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Sharon Apple

The following is a list of all the fictional characters within the Macross anime franchise.

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross


Bruno J. Gloval

Bruno J. Gloval
Macross character
First appearance

Episode 1 - "Boobytrap"
Voiced by

Michio Hazama[3][4][5] / John Swasey[4]
Relatives Miho Global (wife)

Bruno J. Gloval (ブルーノ・J・グローバル Burūno Jei Gurōbaru?) is the fictional captain of the SDF-1 Macross in the anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. In the Macross TV Japanese series Captain Gloval is an Italian submarine skipper and UN Spacy officer who was involved in the refit of the crashed Alien Star Ship 1 (ASS-1) into the SDF-1 Macross during the U.N. Wars. He is the SDF-1 ship's plankowner and sees her through many adventures and hardships battling the Zentradi aliens during the original series. He regularly pulls out and lights up his smoking pipe when he feels nervous.


According to the fictional continuity of the Macross series, Bruno Gloval is of Italian ethnicity. Before commanding the Macross, Gloval's commanding officer during the U.N. Wars was Misa Hayase's father.[15] He was the captain of the U.N. Navy submarine Marco Polo and the UN Spacy Oberth class space destroyer Goddard, which engaged and destroyed her hijacked sister ship Tsiolkovsky in the first ever use of reaction weaponry in real ship-vs-ship space combat during the U.N. Wars. Bruno J. Gloval rose through the ranks of the United Nations Forces thanks to his exploits during the Unification Wars until he was assigned as Captain of the flagship of the infant Spacy, the SDF-1 Macross fortress.[5]

During the skirmishes of Space War I, Gloval came up with various strategies (with a little help from First Lieutenant Misa Hayase) to evade the Zentradi, rather than attacking them head-on. The most tragic event under his command came with the collapse of the Macross' ill-fated omnidirectional barrier, wiping out a large city in the Ontario region. The event caused a wider rift between him and the U.N., leading to the temporary exile of the Macross from Earth. Eventually, when Milia Fallyna of the Lap Lamiz fleet defected to the Macross and wished to marry Maximilian Jenius, Gloval gave them permission, and by doing so made the first true step toward peace with the Zentradi.

After Space War I, he took an administrative position in the U.N. Government and designed the Human Emigration Project, a space colonization scheme followed by the U.N. for the following years to ensure the survival of mankind and its culture in case of further appearances of Zentradi and Supervision Army fleets. In the Macross continuity he became an admiral as well as commander of the U.N. Spacy after the battle against Boddole Zer. He survives the Macross series to become U.N. Representative in 2014, and retires from the Spacy as a full Admiral.

In Macross, he married Miho Gloval in March 2003. It's unknown if they had any children, or if they survived the Battle with the Boddole Zer Main Fleet.

The voice of Captain Bruno J. Gloval was provided by Michio Hazama in the original Japanese version and John Swasey in the English dub by ADV Films released in January 2006.[2][3][4]

  • As a tribute to the series, the character design for Nemo in Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, looks almost exactly like Gloval.[16][17] In the AD Vision English dub of the series, it is taken a step further as the voice for Nemo resembles Gloval from Robotech.
  • The Battlecruiser Captain of StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War bears some minor resemblance to Global, and speaks in a manner and tone similar to his Robotech counterpart.
  • In episode 13 of the Macross Frontier animated T.V. series the ruins of what appears to be a production version of the SDF-1 Macross are found. This new ship is named the Gloval. Also, the Captain of S.M.S Macross Quarter, Jeffrey Wilder, physically resembles Bruno J. Gloval.
  • The Captain of the Alliance submarine Pincer X2 located in Vash'jir in the game World of Warcraft is named Captain Glovaal and speaks in a manner and tone similar to his Robotech counterpart.


