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Macross II The Movie

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  • Actors: Bryan Cranston, Takumi Yamazaki, Richard Epcar, Unshô Ishizuka, Rica Fukami
  • Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe, Shôji Kawamori
  • Writers: Shôji Kawamori, Keiko Nobumoto
  • Producers: Hirohiko Sueyoshi, Hirotake Kanda, Isamu Asami, Kaya Ônishi
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Manga Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 28, 2000
  • Run Time: 160 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000051YJY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,470 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Macross II The Movie" on IMDb

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The descendants of the Zentraedi/Meltrandi conflict have established a new society with the people of Earth. When alien invaders identified as Zentraedi threaten this uneasy alliance, the Superdimensional Fortress Macross must resurrect itself after gene


Despite its title, Macross II: The Movie is not a feature but the six-part 1992 OAV without the title sequences. One of several sequels to Superdimensional Fortress Macross (known in the U.S. as a component series of Robotech), Macross II is set 80 years after the initial adventure. For decades, alien invaders have been kept from Earth by holograms of teen-age singers performing pop songs. Then the Marduk, who controls their Zentraedi warriors with the songs of "emulators," appear. The nature of the Marduk threat is discovered by brash journalist Hibiki Kanzaki and ace mecha pilot Silvie Gena, who form an odd romantic triangle with the emulator Ishtar. Fans of the Macross continuity tend to love or hate Macross II with little middle ground. Unrated; suitable for ages 12 and older; contains violence, minor profanity. --Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

Love this old school Anime.
Amazon Customer
Silvie was a brat to both characters throughout the whole movie and then Ishtar just gets sent away in the end.
Macross II is the first sequal series to Macross.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By godsmurf on April 7, 2002
Format: DVD
I've been a fan of the Macross universe since the beginning of time (for the Macross Universe anyway). Recently I ran across this little gem of an anime that was bashed by almost every reviewer in professional sites. The truth is, this title not only delivers excellent animation, but also quality entertainment for all ages.
The story opens with an ambitious reporter for the SNN uncovering alleged scandals drawing from his inspiration formed when he saw the war report from the first Zentraedi war. In a series of events, Hibiki, the main character, runs across an alien girl, who at first is Hibiki's "scoope" but later becomes more. As the story progressed, the movie uses the theme of love and music to begin tying up loose ends in the movie, and ultimately agrees with the proverb "Love conquers all".
This movie has many underlying social comments, including human rights(or Marduk rights), handling responsibilities, government censorship of the media.
All in all, this movie's animation quality is extremely well-done. The characters definitely follow the style of the Macross series. Transformations of mechas are done with extra detail. Action sequences are done with impressive cinematography complete with crisp animation and timely perspective changes, as well as excellent camera work.
The English dubbing as well as the localisation of the script are not among the best in the anime genre, but they are nothing terrible either. On top of all that, if you truly do not like dubbing, you could always turn on the subtitles and switch the audio to Japanese track. There are awkward pauses every now and then, however.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 7, 2005
Format: DVD
First off, I want to say that this work is nowhere near as good as the rest of the Macross sequel offerings (Macross Plus, Macross Zero, Macross 7, etc).

That being said, I think that this series is unfairly being compared to it's siblings, that are paradigms of the genre (kinda like Alien 3, which in and of itself, was a good movie, but paled in comparison to it's predecessors). But if you look at it by itself, you'll find that it's a pretty fun story with really good animation. Again, not up to par with the rest of the family, but still able to knock the socks off of a lot of other anime offerings out there.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "arxane" on October 1, 2001
Format: DVD
When I first saw this movie, it was my first introduction into the world of "Macross". It wasn't as good as it could've been. But after seeing more "Macross" titles like "Macross Plus" and "Robotech" and doing a little research on this film, I quickly realized how low it really was in the world of anime.
"Macross II: The Movie" (also known as "Macross II: Lovers Again") is a classic example of how a franchise can be milked out for all of its worth. Many problems plagued this movie from the start, including the overall "silliness" of the film and the "bluntness" of the characters' features (face shapes, noses, etc.) that was at the time being replaced by more sharper features in anime. The movie was originally set several years after the last "Macross" series, but because of the lackluster appeal of this movie, it was eventually discarded as an alternate universe.
Although it does put out a decent effort on its part, "Macross II" somehow manages to contain a flaw in every aspect. The plot is quite original, although in the end it's one of the movie's main pitfalls. The characters, while not completely stereotypical, aren't well fleshed out and at times act like cardboard cutouts. This can be attributed to the less-than-bearable English voice acting, which often is flat, emotionless, and even laughable.
I will give the film credit for one thing, however. For the English release of the movie, the invaders use the movie's original Japanese track as their "alien language," quite an original idea I have yet to see elsewhere.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2002
Format: DVD
Ok now here comes a review from someone who has never seen Macross, or any of the series, or any of the macross plus series. I am entirely uneducated in the Macross world of anime. But a friened of mine who is a Anime buff had this and i saw it at his house and Loved It Entirely. This movie is Amazing beginning to end. Some people complained comparing this to the seires or other macross medie. But not having anything to compare with, other then the anime titles i own (many St Fighter movies and episodes, Princes Mononoke, Akira and many others now) i loved it.
This movie had everything and more that a movie should have. Great animation, Excellent voice overs. Wonderfull plot, action, drama, Everything.. and even the tail end of one of the songs is in english i believe its "do you remember love". The song also is excellent. Now on the other hand i have seen the origional version and it is better then the dubbed version. But belive me, not by that much. and personally i like not having to read the subbing. And with voice over that are as good as these i dont need subbing. They voices have great emotion and anything you would expect from a good dubbing job. I am Very Very pleased with this Amazing movie. Any anime fan should buy it. It was the 1st movie that sparked my entire anime collection and it is also the Best anime i have seen to date.
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