The Super Dimension Fortress Macross

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross is an anime television series from 1982.wikipedia
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Shōji Kawamori

Shoji Kawamori
According to story creator Shoji Kawamori, it depicts "a love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" during the first Human-alien war.
Later on his career Kawamori created or co-created the concepts which served as basis for several anime series such as The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, The Vision of Escaflowne, Earth Maiden Arjuna, Genesis of Aquarion, Macross 7, Macross Frontier, and Macross Delta.

Haruhiko Mikimoto

It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland. Studio Nue was unable to carry all of the animation work itself at the time (although the success of Macross meant that it was able to do so with nearly all of its other animation projects), and so work was contracted out to a number of satellite studios, including Artland (Haruhiko Mikimoto's employer), the nascent AIC and Gainax studios, as well as the Tatsunoko-supplied AnimeFriend and Star Pro.
He joined the animation studio Artland while attending school, and was character designer in several anime series, including The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Macross 7, Gunbuster and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

Robotech

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Most of its animation (with edited content and revised dialogue) was adapted in the US for the first saga of Robotech. In 1985, Harmony Gold edited and rewrote the series with The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada into Robotech, to syndicate on weekday television and to promote a Revell model line.
It was adapted from three original and unrelated, though visually similar, Japanese anime television series (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA) to make a series suitable for syndication.

SDF-1 Macross

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Over the course of 10 years the military organization U.N. Spacy reverse-engineers its technology and rebuilds the spacecraft, naming it the SDF-1 Macross.
The SDF-1 Macross is a fictional interstellar transforming spacecraft from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, a science fiction anime series that aired in Japan between 1982–1983.

Super Dimension

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It is the first part of two franchises: The Super Dimension series and Macross series.
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, a 1982 Japanese anime television series by Big West Advertising and Tatsunoko Production

Anime

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross is an anime television series from 1982.
Robot anime like the Gundam and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross series became instant classics in the 1980s, and the robot genre of anime is still one of the most common in Japan and worldwide today.

Lynn Minmay

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Macross also created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima into an instant celebrity, and launching her musical career.
Ling Ming-mei (Japanese: リン・ミンメイ Rin Minmei, Chinese: 鈴明美/林明美 Pinyin: Líng Míngměi/Lín Míngměi), better known by her stage name Lynn Minmay, is a fictional anime character from the Super Dimension Fortress Macross television series and Macross: Do You Remember Love? movie.

Zentradi

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As the aliens, known as the Zentradi, approach the Macross, the original systems override the crew's commands and fire its main cannon, wiping out the advance alien scouts and starting a war.
The Zentradi are a fictional, militaristic race of alien, humanoid giants and often the main antagonist in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) anime series and its Robotech (1985) cartoon adaptation.

VF-1 Valkyrie

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While Hikaru takes the new VF-1 Valkyrie on a test flight the aliens retaliate.
In the fictional Macross Japanese anime series and its English adaptation Robotech, the first mass-produced transforming aerospace fighter mecha is called the VF-1 Valkyrie. The VF-1 Valkyrie is referred to as a variable fighter in the series Macross, but this is changed to the term veritech fighter in the Robotech series.

Kazutaka Miyatake

It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland.
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) - mechanical designer

Roy Focker

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In 2009 at the launch ceremony of the Macross, a young civilian pilot, Hikaru Ichijyo, comes to visit the Macross upon U.N. Spacy pilot Roy Focker's request.
Roy Föcker is a fictional character from the Japanese anime science fiction series Macross (which was loosely adapted as the first story arc of Robotech) and the prequel OVA Macross Zero.

Misa Hayase

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The Zentradi capture several Macross personnel including Officer Misa Hayase and Hikaru to study.
Misa Hayase is one of the central fictional characters of the Macross Japanese anime series.

Studio Nue

It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland. Studio Nue was unable to carry all of the animation work itself at the time (although the success of Macross meant that it was able to do so with nearly all of its other animation projects), and so work was contracted out to a number of satellite studios, including Artland (Haruhiko Mikimoto's employer), the nascent AIC and Gainax studios, as well as the Tatsunoko-supplied AnimeFriend and Star Pro.
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross

Mari Iijima

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Macross also created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima into an instant celebrity, and launching her musical career.
Soon afterward, she was asked to audition for the role of Lynn Minmay in The Super Dimension Fortress Macross by the label and the producers chose her to play the role.

