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  The Super Dimension Fortress Macross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macross is a science fiction series that combines giant transforming robots, apocalyptic battles, wartime romance, and victory through the use of various unconventional means, including bubblegum pop music.
In addition, Macross created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima into an instant celebrity, and launching her musical career.
In Macross Plus and Macross 7, it is revealed that there was a movie produced after Space War I (the original Earth-Zentradi conflict).
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 Mecha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mazinger Z, his most famous creation, was not only the first successful Super Robot anime series, but also the pioneer of the genre staples like weapons that were activated by the hero calling out their names ("Rocket Punch!").
Macross was especially noteworthy as it showed mecha fighting under combined arms tactics, ranging from the infantry Spartan MBR-07-II to the jet fighter VF-1 Valkyrie and artillery Monster HWR-00-II as well as Full Metal Panic.
The notion of a "flying robot" is sometimes considered absurd, until mecha enthusiasts point out the Mecha's ability to take advantage of reactionless maneuvering accomplished through a mecha's use of its arms and legs (known as AMBAC in the Gundam UC universe).
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 AnimeNfo.Com : Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
The invincible space battleship, Macross, which is to be launched on the day, is obliged to participate in an actual battle immediately after the launching ceremony.
However, since Macross is still on the testing stage, it is defeated because of the failure in forlding (instantaneous transferring).
With as many as 56,000 citizens on board, Macross is wandering out of the Solar System into its circumference.
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 DVD Verdict Review - The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Upon The Shoulders Of Giants (Volume 1)
As the Macross is about to lift off, it suddenly unleashes a powerful weapon into the air, much to the surprise of the ship's crew.
Their efforts backfire, improbably stranding them, along with the civilian survivors of the city built around the Macross, at the edge of the solar system (and breaking the space fold system in the process, so they're unable to fold back to Earth).
Macross doesn't pull punches—characters die and the grim reality of war hangs over even the brightest moments—but it also has a sense of innocent adventure, embodied in both in the ship's literal journey and Hikaru's personal journey to manhood.
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 "Chôjikû yôsai Macross" (1982)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And the rest of Macross' soundtrack is a wonderful merger of a symphonic orchestra with rock, jazz and even blues influences.
Macross is a sad story; it is not quite an epic, although it features battle after battle.
Despite this, Macross still is a shining gem and deservedly enjoys a strong following in Japan and internationally, even now, 20 years on.
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 : RevolutionSF - Super Dimension Fortress Macross Volume 1 : Review
Macross has been previously available on our shores as the classic 1985 adaptation for syndicated TV Robotech, and a sub-only, remastered, hard-to-find AnimEigo release.
One chaotic battle later, the Macross and her 50,000 civilian refugees find themselves alone against the alien menace, with only the brave crew's resourcefulness, their transforming mecha, and the oddly effective power of Japanese culture to defend themselves.
Considering that this is her first anime acting role since the original Macross twenty years ago, I think we can be charitable and ascribe this to simply being a bit out of practice, and I'm sure she'll get better as the episodes progress.
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 Film Fanaddict Magazine - SUPER DIMENSION FORTRESS MACROSS (1982) - ANIME DVD REVIEWS - Reviews Database
MACROSS is often referred to as a space opera, and it’s a pretty fitting way to describe the series.
MACROSS is definitely a series that you'll have to devote the time and energy into watching all of the series to get the most out of it.
SUPER DIMENSION FORTRESS MACROSS is regarded by many to be one of the premier anime series of all time.
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 Miso Anime Club - Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Humanity proceeds to attempt to rebuild this marvel, but political conflicts centered around the "Macross" result in a global war.
After 10 years, the "Unification Wars" are finally over, the new Earth United Nations Government is in power, and work on the Macross is complete.
This fateful day marks the beginning of the war between the humans on the Macross and the Zentradi, a race of humanoid aliens of giant proportions.
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 TGS 2003: Super Dimension Fortress Macross Impressions - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
Super Dimension Fortress Macross was on display at the company's TGS booth, and we played a brief mission to see how the game is shaping up.
After a while, a boss character entered the fray, and we had to switch between the robot and jet forms to neutralize it.
Super Dimension Fortress Macross is currently slated for release on October 23rd in Japan, but no American release date has been confirmed.
gamespot.com /ps2/action/choujikuuyousaimacross/preview_6076093.html   (473 words)

