Macross: Do You Remember Love?

(aka Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasuka)

The main cast of Macross: DYRL

Rating: 3½ Rampages

Synopsis:
In the near future, a giant Super Dimensional Fortress crash-lands on Macross Island on Earth. Investigations of the advanced technology trigger a surge in human technology, particularly in the areas of military space and aircraft. An entire city begins to form inside the Macross due to its sheer size and the amount of discovery still left to be achieved.
Just as humans begin to gain some sort of understanding of the giant craft, the owners of the Macross, the Zentraedi, come to forcibly retrieve their fortress. A fierce battle ensues, and the Macross escapes into space lest the Zentraedi nab it from Earth. Of course, the pilots also accidentally trigger the space-fold, stranding the ship, and all of Macross Island, at the outer edge of the solar system. The humans begin to make their journey back to Earth, but the Zentraedi aren't about to let them go so easily
This movie is also known as Clash of the Bionoids, I believe. Although "Do You Remember Love" is based on the Macross TV series, the events in the movie take place outside of the original story's continuity. Some of the events from the Macross TV series are included in the movie, like Hikaru and Minmay's time trapped in the SDF-1, Roy Focker's death, and the final climactic battle against Bodolza. However, new parts were also added such as the Meltran forces and the Protoculture colony ship. While closely resembling each other, the Macross TV series and Macross Movie should be considered separate and unrelated stories.

Review:
An alternate telling of the Macross story in movie format, this film succeeds in capturing most of the feel and excitement of the original series (most, but not all.) this is definitely worth watching if you are a mecha fan. As usual, get the sub if at all possible, since the dubbed Minmei is even more annoying than before (yes, it's possible...).

Availability:
Available as a fansub, and dubbed as "Clash of the Bionoids". Sorry, I don't know who distributes it.

the SDF Macross, fighting some nameless Zentradi ships.