Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Macross Vol 5 When Worlds Collide|
Actors: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Mika Doi, Michio Hazama, Noriko Ohara
Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Shôji Kawamori
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
As any otaku will tell you, the anime epic that came to be known as Robotech was woven together from three separate sci-fi series. Macross is one of these series. Now for the first time anime fans can enjoy Macross as it... more »
Clash of the cultures
J. N. Hobson | Northern Virginia | 01/13/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Clash of the Bionoids is the English dubbed and slightly altered version of the original Japanese film "Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu ka" or 'Love: Do you Remember?'.
The movie exists as a movie in the universe of the original TV series...and of course as a movie by itself in our world :) (a bit confusing but true). So basically, the people in the Robotech/Macross universe make this movie, which is about the first space war between the Zentradi and the humans. And this is basically the whole Macross story told in a feature length film.
It slightly changes the story and compacts it into approximately 90 minutes of storytelling. The animation is simply fantastic considering it was released in theatres the summer of 1984 (In Japan that is). The character and background art are simply amazing, even by today's standards.
I'd recommend tracking down the original Japanese version if you can find it, but this version isn't all that bad either. Clash of the Bionoids follows the Japanese Macross, so Robotech fans who haven't seen the original Macross might be a bit confused as far as characters and names are concerned when they see it (as Robotech didn't air on American TV until '85). But it's still a fair English version of a fantastic Japanese anime film."