Boddole Zer

In the fictional Macross universe, Boddole Zer (ボドル・ザー Bodoru Zā?) is the supreme commander of the 4,795,122-ship Boddole Zer Main Fleet belonging to the main antagonists, the Zentradi.[25][26] He is also known as Bodolzaa in AnimEigo's English subtitled Macross release.[27] Boddole Zer was voiced by Osamu Ichikawa in the original Macross TV series.[2][27] The character was also voiced by Mike Kleinhenz in the English dub by ADV Films released during January 2006.[4]

Golg Boddole Zer ordered his subordinate Britai Kridanik to track down and recover the Supervision Army spaceship which had crashlanded on Earth, thus starting Space War I. After the failures of Britai and his other subordinate Moruk Lap Lamiz to capture the SDF-1 Macross and their subsequent "cultural contamination" by the miclones (humans), Boddole Zer ordered all 4,795,122 ships in the Boddole Zer Main Fleet to fold to Earth and destroy the SDF-1 Macross, the defecting Zentradi forces, and the Earth itself in 2010.[26] Boddole Zer was killed when an unorthodox tactic by the SDF-1 Macross destroyed his massive flagship, but not before he ordered the obliteration of the Earth's surface with less than one million human survivors in the Battle with the Boddole Zer Main Fleet.

Boddole Zer also appeared in the movie The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? as a cyborg Zentradi leader who was fused with a massive combat mobile fortress that had a 120,000 cycle history of space battles. In the movie, Boddole Zer was also in command of a male Zentradi fleet which had been at war with the female Meltlandi for hundreds of thousands of years.[26] He orders the destruction of Earth after his fleet discovers a rebuilt Meltlandi ship on the planet before the beginning of the film.[28][29] After both the Zentradi and the Meltlandi become "cultured" by an ancient Protoculture song and join the surviving humans, Boddole Zer and his fortress are attacked by the combined forces of both fleets and the SDF-1 Macross. Boddole Zer himself is destroyed by Hikaru Ichijyo flying a VF-1 Valkyrie variable fighter at the end of the film.[26]

Macross II

Macross M3

Macross Plus

Sharon Apple

Sharon Apple is an artificial idol. She exists as a computer which produces a hologram. While her producers say that she has an artificial intelligence that includes emotional programming, it is later revealed that this programming is incomplete and her emotions are provided by Myung Fang Lone. In public, Sharon appears as a black box, with a red optical sensor for a 'face'.[31]

Myung Fang Lone masquerades as Sharon's producer, and during the concerts she is connected to Apple's system to create the unique music that has swept the galaxy. However, the lead scientist on the project, Marge Gueldoa, goes against the wishes of others on the project and implants an illegal chip into her system. This chip makes Apple an artificial lifeform complete with sentience and emotion.

Because of the close connection with Myung, Apple becomes intrigued by Myung's childhood friends, the test pilots Isamu Alva Dyson and Guld Goa Bowman. Apple causes a fire, and warns the two of the danger to see how they react.

When Gueldoa takes Apple to earth for a concert in Macross City, she begins a plan to take over the city by hacking into the Macross and a new experimental X-9 Ghost drone ship. Isamu and Guld both arrive to stop her. During the course of the battle, she traps Myung and reveals her plan to show her love for Isamu by giving him the ultimate thrill that he has been looking for. Her plan is to kill him, and she uses the defenses of the Macross as well as her own hypnotic powers.

Guld is killed in the battle, and through the efforts of Myung and Isamu, Apple is defeated and destroyed.

Guld Goa Bowman

A Zentradi/human hybrid, Guld grew up with his two friends Myung and Isamu on the rural planet of Eden. He shared a fascination for flying with Isamu, and the two managed to build a man powered flying machine together. Another thing he shared with Isamu was his love for Myung. One day Guld walked in on Isamu and Myung sharing a tender moment. His Zentradi warlike tendencies explode with jealous rage and he attacks his two former friends. As a result, Guld knocks out Isamu and attacks Myung. The trio broke up, Myung and Isamu leaving Eden. Alone on Eden, Guld's psyche managed to suppress the memories of his assault, convincing him that he was protecting Myung from Isamu's unwanted advances.

