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Series Overview

Color Saga Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
Macross 36 January 12, 1998 March 2, 1998
Masters 24 March 3, 1998 April 6, 1998
New Generation 25 Unaired

The Macross Saga

No in Series No in Saga Episode Title Original Airdate Toonami Airdate
01 "Boobytrap" March 4, 1985 January 12, 1998
The year is 1999 and Earth is embroiled in a bloody Global War, out of seemingly nowhere an alien vessel defolds above Earth and crashes through the atmosphere, lighting up the night sky. The vessel leaves a path of destruction before finally crashing into Macross Island in the South Pacific. The international scientific community spends the next ten years reconstructing the damaged ship, called the SDF-1. At the ship's launch in 2009, a race of giant alien warriors, the Zentraedi, appear and attack Earth in a bid to capture the vessel. Young sport pilot Rick Hunter has his first experience with a rather odd fighter plane.
02 "Countdown" March 5, 1985 January 13, 1998
The Zentraedi launch an assault against Macross Island to reclaim the SDF-1. The crew of the SDF-1 make a failed attempt to lift off and take the battle away from Earth. Rick Hunter, thrown into the thick of battle, discovers the amazing abilities of his Veritech fighter and rescues a young girl named Lynn Minmei.
03 "Space Fold" March 6, 1985 January 14, 1998
The SDF-1 lifts off and tries to join up with Earth forces in orbit. The Zentraedi decimate the Earth forces and the SDF-1 is forced back into Earth's atmosphere. Trapped between the planet and the Zentradi Captain Henry Gloval initiates a risk and untested maneuver: a hyperspace fold. Meanwhile, Rick Hunter attempts to reunite Lynn Minmei with her family but is caught up in the SDF-1's desperate maneuver.
04 "The Long Wait" March 7, 1985 January 15, 1998
Rick and Minmei try to survive inside the uncharted space of the SDF-1 where they crash-landed, but are eventually stumbled upon and rescued by construction crews assigned to rebuild Macross City inside the ship.
05 "Transformation" March 8, 1985 January 16, 1998
Having been rescued from the fallout shelters of whatever is left of Macross Island, the citizens attempt to normalize their life aboard the giant battle fortress. Roy Fokker encourages Rick to join the Robotech Defense Force. The SDF-1 crew discover that the spacefold drive they used to make the jump has disappeared, but stumble upon an idea to transform the ship. The idea is soon tested in a battle with the Zentraedi, but results in serious damage to Macross City.
06 "Blitzkrieg" March 11, 1985 January 19, 1998
Rick Hunter joins the Robotech Defense Force and his first action is part of a trap planned by Captain Henry Gloval. However, the Zentraedi have plans of their own and turn the tables on the SDF-1 and her defenders.
07 "Bye-Bye Mars" March 12, 1985 January 20, 1998
The SDF-1, transformed back into ship mode once more, arrives at a human outpost on Mars to gather fresh supplies, but discover that the base was damaged in a battle years before and had no survivors. However, the Zentraedi lie in wait with a new commander, Khyron, raring for glory. In the midst of the fight, SDF-1 First Officer Lisa Hayes tries to find out whether her old fiance, Carl Riber, is still alive.
08 "Sweet Sixteen" March 13, 1985 January 21, 1998
Awarded a medal for saving Lisa in Mars, Rick is promoted to lieutenant and introduced to his new wingmen, Ben Dixon and Max Sterling. However, an attack by Khyron distracts him from another thing on his mind - attending Minmei's 16th birthday.
09 "Miss Macross" March 14, 1985 January 22, 1998
Minmei joins the Miss Macross pageant but Rick Hunter again finds duty separating him from Minmei as he is sent out on patrol. The Zentraedi use the opportunity to study human culture further by sending a reconnaissance craft that accidentally taps into the Miss Macross pageant.
10 "Blind Game" March 15, 1985 January 23, 1998
An unauthorized assault by Khyron on an asteroid damages the SDF-1's radar systems, forcing Lisa to go on a scout mission with Rick, Max, and Ben protecting her. The Zentraedi ambush Lisa and bring her to Breetai's flagship, forcing the three pilots to launch an audacious rescue mission into the heart of the Zentraedi flagship, that brings them face to face with Breetai himself.
11 "First Contact" March 18, 1985 January 26, 1998
Rick, Lisa, and Ben are captured and brought before Zentraedi leader Dolza. They witness the awesome power and destructive capability of their alien adversaries, but also discover their captors are mysteriously disturbed by something entirely different. Minmei's victory in the Miss Macross pageant opens many opportunities for her.
