Macross Zero (OAV)

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Alternative title:
マクロスゼロ (Japanese)
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: 957 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 165 votes (sub:143, dub:8, raw:3, ?:2, others:9
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 Excellent: 262 votes (sub:228, dub:15, raw:5, ?:2, others:12
9 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
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 Very good: 235 votes (sub:206, dub:13, raw:3, others:13
5 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
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 Good: 174 votes (sub:162, dub:5, raw:2, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 62 votes (sub:57, dub:2, raw:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
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 So-so: 29 votes (sub:26, dub:2, others:1
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 Not really good: 17 votes (sub:17)
 Weak: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1700 users, rank: #695 (of 7765)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.068 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5525, rank: #450 (of 7798)
Weighted mean: 8.012 (Very good), rank: #458 (of 7798) (seen all: 8.05 / seen some: 7.76 / won't finish: 5.55)
Bayesian estimate: 8.006 (Very good), rank: #339 (of 5885)
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 5
Comment:
Released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Macross.
Also the first Macross title to feature animation by Satelight, which would work on further Macross titles with series co-creator Shoji Kawamori becoming Senior Managing Director.
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)
Original creator: Shoji Kawamori
Original Character Design:
Haruhiko Mikimoto (Roy Focker)
Takahiro Kishida ("Earth Girl Arjuna")
Character Design: Takuya Saito
Art Director: Masaru 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

2nd Key Animation:
Gi Nam Kim (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Hyeon Park (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Il Bae Kim (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Min Ju Song (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Myung Seob Kim (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Seung Wook Woo (Sung San Production; ep 2)
Tae-Hyung Kim (Sung San Production; ep 2)
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 Kaihoko
In-Between Animation:
Asuka Shimizu (ep 1)
Chiyo Imamaki (ep 1)
Daisuke Furuya (Nakamura Production; eps 1-2)
Daisuke Kurose (Nakamura Production; ep 2)
Hidekazu Hamano (Nakamura Production; ep 2)
Hisashi Samejima (ep 1)
Keisuke Abe (Nakamura Production; ep 2)
Kumiko Ozawa (Satelight; eps 1-2)
Minako Sasaki (Satelight; eps 4-5)
Natsumi Tamura (ep 1)
Noriko Onoda (ep 1)
Noriko Tokue (eps 1, 4)
Ryunosuke Wada (ep 1)
Ryuuji Iwabuchi (Nakamura Production; eps 1-2)
Sayaka Shimomaki (Satelight; eps 1-5)
Souichirou Sako (ep 1)
Sumie Iwata (Nakamura Production; ep 2)
Tomomi Nakamura (Satelight; ep 4)
Yukihiro Miyaji (Nakamura Production; eps 1-2)
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)
Boo Hee Lee (DAEJIN; ep 3)
Byung Hee Choi (Tin House; ep 2)
Chang Soo Kim (DAEJIN; ep 3)
Cheol Woo An (Tin House; ep 2)
Eun Young Kim (Tin House; ep 3)
Gang I Shin (DAEJIN; ep 3)
Genichi Murakami (ep 3)
Gyeong Im Kim (Tin House; ep 3)
Gyeong Pyo Hong (Tin House/JM Animation; eps 2, 4)
Hak Jin Kim (Tin House; eps 2-3)
Hidekazu Sato (ep 5)
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)
Jae Myeong Yu (Tin House/JM Animation; eps 2-4)
Jiro Kanai (ep 5)
Jong Hyun Lee (JM Animation; eps 4-5)
Jong Yong Kim (JM Animation; 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 Hinata (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)
Seung Hyun Oh (Tin House/JM Animation; eps 2-4)
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)
Young Chan Kim (JM Animation; ep 5)
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)
Kinryuu Arimoto as Raizou Nakajima
Minami Takayama as Nora Polyansky
Nachi Nozawa as Professor Hasford
Naomi Shindoh as Aries Turner
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as D.D. Ivanov
Sousuke Komori as Edgar La Salle
Tamio Ohki as Nutouk

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