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Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First (超時空要塞マクロス THE FIRST(ザ・ファースト) Cho Jiku Yosai Makurosu Za Fasuto?), also known as Macross The First, is a manga adaptation of the Super Dimension Fortress Macross television series that is written and illustrated by Haruhiko Mikimoto, the character designer for the original series. It was created following the success of Macross Frontier, with the hope of introducing an entirely new audience to the original series.

It was first serialized in Macross Ace by KADOKAWA on November 10, 2009 but has changed serialization medium several times since. The series is currently ongoing despite several delays and hiatus by the author. It is currently being distributed by Cycomi on their homepage or App.

Overview

In 2008, Macross' commemorative work for its 25th anniversary, Macross Frontierproved to be both a critical and financial smash hit. A re-evaluation of the series proceeded and in 2009, it was decided to produce a serialized manga retelling of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross television series that would incorporate elements from later entries in the series.

Macross The First is based on the Super Dimension Fortress Macross television animation, but incorporates elements not present during the original broadcast, such as modern day technological advancements including foldable cellphones, e-mail and digital photo frames. Story elements from the OVA series Macross Zero and the Unification Wars were also incorporated in the extended flashback sequence "Tales of South Ataria".

In addition, returning artist Haruhiko Mikimoto redesigned the original character and mechanical designs to share a closer aesthetic to The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?. Shōji Kawamori would return to redesign the original VF-1J Valkyrie, slimming its proportions and tweaking its head design, while Hidetaka Tenjin worked to redesign the VF-1D Valkyrie.

Mechanic

U.N. Spacy

U.N. Navy

Anti-UN Forces

  • SV-51
  • Octos
  • Accra-class Submarine

Zentradi

Volumes

# Synopsis Japanese Release Date
1First1 Original Macross, the long-awaited comic adaptation! November 5, 2009[1]
2First2 The new VF-1J launch! September 06, 2010[2]
3First3 Ultra-fast Battle of Quamzin VS Max! June 23, 2011[3]
4First4 A Zentradi trap at Mars corners the SDF-1 Macross! Meanwhile, at Mars Base Sarah, Misa Hayase and Hikaru Ichijyo investigate and are caught in a space-time distortion in which the past and the present are crossed!! Macross latest book, Volume 4! June 7, 2012[4]
5First5 Boddole Zer Main Fleet begins to move finally to Zentradi, unknown enemy of the human race! Volume 5 Macross latest publication! March 20, 2013[5]
6Cover First-6 Anti-Unification Alliance make a daring surprise attack on South Ataria Island! Their goal: The SDF-1 Macross! These are the "Tales of South Ataria", a sequel to the original episode of Macross Ace, drawn by Haruhiko Mikimoto! May 26, 2015[6]

Notes & Trivia

It is similar in concept to Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, both are manga retellings of classic anime series written and illustrated by their series' respective character designers.

References

  1. Kadokawa
  2. Kadokawa
  3. Kadokawa
  4. Kadokawa
  5. Kadokawa
  6. Comic Walker
TV Series Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again | Macross 7 | Macross Frontier | Macross Δ
Events Unification Wars | Space War I | Sharon Apple Incident | Protodeviln War | Vajra War
Movies The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? | Macross Plus Movie Edition | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie | Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress | Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye | Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! | Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre
OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 | Macross Plus | Macross 7: Encore | Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! | Macross Dynamite 7 | Macross Zero
Books Misa Hayase: White Reminiscences | Macross Ace | Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat | Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works | Macross Chronicle | Macross 7: Trash | Macross Plus: TAC Name | Macross The Ride | Macross 7th Chord | Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First | Macross F ~Secret Visions~ | Macross Δ Manga | Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E | Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi | Macross Δ: Ginga wo Michibiku Utahime | Variable Master File | Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal
Video Games Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Famicom) | Super Spacefortress Macross | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II (Arcade) | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me | Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Love Stories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack | Macross Plus (Arcade) | Macross Digital Mission VF-X | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Game) | Macross VF-X2 | Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy- | Macross Plus Game Edition | Macross M3 | The Super Dimension Macross: Aiuchi Typing Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Macross Ace Frontier | Macross Triangle Frontier | Macross Ultimate Frontier | CR Fever Super Dimension Fortress Macross | My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 | Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy | Macross Card Fighter | Pachislot Macross Frontier | Macross Δ Scramble | Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture
ONA / Short Film All That VF - Macross 25th Anniversary Air Show | Macross 7 Plus | Macross Fufonfia | Delta Mini-Theater
Concerts Macross One Night Stand | Mylene Night | Macross 25th Anniversary Live: Minmay meets Fire Bomber | Macross Crossover Live A.D. 2009x45x49 | Macross Crossover Live 30 | Fire Bomber 2014 Basara Explosion | ANIME SYMPHONY JAPAN PREMIUM CONCERT MACROSS 35th × Macross F 10th Anniversary | Macross Crossover Live 2019
Others Macross 30th Anniversary Project | Macross: The Museum | Macross The Musicalture | Macross: The Museum ver.2.Δ | Macross Blue Moon Show Case in Tokyo SkyTree | Macross: The Art 1982-2018 | Macross Bakuon Film Festival | All Macross Big Voting | Macross Crossover Live 2019