12 "The Big Escape" March 19, 1985 January 27, 1998
Rick Hunter, Lisa Hayes, Max Sterling and Ben Dixon fight their way off the Zentraedi ship and escape back to the SDF-1. As a result Breetai is replaced by a new commander, Azonia. Three Zentraedi, Rico, Konda, and Bron volunteer to be micronized and infiltrated into the SDF-1 to learn more about the humans.
13 "Blue Wind" March 20, 1985 January 28, 1998
Rick, Lisa, Max and Ben are debriefed regarding their capture by the Zentraedi. Azonia stops Khyron from attacking the SDF-1 again, allowing the crew to safely reenter Earth's atmosphere.
14 "Gloval's Report" March 21, 1985 January 29, 1998
While the SDF-1 passengers and crew celebrate their arrival, Captain Henry Gloval records his recollections of the last two years and the SDF-1's amazing journey.
NOTE: This episode is a clip show that recaps the previous 13 episodes.
15 "Homecoming" March 22, 1985 January 30, 1998
Rick Hunter is ordered to secretly fly Lynn Minmei to see her family in Japan. Meanwhile, Captain Henry Gloval and Lisa Hayes travel to meet with the leaders of Earth to be debriefed.
16 "Battle Cry" March 25, 1985 February 2, 1998
There is unrest in Macross City after they learn that the United Earth Government will not allow them to leave the ship. The Zentraedi launch another attack against the SDF-1 and Rick Hunter is accidentally shot down when he is caught in the crossfire.
17 "Phantasm" March 26, 1985 February 3, 1998
Rick Hunter lies in serious condition in a hospital bed as he recovers from his injuries. While his body heals, his mind races as he tries to make sense of his relationship with the beautiful Lynn Minmei and his new, growing feelings towards Lisa Hayes.
18 "Farewell, Big Brother" March 27, 1985 February 4, 1998
As Rick recuperates, Roy tries to convince Minmei to take a break from her busy schedule and visit her friend. Meanwhile, a female Zentraedi power armor pilot named Miriya is intrigued by Khyron's hints about a human ace pilot who could be a match for her and sets out to find him.
19 "Bursting Point" March 28, 1985 February 5, 1998
After broadcasting appeals for a safe haven, Captain Gloval receives an offer from Toronto, Ontario Quadrant in Canada about accepting the SDF-1's 56,000 refugees while planning a test of a new omnidirectional barrier shield. A sudden attack by the Zentraedi overloads the barrier system and destroys the alien force, but it also kills Ben and lays waste to an entire city below the battle fortress.
20 "Paradise Lost" March 29, 1985 February 6, 1998
Following the destruction created by overloading the Barrier System, the SDF-1 finds that no one is willing to risk taking in the civilians of the SDF-1 and Captain Henry Gloval is banished from Earth. Meanwhile, the three Zentraedi spies return to their masters to report on what they have found. Dolza reinstates Breetai and gives him a one million ship strong fleet to regain the battle fortress.
21 "A New Dawn" April 1, 1985 February 9, 1998
Minmei and Lynn Kyle's first movie, Small White Dragon, becomes the talk of the town, as crowds gather for the premiere. Left uneasy by the cousins' love scenes, Rick and Lisa walk out of the movie theater. An unpleasant accident results in the two of them taking a walk together, but the bond grows closer in the midst of the SDF-1's latest transformation during a Zentraedi attack. The Zentraedi themselves are also disturbed by the movie, especially when they think Lynn Kyle's fight stunts indicate superhuman abilities.
22 "Battle Hymn" April 2, 1985 February 10, 1998
While his superiors discuss their next move against the human's, Khyron launches a devastating assault against the SDF-1, even managing to board the vessel. The attack occurs during one of Lynn Minmei's concerts and despite the danger around her she continues to sing offering a small ray of hope to the beleaguered citizens of Macross.
23 "Reckless" April 3, 1985 February 11, 1998
The battle inside Macross City rages on and Khyron appears to carry the day at last, until many of his soldiers suddenly desert and try to find Minmei.
24 "Showdown" April 4, 1985 February 12, 1998
Lisa Hayes returns to Earth and tries to convince the United Earth Government, especially her father, to negotiate with the Zentraedi armada. Later at a video arcade, Miriya, who has infiltrated the SDF-1, finally comes face-to-face with the ace pilot she has been intrigued with for a long time, Max Sterling, who proves to be a powerful opponent.
