Rodents are mammals of the order Rodentia, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. About 40% of all mammal species are rodents, they are the most diversified mammalian order and live in a variety of terrestrial habitats, including human-made environments. Species can be fossorial, or semiaquatic. Well-known rodents include mice, squirrels, prairie dogs, chinchillas, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters and capybaras. Other animals such as rabbits and pikas, whose incisors grow continually, were once included with them, but are now considered to be in a separate order, the Lagomorpha. Nonetheless and Lagomorpha are sister groups, sharing a most recent common ancestor and forming the clade of Glires. Most rodents are small animals with robust bodies, short limbs, long tails, they use their sharp incisors to gnaw food, excavate burrows, defend themselves. Most eat seeds or other plant material, they tend to be social animals and many species live in societies with complex ways of communicating with each other.
Mating among rodents can vary from monogamy, to polygyny, to promiscuity. Many have litters of altricial young, while others are precocial at birth; the rodent fossil record dates back to the Paleocene on the supercontinent of Laurasia. Rodents diversified in the Eocene, as they spread across continents, sometimes crossing oceans. Rodents reached both South America and Madagascar from Africa and were the only terrestrial placental mammals to reach and colonize Australia. Rodents have been used as food, for clothing, as pets, as laboratory animals in research; some species, in particular, the brown rat, the black rat, the house mouse, are serious pests and spoiling food stored by humans and spreading diseases. Accidentally introduced species of rodents are considered to be invasive and have caused the extinction of numerous species, such as island birds isolated from land-based predators; the distinguishing feature of the rodents is their pairs of continuously growing, razor-sharp, open-rooted incisors.
These incisors little enamel on the back. Because they do not stop growing, the animal must continue to wear them down so that they do not reach and pierce the skull; as the incisors grind against each other, the softer dentine on the rear of the teeth wears away, leaving the sharp enamel edge shaped like the blade of a chisel. Most species have up to 22 teeth with no canines or anterior premolars. A gap, or diastema, occurs between the cheek teeth in most species; this allows rodents to suck in their cheeks or lips to shield their mouth and throat from wood shavings and other inedible material, discarding this waste from the sides of their mouths. Chinchillas and guinea pigs have a high-fiber diet. In many species, the molars are large, intricately structured, cusped or ridged. Rodent molars are well equipped to grind food into small particles; the jaw musculature is strong. The lower jaw is pulled backwards during chewing. Rodent groups differ in the arrangement of the jaw muscles and associated skull structures, both from other mammals and amongst themselves.
The Sciuromorpha, such as the eastern grey squirrel, have a large deep masseter, making them efficient at biting with the incisors. The Myomorpha, such as the brown rat, have enlarged temporalis muscles, making them able to chew powerfully with their molars; the Hystricomorpha, such as the guinea pig, have larger superficial masseter muscles and smaller deep masseter muscles than rats or squirrels making them less efficient at biting with the incisors, but their enlarged internal pterygoid muscles may allow them to move the jaw further sideways when chewing. The cheek pouch is a specific morphological feature used for storing food and is evident in particular subgroups of rodents like kangaroo rats, hamsters and gophers which have two bags that may range from the mouth to the front of the shoulders. True mice and rats do not contain this structure but their cheeks are elastic due to a high degree of musculature and innervation in the region. While the largest species, the capybara, can weigh as much as 66 kg, most rodents weigh less than 100 g.
