Posts Tagged ‘super dimension fortress macross’
I’ll admit it… on a certain level; I’m a bad anime geek. As much as I love watching anime and getting to see titles from the present and not entirely recent past, there are still a number of classic titles from the ‘80s and ‘90s that I have yet to sit down and actually watch for various reasons. One of those series is the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Luckily for me and every other fan who has been putting off watching this series, Hulu and ADV have come to rescue and uploaded the original series for fans to view for free.
Originally released in 1982 (it actually premiered in Japan exactly four weeks before I was born), the epic sci-fi series takes place in the distant future of 1999 when an alien craft crashes into Earth. After the humans make it their own and launch into space a decade later, an alien race makes their presence known thus beginning an intergalactic war.
If you know your anime history, you’ll recognize the name Macross as one of three series which would eventually be reedited into the hugely popular Robotech in the US spawning an entire generation of anime fans. Back in Japan however, it became (and still is) a hugely popular franchise which has spawned a number of sequels, OVAs, movies, manga and merchandise (including last year’s spinoff movie Macross Frontier – The False Songstress-).
So that’s it everyone, if you’re an anime fan and you haven’t seen the series yet (which includes me) you’ve run out of excuses: It’s available online, for free, dubbed into English. I doubt I’ll be watching all 36 episodes in one long marathon but I bet an episode or two each night before I go to bed could be worked into my schedule.