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Macross Zero (2002)

Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the ... See full summary »

Director:

Shôji Kawamori

Writers:

Shôji Kawamori (story), Hiroshi Ônogi (script)
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Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Suzumura ... Shin Kûdô
Sanae Kobayashi ... Sara Nome
Yuka Nanri ... Mao Nome
Akira Kamiya ... Roy Focker
Naomi Shindô Naomi Shindô ... Aries Turner
Sôsuke Komori Sôsuke Komori ... Edgar LaSalle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nachi Nozawa Nachi Nozawa ... Professor Hasford
Romi Pak ... Katie (voice)
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ... Nora Polyansky
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki ... Nutouk
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... D.D. Ivanov
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Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot Shin Kudo finds himself on the remote island of Mayan, where technology is almost non-existent. While Shin stays on the island to heal his wounds, the tranquility of the island is shattered by a battle that involves the UN's newest fighter - the VF-0.

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Trivia

The anime series Earth Girl Arjuna (also directed by Kawamori and animated by Satelight) makes a cameo on episode 3. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Super Robot Wars: Scramble Commander the 2nd (2007) See more »

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4 April 2003 | by chris_schererSee all my reviews

A prequel to tthe eighties "Macross" series ? It could have been junk, but asides of some lackluster animation and stylistic differences between the traditional cell animation (characters, bgs) and non-ILM-quality CG (dogfights, mecha) it´s quite probably one of the finest first episodes I´ve seen in some time. Rumored to be a 5-part series, it deals with several interesting issues: UN forces unifiyng the world under one government to oppose alien invasion, anti-unificationists rebelling with superior mecha, anthropological research beginning to suspect mankind is genengineered by aliens, Roy Fokker (hero of the original series) testing the first production run VFs (modernized decently and visualized with one of the most beautiful transformation sequences ever)...and our hero is stranded not only on an island, but also without any distinctive political opinion.

Technically great stuff, good writing, decent humor, interesting characters bearing some resemblance to the original "Rick Hunter" character, a youth shaped by the conflicts around him.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 December 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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