"Robotech: The Macross Saga"
Macross saga titles
Companies Harmony Gold (Production, NA Licensing), Studio Nue (Animation), Tatsunoko Productions (Animation), Manga Entertainment (UK Licensing)
Adapted From Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Episodes 36

Robotech: The Macross Saga was originally Super Dimension Fortress Macross. The Japanese series was adapted by Carl Macek to become the first act of the American TV series Robotech.

Characters and names were changed to better appeal to a western audience and episodes were edited to conform with the new Robotech storyline. Despite the numerous changes and a modern controversy, The Macross Saga is the series out of the three that's story line remained the most unchanged from its source material.






No. Name Air Date
1 Boobytrap
2 Countdown
3 Space Fold
4 The Long Wait
5 Transformation
6 Blitzkrieg
7 Bye-Bye Mars
8 Sweet Sixteen
9 Miss Macross
10 Blind Game
11 First Contact
12 The Big Escape
13 Blue Wind
14 Gloval's Report
15 Homecoming
16 Battle Cry
17 Phantasm
18 Farewell, Big Brother
19 Bursting Point
20 Paradise Lost
21 A New Dawn
22 Battle Hymn
23 Reckless
24 Showdown
25 Wedding Bells
26 The Messenger
27 Force of Arms
28 Reconstruction Blues
29 Robotech Masters
30 Viva Miriya
31 Khyron's Revenge
32 Broken Heart
33 A Rainy Night
34 Private Time
35 Season's Greetings
36 To the Stars



On 2016, it became available for streaming on Crackle.[1]


The episodes of The Macross Saga were novelised by Jack McKinney during the 1980s. During the 1990s the six novels were re-released in two omnibuses. Robotech: The Macross Saga: Battle Cry and Robotech: The Macross Saga: Doomsday, containing three novels each.


The Robotech episodes were turned into comics in 1985 by Comico. An ad was provided at the end of every episode for the comico adaptations.


  1. Robotech On Crackle TV Series Trailer

For the Macross equivalent, visit Super Dimension Fortress Macross.