Macross Plus

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Macross Plus
Created by Shoji Kawamori
Studio Nue
Director Shinichiro Watanabe
Shoji Kawamori
Release date August 25, 1994 - June 25, 1995 (OVA)
September 30, 1995 (Movie Editon)
Production company Triangle Staff
Distributor Bandai Visual
Presented by: Macross Project
Bandai Visual
Big West
Mainichi Hozou
Story Chronology 2040

Macross Plus is the third animated Macross video project, and the second to have Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue's involvement. As such, it is the first sequel series to the original series, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, with the original story creators. It was scripted first as a film, and then rewritten as a four-part video project, which was released from August 1994 to June 1995. After the final volume was released, the movie was created using much of the same footage, but also with significant cuts and additions. The Movie Edition was released in September 1995 as a double bill with Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me! An English version was released in the United States and England by Manga Entertainment between 1995 and 1996. The story takes place in 2040, thirty years after the end of Space War I.


At New Edwards Test Flight Center on the planet Eden, a competition is being held to decide which of two prototype variable fighters will be chosen as the next U.N. Forces main variable fighter. The two test pilots share a mysterious past which also involves the producer for the new virtuoid idol, Sharon Apple.

Production Staff

  • Story Concept: Studio Nue, Shoji Kawamori
  • Script: Keiko Nobumoto
  • Storyboard Continuity: Shinchiro Watanabe, Shoji Kawamori
  • Character Design: MASAYUKI
  • Special Director/Action Choreographer: Ichiro Itano
  • Art Director: Katsufumi Haryu
  • Animation Director: Atsushi Aono
  • Concert Animation: Mitsushi Morimoto
  • Computer Graphics Director: Mitsunori Kataama
  • Computer Graphics: Links Corporation
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
  • Music: Yoko Kanno
  • Music Presented by: Victor Entertainment
  • Director of Photography: Akihiko Takahashi
  • Editor: Hideichi Kakematsu
  • Original Production Design/Original Mechanical Design: Kazutaka Miyatake
  • Setting and Digitial Graphic Design: Kiyomi Tanaka, Yoshinori Sayama
  • Production: Triangle Staff
  • Producers: Minoru Takanashi, Kaya Ohnishi
  • Assistant Producer: Shinji Nakashima
  • Presented by: Macross Project, Bandai Visual, Big West, Hero, Shogakukan, Mainichi Hozou
  • Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Co-Director/Mechanical Design: Shoji Kawamori

Cast and Characters


Also Starring

Episode List

Template:Macross Plus episodes


Variable Vehicles

Armour and Artillery

Zentradi Aerospace Craft


Differences Between the OVA and the Movie Edition

The International Edition

Related topics


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