The Best “Macross Watch Order” You Need to Follow!

Macross anime is well-known among the mecha genre, and it is also known as the 80s classic. If you’re looking for a source where you can watch Macross anime in the correct order, then you’re in the right place.

Unlike some other complicated series like ‘The Garden of Sinners‘ and ‘Fate series,’ you can follow this series easily. So, here’s the Macross watch order that you can follow before jumping into the anime.

Macross Watch Order!

In general, any show can be watched according to its release date. And the way the Macross series is released is so close to chronological order.

But it isn’t the same when there are OVA episodes and some of the films that simply recap the previous events. So, make sure to follow our ‘Macross watch order‘ to enjoy your watch.

Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982)

Super Dimension Fortress Macross- macross watch order

Super Dimension Fortress is the first and original Macross series so if you’re thinking of watching it, make sure to start with it. It follows the storyline where the first conflict arises between humanity and the aliens. In addition to this, you need to watch two other movies. Indeed, these two movies are worth the time you’ll spend.

  • Macross: Do You Remember Love?
  • Macross: Flashback 2012

Macross Zero (2002)

Macross Zero- macross watch order

Macross Zero is one of the examples of why you should watch this anime in chronological order. Even though it is released in 2002, it is actually a prequel to the first part.

However, we’d recommend you watch it after finishing Super Dimension Fortress Macross so that you’ll get a clear view. Don’t ignore it since these are OVAs because it has some amazing battles and that’s the sole reason we’re mentioning it in the Macross watch order.

Macross Plus (1994)

Macross Plus- macross watch order

This is a short OVA but the most exciting one in the whole Macross franchise. The direction, music, and everything is fantastic. So, we suggest you not skip it. In addition to these, there is an anime film released in 1995.

  • Macross Plus Movie (optional)

Macross 7 (1994)

Macross 7- macross watch order

Right after you watch Macross Plus, you can go on with Macross 7. Though not the best series in the Macross franchise, this series has some great visuals and music to keep you going on. Since it is the most popular Macross series in Japan, a lot of sequels came with it.

  • Macross 7: Encore (Contains three unaired episodes and they’re pretty fun to watch.)
  • Macross 7 the Movie: The Gallaxy’s Calling Me
  • Macross Dynamite 7 (optional)

Macross Frontier (2008)

Macross frontier- Macross watch order

Here’s the best series of the Macross franchise, and also one of the best mecha anime of all time. When Macross Frontier came out on the 25th anniversary of the franchise, it influenced a lot and it also gave inspiration to some new films.

  • Macross Frontier: The False Sage Songstress
  • Macross Frontier: The Wings of Farewell
  • Macross FB 7

Macross Delta (2016)

Macross Delta- macross watch order

Macross Delta is one of the latest series of the franchise and it has some good quality animation. Right after Macross Frontier, you can catch up with it.

But whether you watch movies of ‘frontier‘ or not is up to you. But these movies are pretty great considering the inspired storylines.

Macross II: Lovers Again (1992)

Macross II: Lovers Again- macross watch order

Macross II: Lovers Again might not be the latest one of the series timeline but it definitely is one of the best ones from the franchise. The events in this series match up with the initial series so it is better to watch it after watching the rest of them.

Summed Up List:

  • Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982)
  • Macross Zero (2002)
  • Macross Plus (1994)
  • Macross 7 (1994)
  • Macross Frontier (2008)
  • Macross Delta (2016)

Concluding Macross Watch Guide!

Well, there you go! The ultimate and easiest Macross watch order. You might get confused seeing all the movies on the list, but make sure to check most of them.

It is worth a try, and we guess you won’t have much choice considering some of them relate to the original storyline. So, what do you think about our post? If you have any doubts regarding the Macross watch order, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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Hanumanth Reddy

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3 Comments

  1. I recommend watching Zero right before watching Frontier, since characters and themes from Zero are in Frontier.

    1. Yeah, It was actually a prequel to the first part but I watched it this way and enjoyed a lot. Watching it first would be a good option as well.

      1. Hard to go wrong, Macross is awesome. The fact that events in Zero become a movie in Frontier though means that it might be good to have fresh in your mind. It’s short. Watch it twice, it will be a nice break after watching 7.

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