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The Best Anime Like Macross Plus  

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Are you looking for a sci-fi series that was just as good as Macross Plus? An OVA coming from one of the most popular series out there, it's a tough series to beat. However, there are plenty of classics that are cut from the same cloth that we've tracked down for your viewing pleasure. 

There are tons of sci-fi classics that most anime fans always seem to love; Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion are just two of the most classic. Following the story of endearing characters with tragic background stories, it's no wonder they're considered some of the greatest out there. Especially if you're into more mech sci-fi, we highly recommend the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt series, which is one of the many shows in the franchise you could fall in love with. 

There's a bright future ahead of you, wide open and ready to explore! Here are our recommendations for anime like Macross Plus. Vote up which one of these series were your favorite and comment which ones you wished to see in this list.

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Key the Metal Idol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Key the Metal Idol is an original video animation anime series that was released in Japan from 1994 to 1997. The series consists of fifteen episodes divided into four parts. First Program ...more
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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is a Japanese anime television series directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, with screenplay written by Masaki Tsuzuki, and produced by Seven Arcs. It forms part of the Magical ...more
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Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
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Area 88 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Area 88 is a Japanese manga series by Kaoru Shintani serialized between 1979 and 1986. The story is about a young pilot named Shin Kazama and his experiences at Area 88, a mercenary air force ...more
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Gatchaman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Gatchaman is a 2009 animated fantasy film directed by Kevin Munroe and written by Kevin Munroe, Robert Mark Kamen and Paul Dini.
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Eureka Seven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Bones. The series was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, with series composition by Dai Satō and ...more
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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more
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Please Save My Earth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Please Save My Earth, sometimes abbreviated Bokutama, is a shōjo science fiction manga by Saki Hiwatari. It was published by Hakusensha from 1987 to 1994 in the magazine Hana to Yume and ...more
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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It was ...more
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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stard... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory is a 13-episode anime OVA series set in the Gundam universe. The first volume containing two 30-minute episodes was released in Japan on May 23, 1991. ...more
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Girly Air Force is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
Girly Air Force
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Yukikaze II: Fog of War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
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RahXephon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Macross Plus
RahXephon is a TV program.