Years later, he became an employee for General Galaxy, both as a designer of variable fighters and a test pilot. His pet project, the controversial mind controlled YF-21, became General Galaxy's entry in the Project Super Nova competition. Much to his distaste, the test pilot for Shinsei Industries' YF-19, is none other than his old rival Isamu. The competition between the two, flamed by their old rivalries becomes a bitter one. Things get even more complicated when Myung shows up in Eden as well, now the producer for the popular AI singer Sharon Apple who is on tour. In an early test flight of the YF-21, Guld fantasizes about forcing Isamu's VF-11 Thunderbolt to crash (having been rescued from a certainly fatal crash by Isamu's quick thinking himself moments earlier). The YF-21's control system interprets this as a command and pushes down hard on Isamu's fighter, forcing it to crash, which Isamu survives with only superficial injuries. Guld, determined to win, even manages to sabotage one of the tests in his favour by swapping live ammunition into Isamu's gun pod, which he later uses to fire into the YF-19 and nearly kills Isamu (he had been originally intending for the ammunition to be used by Isamu against him, to make it look as though Isamu had plotted to murder him). Just as Guld is starting to patch things up between him and Myung, she leaves for Earth to attend the anniversary of the end of the Space War. Meanwhile, Project Super Nova is cancelled when U.N. Spacy announce that they will go for the A.I. controlled X-9 Ghost. While Guld is mulling this, Isamu steals the YF-19 to stop the Ghost's inauguration on Earth. Guld is then tasked to bring him back using the YF-21. He succeeds in tracking down his rival and an intense dogfight ensues. During the duel, Guld accuses Isamu of stealing Myung from him, of ruining everything. Just as Guld landed a mortal shot on Isamu, all the suppressed memories flood back in, and Guld realizes his mistake.

Luckily for the grieving Guld, Isamu managed to escape in the last moment. But just as they start to bond again, the X-9 Ghost appears, now controlled by the crazed Sharon Apple and attacks the two. Guld manages to convince Isamu to leave this fight to him, and go rescue Myung instead. The fight goes in the Ghost's favour in the beginning, as Guld can barely keep up with the Ghost's aerobatics. In one last act of sacrifice, Guld removes all the inhibitors from the YF-21, allowing him to execute dangerously high-G maneuvers. He reconciles himself with both Isamu and Myung over the radio and destroys the X-9 Ghost, killing himself in the process.

Isamu Alva Dyson

Born on Earth, March 27, 2015,[32] Isamu Dyson grew up with his two friends Myung and Guld on the rural planet of Eden. A student of Della Musica High School, he shared a fascination for flying with Guld, and would often go chasing the planet's indigenous giant birds just to watch them fly. Another thing he shared with Guld was his love for Myung. When he and Myung finally had a tender moment, Guld walked in on them and exploded with rage attacking his former friends. The trio broke up and both Myung and Isamu leave planet Eden separately.

Not long after, on September 1, 2034, Isamu realized his dream of flying by joining the U.N. Spacy as a fighter pilot. He showed his extraordinary skill again-and-again as he fought renegade Zentradi in his VF-11 Thunderbolt variable fighter leading to an astronomical kill count. However his skill came with a penchant for showmanship, dare devilry, and an independent smart-mouth personality. Vices that did not endear him to his superiors, no matter how skilled he was. An incident during an asteroid skirmish finally convinced his superiors to get rid of him by assigning him to Project Super Nova as a test pilot, ironically something Isamu had desired for a long time.

The move transferred him January 5, 2040, to New Edwards Test Flight Center on his home planet of Eden. There he becomes Shinsei Industries' newest test pilot, flying their prototype the YF-19. To his surprise he finds that his former friend Guld is the test pilot for the opposing team vying for the contract, and a bitter rivalry -fueled by old differences- arises between the two that gets transferred to the competition. A rivalry that soon comes to low blows. Things get further complicated when Myung shows up in Eden as well as the producer for the galaxy sensation Sharon Apple. Meanwhile, Isamu also develops what he perceives as a rivalry with the base commander, Col. Millard Johnson, who uses a gruff demeanor and feigned disdain for the hotheaded young pilot to push him to try and use his airframe to its utmost limits.

