed by Akino Arai
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Wow
24 February 2006 | by orangeskullsSee all my reviews

There is a lot I can say about Macross Plus but one word that describes the film perfectly is Beautiful.

I first saw Macross plus when I was 14 years old, it was the second Anime I ever saw and since then it has became my favourite.

Plot wise - Macross plus has a very complex and interesting story, the main characters are well drawn and with each episode you get to discover more and the mysteries they hide.

Macross plus has beautiful visuals and stunning music performed by the very talented Yoko Kano (Cowboy Bebop)

The plot is a love story set in the world of Macross , but it is more of a dark love story that shows how messy situations can get when the truth is buried under lies.

Macross plus in a way is a sad show but that also adds to it's charm.

If you love great dark love stories with a futuristic twist then Macross plus is defiantly for you, I am 17 now and I enjoy it even more.

The show has something for everyone really and there is a character for everyone to relate to.

Be it a cocky and arrogant youth to a stubborn dark hidden maturity , Macross plus has it.

Below is a list and a rank out of 10.

Animation 10 = stunning visuals create a solid world were anything seems possible.

Sound 10 = the sounds and music of the Macross world are worth watching the show for alone

Come Back Value 10 = the show is very review able , you can watch it again and again as it never seems to get boring , you always notice little things with every new watch.

Lol well I just bought the box set today featuring the series and the sliced movie , going to watch episode one of the series J

I hope this review was helpful .

Here are some other films you should watch if you enjoy this.

Akira Perfect Blue Neo Genesis Z.O.E (Zone of the enders video game series) Cowboy Bebop series and Movie


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