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Trivia / Macross 7

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  • 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 exorbitant 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."
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  • Non-Singing Voice: As mentioned in the main section, Fire Bomber's songs were performed by the real-life J-Rock band, Humming Bird. A great choice at the time, but it later turned M7 into a general licensing nightmare.
  • The Other Darrin: Tomo Sakurai retired from voice acting and singing permanently in 2016, so Aya Hirano now voices Mylene as of Uta Macross.
  • Real-Life Relative: Max's voice actor, Show Hayami, is married to Zomd's voice actress, Rei Igarashi.
  • What Could Have Been: As unlikely as it sounds (see above), at some time in the past there was an effort to get a Western release for M7; Steve Perry of Journey was even approached to play Basara.


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