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Macross Zero

Feb 3, 2011

As with all projects in the Macross franchise, Macross Zero has virtually nothing to do with the original show and instead works the ground for the Macross Frontier series.
The biggest minus of this installment lies in that it was announced as a 'prequel' to the original Macross, but, as mentioned above, really is a "spiritual" prequel to Frontier. And not uses it's position to expand the events and characters from original show, which you would expect it will. Instead, it tells a pretty generic story, not completely uninteresting to it's credit, but no where near close to the expectations of any Macross fan. Where 'Plus' was able to work as a side-story, still keeping the feel of franchise's universe, Zero can easily just be a whole different project all together. It's short length saves it from being a chore to sit through.

Despite relying heavily on 3D, and not very good 3D at that, Macross Zero looks pretty appealing to the eye. Mostly because of the very rich backgrounds, as it seems on which most of the man power was concentrated. Actual animation, while still decent, is quite disappointing, considering this is an OVA and most of the combat is done by 3D unit. Great score helps to hold graphical dis-balance in place.

Overall, this project is an unnecessary but not entirely unwelcome entry in the franchise.

6/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
6/10 characters
7.3/10 overall
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