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• "Glossary Sheet 17." Macross Chronicle. 04 Feb. 2010: 27-28.
• "Glossary Sheet 17A." Macross Chronicle Revised Ed. 12 Nov. 2013: 19-20.
A battlesuit operated by the Zentrādi Forces. Even though the pilot boards this suit like they are wearing clothes, some practise is necessary in order to control it as it is structured so that the pilot's arms operate only the control column that's inside the powersuit's arms. Incidentally, the battlesuits with the name "Gā" are assumed to be the final variant of the Nūjaderu series. By also enabling the use of carried weapons in addition to the back and chest cannons, the Nūjaderu-Gā excels in combat capabilities and general-purposefulness.
A Zentrādi Forces battlesuit that continued to be used from the first outbreak of the war. The "Gā" type is a model that stresses fire power and mobility in outer space, and it has three propulsion motors on its back and a great number of high-manoeuvrability verniers on various parts of the suit. The interior directly joins to the pilot with semi-biological connectors.
A Mayan Island elder. Inheriting such things as ceremonies and legends—including "the Bird Man"—his responsibility is to pass the traditions on to the children. On the other hand, by having had positive exchanges with the material civilization beyond the island, he has an innovative mind and adapts himself to the needs of the moment.
A Medium-sized Fleet Command Ship that belonged to the Macross 5 Fleet—the fleet composed of Zentrādi.* It is a refurbished ship in which Earth's technological systems have been installed into a Zentrādi Forces' Noputi Baganisu. Even though the silhouette sticks to that of the original ship, such things as a bridge and antennae have been added to it.
* Translator's note: originally was "A Medium-sized Fleet Command Ship that belonged to the Macross 5 Fleet, whose core was a New Macross Class ship."
A Valkyrie that sees a variable mechanism installed in the Gurāji (a one-man Zentrādi Battle Pod). From the walking two-legged GERWALK form it turns into the Fighter form by laying the arms and legs on top of one another. One story has Temujin using it—he was an officer in the 33rd Marine Force that was stationed on Gaul 4. [Source: Macross Plus -Game Edition-]
The debut song of Ranka Lee, who was scouted by Vector Promotion. It is a calm tune that is based on a piano melody line. Ranka—participating in promotion activities—stood in the street in a leotard and called attention to the song while distributing tissue packs* to people who were proceeding down the road. It's said that movie director George Yamamori's eyes alighted on her at this time.
* Translator's note: Tissue-pack Marketing.
The main vocalist and lead guitarist of the Fire Bomber rock band. He exhibits uncommon passion in his songs and music, and it appears that from the start of the band's activities he wanted people to hear his songs. He intruded into the battlefield spurring on the Fire Valkyrie. Although he was initially treated as an eccentric because of that, he gradually came to garner sympathy from those surrounding him. In addition, when it was confirmed that his songs were effective against the Protodevilun, the Unified Forces helped form Sound Force with Basara at the core. Later, he made a great contribution to the conclusion of the strife and bloodshed that is referred to as the Varōta War.
A captain-ranked young man that's known as the ace pilot of the Unified Forces. His abilities as a pilot are exceptional because he won the comprehensive championship in the Solar System Valkyrie Flight Championship, and has been entrusted with the state-of-the-art VA-1SS Metal Siren.* On the other hand, his personality is somewhat narcissistic, and he responds easily to autograph requests from his female fans.
* Translator's note: "VA-1SS" added in the revised edition.
A pilot in "Pixie Squadron", which is composed of female Zentrādi and belongs to S.M.S. One side of her is somewhat timid, and she dearly loves the squadron leader Kuran Kuran as an "older sister". Nevertheless, on the battlefield, she assists Kuran along with their coworker Raramia Rerenia, and spurs on a Quadoran-Rea, taking precisely coordinated actions.
The agricultural ship that accompanies the Macross 7 Fleet. The ship's purpose is to produce the food supply that is consumed within the fleet. A vast farmland, dairy farm facilities and so on are arranged within the ship—which boasts a huge body with a length of 4,850 m. For that reason, it is unsuitable for combat and an escort carrier is connected to it when the ship is cruising.
A female pilot in the Anti Unification Alliance. The alliance had set out to seize the "Bird Man" Protoculture Relics, which were handed down [from the ancestors] on Mayan Island. Although there are many unknown parts in her career as a soldier, it seems that her family was slaughtered by a former Unified Forces soldier, and she herself was raped. Therefore, her hatred toward the Unified Forces is stronger than that of the others. She drives a wine-red Sv-51, and shot Shin's aircraft down in two encounters. However, during the third encounter, she was directly hit by a beam fired by the Bird Man and lost her life.
