Lowe Gear is a member of the Junk Guild, and made a stop to Earth for an auction. Amazed by a beam weapon made by ZAFT, Lowe bought the head of a BuCUE suit and discovered some top secret information! But danger lurks elsewhere in the Cosmic Era, not only to Lowe, but to Gai as well. As Gai helps Serpent Tail mercenaries to trap an antique model of a Ginn, he finds himself in pinch while meeting Ed The Ripper in the middle of space. How can the two of them play it safe while enemies continuously seek them to battle?
A strange spaceship crashes onto the island of South Ataria, throwing the world into disarray over its fate. Thus begin the Unification Wars, a worldwide war that eventually unites the planet under the governance of the United Nations. Now, a decade later, the reconstruction of the crashed alien craft – dubbed "Macross" – is complete. However, on the day of its christening, the Macross unexpectedly fires and destroys several approaching Zentradi spaceships. The last hope of Earth, the Macross, begins to wage a lonely war; but what hopes can one ship have when facing against an entire alien race?