Trivia / Super Dimension Fortress Macross

  • Actor Allusion: In the ADV dub, this isn't the first time Chris Patton (Max) and Luci Christian (Millia) were paired up together as love interests.
  • Executive Meddling: The series was actually going to be called Megaroad, but an executive's love for Shakespeare suggested it to be called Macbeth. After some compromising, Macross was created.
  • Defictionalization:
  • I Am Not Spock: Mari Iijima (who played Lynn Minmay): "Maybe you guys have NEVER been typecast as one thing for years and years in life?". It is thirty years by this moment - and counting. And Mari is a good singer in her own right but for some people, she remains "Minmay".
  • No Export for You: Despite the infamous legal issues suffered by the franchise as a whole, the original series actually averted this, as it received unedited English releases by Streamline Pictures, AnimEigo, ADV Films (with an uncut dub), Harmony Gold themselves (partnering with A&E/Lionsgate), and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. It still hasn't seen a UK release, though.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Due to the death of Hikaru Ichijou's original voice actor Arihiro Hase in 1996, in all subsequent appearances he is voiced by Kenji Nojima.
    • Inverted across languages: Minmay's voice actress is the same in the original Japanese version and the ADV Films (Macross) dub.
  • Un-Canceled: Originally slated for 48 or so episodes, the series was cut (due to the loss of the original sponsor) to around 23, meaning the series would have ended with the climactic battle against Bodolzaa, as seen in "Ai Wa Nagareru." Tatsunoko deciding to come on board at the last minute (though that caused other still ongoing headaches), as well as a very positive viewer reaction, allowed for a reprieve, and the show was at the very last minute extended to 36 episodes, permitting the "two years later" epilogue arc, which resolved the love triangle, as well as other hanging plot threads.