Happy 30th Birthday, Macross!

30 years ago today, “Super Dimension Fortress Macross” started its broadcast on the MBS network in Japan.

It’s hard to believe how far we have come, but at the same time, looking back, it’s also quite refreshing to see how far advanced the show was for its time, in terms of design work, cinematography, musically-blended choreography, etc.

Sure there were ups and downs along the way, but the Macross TV series remains fondly remembered for its pioneer spirit, championed by a staff too young to know and/or care how many bites was more than they could chew, which at the end of the day, is what has formed the show’s lasting legacy.  Their love for their craft propelled them to take another stab at the story in the theatrical “Do You Remember Love” movie, fixing the show’s original shortcomings, and elevating the “Macross” name into the realm of legend.

Tonight I may celebrate by watching the “Macross Special” original broadcast edition of the first two episodes edited together.  What about you?  Share your thoughts/memories in the forums!