25 "Wedding Bells" April 5, 1985 February 13, 1998
Euphoric over his arcade victory, Max asks Miriya out on a date, but defeats her a second time after she tries to kill him, which eventually results in the two of them getting married. Touched by the footage of the wedding, more Zentraedi within Breetai's fleet openly refuse to launch another attack against the humans, as Dolza directs their immediate destruction.
26 "The Messenger" April 8, 1985 February 16, 1998
An uneasy truce is called as the Zentraedi send a micronized Exedore to the SDF-1 for peace talks. This move not only shocks the citizens of the SDF-1, but also fuels the already smoldering fires of ambition in Khyron.
27 "Force of Arms" April 9, 1985 February 17, 1998
Concerned by the growing number of Zentraedi soldiers who have been exposed to human culture, Dolza's main armada finally appears and lays waste to Earth. Despite the carnage, Rick encourages Minmei to rally the SDF-1 and its newfound Zentraedi allies in a battle against Dolza's forces.
28 "Reconstruction Blues" April 10, 1985 February 18, 1998
Two years after the battle for Earth, the crew of the SDF-1 take stock of the devastation and begin to pick up the pieces.
29 "The Robotech Masters" April 11, 1985 February 19, 1998
The Robotech Masters learn of the SDF-1's location and prepare for a journey to Earth. Meanwhile, some Zentraedi who are tired of civilian life have returned to their military ways. Khyron, who has been dormant since the big battle for Earth, reemerges to rally all Zentraedi forces who want to carry on the fight against the humans.
30 "Viva Miriya" April 12, 1985 February 20, 1998
The survivors of the SDF-1 and Breetai come together to convince a Zentraedi force at a Robotech Factory to join in an alliance for peace. Max and Miriya bring along their baby, Dana, to press their point. Elsewhere in the galaxy, the Robotech Masters, lamenting on the defeat of the Zentraedi, discuss how to clone Zor, the creator of Robotechnology.
31 "Khyron's Revenge" April 15, 1985 February 23, 1998
Khyron begins his campaign by hijacking the last existing Protoculture chamber in New Detroit to help more micronized Zentraedi get back to their original size. Meanwhile, Captain Gloval and Exedore study the origins of the Zentraedi and learn more about the Robotech Masters.
32 "Broken Heart" April 16, 1985 February 24, 1998
Khyron's forces assault a Minmei concert and take the singer and Lynn Kyle hostage in exchange for the SDF-1. Rick and Lisa spearhead a rescue mission.
33 "A Rainy Night" April 17, 1985 February 25, 1998
Lisa is distraught over Rick and Minmei's mutual feelings for each other. To cheer her up, fellow bridge officer Claudia Grant brings her to her quarters and recounts the story of how she met Roy Fokker.
34 "Private Time" April 18, 1985 February 26, 1998
Rick invites Lisa to a picnic, but his detour to meet Minmei at Monument City, and a subsequent Zentraedi attack at a nearby base, ruins what should have been their perfect time together. Minmei, on the other hand, is fed up with Lynn Kyle's interfering in her affairs and parts ways with him after her concert the same day.
35 "Season's Greetings" April 19, 1985 February 27, 1998
Lacking enough power to fully energize a derelict Zentraedi Gun Destroyer lying in the Amazon rainforest, Khyron plans an attack to capture the Protoculture Matrix on the most unusual of days…Christmas Day. Meanwhile, having decided to end her music career, Minmei comes to the only person she could possibly spend the holidays with.
36 "To the Stars" April 22, 1985 March 2, 1998
Emboldened by the Protoculture Matrix powering his battleship, Khyron takes one last stab at the SDF-1. Lisa considers resigning from the service until Admiral Gloval assigns her to lead the mission to find the Robotech Masters.

The Masters Saga

No in Series No in Saga Episode Title Original Airdate Toonami Airdate
37 01 "Dana's Story" April 23, 1985 March 3, 1998
The United Earth Forces Military Academy produces its first batch of officers for the Army of the Southern Cross, including 2nd Lt.’s Dana Sterling and Bowie Grant. Bowie is uneasy about being commissioned into the armed forces, but Dana helps him get over it by telling the story of how her famous parents met.
38 02 "False Start" April 24, 1985 March 4, 1998
Dana is thrown into the brig after running afoul of Tactical Armored Space Corps (TASC) officer First Lt. Marie Crystal but is released in time for the Southern Cross' first ground-based encounter with the Robotech Masters. The aliens are caught by surprise at the human forces' capabilities and Dana's skills during the battle earn her command of the 15th Alpha Tactical Armored Corps (ATAC) after its commanding officer, Captain Sean Phillips, is demoted to private second-class for flirting with a colonel's daughter.
