Macross Zero [Anime OVA Series] (2002)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Anime, Space Adventure  |  
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This five-episode OVA is a prequel to the first series in the "Macross" franchise, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, both in chronology and production. Taking place before the events of the original series, Macross Zero tells the story of Earth's final conflict, the war that erupted when an alien vessel crash-landed, bringing with it new and powerful technology. The OVA has a somewhat different appearance in comparison to other "Macross" ventures, as a combination of cell shading and computer animation was used in its creation. The content is also distinct in many ways; for example, in the beginning of Macross Zero, the main character, Shin Kudou, is introduced as the young pilot of an F-14 fighter jet, as the transforming fighters used later in the "Macross" timeline have not yet been developed. This OVA series is considered to be, in some ways, more grounded in its approach to storytelling, reminding "Macross" fans that the unified Earth described in the "Macross" franchise took much war and bloodshed to achieve.



pilot, power, space-battle, war