After the defeat of the Zentradi, Earth rebuilds its defenses. With Admiral Rick Hunter going after the masters of the Zentradi to face them on their home planet, the defenders left back home are shocked to find themselves and the entire world under attack by the enemy. The Robotech Masters have come to earth! Young lieutenant Dana Sterling is one of the valiant defenders of Earth who is always on the front lines to defend the planet, but slowly she starts to discover who the mysterious Robotech Masters are and why they have come to Earth. And what does all of this have to do with the ruins of the original alien spaceship, the SDF-1?
In the early 21st century, insectoid organisms are invading the galaxy, searching for new stars to house their young. Mankind's only defense lies with space cadets such as Takaya Noriko, daughter of a celebrated admiral killed in battle, and Amano Kazumi, the top of her class. With their skill and the power of the mecha known as GunBuster, the girls must help fight to protect the galaxy from total annihilation...
After years apart, childhood friends Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman reunite as rival pilots, each showcasing an experimental plane for the military. But their mutual love for longtime friend Myung threatens to spin their already tense feelings out of control! Now, each battles to secure Myung's affections, but even more dangerous than their own dark secrets is a clandestine plot involving superstar singer Sharon Apple that threatens all of humanity!
Robotech is in part based on the Macross universe. As such watching Macross Plus might appeal to you if you enjoyed Robotech, while if you enjoyed Macross Plus it might be fun to see a different interpetation of the Macross universe.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.
Both Robotech and Neon Genesis center around the fight in giant Mecha vs invaders. In Robotech's case from outer space, in Neon Genesis' case it is a bit more complicated.
Robotech is more straightforward action, while Neon Genesis tries to delve a bit deeper into the reasons for fighting and humanity.