Choujikuu Yousai MACROSS, translated as Super Spacetime Fortress Macross (or more correctly, Hyperspace Fortress Macross), also known in English as The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, is the first anime television series of the MACROSS franchise that first aired in Japan on October 3, 1982. The weekly series lasted 36 episodes.
According to concept and fictional story creator Kawamori Shouji it depicts "a small love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" during the first human-alien war. It is set in a fictional alternate history of Earth after the year 1999 and during the period of the years 2009-2012.
It is a classic and famous vintage science fiction series that combines transformable real robot mecha, epic apocalyptic space combat, wartime romance, and music. It features mechanical designs by Miyatake Kazutaka and Kawamori Shouji (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Mikimoto Haruhiko of Artland.
Most of its animation (with edited content, revised dialogue and a different soundtrack) was adapted outside of Japan for the first saga of ROBOTECH, where it is known as The Macross Saga.
In Japan the TV series were adapted into an acclaimed anime film called Macross: Do You Remember Love? that was released in japanese movie theaters during 1984.
- Mobile Suit Gundam - A previous science fiction series that served as inspiration for Macross.