Macross is a long-running series of science fiction Mecha anime, directed by Shōji Kawamori of Studio Nue in 1982. The franchise features a fictional history of Earth/Humanity after the year 1999.


It consists of;

Three television Series

Four movies

  • Robotech: The Movie
  • Robotech II: The Sentinels
  • Robotech III: The Odyssey
  • Robotech IV
  • Robotech V
  • Robotech 3000
  • Robotech 2000
  • Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
  • Robotech: Shadow Rising

Six original video animations

One light novel

Five manga series

18 Games

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Within the series, the term Macross is used to denote the main capital ship, the SDF-1. This theme began in the original Macross, the SDF-1 Macross.

Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship, later renamed the SDF-1 (Super Dimensional Fortress - One) that crashed on Macross island. With this technology, Earth was able to reverse engineer the technology to create Mechas (Veritech fighters and Destroids), a faster-than-light space fold drive for starships and other advanced technologies, featured throughout the series.