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Macross: Flashback 2012

 

Review by Chris Guanche

Original Review: May 1, 2000

New Review: November 5, 2002

 

Summary

 

Nine months have past since Quamzin Kravshera's suicide attack on Macross City. In that time, the Macross has been repaired and is nearly fully restored. In the meantime, construction has finished on the new SDF-2 Megaroad-01. Misa Ichiyjo serves as the Megaroad-01's captain. As the fleet prepares to launch, Lynn Minmay gives her last concert in Macross City. Hikaru Ichiyjo tests the new VF-4 Lightning III variable fighter, and Minmay packs for her trip. After having one last look at the concert hall, she boards the Megaroad-01, which takes off from Earth and heads out into space to begin mass colonization to spread the human race out.

 

Commentary

 

This half hour music video was released three years after the movie Macross: Do You Remember Love? Though it is an OVA, it's not one in a traditional sense. There is a very brief story here, but for the most part it's all clips from the movie and TV series set to various Minmay songs. It is good to see Hikaru, Misa and Minmay after the end of the TV series, and it's good to see they've aged a little bit. We also get to see the Macross redesigned and looking very much like the movie version. The reason for this is that the new footage from this OVA was originally meant to be the ending for the movie, but it wasn't quite ready. Using the footage here convienently updates the old TV designs and makes them fit with what we see later in Macross Plus. This OVA is worth a viewing just to see everyone one last time.

 

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