Macross is a unique franchise which blends the idol/music genre and that of the action-packed mecha anime. NHK recenly held a huge official poll for the franchise to determine who is the most popular character, as well as what are the most popular songs, mecha, and of course, anime.

Here are the Results:

Most Popular anime (films, OVAs, TV anime)

  1. Macross Frontier
  2. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
  3. Macross 7
  4. Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa
  5. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
  6. Macross Delta
  7. Macross Plus
  8. Macross Plus Movie Edition
  9. Macross Delta: Gekijou no Walkuure
  10. Macross Dynamite 7

Most Popular character (some characters had double entries because they appeared in multiple series/movies)

  1. Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)
  2. Basara Nekki (Macross 7)
  3. Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier)
  4. Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  5. Kaname Buccaneer (Macross Delta)
  6. Lynn Minmay (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  7. Isamu Alva Dyson (Macross Plus)
  8. Freyja Wion (Macross Delta)
  9. Roy Focker (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  10. Lynn Minmay (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)

Most Popular Mecha:

  1. YF-19 (Macross Plus)
  2. VF-1S Valkyrie Roy Focker Custom (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  3. YF-29 Durandal Alto Custom (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  4. VF-19 Excalibur “Basara Nekki Special” (Macross 7)
  5. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Focker Custom (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  6. VF-1S Strike Valkyrie Fighter Mode (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  7. YF-19 (Macross Plus Movie Edition)
  8. VF-31 Siegfried Messer Ihlefeld Custom (Macross Delta)
  9. VF-25F VF-25 Messiah Alto Custom (Macross Frontier)
  10. VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)

Most Popular Song:

  1. “Ai Oboeteimasu ka” (Do You Remember Love?) by Mari Iijima/Lynn Minmay (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)
  2. “Lion” by Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee/May’n and Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier)
  3. “Totsugeki Love Heart” by Fire Bomber (Macross 7)
  4. “Seikan Hikou ” by Ranka Lee/ Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier)
  5. “Sayonara no Tsubasa ~the end of triangle~” by Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee/ Megumi Nakajima & May’n (Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa)
  6. “Axia ~Daisuki de Daikirai~” by Walküre (Macross Delta)
  7. “Diamond Crevasse” by Sheryl Nome/May’n (Macross Frontier)
  8. “Iteza Gogo Ku-ji Don’t be late” by Sheryl Nome/ May’n (Macross Frontier)
  9. “INFORMATION HIGH” by Sharon Apple (Macross Plus)
  10. “Tenshi no Enogu” by Lynn Minmay/Mari Iijima (Macross: Do You Remember Love?)

source: NHK