Macross Zero (OAV)

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[ part of [Macross], prequel of (The) Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV) ]

Alternative title:
マクロスゼロ (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , military , real robot 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Taking place one year before the Zentraedi arrive on Earth, Macross Zero chronicles the final days of the war between the U.N. Spacy and anti-U.N. factions. After being shot down by the anti-U.N.'s newest fighter plane, ace pilot Shin Kudo finds himself on the remote island of Mayan, where technology is almost non-existent. While Shin stays on the island to heal his wounds, the tranqulity of the island is shattered by a battle that involves the UN's newest fighter - the VF-0. 
User Ratings: 930 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 162 votes (sub:141, dub:8, raw:3, ?:2, others:8
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3 Portuguese subtitled
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 Excellent: 256 votes (sub:225, dub:15, raw:4, ?:2, others:10
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1 Russian dubbed
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 Very good: 227 votes (sub:198, dub:13, raw:3, others:13
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1 French dubbed
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 Good: 167 votes (sub:155, dub:5, raw:2, others:5
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 Decent: 62 votes (sub:57, dub:2, raw:1, others:2
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 So-so: 27 votes (sub:24, dub:2, others:1
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 Not really good: 17 votes (sub:17)
 Weak: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1653 users, rank: #638 (of 5999)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.077 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5473, rank: #388 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 8.022 (Very good), rank: #366 (of 5995) (seen all: 8.06 / seen some: 7.77 / won't finish: 5.54)
Bayesian estimate: 8.016 (Very good), rank: #272 (of 4548)
Running time: 35 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 5 
Episode titles: We have 5
Vintage: 2002-12-21
Release dates: We have 5
Ending Theme:
#01: "Arkan" by Holy Raz (Eps 1,5) 
#02: "Life Song" by Yen Chang with Holy Raz (Ep 2) 
#03: "Yanyan" by Yuuka Nanri (Ep 3) 
#04: "Forest Song" by Kuniaki Haishima (Ep 4) 
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 4
News: Show:
Anime Expo - Main Events (Jul 19, 2004)
Macross Zero Trailer (Sep 26, 2002)
Macross Zero Website (Aug 14, 2002)
Macross Zero Delayed (Aug 8, 2002)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shoji Kawamori 
Series Composition: Shoji Kawamori 
Script: Hiroshi Ohnogi 
Storyboard:
Shoji Kawamori  (eps 1, 5) 
Tomokazu Tokoro (ep 5) 
Music: Kuniaki Haishima 
Original creator: Shoji Kawamori 
Original Character Design:
Haruhiko Mikimoto (Roy Focker) 
Takahiro Kishida ("Earth Girl Arjuna") 
Character Design: Takuya Saito 
Art Director: Dai Ohta 
Animation Director:
Takuya Saito  (eps 1, 5) 
Toshiya Washida (ep 5) 
Mechanical design:
Junya Ishigaki 
Shoji Kawamori 
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima 
Director of Photography: Masayuki Narai 
Producer:
Kaya Ohnishi (Big West) 
Minoru Takanashi 

