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"Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross"
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Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross Title
Air date 15 April, 198430 September, 1984
Written by Masanori Hama
Directed by Yasuo Hasegawa
Comic adaptation(s) None
Episode Guide
Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross was an anime adapted into Robotech: The Masters as part of the Robotech series. It ran from 15 April, 198430 September, 1984 and was the least successful installment of the Super Dimension Trilogy, the two being Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Super Dimension Century Orguss. It was ultimately canceled due to low ratings, forcing the scriptwriters to hastily conclude the series. Many of the used mechanical designs were used in Robotech II: The Sentinels.


In the far future, in the year 2120,[1][2][3] 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

Episode List

Original Japanese
Air Date
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.


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