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The Macross franchise not only consists of TV shows and various Original Video Animation, but it also includes various mangas, video games and light novels.

List of Macross Expanded Universe works:


NOTE: For most of the manga adaptations of various Macross series, Shoji Kawamori is mostly in charge of the manga's storyline unless specified.

  • Macross II Manga, a manga adaptation of the original Macross II OVA. Written by Sukehiro Tomita and illustrated by Tsuguo Okazaki, it was published by Shogakukan under the Shonen Sunday Comics Special. Viz Media released it from September 1992 to June 1993.
    • Macross II: The Micron Conspiracy, an original English-only manga written by James D. Hudnall and illustrated by Schulhoff Tam under Viz Media. It's set a year after the events of Macross II when Hibiki Kanzaki and Sylvie Gene investigate a string of terrorist attacks against Zentradis on Earth.
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  • Macross 7 Trash, a manga that takes place one year after the events of Macross 7 in 2046 where Shiba Midou (a young "T-Crush" athlete who is rumored to be an illegitimate son of the famous Max Jenius), Mahara Fabrio (an ex-military officer), and Enika Cheryni (Shiba's girlfriend, who becomes the next "Minmay Voice" singing idol) get involved in a major criminal conspiracy. The manga focuses more on the characters than on mech combat. Written and illustrated by Harukiko Mikimito, it was published first under magazine from October 1994 to May 2001, then published eventually with 8 tankobons from 1995 to 2001 by Kadokawa Shoten.
  • Macross Frontier (2008), a manga adaption of Macross Frontier illustrated by Hayaoto Aoki in 2008 under Kadokawa Shoten's Shonen Ace Magazine.
    • Macross Frontier: Hold Me Tightly to the Edge of the Galaxy, a manga adaptation of Macross Frontier in 2008 under Kadokawa Shoten's Shonen Ace Magazine. It follows the series with "Moe" story elements included.
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    • Macross Frontier Side Story.
    • Macross Frontier: Secret Visions, a manga adaptation of Macross Frontier written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Yoshino and okiura. It was published in 2009 under Kadokawa's Macross Ace magazines. It centers on Ranka and Sheryl as they work to create a promotional video for Mihoshi Academy's upcoming school festival.
  • Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: The First, a manga written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto in 2009. This is essentially a rewrite of SDF Macross with some changes to show technological advances that are seen in the 21st century with some events rewritten. Published by Kadokawa Shoten and serialized under Newtype A and Shonen Ace magazines.
  • Sheryl - Kiss in the Galaxy, a Shoujo-based manga illustrated by Kariko Koyama in 2010 under Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend. It offers some background details on Sheryl's early life in the Galaxy colony and how she met Grace prior to becoming the "Galactic Fairy".
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  • Macross Fortissimo, a 2012 manga adaptation of Macross Frontier illustrated by Megane Kikuya under Kadokawa Shoten with some ecchi and comedy elements incorporated into the story.
  • Macross Δ has a manga adaptation, published by Shōnen Sirius and released between September 9, 2016 and February 9, 2018.
  • Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E, a Macross Delta manga prequel that tells the story on how Chaos was formed. Written by Shōji Kawamori and Kei Ichimonji and published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine with two volumpes published by Kodansha on September 9, 2016 and on March 9, 2017. It tells the story of the early days of the Var Syndrome outbreak and the action of Chaos' Pipré branch, being on the frontline against the disease by deploying the Thrones, an idol group that bases its music on Fire Bomber's music. Later on, the Thrones and Chaos find out that the outbreak in Pipré is suppose to lead to a revolt in Pipré.
    • Macross Δ: The Black-Winged White Knight is a two-volume manga prequel that centers on the Windermere Kingdom, written by Shōji Kawamori and Azuki Fuji. It tells the story of Keith Aero Windermere and his friendship with Roid Brehm during the Windermerian War of Independence.

Light Novels

  • Macross: The Ride, a photo-type novel set in the year 2057 in the Frontier colony. It centers on how various defense companies, in collaboration with the Frontier government, are using the annual Vanquish races in order to obtain research data needed to develop the VF-25 fighter.
  • Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal is a light novel adaptation of Macross Delta with two volumes written by Ukyō Kodachi and released between August 2, 2016 and March 2, 2017.

