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?
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!
This part of Robotech is in 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...
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?
In the year 2199, unrelenting attacks from the planet Gamilus have forced all life on Earth into underground dwellings and raised radiation levels to near-toxic levels. The only way to clean up all this harmful radiation is by using the Cosmo Cleaner, which the Queen of the planet Iscandar has generously offered to humanity. Unfortunately, Iscandar is 148,000 light years away, but Earth only has one year before rising radiation levels make it uninhabitable! The only vessel capable of making the journey is the Yamato - a spaceship equipped with advanced technology and modeled after the famous WWII battleship. Can the crew of the Yamato make it to Iscandar and back before the extinction of all life on Earth?
I think the original Macross shares a great deal in common with SB Yamato.
We have a human race who is relying on unfamiliar technology to stop an alien race from exterminating them.
Both shows have a Iconic Giant "showcase" ship, where the protagonists live and fight from.
There is also the case of a Huge cannon on both vessels capable of mass destruction.
Both have plenty of action, and drama.