The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?

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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Created by Studio Nue in cooperation with Artland
Director Noboru Ishiguro
Shoji Kawamori
Release date July 7, 1984
Video released August 11, 1984
Production company Artland
Tatsunoko Productions
Distributor MBS
Bandai Visual
Presented by: {{{presenter}}}
Story Chronology 1999-2009

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? is the first animated Macross feature film and the second Macross project in history. Although, based on the TV series, the movie retells the events of Space War I in a different manner and within the scope of a feature-film. It has been released in the North American and United Kingdom markets under Clash of the Bionoids, Superdimensional Fortress Macross, and Macross: Do You Remember Love?.


It is A.D. 2009 and the human race is caught in a war between giant humanoids, male Zentrans and female Meltrans. Returning from the edge of our solar system after making a space fold, the SDF-1 Macross makes the long journey back to Earth with survivors of South Ataria Island.

Production Staff

  • Project Planning: Yoshimasa Ohnishi, Kenji Yoshida
  • Story Concept: Studio Nue with cooperation by Artland
  • Director: Noboru Ishiguro, Shoji Kawamori
  • Story Supervisor: Shoji Kawamori
  • Script: Sukehiro Tomita
  • Character Design: Haruhiko Mikimoto
  • Production Design/Mechanical Design: Kazutaka Miyatake
  • Music: Kentaroh Haneda
  • Production Directors: Haruhiko Mikimoto, Ichiroh Itano, Toshihiro Hirano
  • Director of Photographhy: Kazunori Hashimoto
  • Producers: Akira Inoue, Hiroshi Iwata, Tsuneyuki Enomoto
  • Presented by: Big West, MBS, Shogakukan

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  • 252 theaters screened The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? nationwide for 857,582 theatergoers during its initial 1984 Japanese theatrical run. With 1,100-yen pre-sale tickets and higher at-door prices, the creators easily recouped the 200,020,000-yen production costs several times over. (That production cost total was only about $1 million in US dollars twenty years ago, but several times higher now due to inflation and the yen's rise.)
  • While the movie earned less than the #1 movie at the Japanese box office in 1984 (Ghostbusters with an estimated 6.2 billion yen), it compared well with other Japanese live-action and animated movies then. The #1 1984 domestic film (The Legend of the Eight Samurai) earned an estimated 3.5 billion yen, while the #1 1984 animated film (Doraemon: Nobita's Magical World Adventure) earned an estimated 2.5 billion yen. The Macross movie earned in the same estimate range at the box office as 1984's Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (1.1 billion yen), 1986's Laputa, The Castle in the Sky (870 million yen), and 1988's My Neighbor Totoro/Grave of the Fireflies double-billing (890 million yen).