Video Games

  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1985), a 2D side scrolling shooter game released in 1985 for the Nintendo Famicom and MSX computers by Namco and Bandai. The game has a MIDI rendition of "Shao Pai Long" as the only music in the game.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036, a 2D side scrolling shooter game released in April 1992 for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM. The game takes place several years after the DYRL movie with Komilia Maria Fallyna Jenius as one of the main characters. It doesn't have any connection with Marcoss II OVA.
  • Macross II Arcade, an arcade-only game released by Banpresto in 1992, which is an adaptation of the Macross II OVA.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song, a 2D sidescrolling turn-based game released in December 1992 for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM. It's a sequel to SDF Macross 2036.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie, a 2D sidescrolling shooting game released in 1993 for the Nintendo Super Famicom. Based on the DYRL story, it takes place after the movie, but before the SDF-2 Megaroad-01 is scheduled to officially launch from Earth.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me, a turn-based strategy game released for the PC-98 on March 19, 1993, by Family Soft.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, a 2D shooting game released in 1997 by Bandai Visual and Sega for the Sega Saturn to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the franchise. It's later released for the Playstation in 1999. The plot is based on the DYRL movie with a mix of 2D and 3D action and special effects. The game's two CDs contained footage and soundtrack from both the Macross movie and Flashback 2012 as well as brand new cutscenes.
  • Macross Digital Mission VF-X, the first 3D game released on the Playstation by Bandai Visual on February 28, 1997. The story is set in 2047 that starts with a rescue operation to save a female band called the Milky Dolls. It was later released again on the "PlayStation: The Best Collection Series" in 1998.
  • Macross VF-X2, another 3D game released by Bandai for the Playstation on September 2, 1999. The game is set three years after VF-X where a UN Spacy officer named Aegis Focker is ordered to lead an elite group of Valkyrie fighter pilots under "Alpha Squadron" to hunt down and take out a terrorist group known as Vindirance. Plans for an international release were not met, and you already know why...
  • Macross Plus: Game Edition, released for the Playstation in 2000. It follows the events of Macross Plus with cutscenes from the movie version.
  • Macross 7: Let's Reveal the Galaxy's Heart!!, a 2D sidescrolling game released on the Game Boy Color in 2000. It features the Fire Bomber band and other Macross characters in the game.
  • Macross M 3, a 3D shooting game released for the Dreamcast on February 22, 2001. It takes place in 2014 and it follows the story of Maximilian Jenius, Milia Fallyna Jenius, and their adopted Meltlandi daughter Moaramia Fallyna Jenius (whose original name was Moaramia Jifon) as they serve as Valkyrie fighter pilots.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross Valkyrie Overdrive, a space combat-based simulator game released for the PC in 2001. It was compatible with Windows 95/98/ME. A version made compatible with Windows XP was known as SDFVOXP.
  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross (2003), a full 3D shooting game released by Sega under its Sega-AM2 division in 2003 for the Playstation 2. It features an original character named Skull Seven with two fellow pilots from either Apollo or Skull Squadrons named Bruce Rudel from Germany and Eddie Juutilainen from Finland. They help out if players chose to follow the events of the original show or the DYRL movie.
  • Macross Ace/Ultimate/Triangle Frontier, a small series of three games for the Playstation Portable, released by Bandai on October 9, 2008 (Ace), October 1, 2009 (Ultimate) and on February 3, 2011 (Triangle). They feature most of the series up to Frontier with some original characters in the mix.
  • Macross Trial Frontier, a 3D shooting game released on October 7, 2010, by Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 3. It was included with the Macross Frontier The Movie: The False Songstress Hybrid Pack limited edition set.
    • Macross Last Frontier, a 3D shooting game released on October 11, 2011, by Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 3. It was included with the Macross Frontier The Movie: The Wings of Goodbye Hybrid Pack limited edition set.
  • My Boyfriend Is A Pilot, a 3D shooting game released on July 26, 2012, by Bandai Namco for the PlayStation 3. It was included with the Super Dimension Fortress Hybrid Pack Blu-Ray pack.
  • Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy, an original story created for Macross's 30th Anniversary released on the Playstation 3. It's set a year after the events of Macross Frontier.
  • Macross Delta Scramble, a Playstation Vita game released on October 20, 2016. It plays similarly to the Frontier trilogy games with some mechanics implemented from Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy.
  • Uta Macross Smartpho Deculture, a mobile game created for Macross's 35th Anniversary on August 3, 2017, released on iOS and Android. It's a Crisis Crossover where the various eras of Macross have ended up merged and the various idols must work together to restore the timeline.



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