 Amazon.com: Macross Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Vol. 1 - Upon the Shoulders of Giants (with Series Box): DVD: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Americans know Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Chojiku Yosai Macross, 1982) as the first of the three series that were combined to create Robotech in 1985.
Although there are story differences between Robotech and Macross, the basic plot remains the same: a gigantic derelict spaceship crashes on an island in the Pacific, changing the course of human history.
Also there is the original pilot, "Space Fortress Macross", (staring rick yamata) which has some of the actors from Robotech in their Robotech Roles.
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 macross 7 trash - Mistertrash.it
Macross 7 Trash is the Macross 7 manga series, set in the middle of the Protodeviln war in AD 2046.
Further dirt was dished in Haruhiko Mikimoto's spin-off manga Macross 7 Trash, hammering home the point that the Macross saga had such a rich and multi-layered history, it was fast becoming a virtual...
Macross II (plus Comic book sequel to Macross II), Macross Plus, Macross 7, Macross 7 Dynamite, Macross 7 Trash <> Minmay sings a whole lot better in the original Macross than in...
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 Amazon.com: Robotech - The Macross Saga - Legacy Collection 1: DVD: Robotech-Macross Saga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom it belongs finally discover its location.
Harmony Gold bought the rights to the 36-episode Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, in which an alien invasion was held at bay by the voice of a girl pop star, but executives felt that American viewers wouldn't accept that plot.
Codename Robotech: This is an hour long prelude to the Macross Saga which was limitedly released to certain markets prior to the initial airing of Macross Saga in the mid-80s as an introduction to the series.
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 ROBOTECH: Aircraft Technical Files Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We kept the numerical designation of the RPG and changed the plane from Russian to South African manufacture, to highlight the fact that in Robotech, the Global War began before the arrival of the SDF-1, and not after, and the Graphic Novel refers to a world fractured by conflict.
The RPG mistranslated the source material on the ARMD cruiser to come to the conclusion that the Lancer II was unmanned - it is indeed a manned craft.
This craft was taken from the Macross movie universe and inserted into Robotech on the hypothesis that technical designs for the first few years after the final battle of the Macross saga are comperable in the Macross and Robotech universes.
www.artemisgames.com /robotech/Aircraft/aircraft_notes.html   (1649 words)

 Haruhiko Mikimoto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (character designer, character animation director)
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (character designer, animation director)
The Super Dimension Century Orguss (character designer, animation director)
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 Gamerz-Edge -- Super Dimension Fortress Macross Volume One Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To cap all of this off, they’ve also changed the name back to the original Japanese name, Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
Out is the hokey dialogue, in is a more mature, up-to-date story that runs along the same lines as the original, but sounds so much better.
Basically, you get all the episodes that were there from the American version, they’re just updated and rearranged a bit for your viewing pleasure.
www.gamerz-edge.com /anime/reviews/sdfmacross1.html   (548 words)

 SeattleOtaku: Review - Super Dimensional Fortress (SDF) Macross
A city is eventually built around the wreckage as technicians learn about the technology and over the years are able to give it an overhaul.
In an attempt to leave the Earth to lure the aliens away from civilians, the crew manages to warp the ship across the solar system, unfortunately taking the city along with it.
Another good place for information, including tbe various video-game installments over the years, is located at: Macross Mecha Designs.
seattleotaku.com /reviews/macross   (406 words)

