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The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス Chōjikū Yōsai Makurosu?, lit. "Super Spacetime Fortress Macross") is an anime television series from 1982. According to story creator Shoji Kawamori,[1] it depicts "a love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" during the first Human-alien war. Macross (/məˈkrɒs/, not */ˈmeɪkrɒs/) is a science fiction series that combines transformable mecha, apocalyptic battles, wartime romance, and music. It features mechanical designs by Kazutaka Miyatake and Shoji Kawamori (both of Studio Nue) and character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto of Artland.[2][3] Macross also created one of the first anime idols Lynn Minmay, turning her voice actress Mari Iijima[1][4] into an instant celebrity, and launching her musical career. Most of its animation (with edited content and revised dialogue) was adapted outside of Japan for the first saga of Robotech.