Macross II - The Movie

Lovers again

JPEG image Type: collected movie
Genre: Science fiction
Dub/Sub: Dubbed
Length: 120 minutes
Copyright date: 1992-1993/1995
Animation quality: 7
Why: V, al, n
General overall quality: 8
Distributed by:Manga

The Macross world, perhaps in a different universe, however.

It has been eighty years since the events in the previous movie, Do you Remember Love? had taken place. For the most part the Zentraedi and Meltrandi have made a life and culture for themselves on Earth, integrating well with the Earth society. That is, until renegade Zentraedi invade.

Enter Hibiki Kanzaki, a 17 year old reporter, with a knack for getting compromising photos. Hibiki, of course, jumps at the chance of getting photos of the invasion. Hibiki soon learns that getting the shot is not the most important part of being a good reporter.

Drop in a few other facts:

  1. The Minmay Defense does not seem to work against these particular Zentraedi. They use music, also.
  2. Hibiki, while getting photos, manages to capture one of the "emulators" [song leader] from the renegade Zentraedi.
  3. Ishtar, the "emulator", seems to recognize the "old" Macross Fortress as a long lost Zentraedi relic that is supposed to be able to save them from themselves.

The Macross II movie isn't a bad film, a little odd, but not bad. Something else I noted was that I keep seeing characters from the Teknoman series in this movie. At the very least, Slade appears in one scene.

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