The smallest rodent is the Baluchistan pygmy jerboa, which averages only 4.4 cm in head and body length, with adult females weighing only 3.75 g. Rodents have wide-ranging morphologies, but have squat bodies and short limbs; the fore limbs have five digits, including an opposable thumb, while the hind limbs have three to five digits. The elbow gives the forearms great flexibility; the majority of species are plantigrade, walking on both the palms and soles of their feet, have claw-like nails. The nails of burrowing species tend to be long and strong, while arboreal rodents have shorter, sharper nails. Rodent species use a wide variety of methods of locomotion including quadrupedal walking, burrowing, bipedal hopping and gliding. Scaly-tailed squirrels and flying squirrels, although not related, can both glide from tree to tree using parachute-like membranes that stretch from the fore to the hind limbs; the agouti is antelope-like, being digitigrade and having hoof-like nails. The majority of rodents have tails, which can be of many shapes and siz
Macross Zero is an anime prequel OVA to The Super Dimension Fortress Macross released for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Macross franchise during 2002 in Japan. It was produced by Satelight. Macross Zero is set in 2008 A. D. one year before the events of the original Macross series, depicting the final battles of the U. N. Wars between the U. N. Spacy and the Anti-UN forces, is set in the South Pacific, where a gigantic alien spaceship crash landed 9 years earlier. Amidst the violence, a U. N. Spacy F-14 KAI pilot named Shin Kudo is attacked by a strange enemy aircraft that can transform itself into a robot. Crash landing on Mayan Island he learns that this remote island and its peaceful native inhabitants hold a great secret linking them to the alien space ship and would become the focus of the war, whether they like it or not. Shin returns to his carrier fleet and joins the Skull Squadron, who operate brand new transforming fighters, the VF-0 Phoenix, he trains and engages Anti-UN forces operating from a converted ballistic missile submarine as both sides fight to locate and control alien artifacts, with the peaceful and agrarian Mayan caught in the middle of the war.
Shin Kudo: Japanese-American fighter pilot flying for the UN. Lost his parents early in the U. N. Wars. Voiced by Kenichi Suzumura. Sara Nome: Priestess of Mayan Island. Skeptical of outsiders and the violence they bring with them. Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. Mao Nome: Sara's younger sister. Cheerful and outgoing, longing to see the outside world. Has a obvious crush on Shynn. Voiced by Yuuka Nanri. Roy Föcker: Famed UN ace and test pilot for the new and experimental variable fighter, the VF-0. Voiced by Akira Kamiya. Edgar LaSalle: Shynn's Radar Intercept Officer and best friend. Voiced by Sousuke Komori. D. D. Ivanov: Ace pilot flying for the Anti-UN forces. Roy Föcker's former instructor turned rival. Flies the SV-51 Anti-U. N. Variable fighter. Voiced by Ryūzaburō Ōtomo. Nora Polyansky: Ivanov's wingmate. A ruthless and skilled warrior dedicated to the Anti-UN cause. Voiced by Minami Takayama. Aries Turner: A 26-year-old government researcher known for her genius-level intelligence, she studies and gives top secret seminars about the Protoculture research being undertaken by the U.
N. She has known Roy Föcker in the past, before the events that will take place in the South Pacific Ocean one year before Space War I. Voiced by Naomi Shindō. Nutouk: The Mayan Island tribal chief. Voiced by Tamio Ōki. Dr. Hasford: The Anti-UN scientist who theories that intelligent life on Earth might have originated off world from the Protoculture, a race of ancient aliens. Voiced by Nachi Nozawa; the Bird-Human: Code named by the U. N. Spacy scientists as A. F. O. S; the Bird-Human is a powerful semi-sentient alien biomecha, left on Earth by the true creators of humanity, the Protoculture. The mecha was created to check the evolution of humankind and was programmed to destroy it in case it became belligerent like the previous creation of the Protoculture, the Zentradi; the OVA was released in 2002 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Macross franchise in Japan. New mechanical designs inspired by those of the first Macross series were developed by Shoji Kawamori and Junya Ishikagi, while mecha and sci-fi illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin worked as an animation artist for the CGI mecha action sequences.
