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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (超時空要塞マクロス 愛・おぼえていますか Chō Jikū Yōsai Makurosu Ai Oboete Imasuka?) is a movie released in 1984, adapted from the television series. In Macross 7, the movie became a "story within a story" in the main Macross Timeline.


A race of giant male bionoids from outer space attacks the Earth, and the humans send their super space fortress to repel the invaders. The space war turns into a three-way conflict when the invaders' arch enemy arrives - a race of giant bionoids. Both bionoid armies assault Macross with huge robot-like spaceships. The Earthlings appear doomed...until they discover their human behaviour has strange effects on the aliens.


In the Solar SystemVrlitwhai Kridanik discusses a ship they have been tracking. To their surprise it isn't the ship of the Meltrandi. Exsedol Folmo presents Vrlitwhai with holograms of the debris from the enemy ship... objects they discover are of Miclone size. Also, upon receiving strange sound signals near the enemy ship, many of their troops became incapacitated. Vrlitwhai deeply wonders what could be on that ship!

On the enemy ship, known as the SDF-1 Macross to the humans, the crew of the huge bridge maintain the ship. Misa orders the Skull, Angel, and Apollo squadrons to standby for take-off from the ARMD-class carriers attached to the ship, and its VF-1 Valkyries launch successfully. In the city section of the ship, civilians are going about their daily lives and new, young celebrity Lynn Minmay finishes performing My Boyfriend is a Pilot at a concert. She then performs a medley of songs from her new album (going on sale that day), beginning with Shao Pai Long. Part way through the performance, the SDF-1's massive "transformation sequence" is broadcast throughout the ship.







The dub was distributed under various titles in the west. In North America by Best Video & Film Corp. it was advertised as "The Original Clash of the Bionoids" with the title "Superdimensional Fortress Macross" and in the United Kingdom it was distributed by Kiseki with the title "Macross Clash of the Bionoids"

Do You Remember Love? in the Macross Universe

In the official timeline, DYRL is an in-story movie made in the year 2031 that depicts the events of Space War I in the original television stories. However in Macross Plus, 7, and Frontier, some elements are taken from the movie such as:

  • UN Spacy uniforms
  • Zentradi uniforms
  • The design of the SDF-1 Macross
  • Exsedol Folmo's appearance

There are two explanations for these differences:

Watsonian Explanation

By the year 2031 the UN Spacy and Zentradi had changed their uniforms; the SDF-1 had been refitted (the initial stages began after Space War I when its "arms", the Prometheus and Daedalus, were replaced by new "ARMD" space ships destroyed in the suicide attack by Quamzin); Exsedol had changed his appearance; and Minmay was now a celebrity. When the movie was filmed, the contemporary designs were used instead of the Space War I designs.

Doylian Explanation

Because the movie had a higher animation budget, possibly the movie's designs would have been used for the television series if a higher budget had been available.


  • Despite the majority of the dialogue being Japanese, several lines are in full, fluent English including the warning for the SDF-1 Macross' transformation sequence, and background dialogue during the fighter launch sequences and bridge scenes.
  • An in-joke, several animators made the missiles look like beer cans, including a Budweiser Can and "Hata Iko" (Octopus Highball Missile).
  • This film marks the first instance in the franchise when the Zentradi language is spoken onscreen.
2009 to 2012 2031 (Story taking place in 2012) 2040
Super Dimension Fortress Macross The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? Macross Plus
1982/10/03 to 1983/06/26 1984/07/07 1992/05 to 1992/11
Super Dimension Fortress Macross The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again

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