Close Encounter

From Macross Compendium

"Close Encounter" is the first episode of the Macross Frontier animated television series.

  • Release Date: April 4, 2008 (April 3, 2008)
  • Story Date: March 2059

The Macross Frontier fleet is en route towards the center of the Milky Way galaxy in search of inhabitable planets when it is attacked by the mysterious extraterrestrial life-form Vajra.


It is the year AD 2059. The idol singer Sheryl Nome from the Macross Galaxy fleet is arriving at the super-long-distance colonization fleet Macross Frontier. Ranka Lee, a high school girl looking forward to Sheryl, bumps into high school pilot trainee Alto Saotome in her hurry to get to Sheryl's concert.

Meanwhile, the Frontier suddenly encounters an unknown enemy. The enemy may not be human or even a race from another planet, but an unknown space life-form.

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Macross Frontier episodes
Close EncounterHard ChaseOn Your MarksMiss MacrossStar Date