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Macross Plus
Part 3

Copyright: © 1995 JVC (Japan), © 1996 Manga Entertainment (North America)
Length: 40 minutes
Rating: NR, parental guidance suggested
Format: Subtitled (VHS)

[ plot summary ]

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A near-fatal incident in the mock city proving grounds lands Isamu in the hospital. Somehow, live rounds were loaded, resulting in a dramatic end to the personal grudge match between Guld and Isamu. Myung, unable to dismiss her feelings, waits in vigil until Isamu finally regains consciousness. An unfortunate encounter between Myung, Isamu, Guld, Lucy and Yang results in a fist-fight between the two stubborn pilots. Myung reveals that Sharon Apple's emotion program is incomplete -- and that in fact, Myung herself supplies the emotional input to Sharon via computer link. Unknown to Myung and the rest of the Sharon Apple crew, Marje concludes a deal that would give Sharon the final missing piece in her programming...

Meanwhile, the new unmanned experimental Veritech fighter, the Ghost X-9 concludes a very successful test regimine. General Gomez decides to use the new unmanned fighter as the main line of air/space superiority, and cancels the Super Nova fighter program. Of course, this does not sit well with either Isamu or Guld...

[ capsule review ]

The more I watch this series, the more intrigued I get. The storyline continues to get more complex, weaving yet another aspect into its fold -- in this case, the revelation of the top-secret Ghost X-9 project, and the intent of the UN Spacey to remove pilots from the combat lines. At the same time, we have Marje trying to accomplish the same with the virtuoid idol, Sharon Apple -- remove all human intervention, and allow the new breed of machine technology take command of its own destiny. While it's an old and well-used plot device, rarely has the idea been presented so well. Lots of character development in this episode as well -- personal glimpses into what makes Isamu tick, and the personal relationships that Isamu, Myung and Guld had so many years ago on Eden. This episode really builds towards the last chapter in the series, and does so in a way that keeps you in front of the tube. Very well done. - AN

[ café rating ]

Original: Subbed: Dubbed:
Story: N/A 3 stars N/A
Direction: N/A 5 stars N/A
Acting: N/A 4 stars N/A
Animation: N/A 5 stars N/A
Music: N/A 4 stars N/A
Translation: N/A 5 stars N/A
Overall Rating: N/A 4 stars N/A

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