39 03 "Southern Cross" April 25, 1985 March 5, 1998
The 15th Squadron is assigned civil defense duty during an aerial offensive. Dana initially laments the posting, especially when she sees the Masters' counterattack fall upon her base, but proves her worth when she orders the 15th ATAC into action.
40 04 "Volunteers" April 26, 1985 March 6, 1998
Answering a call for volunteers, Dana and members of the 15th ATAC join forces with Marie Crystal in an operation to reestablish communications with Space Station Liberty, which lost contact with Earth shortly after the Robotech Masters' arrival.
41 05 "Half Moon" April 29, 1985 March 9, 1998
Dana and Bowie stumble into an excavation operation by the Robotech Masters in the remains of what was once New Macross City, centered on the earthen mounds that hold the remains of the SDF-1, SDF-2 and Khyron's battlecruiser. After Bowie is captured and enraged by her superiors' refusal to authorize a rescue operation, Dana fakes a late-night training exercise to launch the mission herself.
42 06 "Danger Zone" April 30, 1985 March 10, 1998
An impulsive frontal assault ordered by Supreme Commander Anatole Leonard against the Masters' flagship results in heavy losses for the Southern Cross Tactical Armored Space Corps (TASC). Corporal Louie Nichols, one of Dana's troopers, theorizes a potential weakness, and Dana gets approval for a different tactic. Meanwhile, Earth scientists study the remains of a Bioroid pilot and discover that the intruders are human, not micronized Zentraedi.
43 07 "Prelude To Battle" May 1, 1985 March 11, 1998
The 15th Squadron's successes make them the military's talk of the town as they are selected for another dangerous mission. The unit is hampered by Bowie's behavior, which has caused him to be arrested twice by Global Military Police (GMP) Lieutenant Nova Satori. Dana decides to leave him to his fate, but his guardian, General Rolf Emerson, intervenes to get him out of the stockade in time for the mission to begin.
44 08 "The Trap" May 2, 1985 March 12, 1998
The 15th ATAC penetrates the Robotech Masters' flagship, where Bowie encounters a beautiful alien woman who shares his love for music. The Masters entrap the team, but they fight their way out, capturing an enemy Bioroid in the process.
45 09 "Metal Fire" May 3, 1985 March 13, 1998
The Southern Cross High Command reviews the footage of the 15th Squadron's reconnaissance of the alien ship and concludes that the Robotech Masters are probably after the remains of the Protoculture Matrix. Meanwhile, the Masters are frustrated by their failures to clone Robotech genius Zor and consider getting humans as test subjects.
46 10 "Stardust" May 6, 1985 March 16, 1998
Raiding parties launched by the Robotech Masters capture at least 200 people, who are subjected to a series of mental probes to determine the extent of their knowledge of Protoculture. Meanwhile, back at Southern Cross Army headquarters, Dana fails to stop Supreme Commander Leonard's "disposal" of a captured Bioroid pilot and is disturbed further by visions of the red Bioroid.
47 11 "Outsiders" May 7, 1985 March 17, 1998
The red Bioroid pilot of Dana's visions is captured by the Southern Cross, part of a plan by the Robotech Masters to implant a sleeper agent. Meanwhile, out in space, a ship from the SDF-3 expedition de-folds from hyperspace and attempts to engage the Masters' fleet.
48 12 "Deja Vu" May 8, 1985 March 18, 1998
Nova Satori leads the interrogation of the alien Bioroid pilot, identified only as Zor. The interrogators are convinced that he is one of the humans kidnapped as a test subject. Meanwhile, Dana practices on a battle simulator hoping to explain her empathy for the alien while Sean Phillips tries his moves on Marie Crystal.
49 13 "A New Recruit" May 9, 1985 March 19, 1998
Zor is enlisted into the 15th ATAC in a bid to help restore his memory in the hopes that he will be able to provide valuable insight into the plans of the Masters. Dana is more than eager to help him settle in, but not everyone in the team feels the same way - especially those who lost loved ones at the hands of the aliens.
50 14 "Triumvirate" May 10, 1985 March 20, 1998
Equipped with new Armored Gyro Assault Copters and a fleet of battlecruisers, the TASC unleashes a preemptive strike on the Robotech Masters' fleet but suffers heavy losses. While the 15th Squadron are kept in reserve duty, Zor, Dana, and Bowie decide to visit the ruins of the SDF-1, SDF-2, and Khyron's battlecruiser to help Zor regain his memories.
