Macross Plus - The Collection (Two-Disc Set)
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The extras were kind of lacking for a 10th anniversary disc (Is it just me or is Manga going WAAAAAYYYYY downhill in quality just slapping things together with no regard for what fans want and love) and the menu was rather plain.
But despite some obvious lack of attention to details and minimal extras for a 10th anniversary disc, this set and the episodes in general rock! If you haven't seen this before it's definately a keeper and the price of this Two-Disc set is ripe for the picking. The sound and visual quality are outstanding, the dubbing is amazing, and although the animation is getting a little dated it's still way above par. The music alone is worth watching it. If you're an Anime fan than you're probably familiar with Yoko Kanno's work. (Cowboy Beebop, Ghost in the Shell:SAC, Wolf's Rain, Escaflowne, and the list goes on) But of all Anime's I've seen, I have never been moved by a score like I was moved with this one. I have no doubt that if you watch this that you will be amazed.
The real advantages to buying this DVD collection are the lower cost and that you get both the sub and the dub.
The lack of special features is more than made up for by the 4-part OVA. This is a side story. The original Macross was the story of how humanity survived an encounter with highly advanced giant soldiers. This story is set decades after Macross. It's about a design competition between two companies to build the next Valkyrie (a jet that transforms into a giant robot). The two opposing test pilots have a shared past - and an intense rivalry.
The mecha fight scenes are very fast, highly detailed, and even somewhat realistic (for a sci-fi show about transforming airplanes made with alien technology that borders on high fantasy). The characters have quite a bit of depth. They aren't relatively innocent kids taking the final step into adulthood, as in the Macross TV series. These characters are definitely adults with quite a bit of emotional baggage.
The tension is quite high - I still remember the very sharp cliff-hangers at then end of each part. In the VHS days, you had to wait 4 or 5 months for the next volume to be released. grrr
The music is excellent. These aren't songs and instrumental tracks you listen to without the movie. The music really supports the movie. It supports, and sometimes creates the emotional tone for the scene.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This package does not contain the 'Macross Plus: Move Edition' just to be clear. It contains the series in 4 part episodes. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
90's anime was great in general. Very noirish if that is a word. This one takes away from the main story line kind adoes it's own gundam wing thing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by mike 67
This is a replacement for my VHS copies. I love this work. If you like Macross, this is the other side of Macross II. Not the same folks, but the other storyline.Published 16 months ago by W. R. Doar III
Combine this with the movie version you have, quite simply, the finest anime ever committed to film. It is brilliant in both execution and form. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Joel May
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