Composed by Kuniaki Haishima, the OVA's soundtrack is orchestral with some tribal influences. One track, titled "VF-Zero", borrows a section of "Klendathu Drop" by Basil Poledouris, from the Starship Troopers soundtrack; the ending theme for episodes 1 and 5 is "Arkan", performed by Holy Raz. "Life Song", the ending theme for episode 2, is by Holy Raz. Yuuka Nanri performs the episode 3 ending theme "Yanyan". Two volumes of the soundtrack were released in Japan by Victor Entertainment. Due to a current legal dispute over the distribution rights of the Macross franchise, involving Studio Nue and Big West against Harmony Gold, much of the Macross merchandise post 1999, including Macross Zero, have not received an international release. Mao Nome's reminiscences have become part of the pre-Space War legendarium of the expanding Human and Zentradi exploration of the Galaxy; the events of the movie paint the story in the style of Tales of the South Pacific and beautiful in the time before the Zentradi nearly annihilated all life on Earth during one of the most cataclysmic battles of the War.
The people of the galaxy know this story as'Bird-Human'. During the third Macross TV series, Macross Frontier, the 10th episode retells the events of the OVA series as Bird Human, a movie made in on one of the colony's city ships for the entertainment of the populace; the Four Romances: one doomed, one tragic, one impossible but real, one transcendental make for a story of mysticism, love and courage. The adaptation stars Miranda Merin as Ranka Lee as Mao Nome. Alto Saotome, the main protagonist of Frontier, is the stunt double for the actor playing Shynn Kudo. Incidentally, the film's director bears a striking resemblance to series creator Shoji Kawamori. Episodes explicitly state that Macross Frontier singer Sheryl Nome
Macross 7 is an anime television series. It is a sequel to the show The Super Dimension Fortress Macross that takes place many years after the events of the first series following a cast of new characters; the show ran from October 16, 1994 to September 24, 1995 at 11:00 AM, 49 episodes were aired. Although it has been distributed in the other parts of the world, at present has not been licensed in North America. Macross 7 is best known for its music, since the show began airing over a dozen albums have been released by the fictional band Fire Bomber that stars in the show. Macross 7 exists in the official Studio Nue chronology and canon, with story concept by Shoji Kawamori, who handled mechanical designs along with Kazutaka Miyatake. A theatrical episode, Macross 7: Ginga ga Ore wo Yondeiru!, was released in 1995. Several OVAs were released, including Macross 7: Encore and Macross Dynamite 7. In 2012, a crossover movie retelling the Macross 7 events by Macross F characters, Macross FB 7: Ore no Uta o Kike!, was released.
AD 2009 - The human race first encountered an alien race. The Space War which followed with this race of giants, known as the Zentradi, nearly devastated the Earth. March, 2010 - The war ended. In April of that same year, a new United Earth government was inaugurated and humans began to follow the path of coexistence with the alien Zentradi; those Zentradi who wished to, used micron technology to return their bodies to human size. September, 2011 - The Earth UN Government launched a deep space colonization plan for the purpose of preserving the species. September, 2012 - The extreme long-range transport Megaroad One set out, carrying the first colonists. September, 2030 - The gigantic Megaroad-class ships were replaced by the first of the super high-capacity New-Macross class colonization ships, whose fleets were capable of carrying up to one million colonists. 2038 - The Macross 7 fleet, built around the seventh of the new Macross-class ships, left for the center of the galaxy carrying the 37th wave of colonists.
The year is now 2045... 35 years after the events of the original The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, a spacecraft called Macross 7 leads the 37th colonial fleet on a colonization mission into deep space. The story focuses on the fleet's encounters with an alien force called the Protodeviln, events surrounding a rock and roll band called Fire Bomber, consisting of Basara Nekki, Mylene Flare Jenius, Ray Lovelock, full blooded Zentradi Veffidas Feaze; the fleet's flagship is the Macross 7, composed of two parts: Battle 7 and City 7. Battle 7 is the fore section of the ship, it is a transformable battle carrier, able to separate itself from City 7 during battle. Battle 7 is captained by original series regular Maximilian Jenius, the commander of the entire fleet; the much larger back section of the two part ship is known as City 7 and is the main civilian population center of the fleet, containing a population in excess of one million people. The mayor of City 7 is the estranged wife of Milia Fallyna Jenius.
