History Anime / MacrossZero

6th Jul '17 2:18:55 AM abscake
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Like the ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' OVA before it, ''Anime/MacrossZero'' eschews the usual SpaceOpera setting for a more personal story. Like the rest of the ''Macross'' series, it involves TransformingMecha, a LoveTriangle and the [[PowerOfRock Power of Music]] saving the world. Unlike the rest of the series, the usual J-pop/J-rock has been replaced with a much earthier tribal soundtrack, reflecting the setting in the South Pacific.

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Like the ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' OVA before it, ''Anime/MacrossZero'' eschews the usual SpaceOpera setting for a more personal story. Like the rest of the ''Macross'' series, it involves TransformingMecha, a LoveTriangle and the [[PowerOfRock Power of Music]] saving the world. Unlike the rest of the series, the usual J-pop/J-rock has been replaced with a much earthier tribal soundtrack, reflecting the setting in the South Pacific.



* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The fact that the island, implied to be somewhere in the South Pacific, is named "Mayan" Island has confused a lot of people, since the Mayans lived in Central America. It seems the name is a coincidence, as there is little similarity between the islander's culture and that of the Central American Mayan culture.

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The fact that the island, implied to be somewhere in the South Pacific, is named "Mayan" Island has confused a lot of people, since the Mayans Maya lived in Central America. It seems the name is a coincidence, as there is little similarity between the islander's culture and that of the any Central American Mayan culture.



* FunnyForeigner: In the first episode, when Shin wakes up on the island with no idea where he is, he grabs a carved stick to use as a weapon, and later threatens the natives with it. He cannot figure out why onlookers are giggling so much while he's doing this, and one old man amusedly says "You really shouldn't be pointing that thing at another man, son." Later, when the romantic implications of the carved sticks are explained to him, he bursts out laughing at how stupid he must have looked, threatening the island's (young, female) religious leader with the cultural equivalent of a love letter.

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* FunnyForeigner: In the first episode, when Shin wakes up on the island with no idea where he is, he grabs a carved stick to use as a weapon, and later threatens the natives with it. He cannot figure out why onlookers are giggling so much while he's doing this, and one old man amusedly says "You really shouldn't be pointing that thing at another man, son." Later, when the romantic implications of the carved sticks are explained to him, he bursts out laughing at how stupid he must have looked, threatening the island's (young, female) religious leader with the cultural equivalent of a love letter.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end, the only principal characters who aren't dead, [[DoomedByCanon destined to be dead]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross within the next year]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to]]... [[GainaxEnding somewhere]], are Edgar and Mao]].

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end, the only principal characters who aren't dead, [[DoomedByCanon are destined to be dead]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross within the next year]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to]]... [[GainaxEnding somewhere]], are Edgar and Mao]].
12th Jun '17 4:52:31 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* CassandraTruth: Shin [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this to deflect Aries's investigation about the power of the priestesses's bloodline.
3rd Dec '16 12:40:33 PM EDP
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* NotSoDifferent: Nora claims this of her group and the UN, saying that they would have used the thermobaric bomb themselves had they brought one. Falls flat when it turns out they've brought ''[[NuclearOption reaction weapons]]''-and kept them on hold [[GodzillaThreshold until anything less had failed stopping the Bird Human]].
3rd Dec '16 12:28:01 PM EDP
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* GodzillaThreshold: When the Bird Human appears and seems unstoppable, the UN forces deploy a Destroid Monster equipped with [[NuclearOption reaction weapons]].



* NukeEm: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon Fuel-air bombs]] and reaction warheads.

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* NukeEm: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermobaric_weapon Fuel-air bombs]] and bombs]]
** NuclearOption: The
reaction warheads.
11th Sep '16 7:06:47 PM Eyeshield
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Like the ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' OVA before it, ''Anime/MacrossZero'' eschews the usual SpaceOpera setting for a more personal story. Like the rest of the ''Macross'' series, it involves a LoveTriangle and the [[PowerOfRock Power of Music]] saving the world. Unlike the rest of the series, the usual J-pop/J-rock has been replaced with a much earthier tribal soundtrack, reflecting the setting in the South Pacific.

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Like the ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' OVA before it, ''Anime/MacrossZero'' eschews the usual SpaceOpera setting for a more personal story. Like the rest of the ''Macross'' series, it involves TransformingMecha, a LoveTriangle and the [[PowerOfRock Power of Music]] saving the world. Unlike the rest of the series, the usual J-pop/J-rock has been replaced with a much earthier tribal soundtrack, reflecting the setting in the South Pacific.
16th May '16 3:05:56 PM Elemiel
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* BigDamnKiss: First between Shin and Mao, then Roy and Aries, and finally [[spoiler:Shin and Sara]].
21st Mar '16 11:50:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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''Anime/MacrossZero'' is a five-episode OVA, set as a {{Prequel}} to the popular ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series. The story takes place in the year 2008, nine years after an alien ship crash-landed in the south Pacific, in the final days of the Unification Wars mentioned earlier in the series. It involves Shin Kudou, a [[ButNotTooForeign Japanese-American]] UN soldier who crash lands on a small island after a fateful encounter with one of the first of the series' transforming HumongousMecha.

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''Anime/MacrossZero'' is a five-episode OVA, OVA released from 2002-2004, set as a {{Prequel}} to the popular ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series. The story takes place in the year 2008, nine years after an alien ship crash-landed in the south Pacific, in the final days of the Unification Wars mentioned earlier in the series. It involves Shin Kudou, a [[ButNotTooForeign Japanese-American]] UN soldier who crash lands on a small island after a fateful encounter with one of the first of the series' transforming HumongousMecha.
21st Mar '16 4:12:26 PM dangerdan97
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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end, the only principal characters who aren't dead, [[DoomedByCanon destined to be dead]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross in the next two years]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to]]... [[GainaxEnding somewhere]], are Edgar and Mao]].

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end, the only principal characters who aren't dead, [[DoomedByCanon destined to be dead]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross in within the next two years]], year]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to]]... [[GainaxEnding somewhere]], are Edgar and Mao]].
21st Mar '16 4:09:05 PM dangerdan97
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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:By the end, the only principal characters who aren't dead, [[DoomedByCanon destined to be dead]] [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross in the next two years]], or [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to]]... [[GainaxEnding somewhere]], are Edgar and Mao]].
22nd Feb '16 12:18:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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