When Project Super Nova is cancelled due to the introduction of the unmanned X-9 "Ghost" drone, hot headed Isamu steals the YF-19, aided and abetted by its chief engineer Yang Neumann, and heads to Earth to disrupt the Ghost's inauguration. There he finds that he was followed by Guld who was sent to bring him back and a dogfight breaks between them. During the fight, the two finally confront each other with their grievances and in the end manage to settle them and become friends again. The new alliance is tested when the crazed Sharon Apple takes control of the Ghost and attacks them. Guld however convinces Isamu to leave and rescue the imprisoned Myung. There he is faced by intense fire from the Macross itself, also controlled by Sharon Apple. Soon after, Isamu succumbs to Sharon's hypnotizing powers and takes his fighter into a death plunge. But thanks to Myung's singing he breaks from Sharon's hold and destroys her. Unfortunately Guld is killed during his battle with the Ghost in a kamikazee like attack destroying both himself and the drone.

In the movie version, Isamu is last seen standing with Myung on the platform of the Macross, and she promptly sings "Voices", as he puts an arm around her shoulder, winning her at last. Isamu also made a brief cameo appearance in Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye as a Member of S.M.S fighting against the Vajra.

Myung Fang Lone

Myung grew up on the planet Eden with her two best friends Isamu Alva Dyson and Guld Goa Bowman. Singing was her passion, and her song "Voices" was a hit during her school's festival. She, Isamu and Guld were a love triangle that eventually exploded when Guld found Myung and Isamu having a tender moment, and ended with Guld assaulting his two friends. The trio broke up and Myung left Eden soon after.

Years later, Myung returned to Eden as the producer for Sharon Apple, the computerized singer on tour. The secret was that Sharon Apple was incomplete. She had no emotions. Myung's real job was to supply these emotions. On Eden, Myung is shocked when she meets Isamu and Guld there, the two now pilots competing in the Super Nova Project. The reunion brings back the old rivalry between the two and feelings that Myung thought she had left behind.

Before settling matters between her and her two suitors, she leaves Eden with Sharon Apple for Earth to celebrate the anniversary of the armistice between the humans and the Zentradi. There, the awakened Sharon Apple imprisons Myung so she can have free rein with Isamu and Guld. It also reveals Myung's love for Guld, but greater love for Isamu. Myung manages to free herself and stop Sharon Apple, but not before she settles all the lingering emotions with her two friends.

Isamu is later seen in the second movie of Macross Frontier, Sayonara no Tsubasa. Flying his old YF-19. Revealing that Isamu, left the conventional military sometime between 2040 and 2059 and joined the S.M.S.

Lucy Macmillan

Lucy is a researcher for Shinsei Industries assigned to the YF-19 project. It is there that she meets the young and rough test pilot Isamu who immediately attracts her by his roguish nature and the bold way he asked her out for a date. She unwittingly gets herself entangled in the bitter love triangle between Isamu and his two ex best friends Myung Fang Lone and Guld Goa Bowman. In the end she reluctantly relinquishes her hopes for a romantic relationship with Isamu.

Yang Neumann

A brilliant variable fighter designer and a genius hacker at only sixteen, Yang is a true prodigy by all standards. Shinsei Industries was confident enough in his genius to make him the chief engineer for their experimental fighter; the YF-19, their entry for the competition to select U.N. Spacy's next gen fighter known as Project Super Nova. Due to his age, he is the butt of a lot of jokes, especially from his test pilot Isamu who likes nothing better than to ruin Yang's precious prototypes with his dare devil antics.

Yang is also a huge fan of Sharon Apple, and has used his hacker skills to infiltrate her highly guarded computer systems in an effort to steal her AI. He has all the parts except her emotions module which has proven to be beyond his skills since, unbeknownst to him, it doesn't actually exist (Sharon's emotions are actually provided by her alleged producer Myung Fan Lone).

When Project Super Nova gets cancelled, he correctly predicts that Isamu is going to steal the YF-19 to stop the inauguration of its replacement, the X-9 Ghost, back in Macross City and manages to convince the hot headed pilot to take him along for the ride. When the crazed Sharon Apple takes control of the city she also successfully hypnotizes Yang into shooting Isamu. He misses and Isamu ejects him from the plane, presumably landing somewhere safe.

