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Movie Info

An extroverted jet fighter gets an assignment as a test pilot in a secret project.

Cast & Crew

Bryan Cranston
Isamu Alva Dyson
Voice
Richard Epcar
Guld Goa Bowman
Voice
Anne Sherman
Myung Fang Lone
Voice
Melora Harte
Sharon Apple
Voice
Beau Billingslea
Col. Millard Johnson
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Dan Woren
Yang Neuman
Voice
Bambi Darro
Lucy MacMillan
Voice
Steve Blum
Marj Gueldoa
Voice
Bob Papenbrook
Raymond Marley
Voice
Shoji Kawamori
Director
Shoji Kawamori
Screenwriter
Keiko Nobumoto
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Ken Iyadomi
Executive Producer
Yutaka Maseba
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Takashi Mogi
Executive Producer
Isamu Asami
Executive Producer
Yôko Kanno
Original Music
Takashi Azuhata
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Audience Reviews for Macross Plus

  • Sep 01, 2013
    A four episode OVA series that acts as the first official sequel in the Macross timeline ("Do You Remember Love?" was an abridged version of the series while "Macross II" was quickly retconned by series creator Shoji Kawamori) that boasts groundbreaking combination of traditional cel and computer-generated animation that still looks sublime even by todays standards. A much more small-scale and personal story, its starts out interesting enough with the deadly rivalry between two test pilots that used to be friends but are now bitter enemies (almost like a much more compelling version of "Top Gun"). Unfortunately, as the OVA goes along it starts focusing more on the test pilot's childhood friend Myung, leading to a rather uninteresting love-triangle that is not helped by the fact that Myung is such a joyless stick in the mud. After a surprisingly filler-ish third episode, the anime descends into a boring and trite rogue-AI plot containing a sloppy eleventh hour soap opera twist (creating a significant plot hole) and an ending that just cuts off anticlimactically. It's a shame because the OVA does a good job of getting into the mind-set of a test pilot, the action is cool, and it also boasts a decent supporting cast that end up being under-utilized. On a side note: Macross Plus was one of the earlier works of Shinichiro Watanabe (co-director) and Keiko Nobumoto (screenwriter). Both would collaborate again on the anime series "Samurai Champloo" and the legendary "Cowboy Bebop". Meanwhile, the International dub features the voice-work of pre-Malcolm in the Middle fame Bryan Cranston as the arrogant test pilot Dyson. That's right, the guy who would go on to win Emmy's for his portrayal of Walter White on "Breaking Bad" was dubbing animes as a part-time job in the early nineties. That's just awesome.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2009
    Not as powerful as 1982's Macross: Do You Remember Love (or DYRL), but still a fast, fun joyride that really gets into the mind of a fighter jet test pilot. A damn blast. Worthy of the Macross namesake.
    Bryan D Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2007
    the action scenes are pretty crazy in this one. gotta love it. some of the scenes are cheesy though.. but it is anime soo.. yeah.
    Vincent T Super Reviewer

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