Macross Plus
WATANABE Shinichirō 渡辺 信一郎 & KAWAMORI Shōji 河森 正治


Three decades after the great war between humans and the Zentradi, two former childhood friends are selected to test transforming fighter jets. But personal grudges and a love triangle with the producer of a singing AI threaten to derail the project. Marvellous machinery, lovely landscapes, stunning action sequences and vital music by KANNO Yoko make this a spectacular sci-fi classic with a groundbreaking combination of traditional and computer-generated animation.

Drie decennia na de grote oorlog tussen de mensheid en de Zentradi worden twee voormalige vrienden uitgekozen om nieuwe transformerende gevechtsvliegtuigen uit te testen. Maar een persoonlijke vete en een liefdesdriehoek met de producent van een zingende AI dreigen het project te ondermijnen. Magnifieke machines, prachtige landschappen, adembenemende actiescènes en een belangrijke rol voor de muziek van KANNO Yoko maken dit een spectaculaire sci-fi klassieker, met een revolutionaire combinatie van traditionele en met behulp van de computer gemaakte animatie.

WATANABE Shinichirō 渡辺 信一郎 is an anime auteur whose works often deal with mature themes, mixing genres and making evocative use of music. He started out at the Sunrise animation studio where he worked on storyboards before moving to directing. He made his directorial debut as co-director of Macross Plus. He also directed the Cowboy Bebop series and film, the Samurai Champloo and Kids on the Slope series, and segments of The Animatrix and Genius Party omnibus films.

2017 – Blade Runner Black Out 2022 (short)
2008 – Baby Blue (short segment in Genius Party) (CJ 2008)
2003 – The Animatrix アニマトリックス (two segments)
2001 – Cowboy Bebop: The Movie カウボーイビバップ 天国の扉
1996 – Macross Plus マクロスプラス (CJ 2023)

KAWAMORI Shōji 河森 正治 attended Keio University in the late seventies. There he met some of the later collaborators on the Macross franchise of series and films. KAWAMORI is also a producer, screenwriter, visual artist and mecha designer. He designed the Diaclone line of toys, which were turned into the Robotech and Transformers franchises. He is also known for the anime series The Vision of Escaflowne.

2019 – For Whom the Alchemist Exists 劇場版 誰ガ為のアルケミスト
2007 – Shanghai Dragon (short segment in Genius Party) (CJ 2008)
1996 – Macross Plus マクロスプラス (CJ 2023)