{"title":"Robotech: Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again","dateDebut":"2012","dateEnd":null,"description":"Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again (\u00e8\u00b6\u2026\u00e6\u2122\u201a\u00e7\u00a9\u00ba\u00e8\u00a6\u0081\u00e5\u00a1\u017e\u00e3\u0192\u017e\u00e3\u201a\u00af\u00e3\u0192\u00ad\u00e3\u201a\u00b9II Lovers Again, Chojiku yosai Macross II - Lovers Again?), also known as Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II or Macross II, is the first animated sequel to Macross to feature a new cast of characters. It was originally released as a six-episode mini-series in Japan and overseas, but it was edited overseas into a movie compilation.\r\n\r\nThe story begins eighty years after Space War I (the first Human-alien war) and the events depicted in the first Macross story. The SDF-1 Macross still exists, as does the Minmay Defense used by U.N. Spacy (the UN's military in space) that has successfully thwarted the Zentradi alien threat ever since. However, a new race called the Mardook (\u00e3\u0192\u017e\u00e3\u0192\u00ab\u00e3\u0192\u2030\u00e3\u201a\u00a5\u00e3\u0192\u00bc\u00e3\u201a\u00af Maruduuku, a homage to the Babylonian god Marduk \u00e3\u0192\u017e\u00e3\u0192\u00ab\u00e3\u0192\u2030\u00e3\u201a\u00a5\u00e3\u201a\u00af Maruduku, but pronounced and spelled differently) arrive with its fleet of enslaved Zentradi and Meltlandi warriors who are seemingly unaffected by the defense measures. A reporter, Hibiki Kanzaki, captures a Mardook Emulator named Ishtar while reporting on a battle. He proceeds to teach her of his culture, which she tries to share with the rest of her people. However the Mardook have rejected culture and view it as a contamination of their souls.\r\n\r\nSince the production did not involve the original Macross creators from Studio Nue, this project has since been considered a parallel world story.\r\n\r\nMacross II was also made into a role-playing game by Palladium Books, though the license has since been relinquished, and the game is out of print.\r\n\r\nIn March 1995, Viz Comics released a limited-series sequel to Macross II, set one year after the Mardook invasion. Called Macross II: The Micron Conspiracy, the five-part series reunites Kanzaki and his UN Spacy girlfriend, Sylvie Gena, as they try to stop the plans of a terrorist group called the UN Resistance.\r\n\r\nLater aired on sci-fi channel ans showtime.","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.retrojunk.com\/file\/rj-media-image\/491_c0ad6deb37__d736bb10d8.jpg"}