Additional Music: Yoko Kanno ("Earth Girl Arjuna" Cameo) 
Art Setting Design: Arihiro Hirasawa 
Assistant Animation Director: Kenji Mizuhata (ep 1) 
Assistant Director: Tomokazu Tokoro 
Color Key: Shigenobu Kaihou 
In-Between Animation:
Asuka Shimizu (ep 1) 
Chiyo Imamaki (ep 1) 
Daisuke Furuya (eps 1-2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Daisuke Kurose (ep 2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Hidekazu Hamano (ep 2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Hisashi Samejima (ep 1) 
Keisuke Abe (ep 2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Kumiko Ozawa (eps 1-2)  (Satelight) 
Minako Sasaki (eps 4-5)  (Satelight) 
Natsumi Tamura (ep 1) 
Noriko Onoda (ep 1) 
Noriko Tokue (eps 1, 4) 
Ryunosuke Wada (ep 1) 
Ryuuji Iwabuchi (eps 1-2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Sayaka Shimomaki (eps 1-5)  (Satelight) 
Souichirou Sako (ep 1) 
Sumie Iwata (ep 2)  (Nakamura Production) 
Tomomi Nakamura (ep 4)  (Satelight) 
Yukihiro Miyaji (eps 1-2)  (Nakamura Production) 
In-Between Check:
Chiaki Fujioka (ep 5) 
Hirofumi Ohyama (ep 4) 
Hiroshi Shirakawa (eps 1-3) 
Hisashi Samejima (ep 2) 
Key Animation:
Atsushi Irie (eps 4-5) 
Eiichi Sato (ep 5) 
Genichi Murakami (ep 3) 
Hideki Sekiguchi (ep 1) 
Hideki Yamazaki (eps 4-5) 
Hiroshi Nakanishi (ep 1) 
Hiroshi Okubo (eps 4-5) 
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 2) 
Hitoshi Haga (eps 1, 3) 
Ichiro Itano (eps 1-3) 
Ippei Masui (ep 5) 
Jiro Kanai (ep 5) 
Junya Ishigaki (ep 5) 
Keiji Maeda (ep 5) 
Keiko Tanino (ep 2) 
Kenji Mizuhata (eps 1, 4-5) 
Kensuke Ishikawa (ep 3) 
Kentarou Kunisue (eps 1-5) 
Koji Haneda (ep 3) 
Kouji Akitaka (ep 1) 
Kouji Ogawa (ep 5) 
Kyoko Matsubara (ep 3) 
Makoto Furuta (ep 5) 
Mamoru Abiko (eps 3-5) 
Mari Nakatani (ep 1) 
Masahiko Komino (ep 5) 
Masahiro Sekiguchi (ep 2) 
Masaki Hyuga (ep 4) 
Minoru Morita (ep 5) 
Minoru Yamazawa (ep 4) 
Naoto Takemoto (ep 1) 
Natsumi Tamura (ep 5) 
Noriko Ozeki (ep 1) 
Norio Matsumoto (ep 1) 
Rie Nishiyama (eps 1, 4) 
Rika Mishima (ep 4) 
Satoru Utsunomiya (eps 2, 5) 
Takaaki Fukuyo (ep 4) 
Takahiro Kishida (ep 3) 
Takao Abo (ep 5) 
Takehiro Hamatsu (ep 1) 
Takenori Tsukuma (ep 4) 
Takeshi Imai (ep 1) 
Takuya Saito (eps 1, 4-5) 
Tomohiro Kawahara (ep 3) 
Toru Yoshida (eps 3, 5) 
Toshiya Washida (eps 4-5) 
Tsutomu Kikuchi (ep 3) 
Yae Ootsuka (ep 1) 
Yasushi Muraki (eps 1-2) 
Yukie Suzuki (ep 4) 
Yuko Matsuo (ep 2) 
Yuri Takasaki (ep 2) 
Yutaka Kamogawa (ep 2) 
Mechanical Art: Hidetaka Tenjin 
Mechanical Setting Consultant: Junya Ishigaki 
Music Performance: Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp) 
Planning: Shigeru Watanabe 
Production Setting Design: Kazutaka Miyatake 
Special Technical Director: Ichiro Itano 
Story Concept: Shoji Kawamori 
Theme Song Performance:
Holy Raz (ED 1-2) 
Yuuka Nanri (ED 3) 
Visual Technicals: Bun Sadaka 
Akira Kamiya as Roy Focker 
Kenichi Suzumura as Shin Kudou 
Sanae Kobayashi as Sara Nome 
Yuuka Nanri as Mao Nome 

Jouji Nakata as Tori no Hito ("Bird-Man")(ep 5) 
Minami Takayama as Nora Polyansky 
Nachi Nozawa as Professor Hasford 
Naomi Shindoh as Aries Turner 
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as D.D. Ivanov 
Sousuke Komori as Edgar La Salle 
Tamio Ohki as Nutouk 

Jouji Nakata as Ugai Nome (Sara's father)(ep 4) 
Kinryuu Arimoto as Raizou Nakajima 
Kouji Totani as Hassan 
Maiko Toda as Woman A 
Mami Higashiyama as Arjuna(Cameo; ep 3) 
Romi Park as Katie(ep 2) 
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