The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II

6 Episodes
May 21, 1992 – November 21, 1992

In the anime it was:

The story takes place in the year 2092, eighty years after the events depicted in the movie “Macross: Do You Remember Love?”.
The SDF-1 Macross still exists, as does the U.N. Spacy Minmay Attack stratagem, which has been successfully employed to thwart the Zentradi threat ever since.
However, a new humanoid alien race called the Marduk (Mardook in the original Japanese version), arrives in the solar system with enslaved Zentradi and Meltlandi warriors who are seemingly unaffected by the Minmay Attack.
The Marduk employ their own female singers, called Emulators, who incite their giant warriors with songs.

The story focuses on reporter Hibiki Kanzaki, who is caught in the middle of the action when he captures an Emulator, Ishtar, while covering a battle between the U.N. Spacy and the Marduk.

Hibiki proceeds to teach her about Earth’s culture, which she then shares with the rest of the Marduk.
However, the Marduk leader, Emperor Ingues, considers Earth’s culture anathema.
With the help of ace fighter pilot Silvie Gena, Hibiki and Ishtar attempt to end the war.

Random info:
U.S. Renditions released Macross II in 1992 and 1993, dubbed into English, on three VHS cassettes each containing two episodes.
L.A. Hero released the series in 1993 as a movie in a limited amount of theaters across the U.S as a 120-minute film.

Manga Entertainment joined the six episodes in 1995 into a single VHS called Macross II: The Movie. This compilation removed the opening and ending credits for episodes 2 through 5, as well as the episode previews.
It was released as two VHS cassette variations: the first contained the English dub and the second contained the original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.

In 2000, the movie was released on DVD by Manga Entertainment. This DVD included both the English dub and the original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.
Bonus materials included a “music video” (a creditless closing theme), four character profiles and an image gallery.

Macross II: The Movie was released as a downloadable video rental on the Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360 by Starz. This release only included the English dub and it was in standard definition.


Hibiki Kanzaki
(Jap VA: Tsutomu Takayama/Eng VA: Jonathan Fahn)

(Jap VA: Hiroko Kasahara/Eng VA: Debra Rogers)

Wendy Ryder
(Jap VA: Yukiyo Satō/Eng VA: Trish Ledou)

Idol Trivia:
The music score for Macross II was composed by Shiro Sagisu, who subsequently became famous for his works on Neon Genesis Evangelion.
J-pop singer Mika Kaneko composed and performed the series opening and ending theme songs while Hiroko Kasahara performed Ishtar’s songs.
Yukiyo Satō did Wendy Ryder’s songs and some of these songs were reused as background music in the 1995 series Macross 7.

Silvie Gena
(Jap VA: Yumi Tōma/Eng VA: Susan Byrkett)

(Jap VA: Tōru Furuya/Eng VA: Steven Blum)

Other Media:
Macross II RPG