City 7 features a "shell". In the seventh year of their mission the Macross 7 fleet encounters an unknown alien enemy; this new mysterious enemy is composed of modified Valkyries led by a man named Gigile. In the first encounter, the Macross 7 engages the enemy with squadrons of their own Valkyries; this conventional warfare does little to stop the attack however. The enemy's tactics are different from the average rogue, or'uncultured', Zentradi that are encountered in space travel. In the first battle with the Macross 7 fleet, the new enemy's main tactic is to extract an energy form called'Spiritia' from the Valkyrie pilots, leaving them in a vegetative state. Civilian musician Basara Nekki has a modified red state of the art VF-19 "Fire" Valkyrie of his own, goes out to engage the enemy of his own accord, his VF-19 has an unusual control scheme that mimics a guitar, he does not attack the enemy with weapons, choosing instead to fire speaker pods into enemy mecha, playing his songs to the enemy.
In the first few encounters, Basara's music does little to drive the enemy away, the Macross 7 fleet's ace pilot, Gamlin Kizaki is bewildered and annoyed by Basara's endeavor, claiming that it interferes with the other pilots during combat. It is revealed that Basara Nekki was given the Valkyrie by his friend and bandmate Ray Lovelock, a former UN Spacy Valkyrie pilot, part of secret project inspired by the effectiveness of Lynn Minmay's singing in the original war with the Zentradi. Project head, Dr. Chiba, discovers that Spiritia deprived vegetative pilots can be revived. By playing them Fire Bomber's music the patients wake up and return to normal; the enemy infiltrates City 7 and begins extracting Spiritia from civilians. Due to the secretive nature of the infiltrators and the state of their victims, they are dubbed'vampires' by the public forum. One of the ` vampires' is revealed to be a human from an earlier lost space mission. A brainwashing mechanism found inside the helmet of the'vampire' is used to control them.
The captured prisoner regains his memories. The prisoner, now revealed to be a Blue Rhinoceros elite squadron pilot, Irana Hayakawa, tells his story. Harakawa stated that the Blue Rhinoceros was a team sent to investigate the fourth planet of the Varautan system, which holds Protoculture secrets, or descendants of the Protoculture themselves, they were supposed to rendezvous with
Macross Frontier is a Japanese animated science fiction space drama that aired in Japan on MBS from April 4, 2008 to September 26, 2008. It is the third Japanese anime television series set in the Macross universe. Macross Frontier is the story of a human space colony fleet trying to find a habitable planet near the center of the Milky Way; the story focuses on three young adults and the events that occur around them as the fleet faces a crisis of alien origin. The series features the 25th New Macross-class Colonial Fleet, dubbed the Macross Frontier, en route to the galactic center; this populated interstellar fleet contains a makeup of both human occupants and their Zentradi allies. As such, many of the Macross Frontier's companion vessels appear to merge more metallic Human designs with organic Zentradi aesthetics. Macross Frontier's plot explores a combination of action/political intrigue/space drama more than previous Macross series have done in the past; as the series begins, during a mission to an unexplored asteroid belt a reconnaissance New U.
N. Spacy VF-171 is destroyed by powerful and fast insectoid biomechanical alien mecha known as the "Vajra" which begin their attack on the rest of the fleet. Unable to stop the new enemy threat, the N. U. N. S. Colonial Defense Forces authorizes the deployment of a private military provider organization called S. M. S. which utilizes the new VF-25 Messiah variable fighter to combat the alien menace. The series was broadcast in Japan on MBS from April 4, 2008 to September 26, 2008 and animated by Satelight. A pre-broadcast airing titled Macross Frontier Deculture Edition or Macross Special Edition, showcasing a preview version of the first episode was aired on December 23, 2007; the series received its satellite television premiere in Japan on Animax on April 7, 2008. Three separate manga adaptations have been running in Shōnen Ace and Comp Ace, since February 2008, April 2008, July 2008, respectively. Radio Macross is a radio program, based on Macross Frontier, first broadcast on Bunka Hōsō and MBS Radio on January 3, 2008.
