Advanced Studies

The material posted here is not intended for casual fans of SDF Macross or Robotech. The resources listed here provide background information and in depth analysis of the environment which gave rise to SDF Macross.

The web address below links to a YouTube video of a presentation titled Ride of the Valkyries: A Guide to the Mecha of Macross. It is from the 2014 Anime Boston convention. It traces the origins of Macross through its most recent iterations by demonstrating real world inspirations for many of the concepts in the franchise. The video was posted on 3/23/2014. The link below was active as of 11/24/2019.

The web address below links to a 2015 presentation by Renato Rivera Rusca from Meiji University. His YouTube username is RR0722. He can be heard on the SpeakerPODcast. He also has some articles on the Deculture SHOCK website. This presentation was delivered at the 2015 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The title of the presentation is “New Directions in the Japanese Animation Industry.” This YouTube video is not intended for casual SDF Macross or Robotech fans. The presentation only briefly touches upon SDF Macross. The presentation is more focused on the overall history of anime itself. The link below was active as of 11/26/2019.

The web address below links to a 2016 presentation by Renato Rivera Rusca from Meiji University. This presentation was delivered at the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The title of the presentation is “Girls Und Robots: Re-Evaluating Genre Demarcations in Anime.” This YouTube video is not intended for casual SDF Macross or Robotech fans. The presentation only briefly touches upon SDF Macross. The presentation is more focused on the overall history of anime itself. The link below was active as of 11/26/2019.

The web address below links to a six minute 1983 homage to anime titled Daicon IV Opening Animation created by anime fans. At 03:46 a quick allusion to SDF Macross is illustrated and at 05:07 there is an allusion to Breetai (Britai). The YouTube link below was active as of 11/26/2019.

The web address below links to a two hour YouTube video titled History of the Takatoku VF-1 Valkyrie Toy – CollectionDX. Only the first 47 minutes relate to SDF Macross and DYRL? The remainder of the video focuses on Macross toys. In the video Renato Rivera Rusca and username VF5SS discuss Macross toys. The video was posted on the CollectionDX YouTube channel on 1/3/2012. The link below was active as of 11/26/2019.