51 15 "Clone Chamber" May 13, 1985 March 23, 1998
The survivors of the TASC assault force regroup at Moon Base ALUCE. However, that becomes the least of the Robotech Masters' worries as they view images of Zor's journey into the ruins and discover that the Flower of Life is beginning to bloom. The TASC mounts a rescue of the surviving battleships but Zor's unwitting observance of the task force's deployment allows the aliens to turn the tables on them.
52 16 "Love Song" May 14, 1985 March 24, 1998
Sean Philips takes Marie Crystal out on a date, but another woman's appearance messes up the moment. Meanwhile, Supreme Commander Leonard appoints General Emerson to lead a reinforcement group to Moon Base ALUCE as part of a plan to carry out a two-pronged attack on the Robotech Masters' warships.
53 17 "The Hunters" May 15, 1985 March 25, 1998
Louie Nichols designs a new battle simulator but the Global Military Police redevelops it and installs it in the team's Hovertanks as an automatic targeting system. Distraught by the sudden corruption of his device, Nichols seeks Dana's help in destroying the machines, but Zor and Angelo Dante stop them.
54 18 "Mind Game" May 16, 1985 March 26, 1998
The ALUCE forces link up with those coming from Earth for the attack on the Robotech Masters' fleet, with the intention of invading the ships themselves. Bowie is uneasy about going to battle after Zor airs his concerns about getting back alive. However, a sudden counterattack by the Masters' other ships forces the humans to pull back, leaving the 15th Squadron behind inside the Masters' flagship.
55 19 "Dana In Wonderland" May 17, 1985 March 27, 1998
Dana Sterling and the 15th Squadron are trapped inside the Robotech Masters' flagship, but avoid capture by temporarily leaving their Hovertanks to learn more about the alien society inside the vessel. Bowie uses the opportunity to find Musica, the alien girl he encountered on the flagship during its brief time downed on Earth.
56 20 "Crisis Point" May 20, 1985 March 30, 1998
Like the Zentraedi before her, Musica's interactions with human emotions prompts her to rebel and break the 15th Squadron survivors out of captivity. The group escape the ship as it explodes, but not before rescuing Zor, whose memory has been fully restored by the Robotech Masters' scientists.
57 21 "Daydreamer" May 21, 1985 March 31, 1998
The 15th Squadron successfully returns to Earth, but the heavy GMP presence at the Earth forces' base forces them to hatch a plan to smuggle Musica through security. After a heated argument with Angelo Dante on surviving the war, Zor tips off Nova Satori about Musica, who feels guilty over leaving her sisters behind to be arrested for treason.
58 22 "Final Nightmare" May 22, 1985 April 2, 1998
Bowie and Musica hide in the forest for most of the night and grow closer as Nova Satori orders the 15th Squadron to find them. They all meet inside the ruins of the SDF-1, where they realize for the first time that they are looking at the Protoculture Matrix. Zor explains his origins and connection with the flowers. The Robotech Masters decide to launch one final assault against the Southern Cross forces to recover any Protoculture stocks before the Invid arrive.
59 23 "The Invid Connection" May 23, 1985 April 3, 1998
Nova stops her plan to arrest Musica, but GMP forces assemble at the tombs. The Robotech Masters employ all their soldiers as special shock troopers and deploy them against the human forces to buy time for some of their ships to recover the Protoculture Matrix. The Robotech Masters, who have captured General Emerson as he, Marie Crystal, and TASC pilot Ronald Brown escaped from his self-destructing flagship, demand that all humans evacuate Earth in 48 hours or face total extermination.
60 24 "Catastrophe" May 24, 1985 April 6, 1998
Zor and Dana confront the Robotech Masters, where she has a vision of her parents and an unknown younger sister, who warns her about the Invid. Musica is reunited with her sisters, one of whom is killed. The other helps her, along with the 15th Squadron and Nova, evacuate all surviving clones from the flagship after a brief firefight with some defenders. The Southern Cross forces make their last stand against the Masters' assault.

The New Generation Saga

No in Series No in Saga Episode Title Original Airdate Toonami Airdate
61 01 "The Invid Invasion" May 27, 1985 Unaired
Sometime after the events of Catastrophe, the Invid finally appear on Earth and conquer the planet despite meager resistance by the surviving Southern Cross forces. Over a decade later, the Robotech Expeditionary Force's (REF) Mars Division is sent to Earth to try attacking Reflex Point, the Invid's main hive, in North America, but the entire fleet is annihilated by Invid forces. The debacle's only survivor, Scott Bernard, crashes somewhere in South America and begins a long journey to Reflex Point in his Cyclone motorcycle.