A Medium-sized Fleet Command Battleship, and the flagship of the Zentrādi Forces' 67th Gurumaru class Branch Fleet. It is also called "Buritai's ship", because it's the ship that he embarked on. The main gun comprises more than half of the hull—which exceeds 4,000 m—and the ship excels in bombardment capabilities. In addition, its durability is extraordinary; it was even able to operate without problem after a large hole was opened in its bow by the Macross's Daedalus Attack.
Fictitious idols that were created by artificial intelligence and holography. Among them, Sharon Apple—who released many hit songs—is famous. Sharon used her holographically created appearance to the maximum. In addition to beautiful female figures, she also occasionally took the appearance of living things other than humans. However, there were many riddles in the Sharon-type AI, and there were also rumours that a human compensated for her emotion circuit. The use of an illegal chip caused her to run wild, and she retired a little less than a year after her debut.
A movie based on an original non-fiction novel by Hiroshi Onogi. It was produced within the Macross Frontier Fleet and released on Jul. 12, 2059. It depicted the local fighting between the Unified Forces and the Anti Unification Alliance that occurred at the end of the Unification War over the "Bird Man"—a relic of the Protoculture—and the love triangle between Unified Forces Pilot Shin Kudō and sisters Mao and shrine maiden Sara, that was unseen in the fighting. It is set on Mayan Island and was directed by George Yamamori1. Sheryl Nome was appointed to make the theme song, and a promising young cast was gathered with Miranda Mirin, the 12th Miss Macross Frontier prize winner, in the heroine Sara's role, and popular actor Akira Kamishima2, who is good in every role he's cast in, in the role of the protagonist Shin. The movie is also known as the production that brought Ranka Lee to fame.
1 Translator's note: the Japanese kanji is a pun on Shōji Kawamori's family name.
2 Translator's note: the Japanese is a pun on the name of Akira Kamiya, Roy Fokker's voice actor.
The leader of "Project M", which is based on Dr. Chiba's Sound Energy Theory. As he had seen the power of Lynn Minmei's song before his very eyes in the First Interstellar War, he even tried to build songs into the fleet's combat capabilities. Even though he forcibly organized the musical combat unit "Jamming Birds" after the success of the civilian collaboration unit "Sound Force"—an experimental step—it was premature, and the military gains didn't increase.*
* Translator's note: originally was: "However, even though he... ."
The unit name of the Valkyrie flight in which Ichijō Hikaru served as the flight leader. It is one of the smaller flights that Skull Squadron was composed of. Hikaru was promoted to Second Lieutenant due to the military gains at the Mars base, became a flight leader, and led Kakizaki Hayao and Maximilian Jīnasu as his subordinates.
* Translator's note: originally was: "Even though Hikaru was initially assigned to Skull squadron, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant due to the military gains at the Mars base. He became a flight leader, and commanded Kakizaki Hayao and Maximilian Jīnasu as his subordinates."
A special circuit with a self-preservation instinct built into it. It is an illegal article, because it's difficult to predict the actions of an AI that has it, and there is a great danger of the AI being uncontrollable.
In 2040, it was the latest model of highly-manoeuvrable missile at the time. Target Drones equipped with the missiles were used in the YF-21's air combat ability test in "Project Super Nova". At that time, the YF-21 avoided all of the missiles from the front—this was because the YF-21's avoidance speed was too fast and there was too great a difference in the relatively velocity of the missiles, so their proximity fuses didn't detonate.
One of the towns that was reconstructed after the First Interstellar War. There are haute cuisine restaurants that entertainers often visit—Lynn Minmei often used them, too.
The nickname of the Zentrādi groups that didn't make peace with the Earthlings. They are specified as such groups as the surviving fleet of troops under Bodoruzā's command—who scattered when the flagship was destroyed—and the Zentrādi groups that are scattered about the galaxy in great numbers. In 2045, there doesn't seem to have been an example of any of them accepting peace with mankind. However, the Kurore Fleet, which encountered the Macross 7 Fleet, were deeply impressed by Nekki Basara's songs, and are the first case of a group of Lost Zentrādi acquiring friendship with mankind.
The nickname of the Zentrādi Fleets that rarely come and attack the Earth after the war between the Earthlings and the Zentrādi Forces. As far as the populace is concerned, "The Lost Zentrādi" aren't a threat—as they are opponents that are easily repulses by culture shock due to the "Operation Minmei".
One of the Macross 7 Fleet's Battle 7 bridge operators. It seems like she was hardly very active with the other bridge operators, such as Miho Miho and Sally S. Ford.
* Translator's note: originally was: "When a human comes in contact with their bodily fluids—which have the Fold Bacillus—the humans are infected by the V-type Infectious Disease and will die if they aren't treated at an early stage."
A super life-form that always continues to evolve. Each individual is tied together in an Intestinal Bacteria Network that emits Fold Waves, and the entirety of the Vajra think as one. Due to this real-time information transfer ability, damage information from single individuals is accumulated by the colony and fed-back into newly created individuals. Therefore, attack methods that were used several times do not work on the next generation of Vajra.