NHK Macross Mega-Poll Crowns Macross F, Sheryl Nome

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Poll revealed winners in anime, character, mecha, and song categories

Television broadcaster NHK announced the final result of its giant Macross mega-poll on Saturday. The popularity poll let franchise fans select the best series, character, mecha, and song.

The voting tally found Macross Frontier (Macross F) and the most popular anime and its star Sheryl Nome won the most popular character category. Despite the series' and Sheryl's popularity, the top song went to "Ai Oboeteimasu ka" (Do You Remember Love?) by Mari Iijima. Iijima provided the voice of Lynn Minmay.

Fans chose the mecha YF-19 flown by test pilot Isamu Alva Dyson in Macross Plus as the favorite series mecha.

Here's the top 10 in each category. How did your favorites measure up?

Macross Poll: Most Popular Anime

  1. Macross Frontier
  2. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
  3. Macross 7
  4. Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
  5. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
  6. Macross Delta
  7. Macross Plus
  8. Macross Plus Movie Edition
  9. Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre
  10. Macross Dynamite 7

Macross Poll: Most Popular Character

  1. Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)
  2. Basara Nekki (Macross 7)
  3. Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)
  4. Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  5. Kaname Buccaneer (Macross Delta)
  6. Lynn Minmay (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  7. Isamu Alva Dyson (Macross Plus)
  8. Freyja Wion (Macross Delta)
  9. Roy Focker (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  10. Lynn Minmay (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)

Macross Poll: Most Popular Mecha

  1. YF-19 (Macross Plus)
  2. VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker Custom (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  3. YF-29 Durandal Alto Custom (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  4. VF-19 Excalibur "Basara Nekki Special" (Macross 7)
  5. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Focker Custom (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  6. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Fighter Mode (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  7. YF-19 (Macross Plus Movie Edition)
  8. VF-31 Siegfried Messer Ihlefeld Custom (Macross Delta)
  9. VF-25F VF-25 Messiah Alto Custom (Macross Frontier)
  10. VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
Macross Poll: Most Popular Song
  1. "Ai Oboeteimasu ka" (Do You Remember Love?) by Mari Iijima (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  2. "Lion" by Sheryl Nome Starring May'n Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier)
  3. "Totsugeki Love Heart" by Fire Bomber (Macross 7)
  4. "Seikan Hikou " by Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier)
  5. "Sayonara no Tsubasa ~the end of triangle~" by Megumi Nakajima & May'n (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  6. "Axia ~Daisuki de Daikirai~" by Walküre (Macross Delta)
  7. "Diamond Crevasse" by May'n (Macross Frontier)
  8. "Iteza Gogo Ku-ji Don't be late" by May'n (Macross Frontier)
  9. "INFORMATION HIGH" by Sharon Apple (Macross Plus)
  10. "Tenshi no Enogu" by Mari Iijima (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)

The Macross franchise debuted in 1982 with the television anime The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. In the last 37 years the franchise has expanded to include the U.S. recut Robotech version, multiple films, anime series, and manga. The most recent installment, Macross Delta, premiered in 2015.

The Shoji Kawamori Expo, the exhibition dedicated to the designs and production materials from the works of anime creator and mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori, will run from May 31 to June 23 at the Gallery AaMo in the Tokyo Dome City complex to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kawamori's professional debut.

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