62 02 "The Lost City" May 28, 1985 Unaired
Scott and Rand visit a city hoping to recruit new resistance fighters and get fresh supplies, but they are lured into a trap at an island where other military forces have been killed off by Invid units.
63 03 "Lonely Soldier Boy" May 29, 1985 Unaired
While visiting a new town, Scott, Rand, and Annie chance upon a concert featuring famed female pop singer Yellow Dancer. A large male ex-soldier named Lunk and Rook Bartley, the woman who piloted the red Cyclone, also joins the group after fighting together during an encounter with the Invid.
64 04 "Survival" May 30, 1985 Unaired
Scott Bernard and his band of Robotech resistance fighters discover that Invid can detect Protoculture-consuming devices without seeing them.
65 05 "Curtain Call" May 31, 1985 Unaired
Desperately low on Protoculture and basic supplies, Scott's group finds a castle that doubles as an Invid Protoculture storage facility. Lancer, in his Yellow Dancer disguise, holds a concert in a nearby town where even the storage facility's guards are assigned as venue security. It buys the rest of the team enough time to infiltrate the facility and haul off as much Protoculture cells as they can carry.
66 06 "Hard Times" June 3, 1985 Unaired
Rook Bartley returns to her hometown inside a deep canyon to reconcile with her past as a biker gang member. The team fails to stop her from getting revenge on a fellow gang member who seemingly sold her out to a rival gang.
67 07 "Paper Hero" June 4, 1985 Unaired
Lunk makes a slight detour to an old friend's hometown, where he needs to return a book to his friend's father, Alfred Nader. However, the town mayor's goons suddenly steal their vehicles and abduct Rook and Annie while the guys find Nader. Lunk discovers that Nader was killed and all but declared a non-person by the community for advocating passive resistance to the Invid.
68 08 "Eulogy" June 5, 1985 Unaired
Scott and his team visit a town of soldiers, where they meet veteran Robotech Expeditionary Force officer Colonel Jonathan Wolff, who has been on Earth for some time leading an ostensible resistance against the Invid. However, the team discovers that Wolff is a traitor who organizes futile raids against Invid forces in exchange for Protoculture, leaving himself as a (frequently the only) survivor to underpin his legend.
69 09 "The Genesis Pit" June 6, 1985 Unaired
While still on the journey to Reflex Point, Scott, Rand and Annie stumble upon a large cave called the Genesis Pit, a cave which is a special Invid research facility where the aliens are working on evolutionary experiments. They are forced to fight their way out to avoid being trapped in the Pit.
70 10 "Enter Marlene" June 7, 1985 Unaired
Enthusiastic about linking up with other REF units at a nearby rally point, Scott prods the team to continue fighting alongside him and the rest of the REF. He is devastated when the team discovers that the rendezvous location, Point K, has been totally destroyed along with a nearby village. However, another encounter with the Invid amidst the wreckage shakes Scott out of his stupor.
71 11 "The Secret Route" June 10, 1985 Unaired
While trying to negotiate a mountain pass, an avalanche forces Scott's team to visit a nearby town for new directions. They later discover that the town mayor, Donald Maxwell, is selling fake maps to families seeking to drive through the pass, where Invid units will ambush them.
72 12 "The Fortress" June 11, 1985 Unaired
During their mountain trek, the team discovers an Invid fortress. Rand and Annie are captured while on reconnaissance, which forces the rest of the team to break them out and destroy the base. Along the way, they witness an Invid transmutation and encounter a Living Computer ("Brain").
73 13 "Sandstorm" June 12, 1985 Unaired
A desert sandstorm forces the team to lie low and wait for the storm to subside. Seeing as the woman found near Point K, Marlene, is ill, Rand tries to find cacti to extract water from and give to her. However, he falls into a cavern and inhales the Flower of Life spores. A subsequent dream gives him insights into the Invid's goals behind conquering Earth.

NOTE: This episode is essentially a clip show wrapped up in a very surreal dream.

74 14 "Annie's Wedding" June 13, 1985 Unaired
Scott's team stumble into a garden protected by primitive warriors who venerate the Invid. Annie is smitten by one of the tribesmen, named Macgruder, and wants to marry him. Accused of offending the tribe's ancient river gods, Scott and his squad are forced to play both sides against each other if they hope to survive.
75 15 "Separate Ways" June 14, 1985 Unaired
A late-night supply search into an abandoned city triggers an encounter with the Invid, where the team is trapped in an underground train station. The tension takes its toll on the team, as Rand, Rook, and Lunk actually consider splitting up. The team's unity is rebuilt after they work to break out of the station and are reunited with Annie.