It has featured Megumi Nakajima and Kenta Miyake, voice actors for the characters Ranka Lee and Bobby Margot, as hosts. Macross Fufonfia is a series of flash-based 90-second promotional shorts developed by Satelight and sponsored by Mainichi Broadcasting System where characters from Macross Frontier are portrayed as office ladies and employees at the "Frontier Software Company". While not standard anime, more a sort of paper cut-out animation, these ONA shorts are a fun spoof of the original series intended to promote the show; the series was featured 20 episodes. A theatrical version of the Macross Frontier anime television series was announced in Japan during the broadcast of the 25th and final episode Your Sound on September 25, 2008. According to interviews with Shōji Kawamori the movie was to be an adaptation of the story from the T. V. series. Japanese anime magazine Animedia had announced that the film was to be released during the summer of 2009. Other reports placed the premiere in the fall of 2009.
That report was confirmed by an itasha mini-van outside the "Macross: The Super Dimension Space Launching Ceremony" event that took place on February 22, 2009 in Japan. However, at that point, the creator Shoji Kawamori and the cast members Yuuichi Nakamura, Aya Endo, Megumi Nakajima noted on the actual event, that the new date and the title were still subjected to changes; the theatrical film adaptation of the Macross Frontier opened in Japan on November 21, 2009 under the name Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress. The Kadokawa Cineplex and Shochiku Multiplex theaters' websites revealed the title and date, the second issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Macross Ace magazine published the details on June 26, 2009; the teaser trailer for the film premiered in Japanese theaters on June 27, 2009. The first movie retells the events of the anime from episodes 1 to 13, with significant alterations to the story and timeline of the television series. A Blu-ray Disc release of the movie, titled Macross Frontier The Movie: The False Songstress Hybrid Pack, was released on October 7, 2010.
The Blu-ray release contains the Blu-ray jacket, the hybrid disc, a 48-page artwork booklet, a theatrical release archive, a card featuring frames from the movie. The pack included a code that allowed the owner to be entered into a contest to attend the Macross F Christmas Live event that year. A PS3 game titled "Macross Trial Frontier" is included in the Hybrid Pack, playable on the PlayStation 3. A standard DVD was released in the same day; the official website of the Macross Frontier anime series has confirmed that there will be two theatrical Macross Frontier films. While the first film will re-edit the story of the television series with new footage, the second film, titled Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye, which will be based on the Macross Frontier TV series, will act as a sequel to the 2009 film, including a new story and new music. In the Macross Frontier Girasama Festival, the movie's release date is confirmed to be on February 26, 2011; the film is a rearrangement of aspects of the original TV series, having little to do with the original story.
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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 is a 1987 collection of music videos from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross animated television series and the Macross: Do You Remember Love? Theatrical film remake. Released to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the series, it contains several minutes of new footage that depicted story-events that were planned, but not animated for the endings of the television series, the film. Preliminary designs were created for these story events in the production of the earlier works, but Flash Back 2012 was the first time that these events were animated; the premise of the collection is a farewell concert by Lynn Minmay, leaving the Earth on its first long-distance colony vessel, Megaroad-01. It was designed by Mechanical Designer Kazutaka Miyatake. In the fictional setting of Macross, the SDF-2 Megaroad-01 was slated to be the second Macross-class Super Dimension Fortress space battleship, but went on to become the first long-distance Megaroad-class colony ship.
