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|"Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross"|
|Air date||15 April, 1984– 30 September, 1984|
|Written by||Masanori Hama|
|Directed by||Yasuo Hasegawa|
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In the far future, in the year 2120, humanity has left the Solar System and started the colonization of other planets. One of the farthest colonies is located in the terraformed planet Glorie. The powerful army of the Southern Cross protects the colonists from any unknown dangers. However, unbeknownst to the humans, Glorie is also the ancestral home of the Zor, a highly advanced race of nomadic humanoid aliens who have returned to reclaim their world.
The show was the third mecha anime series released under the Super Dimension moniker by the sponsor Big West in 1984. This science fiction series followed two other series created by Studio Nue with Artland: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982–1983), sponsored by Big West and animated by Tatsunoko, and Super Dimension Century Orguss (1983–1984), sponsored by Big West and animated by Tokyo Movie Shinsha.
Unlike the previous two series, Southern Cross was created and produced almost entirely by Tatsunoko, with mechanical designs by its sister studio Ammonite. The series lasted for 23 episodes. The three titles share some of the same creators, and Macross is referenced by character cameos and inside references by the latter two series. However, the basic stories are unrelated.
- Producer: Masanori Nakano
- Executive Producer: Kenji Yoshida
- Chief Director: Yasuo Hasegawa
- Script: Masanori Hama
- Original Character Designer: Kogawa Tomonori
- Sub-Character Designer: Hiroyuki Kitazume
- Anime Character Designer: Miyo Sonoda
- Mechanical Designers:Ammonite Studio " Ammonite " (Hiroshi Ogawa , Hiroshi Okura , and Takashi Ono.)
- Animation Director: Yutaka Arai
- Series Editor: Jinzo Toriumi
- Planning: Akira Inoue, Yoshimasa Ohnishi
- Music: Ken Sato, Yuji Dan
| Original Japanese|
| Southern Cross|
| Robotech: The Masters Saga|
|—||—||37. Dana's Story|
|April 15, 1984||1. Prisoner (プリズナー Purizunā )||38. False Start|
|April 22, 1984||2. Makeup (メイクアップ Meikuappu )||39. Southern Cross|
|April 29, 1984||3. Star Angel (スターエンゼル Sutā Enzeru )||40. Volunteers|
|May 6, 1984||4. Half Moon (ハーフム－ン Hāfu Mūn )||41. Half Moon|
|May 13, 1984||5. Trouble City (トラブルシティ Toraburu Shitī )||42. Danger Zone|
|May 20, 1984||6. Prelude (プレリュード Pureryūdo )||43. Prelude to Battle|
|May 27, 1984||7. Labyrinth (ラビリンス Rabirinsu )||44. The Trap|
|June 10, 1984||8. Metal Fire (メタルファイア Metaru Faia )||45. Metal Fire|
|June 17, 1984||9. Star Dust (スターダスト Sutā Dasuto )||46. Star Dust|
|June 24, 1984||10. Outsider (アウトサイダー Autosaidā )||47. Outsiders|
|July 1, 1984||11. Déjà Vu (デジャブー Deja Bū )||48. Deja Vu|
|July 8, 1984||12. Lost Memory (ロストメモリー Rosuto Memorī )||49. A New Recruit|
|July 15, 1984||13. Triple Mirror (トリプルミラー Toripuru Mirā )||50. Triumvirate]|
|July 22, 1984||14. Iron Lady (アイアンレディー Aian Redī )||51. Clone Chamber|
|July 29, 1984||15. Love Story (ラブストーリー Rabu Sutōrī )||52. Love Song|
|August 5, 1984||16. Hunter Killer (ハンターキラー Hantā Kirā )||53. The Hunters|
|August 19, 1984||17. Bio Psycher (バイオサイカー Baio Saikā )||54. Mind Games|
|August 26, 1984||18. Wonderland (ワンダーランド Wandārando )||55. Dana in Wonderland|
|September 2, 1984||19. Crisis (クライシス Kuraishisu )||56. Crisis Point|
|September 9, 1984||20. Daydream (デイドリーム Deidorīmu )||57. Daydreamer|
|September 16, 1984||21. Nightmare (ナイトメア Naitomea )||58. The Final Nightmare|
|September 23, 1984||22. Catastrophe (カタストロフ Katasutorofu )||59. The Invid Connection|
|September 30, 1984||23. Genesis (ジェネシス Jeneshisu )||60. Catastrophe|
- Note: Back when "Southern Cross" was first put in production, the anime was originally going to end with a total of 52 episodes, but due to the show doing poorly, it was forced to rush to end at episode 24.
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20181030122220/http://www.geocities.jp/vf_1jdatchi/page253.html The page 09 , Super Dimension show information booklet Volume 08 , published by IMAI kagaku]. Retrieved July 2016. (archive)
- ↑ My Anime April page 52 press release , the third Super Dimension show "Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross". Retrieved July 2016.
- ↑ Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross , My Anime features - Robotech Chronicles - ( 超時空騎団サザンクロス・故マイアニメ記事 - ロボテック・クロニクル - ) . Retrieved July 2016.
- Tatsunoko's page on Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
- Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.