Milliard Johnson

Chief Millard Johnson is in charge of Project Super Nova, a UN Spacy program deployed to determine the next generation of Variable fighter. Chief Millard is most often found in the anime trying to control the feud between Guld Goa Bowman and Isamu Alva Dyson, many times counseling Isamu with words of wisdom that mostly infuriate the young pilot. In Macross Plus the Movie, after Isamu stole the YF-19 to interfere with the introduction of Ghost X-9 UCAV and Guld was sent in the YF-21 after the runaway VF, Millard commented that he used to steal planes as well and decided to cover up for the two of them just like his then-superiors did for him. Whether he stole planes as a covert job or simply as an act of misconduct remains unexplained.

Macross 7

Macross Zero

Shin Kudo (工藤 シン Kudō Shin?)

Shin Kudo is a Japanese/American fighter pilot flying for the UN. As a child in 1999, he witnesses the fall of the Macross and the following U.N. Wars. His family is killed before his eyes, a memory that would haunt him and turn him into a quiet and untrusting person.[33] He joins the U.N. Spacy as an F-14 fighter pilot. During a mission he is shot down by the anti-U.N.'s transformable SV-51 and lands in Mayan Island. He later flies the VF-0 Phoenix variable fighter under the tutelage of Roy Focker. Aside from his rear-seat radar intercept officer, Edgar La Salle, he has few friends and is slow to trust. His interactions with the cheerful Mao Nome and his growing attraction to her more reserved sister, Sara, help him open up.[33]

During the final episode, the extraterrestrial object known as Bird Human by the Mayan people awakens, assimilating Sara into the cockpit located at its head. He manages to break through the Bird Human's attacks and makes Sara realise that it is Shin instead of an evil spirit (called a "Kadun" by the Mayans). The UN forces, however, see the Bird Human as a liability and launch reaction weapons at it. Sara sacrifices herself to save Shin and the rest of the Mayan Island which would have been destroyed by the nuclear fallout. The Bird Human is critically damaged from the blasts and shoots off into space incredibly fast in what appears to be a space fold. Shin's VF-0 suffers engine damage from the blasts and plunges towards the ocean. He is seemingly saved from certain death by Sara. Finally, an amazed Mao Nome watches Shin and his damaged fighter ascending into space in the same way that the Bird Human did, supposedly to be with Sara. In the tenth episode of the 2007 sequel Macross Frontier, the events of Zero are portrayed in a movie. Frontier protagonist Alto Saotome, a former kabuki actor, agreed to appear as Kudo during an underwater sequence that the original actor refused to do.

In the Japanese-language website for Macross Zero, his name is romanized as Shin Kudou. The character is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura.

Edgar LaSalle (エドガー・ラサール Edogā Rasāru?)

Shin's Radar Intercept Officer and best friend. Voiced by Sousuke Komori.

Sara Nome (サラ・ノーム Sara Nomu?)

As Mayan Island's priestess/shaman, a position of great spiritual importance to the people of the secluded island, Sara has the mystical power of interacting with the island's mysterious alien ruins, a little-understood ability that she manifests through singing an ancient Mayan chant.[34] She also gets occasional visions into the future. This power seems to run through her family's blood as her little sister, Mao Nome, also displays the same abilities to a lesser degree.

As a child, she agrees to let a visiting scientist test her blood, an act forbidden by the island's traditions, in exchange for a pretty bauble. The test confirms her special skills and later makes the island's inhabitants the focus of research and armed conflict. Due to this incident Sara grows up to become suspicious of outsiders and very protective of her people's beliefs. She resents the wind of change that the abrupt arrival of U.N. pilot Shin Kudo brings to her home, yet she realizes how powerless she is against it as she foresees the destruction and violence that is to come.[34]

In the final episode, the extraterrestrial object known as Bird Human awakens due to Sara's chant, assimilating her into its head. Shin Kudo manages to break through the Bird Human's attacks and makes Sara realise that it is him instead of an evil spirit (called a "Kadun" by the Mayans). The U.N. Forces, however, see the Bird Human as an uncontrollable liability and launch several reaction missiles at it. Sara sacrifices herself to save Shin and the rest of the Mayan Island, which would have been destroyed by the nuclear fallout. She makes the Bird Human create a force field that keeps the explosions away from the island. The Bird Human becomes critically damaged from the blasts and then shoots off into space incredibly fast, in what appears to be a space fold, with Sara Nome still inside.