A indigenous ship design based on feedback gleaned from'Over-Technology' found on the "ASS-1" and the needs of Earth's forces, the completed SDF-2 Megaroad-01 is vastly different in size, hull design and capacity for war. Unlike the SDF-1 Macross, Megaroad-class colony ships lack modular transformation as its designers deemed it unnecessary after realising and overcoming the many problems that so plagued the SDF-1 following its launch. Command of the Megaroad-01 was given to war hero Misa Hayase Ichijyo. Aboard the fleet were her husband, Hikaru Ichijyo, leading the entire Skull group, the famous idol singer Lynn Minmay; the Megaroad-01 set out towards the center of the galaxy in 2012. However, in July 2016 four years into its voyage toward the center of the Milky Way, all contact with the fleet abruptly ceased; this information was never made known to the general public for fear it would jeopardize all ongoing and subsequent colonization efforts. The many victories and momentous events involving Minmay and the Skull Team during the Space War have been played up over and again to the point of legend since, just so everyone not in the know would believe Megaroad-01 and its fleet are still in active contact with Command.
A direct result of this is the release of the film "Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love" in 2031 to remind the masses of the fragile peace they now enjoy with themes like the near extinction of humanity and some of the momentous events leading up to the end of War with the Zentradi and ending with'Actual' footage of Minmay's Goodbye Concert Tour. The name Megaroad originated in a pre-production name for the first Macross series, namely "Battle City Megaroad"; this pre-production name was written as a deliberate wordplay on "Megaroad" and "Megaload". After the first Macross series went into production, an additional wordplay, "Megalord," was considered for the second super dimension fortress before the name SDF-2 Megaroad-01 was finalized. There were plans for a splashy ending to the original Macross series, one that would have shown Misa Hayase and Hikaru Ichijyo blasting off in the SDF-2 ship, but the sequence was scrapped due to lack of time and budget. Due to fan demand this sequence was used in the Macross Flashback 2012 OVA.
However, the Macross Perfect Memory Japanese reference book for the original series, released in 1983 includes a profile and artwork for the first SDF-2 "Megalord" design. Official Macross website Macross Flash Back 2012 on IMDb Macross Flash Back 2012 at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Macross Mecha Manual A website profiling the fictional vehicles of the Macross series Flash Back 2012 entry on Macross Compendium
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? known as Super Spacefortress Macross, is a 1984 Japanese animated movie based around the Macross television series. The movie is a film adaptation of the original Macross series, with new animation; the storyline of the film does not fit directly into the Macross chronology, was an alternate universe retelling of the story, but was established as part of the Macross universe. Within the Macross universe it is a popular movie, a fact shown in Macross 7. However, new Macross productions like Macross Frontier have used elements from both the first T. V. series and this film. In Macross tradition, it features transforming mecha, pop music, a love triangle; the movie gets its name from its romantic themes and by the song sung during its climactic battle sequence by Lynn Minmay. In Macross Frontier, a series in the Macross universe, the first few episodes use re-animated key scenes from this film and Flash Back 2012 to give viewers glimpses of past events.
The film begins in medias res with the space fortress Macross trying to evade the Zentradi at the edge of the Solar System. The Macross houses an entire city with tens of thousands of civilians who are cut off from Earth, after it had executed a space fold on the first day of the Earth/Zentradi war - taking the city section of South Ataria Island with it. During the latest assault, Valkyrie pilot Hikaru Ichijyo rescues pop idol Lynn Minmay, but are both trapped in a section of the fortress for days. After their eventual rescue, this fateful meeting leads to a relationship between the singer and her number one fan; the Zentradi, discover the debilitating and disruptive effect that human music has on the rank and file troops. Their supreme leader, Gorg Boddole Zer, suspects that the human culture is related to an ancient music box he has kept with him for eons; the Zentradi discover an opportunity to examine the humans further when Hikaru borrows a Valkyrie trainer unit without permission and flies Minmay across Saturn's rings.