Big West Frontier

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However, the director of Big West, one of the later sponsors of the project, was a fan of Shakespeare and wanted the series and the spacecraft to be named Macbeth (Makubesu .
Big West initially sponsored the Super Dimension series (超時空シリーズ, Chō Jikū Shiriizu, "Super Spacetime series"), composed in chronological order of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross.

List of Macross characters

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Under the command of Britai Kridanik and Exsedol Folmo, they plot ways to understand them.
Bruno J. Global (ブルーノ・J・グローバル) is the fictional captain of the SDF-1 Macross in the anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.

Macross

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Over the course of 10 years the military organization U.N. Spacy reverse-engineers its technology and rebuilds the spacecraft, naming it the SDF-1 Macross. It is the first part of two franchises: The Super Dimension series and Macross series.
In Macross Plus and Macross 7, it is revealed that there was a movie produced after Space War I (the original Earth-Zentradi conflict).

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012

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There were plans for a splashy ending to the series, one that would have shown major characters Misa Hayase and Hikaru Ichijo blasting off in the colonization ship SDF-2 Megaroad-01, but the sequence was scrapped due to lack of time and budget.
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (超時空要塞マクロス Flash Back 2012) is a 1987 collection of music videos from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross animated television series (1982–1983) and the Macross: Do You Remember Love? theatrical film remake (1984).

Hikaru Ichijyo

In 2009 at the launch ceremony of the Macross, a young civilian pilot, Hikaru Ichijyo, comes to visit the Macross upon U.N. Spacy pilot Roy Focker's request.
When The Super Dimension Fortress Macross series was adapted into the first third of the 1985 American animated series Robotech, Ichijyo was renamed "Rick Hunter" and went through numerous changes to fit into the Robotech canon.

Super Dimension Century Orguss

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It was followed by The Super Dimension Century Orguss (1983) and The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (1984).
It inspired an OVA sequel series called Orguss 02. Orguss was the second part of The Super Dimension trilogy from Big West, preceded by The Super Dimension Fortress Macross and followed by The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross.

Hyperspace

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The Macross crew attempts to use the experimental "Fold System" (Faster-than-light drives) to escape to the Moon's orbit, but instead it accidentally takes the Macross and South Ataria Island to the edge of the solar system.
In the universe of Macross and Robotech, first introduced by the TV series Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross (1982), hyperspace travel also involves the notion of space folding.

Artland (company)

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It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland. Studio Nue was unable to carry all of the animation work itself at the time (although the success of Macross meant that it was able to do so with nearly all of its other animation projects), and so work was contracted out to a number of satellite studios, including Artland (Haruhiko Mikimoto's employer), the nascent AIC and Gainax studios, as well as the Tatsunoko-supplied AnimeFriend and Star Pro.
Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982–1983, with Studio Nue and Tatsunoko Production)

Gainax

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Studio Nue was unable to carry all of the animation work itself at the time (although the success of Macross meant that it was able to do so with nearly all of its other animation projects), and so work was contracted out to a number of satellite studios, including Artland (Haruhiko Mikimoto's employer), the nascent AIC and Gainax studios, as well as the Tatsunoko-supplied AnimeFriend and Star Pro.
Starting with a better animated recap of their original 1981 short, the short then moves to the girl as a grown woman, wearing a bunny suit and fighting an even wider range of science fiction creatures (including various Mobile Suits from the Gundam series, Darth Vader, an Alien, a Macross Valkyrie, a Pern dragon, Aslan, a Klingon battle cruiser, Spider-Man, and a pan across a vast array of hundreds of other characters) while surfing through the sky on the sword Stormbringer.

Genesis Climber MOSPEADA

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In 1985, Harmony Gold edited and rewrote the series with The Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada into Robotech, to syndicate on weekday television and to promote a Revell model line.
The other primary mecha featured in the show is the three-form transformable fighter called the Armo-Fighter AFC-01 Legioss, which is somewhat similar in design to the VF-1 Valkyrie variable fighter from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.

Harmony Gold USA

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In 1984, Harmony Gold licensed the first Macross series from Tatsunoko and planned to dub the series on home video.
Macek originally wanted to adapt The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, but was instead forced to combine three different anime series together, which became Robotech: