While a lot of people just sat down and watched Star Trek and Star Wars, my love was always SDF Macross.Perhaps it's a stretch to say that Macross is bigger than the other sci-fi series but to me Lynn Minmay and Hikaru Ichijo meant more to me than any other romance story on TV.
Of course the actress Mari Iijima played Minmay as a voice actor and singer/song writer.For her to simply make this series a musical as well as action sci-fi broke all barriers.First, the geeks loved her and the girls loved her songs.The men loved the mecha and the explosions that put Star Wars to shame.
Macross Do You Remember Love? debuted number 1 in Japan with a huge box office hit.In 1984, there was no animated film that could match it.And through it all, DYRL as remained one of the most prominent sci-fi films ever.
It's been 30 years and director Shoji Kawamori has given us a gift for us and even our children.I can only sit here and listen to the song "Ai Oboete Imasuka?" - Do You Remember Love? to commemorate 30 years.
Thank You Macross.Thank you Mari.And thank you DYRL for giving us the love song to remember our childhood.