The Zentradi capture Hikaru and Minmay, along with Lieutenant Misa Hayase, Minmay's cousin/manager Lynn Kaifun, Hikaru's superior Roy Föcker in the ensuing chaos. Aboard Britai Kridanik's ship, the humans are being interrogated about their culture when a squadron of Meltrandi, led by Milia 639, invades the ship, giving the humans a chance to escape. Hikaru and Misa escape from the ship, but Föcker is killed and Minmay and Kaifun remain aboard while the two officers get caught in a space fold. Exiting from the fold and Misa arrive on a desolate world that turns out to be Earth, as the entire population was wiped out by a prior Zentradi attack; as the two officers roam the remains of the planet, they become closer. They discover an ancient city of the Protoculture, where the mysterious origins of the alien giants is revealed. In the city, Misa discovers an artifact. Many days the Macross arrives on Earth. Just as Hikaru and Misa are debriefing their story to Captain Bruno J. Global, the fortress is attacked by a Meltrandi fleet.
During the battle, ace pilot Maximilian Jenius defeats Millia aboard the Meltrandi's main ship, which destroys the Macross' main cannons with one shot. The Meltrandi are forced to retreat when the Zentradi arrive - with Minmay's singing voice as their weapon. Captain Global announces a military pact between the Macross and the Zentradi. Hikaru and Minmay reunite. Meanwhile, Misa works on translating the ancient song for use as a cultural weapon, as requested by Boddole Zer. However, when the Meltrandi return to attack, Boddole Zer loses patience and recklessly has his capital ship wipe out half the fleets of both factions. Once again, the Macross finds itself in the middle of a brutal war. Hikaru persuades Minmay to perform the translated song; as the Macross flies across the battlefield, Minmay's song causes a union with Britai's fleet and the Meltrandi against Boddole Zer. After the Macross breaks into Boddole Zer's ship, Hikaru flies his Valkyrie into the supreme commander's chamber and destroys him with his entire arsenal.
After Boddole Zer's ship is destroyed, Macross bridge officer Claudia LaSalle asks why the song caused such a turnaround to the war. Misa explains; the film ends with a concert by Minmay in front of the rebuilt Macross. Arihiro Hase as Hikaru Ichijyo Mari Iijima as Lynn Minmay Mika Doi as Misa Hayase Akira Kamiya as Roy Focker Eiji Kanie as Vrlitwhai 7018 Eri Takeda as Milia 639 Hiromi Tsuru as Kim Kabirov Hirotaka Suzuoki as Lynn Kaifunn Katsumi Suzuki as Hayao Kakizaki Michio Hazama as Capt. Bruno J. Global Noriko Ohara as Claudia LaSalle Osamu Ichikawa as Golg Boddole Zer Run Sasaki as Vanessa Laird Ryusuke Ōbayashi as Exsedol 4970 Sanae Miyuki as Shammy Milliome Shō Hayami as Max Jenius Yoshino Ohtori as Moruk Laplamiz Ikuya Sawaki as Senior Statesman Kenyu Horiuchi as TV Reporter Nagisa Andō as Meltlan Soldier Nobuo Tobita as Waiter Shigeru Nakahara as Guest B Tomomichi Nishimura as M. C. Tsutomu Fujii as Loli 28356 Jeffrey Smith as Warera 25258 Kent Gilbert as Conda 88333 Yoshio Kawai as Guest A Youko Ogai as Dewanton 3565 Yūichi Meguro as Quamzin 03350 Eriko Chihara Junko Hino Kosuke Tomita Natsumi Sasaki Saki Takimoto Sanae Mihara Yasushi Sugihara Yuriko J. Takahashi John Culkin as Hikaru Ichijyo Barry Haigh as Roy Focker Matthew Oram as Britai 7018 Simon Broad as Bruno J. Global, Hayao Kakizaki and Lynn Kaihun Shoji Kawamori, Kazutaka Miyatake and Haruhiko Mikimoto worked on the mecha and character de
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again was the first installment in the Macross franchise to feature a new cast of characters. Macross II was produced by Big West, with no involvement from the original series creators from Studio Nue or the original series animators from Tatsunoko Production. After Flash Back 2012, Studio Nue no longer wanted to work on Macross as a series. Big West continued alone, building from Do You Remember Love? with Macross II and three video games: Macross 2036 and Macross: Eien no Love Song for the PC Engine CD and Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie for the Super Famicom. In light of this, Studio Nue decided to continue the story themselves, though they used the original television series as a base instead; this began with the 1994 Macross Plus and no further work is based on what is now considered a "Parallel World" timeline. The story takes place in 2092, 80 years after the events depicted in Macross: Do You Remember Love? The SDF-1 Macross still exists, as does the U.
