Macross for people who can't read fast!
V. Crisafulli | Lansdale, PA | 06/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was surprised when this series was released. Macross has been released as Robotech three times on VHS, and I've lost count of how many times on DVD. Macross was released in late 2001 in it's original Japanese, subtitled only in a high quality set. So why pick it up now? Well, this is for people who don't like reading subtitles. The dub is also pretty good.
This is the grand finale of Macross. Well, the original creators had planned episode 27 to be the ending, but the series was expanded to 36 episodes. The last 9 episodes happen "two years later" as the survivors try to rebuild the earth. It gets to be very much like a soap-opera with the Minmay vs Misa part getting very heavy near the end, but if you've watched all the episodes up to this point, you're heavily emotionally invested in finding out what happens.
This volume also contains a flashback episode featuring Roy Focker and Claudia, and a Christmas episode (do they celebrate Christmas in Japan?) The extras include liner notes, and a series of interviews where ADV producers gush over how much they love Macross.