Macross Plus is the sequel to the very popular Japanese TV series Macross. To most Americans, Macross is more recognizable as the popular 80's cartoon series Robotech. Macross Plus is set years after the TV series. For those of you not familiar with the Macross Universe, here's a quick recap.
In the near future, an alien spaceship lands on Earth, ending years of civil wars and uniting the planet. Soon after, a race of alien giants called the Zentran arrive in the Solar system. War breaks out, and eventually after a long war, the humans defeat the Zentran. Along the way they discover that the Zentran are biologically engineered and are very similar; in fact, they can be "micronized" to human size.
Now Macross Plus...
The year is 2040. Humans have colonized other planets, and except for pockets of alien resistance, the universe is at peace. On the colony planet New Eden at the New Edwards Test Flight Center, the Ministry of Defense is developing and testing the next generation of Valkyries (transformable mecha). There are currently two prototypes that are being tested against each other, Shinsei Industries' YF-19 and General Galaxy's YF-21. When Isamu arrives as the newest test pilot of the YF-19, it is revealed that there is bad blood between him and Guld, the test pilot for the YF-21, and the rivalry begins to heat up. When rock idol Sharon Apple arrives on New Eden, along with Myung, a mutual ex-girlfriend... well, even a freshman can figure out the rest.
Cast of Characters:
Lt. Isamu Alva Dyson - Hot-shot Valkyrie pilot who is transferred to New Edwards to become the newest test pilot for Shinsei Industries' YF-19.
Chief Guld Goa Bowman - Test pilot of General Galaxy's YF-21. He is of Zentran ancestry.
Myung Fan Long - Producer/Director of Sharon Apple's Galaxy Tour. Once a great singer in her own right, she quit singing for some mysterious reason.
Sharon Apple - The galaxy's most popular rock idol. "She" just happens to be a computer generated "virtuoid."