Mr. Ichirō Itano is the Japanese innovator of the Itano Circus which is the name given to an aesthetic of animation wherein multiple missiles launch simultaneously and follow erratic flight paths traced by their contrails. This motif is also referred to as the Macross Missile Massacre. Mr. Itano was the Mechanical animation director for SDF Macross.
Mr. Haruhiko Mikimoto is a Japanese anime character designer. He was the character designer and character animation director for SDF Macross.
Shōji Kawamori is a Japanese anime creator and producer, screenwriter, visual artist, and mecha designer. He was the Original Series Concept Creator, Production Supervisor, and Mechanical Designer for SDF Macross.
Noboru Ishiguro was a Japanese animator. He was the Director for SDF Macross.
Kazutaka Miyatake is a Japanese anime designer. He was the mechanical designer for SDF Macross. He designed the SDF-1 (ASS-1) spacecraft and the Zentreadi ships.
Hiroshi Ōnogi is a Japanese screenwriter. He collaborated on and contributed scenarios to SDF Macross. He wrote the script for Episode 16: Kung Fu Dandy and several others.