Trivia / Macross 7

  • The plot and characters for Macross 7 appeared in the game Super Robot Wars Destiny, then in Alpha 3, and again in Z2: Saisei-hen, with Dynamite 7 debuting in the same game.
  • No Export for You: Ignoring the usual licensing issues surrounding Macross, no anime translation company could afford the music for Macross 7, which is held under a separate license from the series that is more expensive than the series itself; Fire Bomber has let out 13 albums so far, and the record company has them under an "all-or-nothing" usage deal.
    • The exuberant music licensing fees are also a problem domestically: they are the reason why Super Robot Wars wasn't able to get full-voiced versions of Fire Bomber's songs in Alpha 3, even though the director really wanted to.
    • Back when ADV Films was still around (and thus the anime dubbing industry was still at the top of its game), one of their reps was asked at a Fan Convention how much it would cost to license Macross 7. The rep took a minute to think and, to paraphrase him, "Maybe if every licensing group in the US pooled their money together, we'd be about a third of the way to bring over M7 with all of its songs intact."
  • Non-Singing Voice: As mentioned in the main section, Fire Bomber's songs were performed by the real-life J-Rock band, Humming Bird.