Mao Nome (マオ・ノーム Mao Nomu?) is main character in Macross Zero and also appears in Macross Frontier.

Personality & CharacterEdit

Mao is a cheerful and hyperactive girl, a stark contrast to her sister, Sara Nome.



Though she has sufficient knowledge of Mayan Island customs, she longs to leave someday, curious about the sights and sounds of the modern world.


Mao does not appear formally in Macross Frontier, but is now well-known as one of the pioneer researchers of the Protoculture.

Along with Ranshe Mei and Grace O'Connor, Mao authored a thesis about the treatment and effects of the V-Type Virus as part of the 117th Long Distance Research Fleet. [1] The fleet was attacked by the Vajra and it was presumed that she was among those that perished.

Mao's life story was also partially told in the movie "The Bird Human", where she was played by Ranka Lee.[2]

She was later identified as Sheryl Nome's grandmother after a letter addressed to her was found in one of the ruined ships of the ill-fated fleet. Sheryl's treasured earrings once belonged to her.


Notes & Trivia'Edit


  1. Macross Frontier Episode 18, Fold Fame
  2. Macross Frontier Episode 10, Legend of Zero