N. Spacy Minmay Attack stratagem, employed to thwart the Zentradi threat since. However, a new humanoid alien race called the Marduk, arrives in the Solar System with enslaved Zentradi and Meltlandi warriors who are unaffected by the Minmay Attack; the Marduk employ their own female singers, called Emulators, who incite their giant warriors with songs. The story focuses on reporter Hibiki Kanzaki, caught in the middle of the action when he rescues an Emulator, while covering a battle between the U. N. Spacy and the Marduk. Hibiki proceeds to teach her about Earth's culture, which she shares with the rest of the Marduk. However, the Marduk leader, Emperor Ingues, considers Earth's culture anathema. With the help of ace fighter pilot Silvie Gena and Ishtar attempt to end the war. Hibiki Kanzaki Voiced by: Tsutomu Takayama. Desiring to advance his career, he jumps at the chance to cover the first encounters with the Marduk. While covering one of the battles, he discovers Ishtar, an Emulator used to excite the Marduk forces' aggressive tendencies through her singing.
Seeing the scoop of a lifetime, Hibiki harbors Ishtar on Earth and shows her Earth's culture but is moved by Ishtar's belief in bringing peace to her people by spreading Earth's love songs. Hibiki finds himself having to deal with the U. N. Spacy, overzealous in not allowing any possibility of public panics despite having the frontline pushed all the way back to Earth itself. Ishtar Voiced by: Hiroko Kasahara, her singing enhances the aggressive tendencies of the Marduk's Zentraedi and Meltrandi warriors and allows the Marduk to control them. When Hibiki brings her to Earth, she is shocked by human culture and traditions; because of her experiences, she changes her Emulator song to be one which encourages the Marduk to be peaceful. She believes the SDF-1 Macross is the legendary ship of the Alus, an entity prophesied in Marduk culture to bring peace to their civilization. Silvie Gena Voiced by: Yumi Tōma, she has a Meltrandi grandmother, from whom she inherited her prowess at fighting, becomes angry at the Marduk when she discovers that the aliens brainwash their Zentradi and Meltrandi soldiers.
Hibiki's pursuit of a scoop of her secret meeting with Supreme Commander Exxegran makes her punch the reporter in the nose. Her feelings for him change over the rest of the series. Nexx Gilbert Voiced by: Bin Shimada. Although he doesn't seem to go far with Sylvie beyond a few dates, he is genuinely in love with her, he pilots a combat-worthy prototype of the VA-1SS Metal Siren variable fighter during the U. N. Spacy's fleet engagement against Marduk near the Moon and takes command of one of the two Macross Cannons committed to resist the final Marduk assault on Earth. Wendy Ryder Voiced by: Yukiyo Satō. N. Spacy propaganda releases, she is known for singing Invitation with the Valkyrie and Friends Now during the annual U. N. Spacy Moon Festival. Dennis Lone Voiced by: Ryūzaburō Ōtomo An SNN cameraman and war correspondent, Dennis believes in presenting both sides of a story if it means getting it from deep behind enemy lines, he thinks Hibiki doesn't understand what journalism is all about but sees potential in him.
He dies during Hibiki's first assignment with him inside a Marduk warship. Mash Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao A transsexual owner of a beauty salon, Mash is one of Hibiki's close friends, their bond is good enough such that he is the one Hibiki turns to when the latter decides to harbor Ishtar after rescuing her on an assignment. Exxegran Giri Voiced by: Yoshisada Sakaguchi. N. Spacy's senior commanders, Exxegran has a noble spirit and is aware of how complacent the organization has become, he appears quite personable as S