76 16 "Metamorphosis" June 17, 1985 Unaired
Disappointed with the lack of communications with Marlene, the Invid Regess creates two new humanoids, a man named Corg and a woman named Sera, to lead the Invid forces. She orders them to find Marlene and reestablish contact. Meanwhile, the team finds an old Southern Cross naval base where they acquire fresh supplies and three patrol boats that they can use to reach North America.
77 17 "The Midnight Sun" June 18, 1985 Unaired
Several months after the events of Metamorphosis, the team is attacked at their mountain camp, with Sera leading the assault. However, she freezes again upon seeing Lancer and Marlene, allowing the rest of the team to fight off the Invid attack. Lancer and Marlene are at a loss as to why Sera would not attack when he is around.
78 18 "Ghost Town" June 19, 1985 Unaired
While trekking across a desert, the team discovers a group of old soldiers who were part of an REF support mission that returned prior to the Invid invasion. One of the veterans admits receiving alert messages from the REF about a major offensive. The team decides to attack a nearby Invid communications tower and see the veterans themselves attempt one last act of heroism.
79 19 "Frostbite" June 20, 1985 Unaired
Scott's team stumbles upon an old subterranean city in the Rocky Mountains (revealed to be Denver, Colorado) while trying to avoid Invid patrols. With the power still on, the team branches off to find fresh supplies and experience civilization once more. Scott accompanies Marlene, who reminds him of his namesake fiancee, but their moment is disrupted when Corg finds the team and attacks.
80 20 "Birthday Blues" June 21, 1985 Unaired
The team hides in an abandoned town after getting close to an Invid hive. They also pull off a surprise birthday party for Annie. Corg and the Invid try to crash the party, but the team wards them off with a fireworks display the Invid think are special missiles.
81 21 "Hired Gun" June 24, 1985 Unaired
The team visit a town where the townsfolk are scared of a man named Dusty Ayres, a serial killer who hunts and murders army personnel in cold blood. Rand and Rook run into an Invid patrol but are helped out by a man with prosthetic attachments. A check with the town residents confirm that the man is Dusty Ayres. Rook learns that all of Ayres' victims were his friends, whom he claims left him to be experimented on by the Invid.
82 22 "The Big Apple" June 25, 1985 Unaired
The team reaches New York City and steals Protoculture from a storage facility at Carnegie Hall. Lancer, Annie, and Rand are helped in their heist by a young boy who brings them to a performing arts troupe led by one of Lancer's old friends. Meanwhile, at a hive somewhere in the city, Corg and Sera argue over the Regis' plans for the humans, with Corg deciding to commit genocide - starting in New York.
83 23 "Reflex Point" June 26, 1985 Unaired
Just a few miles away from Reflex Point, the team discovers an REF ship that has crashed after an Invid attack. While sifting through the wreckage, they stumble upon Sue Graham, a member of the REF Jupiter Division who is recording footage of the Invid's movements for further study by Admiral Hunter. While in hiding, Sue briefs the team about the REF fleet mobilizing near Moon Base ALUCE and their new Shadow fighters.
84 24 "Dark Finale" June 27, 1985 Unaired
The REF fleet heads toward Earth while waiting for Admiral Hunter to arrive in the SDF-3. Having linked up with the rest of the REF ground forces, Scott, Lancer, and Lunk join in the assault on Reflex Point, but Annie, Rand, and Rook refuse to be left behind. Seeing the carnage begin, Marlene accepts her identity as Ariel and turns into spirit form to lead the team inside the Reflex Point hive and confront the Regis. Sera also joins them, having saved Lancer from crashing. As their exchange continues, the Regess displays images of the REF fleet heading toward Earth.
85 25 "Symphony Of Light" June 28, 1985 Unaired
Aided by the Shadow fighters' Protoculture-cloaking capabilities, the REF presses the attack on Invid forces at Reflex Point and out in space. With the Invid putting on a tough fight and the SDF-3 still nowhere to be found, REF commander General Reinhardt orders the launch of the Neutron-S missiles to destroy all Invid even if it means the Earth is scorched in the process. Alarmed at this new development, the Regis has a change of heart and calls on all Invid to rally behind her and leave the planet in peace. Later, at Yellow Dancer's final concert, Scott bids Marlene goodbye as he flies out to find Admiral Hunter.
