Macross was the one of the first anime that I watched and spark my interest in anime. I have been meaning to get the DVD for the series for the longest time since I never did manage to watch the whole thing on TV, but never got to it until now. I have just finish watching it before I wrote this post, and the feeling is great, the anime maybe old but it’s still a good anime ^^.
I guess some of the younger generation (yes I am not young anymore *sigh*) probably doesn’t know much about this series. Macross is a love story against the backdrop of an epic battle between human and alien forces. Yup despite all the mecha and fighting, it’s actually a love story between some of the main characters. The series also have some of the nicest songs in an anime, sang by her voice actress Mari Iijima who also wrote some of the songs in the series. For more information about this series just head over to this link.
This is probably the best Macross box set to be released. AnimeEigo digitally restored, enhanced and transfer this unedited and uncut version of the original Macross TV series. It was first release as a 3 box set and later was combined into a single box set. Included in this sets are detailed liner notes on each episodes, the mecha, characters and technology.
Different important characters from the series adorned the cover of each DVD case, seen here are Ichijo Hikaru, Kamjin and Misa Hayase.
Here we have Exsedol, the one getting step on by the Battroid is Roy Focker, and the last one is Britai.
And on the last 3 DVD covers are Misa Hayase, Lap’lamiz and the transformed Macross.
Some screencap, the series is really showing it’s age here. This is the Super Dimension Fortress Macross or just known as Macross.
The VF-1S Valkyrie, piloted by Roy Focker in the beginning and later by Ichjo Hikaru.
VF-1S in Battroid form, I still remember going WOW when I first saw the valkyrie transformed.
Lynn Minmay, the idol of the series.
The ace pilot of the series, Max and Milia in the blue and red valkyries.
Hikaru and Misa.
And lastly a few more shots of the Revoltech VF-1S and VF-1A.
After watching this series again, I am looking forward to Macross F which will be release in 2008, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Macross. Macross F will be a direct sequel to Macross 7. I should probably take some time to watch Macross Zero, prequel to the original Macross, never did finish watching it when it was released as an OVA, the disc probably somewhere in my DVD album XD.
Totally forgot that I also have the soundtrack to the series, bought it quite a long time ago, disc still play fine though haha. It contains all the songs and music from the series.
Super Dimension Fortress Macross Box set 1 – 3
Added to collection: November 2007
Availability: available at Rightstuf
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF-S 17-85 lens