 Macross, Super Dimensional Fortress DVD Box Set 1 (eps 1-12) DVD Anime Manga
The Macross begins its launch and its crew finds themselves facing an unknown enemy and an uncertain future.
The Captain of the Macross is forced to make a quick decision due to the relentless attacks of the enemy.
As the Macross starts its long journey back to the Earth, Hikaru and Minmay stave off fear and desperation by searching for a way back to the inhabited sectors, learning a little more about each other along the way.
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 DVD Verdict Review - The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Upon The Shoulders Of Giants (Volume 1)
Macross doesn't pull punches -- characters die and the grim reality of war hangs over even the brightest moments -- but it also has a sense of innocent adventure, embodied in both in the ship's literal journey and Hikaru's personal journey to manhood.
It's about finding who you are and where you belong in the world, wrapped up in a sprawling science fiction epic -- no wonder why it resonates so deeply with so many people.
Considering the high quality of both versions and the minimal differences between them, there isn't much reason for fanboys to complain about Robotech "ruining" Macross -- or for the average Robotech fan to watch Macross, for that matter.
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 the_game_database - #662: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song - PCCD - Strategy - JPN
Well, I thought this was the Macross 2036 shooter when I gleefully bought it from a local second-hand store for $2, but it turns out that it's a square-map-based tactical strategy game, ala Advance Wars. So rather than a mediocre shooter, I ended up getting a pretty decent strategy game.
Still and all, the battles so far have been fairly small skirmishes and move quickly. You can save to internal RAM between each battle, how nice. I'm pleasantly surprised by this game, I never would have tried it out on purpose but it turns out to be quite well done.
  "Macross: Eternal Love Song and Advance Wars both have little tactical battle things going on."
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 ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site!
Numerous single-use missile launchers were installed by the crew prior to the battle against Dolza's Fortress
The planet Earth spent almost a decade repairing the ship and learning its secrets, then went to war with the Zentraedi fleets that came to retrieve the battlefortress.
During the war, much of Macross City was recreated inside the ship, an amazing feat of creative use of available internal spaces.
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 the_game_database - #349: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross - PS2 - Shooter_3D - JPN
the_game_database - #349: The Super Dimension Fortress Macross - PS2 - Shooter_3D - JPN
Well, I finished it, and it is indeed pretty short, and you do indeed unlock optional tranformable fighters to use in Free Play mode, some of which are pretty nifty--although not nifty enough to tempt me to try unlocking all of them or to play back through multiple missions with them.
Speaking of which, the second, movie plotline, is pretty weird to someone like me who's used to the TV-show plotline that made it over here as Robotech: The Macross Saga. But, happily, you still get to blow a lot of stuff up, so yay.
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 DVD Empire - Item - Super Dimension Fortress Macross: TV Volume 8 / DVD-Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As more and more Zentradi grow discontent with their current life, a solution must be found.
Exedol reports on his findings about the history of the Zentradi and Minmay returns to Macross City.
Minmay starts to return Hikaru's feeling, leaving Misa unsure how to express her own feelings toward the fighter pilot.
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 The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
*The first title is the one listed on the laser disc cover; if there is a second title, it is the one listed in Macross Perfect Memory.
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II Lynn Minmay Special
A series of mainly mecha and some character scenes from Macross "TV On Air Version" set to Macross background music and Lynn Minmay songs.
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 21st century - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Japanese anime show The Super Dimension Fortress Macross spans the years 2009 to 2012 (its final episode takes place on New Year's Day, 2012; and an direct to video epilogue featurette takes place in September 2012).
A dramatized historical fiction movie about the First Space War, Macross: Do You Remember Love, is filmed in 2030.
The American cartoon show Robotech, composed from the footage of three unrelated anime series (including Macross, above) spans the years 2009 to 2015, 2030-2031 and 2044-2045.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/2/1/s/21st_century.html   (2814 words)

 Super Dimension Fortress Macross Box Set - SHOP.COM
Super Dimension Fortress Macross Box Set - SHOP.COM
Super Dimension Fortress Macross is the original Japanese language version of the first Macross series, which was also released in an English dub as Robotech Legacy: Macross Saga.
All other designated trademarks, copyrights and brands are the property of their respective owners.
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 ROBOTECH.COM - The Official Robotech Web Site!
Produced by the legendary anime studio Tatsunoko Productions, these groundbreaking mecha epics have been widely imitated and are still recognized as milestones in Japanese animation.
Super Dimension Fortress MACROSS Complete Remastered DVD Set:
Available as a COMPLETE set of all 9 DVDs, this hallmark of Japanese animation features complete, uncut and digitally restored footage along with faithful subtitling, detailed liner notes, and audio commentary on the last DVD by series director Noburo Ishiguro (Legend of Galactic Heroes).
www.robotech.com /infopedia/intro/dvds/subtitled.php   (294 words)

 AnimeOnDVD.com >> Disc Reviews >> Macross, Super Dimension Fortress Box Set 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Reviews >> Region 1 & 0 >> M-P : Macross, Super Dimension Fortress Box Set 2
Macross, Super Dimension Fortress Box Set 2 (of 3)
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