Macross (マクロス Makurosu) (English: /məˈkrɒs/) is a Japanese science fiction mecha anime media franchise, created by Shōji Kawamori of Studio Nue in 1982. The franchise features a fictional history of Earth and the human race after the year 1999. It consists of four TV series, four movies, six OVAs, one light novel, and five manga series, all sponsored by Big West Advertising, in addition to 40 video games set in the Macross universe, 2 crossover games, and a wide variety of physical merchandise.
Overtechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship (Alien Star Ship – One later renamed Super Dimension Fortress – One Macross) that crashed on South Ataria island. Humans were able to reverse engineer the technology to create the mecha (variable fighters and destroids), faster-than-light space fold drive for starships and other advanced technologies that the series features. The first TV series with edited content and a revised script was released as the first part of Robotech in the U.S.