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Reboot Ring.png PPG Ring.png Ronin Warriors Ring.png GForce Ring.png Gundam Wing Ring.png Batman TAS Ring.png Tenchi Muyo Ring.png Tenchi Universe Ring.png Tenchi in Tokyo Ring.png
Blue Sub Ring.png Superman TAS Ring.png Outlaw Star Ring.png Big O Ring.png Star Blazers Ring.png Cardcaptors Ring.png Mobile Suit Gundam Ring.png 08th MS Team Ring.png Dragonball Ring.png
Batman Beyond Ring.png Zoids NC Ring.png Gundam 0080 Ring.png Harlock Saga Ring.png Record of Lodoss War Ring.png Patlabor Ring.png Hamtaro Ring.png Zoids CC Ring.png G Gundam Ring.png
He-Man Ring.png Transformers Armada Ring.png GI Joe Ring.png Samurai Jack Ring.png Hack Sign Ring.png Martian Successor Nadesico Ring.png Gigantor Ring.png Neon Genesis Evangelion Ring.png Dai Guard Ring.png
YuYu Hakusho Ring.png Rurouni Kenshin Ring.png Justice League Ring.png Cyborg 009 Ring.png SD Gundam Ring.png Dragon Ball GT Ring.png Clone Wars Ring.png Duel Masters Ring.png Astro Boy 2003 Ring.png
Transformers Energon Ring.png Jackie Chan Adventures Ring.png Gundam SEED Ring.png Megas XLR Ring.png Rave Master Ring.png Teen Titans Ring.png JLU Ring.png DICE Ring.png Zatch Bell Ring.png
The Batman Ring.png One Piece Ring.png Transformers Cybertron Ring.png Yugioh Ring.png Naruto Ring.png BoBoBo Ring.png IGPX Ring.png Wulin Warriors Ring.png Pokemon Chronicles Ring.png
FF4 WGH Ring.png Pokemon Ring.png Yugioh GX Ring.png Prince of Tennis Ring.png MAR Ring.png Storm Hawks Ring.png Megaman Starforce Ring.png Bakugan Ring.png Blue Dragon Ring.png
Ben 10 Ring.png
Adult Swim (2012-Present)
Bleach Ring.png Trigun Ring.png Astro Boy Ring.png Deadman Wonderland Ring.png Casshern Sins Ring.png FMA Brotherhood Ring.png GITS 2nd GIG Ring.png Cowboy Bebop Ring.png Samurai 7 Ring.png
Eureka 7 Ring.png GITS SAC Ring.png Symbionic Titan Ring.png Thundercats 2011 Ring.png Inuyasha Ring.png Tenchi Muyo GXP Ring.png Naruto Ring.png Soul Eater Ring.png IGPX Ring.png
One Piece Ring.png SAO Ring.png Big O Ring.png Star Wars The Clone Wars Ring.png FLCL Ring.png King Star King Ring.png Korgoth Ring.png Space Dandy Ring.png Shippuden Ring.png
Samurai Jack Ring.png Blue Exorcist.png Black Lagoon Ring.png AOT Ring.png Beware the Batman Ring.png Gurren Lagann Ring.png Hellsing Ring.png DBZ Kai Ring.png Inuyasha Final Act Ring.png
Kill la Kill Ring.png SAO II Ring.png Michiko & Hatchin Ring.png Akame Ga Kill Ring.png Parasyte Ring.png Samurai Champloo Ring.png Dimension W Ring.png HunterxHunter Ring.png Iron Blooded Orphans Ring.png
One Punch Man Ring.png JoJos Ring.png Dragon Ball Super Ring.png Gundam RE96 Ring.png Sand Whale Ring.png Tokyo Ghoul Ring.png Lupin the Third IV Ring.png Outlaw Star Ring.png Black Clover Ring.png
My Hero Academia Ring.png FLCL Prog Ring.png Pop Team Epic Ring.png FLCL Alt Ring.png Boruto Ring.png Mob Psycho Ring.png Megalo Box Ring.png SAO III Ring.png Promised Neverland Ring.png
Lupin the Third V Ring.png Food Wars Ring.png Gundam The Origin Ring.png Fire Force Ring.png GenLock Ring.png Dr Stone Ring.png Demon Slayer Ring.png Paranoia Agent Ring.png Ballmastrz Ring.png
Assassination Classroom Ring.png Gemusetto Ring.png Primal Ring.png SSSS-Gridman Ring.png Yashahime Ring.png Harley Quinn Ring.png Fena Pirate Princess Ring2.png Blade Runner Black Lotus Ring.png Uzumaki Ring.png
Shenmue Ring.png
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