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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (超時空要塞マクロス 愛・おぼえていますか Chōjikū Yōsai Makurosu: Ai Oboete Imasu ka) is a 1984 Japanese animated movie based around the Macross television series. It is a condensed retelling of the series storyline.

Synopsis

In the year 2009, the human race is in the middle of a three-way war with a race of giant humanoid aliens split into the Zentrans (male) and Meltlans (female). After executing a space fold that sent it and part of South Ataria Island to the edge of the Solar System, the space fortress Macross is on its way back to Earth. During a small skirmish with Zentradi forces, young pilot Hikaru Ichijyo rescues idol singer Lynn Minmay and their relationship develops as they're stranded somewhere within the ship. But shortly after returning to Macross City, Minmay is captured by the Zentradi, and Hikaru and female officer Misa Hayase end up back on Earth; only to view the aftermath of the destruction of their civilization. Only a song discovered eons ago—along with Minmay's voice—can determine the outcome of the war.

Dubbing HistoryEdit

The movie was dubbed in Hong Kong on commission from Toho in the late 80's for international sales. The dub is infamously poor to the point that its origin has been speculated to have been made for use as an educational tool to teach English.

It was originally released on VHS in the United States by Celebrity Home Entertainment in 1991 under its "Just for Kids" label. Released under the title Clash of the Bionoids, the movie was heavily edited, excising around 30 minutes of content. In particular, the ending was heavily modified from the original Japanese version: the scene with Hikaru calling the Macross after Boddole Zer's explosion was removed, giving the false impression that Hikaru died in the blast. The movie was later rereleased by Best Film & Video in 1995, like most other Celebrity titles, this time uncut.

Due to the complicated legal entanglements of the movie, and the Macross franchise in general, it is unlikely that the movie will see an proper English release or dub anytime in the future.

CastEdit

Image Character Seiyū Voice Actor
Hikaru-DYRL Hikaru Ichijo Arihiro Hase John Culkin
Lynn-Minmay-DYRL Lynn Minmay Mari Ijima ¿?
Misa-Hayase-DYRL Misa Hayase Mika Doi ¿?
Roy-Focker-DYRL Roy Focker Akira Kamiya Barry Haigh
Max-Jenius-DYRL Maximillian Jenius Shō Hayami ¿?
Claudia-LaSalle-DYRL Claudia La Salle Noriko Ohara ¿?
Hayao-DYRL Hayao Kakizaki Katsumi Suzuki Simon Broad
Captain-Global-DYRL Bruno J. Global Michio Hazama
Shammy-DYRL Shammy Milliome Sanae Miyuki ¿?
Kim-DYRL Kim Kabirov Hiromi Tsuru ¿?
Vanessa-Laird-DYRL Vanessa Laird Run Sasaki ¿?
Lynn-Kaifun-DYRL Lynn Kaifun Hirotaka Suzuoki Simon Broad
Kamjim-DYRL Kamjin Kravshera Kōsuke Meguro ¿?
Milia-DYRL Milia Fallyna Eri Takeda ¿?
Britai-DYRL Britai Kridanik Eiji Kanie Matthew Oram
Exsedol-DYRL Exsedol Folmo Ryūsuke Ōbayashi ¿?
Boddole-DYRL Golg Boddole Zer Osamu Ichikawa ¿?

NotesEdit

  • Carl Macek originally intended on using the movie for Robotech: The Movie using the cast for the TV series. However, he was unable to license the movie, so Megazone 23 Part I was used instead.

Video ReleasesEdit

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Celebrity Home Entertainment 1991 VHS NTSC United States Flag United States
Best Film & Video Corp. 1995

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