This character is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi.

Mao Nome (マオ・ノーム Mao Nomu?)

Mao appears in Macross Zero, voiced by Yuuka Nanri,[35] the Macross Frontier TV series[36] and its movie adaptation.

A member of the Mayan people who live in an island on the South Pacific,[37] Mao initially knows nothing but her home, like her older sister Sara. Mao's fascination with the technology that the outsiders bring masks her deep mystical link to the island's mysterious alien ruins, a link she shares with her sister. The sudden arrival of Shin Kudo to the island in 2008 sparks dreams of freedom in eleven-year-old Mao, who then yearns for a life in the cities beyond the island. Unlike her older sister Sara, she is carefree and spritelike. She becomes infatuated with Shin, impressed by his skill in manipulating and repairing the island's scarce machinery.[37][38][39]

In Macross Frontier, set in 2059, a version of the Macross Zero story is produced in-universe in which she is played by the character Ranka Lee. Her adoptive brother Ozma is also shown reflecting on his sister playing "Doctor Mao" indicating that she may have more than a few links to that series. This assertion is further developed when research into the past of Sheryl Nome, Mao's granddaughter, shows that during 2047 a fifty-year-old Mao (who survived the events of Space War I) was the chief scientist of the 117th Long Distance Research Fleet with a background researching the Protoculture Civilization and also headed a project to manage and prevent an alien infection (the V-Type infection) with Grace O'Connor and Ranshe Mei (Ranka's mother) as her assistants.[40] She is seen briefly in a wheelchair along with Ranka's family,[41] and is presumed to have been killed during the Vajra attack on the 117th fleet in 2048.[42]

Roy Focker (ロイ・フォッカー Roi Fokkā?)

Famed U.N. ace and test pilot for the new and experimental variable fighter the VF-0. Voiced by Akira Kamiya.

D.D.Ivanov (D.D.イワノフ Dī Dī Iwanofu?)

D.D. Ivanov appears in Macross Zero voiced by the Japanese actor Ryūzaburō Ōtomo.

As a former U.N. Spacy pilot, D.D. (or "Daisy" as he is affectionately known by his friends and comrades) was Roy Focker's instructor.[43] After defecting to the Anti-U.N. side, D.D. becomes the leader of a squadron of experimental SV-51 variable fighters. The reason for his defection remains unknown. Sent by the Anti-U.N. as part of the team investigating the alien ruins in Mayan Island, the mission brings him into conflict with his former student, Focker. An intense rivalry develops between the two as they continue to dogfight to a standstill throughout the whole campaign.[43]

Ivanov was later killed when his SV-51 was blown apart by the power of the Bird Human while attempting to avenge the death of his lover and wingman Nora Polyansky.

Nora Polyansky (ノーラ・ポリャンスキー Nōra Poryansukī?)

Nora Polyansky appears in the animated video series Macross Zero voiced by Minami Takayama.

She debuts as a 25-year-old Anti-U.N. variable fighter pilot who single-handedly takes down a squadron of U.N. Spacy F-14's, including one piloted by protagonist Shin Kudo, with the new Anti-U.N. SV-51 variable fighter.[44] Highly skilled in both flying and close quarters combat, she is dedicated to the defeat of the U.N. forces who have killed her family and inflicted a huge scar, both physical and mental, upon her. She is attached to the SV-51 squadron led by D.D. Ivanov and acts as his wingmate, right hand pilot and lover. Ruthless in her mission, she represents Shin's chief rival in the sky and on the ground.[44]

She is killed in the final episode of the series by an energy blast from the Protoculture biomecha known as the Bird Human while attempting to shoot down Shin's VF-0.

Macross Frontier

A cast and characters list for Macross Frontier has been unveiled on the official website in early December 2007.[45]


External links

  • Official Macross website(Japanese)
  • Macross Compendium character list
  • Macross Nexus
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