MANV 1194 Sub
Box: MANG 2009
Macross Plus - The Movie
No, you didn't misread it; this was a sub! An
unusual offering from Mangle considering its
allergy to the type. But enough of this, what
about the film?
If you have seen the OAV series, you will know
about the plot. What you will get from the film
however is a tighter version of the story with
improvements to animation and story throughout.
This could be said to be one of my fave releases
this year (well, at least it was back
then!), and that's an achievement for Mangle
who rarely rate more than a "oh bloody hfil, not
more Mangle dross!" from me.
For those who haven't kept up with this series,
Isamu Dyson and Guld Goa Bowman (sp?) are test
pilots for UN Spacy testing rival bids for the
new Valkyrie fighter. Myung is the director of
Sharon Apple, a virturoid idol. However, all
three are linked by three things; first, they
grew up on this planet together and were great
friends; second, something happened to end that
friendship which means that now Myung will not
sing (she had been a great singer in high school)
and the other two fight whenever they meet. The
third is Sharon Apple, and for why, you will need
to watch the film!
As part of their faultering attempts to get
back into the UK market via the DVD reissue
route, Manga released the DVD box set of Macross
Plus, including the OAV and the movie, in 2002.
Considering the amount on the set, the price and
the quality, I can easily forgive the label
cock-up, but I'm somewhat more forgiving than
some folk! Having said that, this was a box set
well worth having.
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