>>11076463>>People recommending DYRL are not giving good advice, since that movie while artistically fantastic is a pretty poor non-canon retelling of the original Macross.
I completely disagree with you. I wanted to prepare for Macross F and was told to watch DYRL so I did. I loved it. It may not tell the events exactly as they occurred in the TV series, but who cares? It captured the heart of the show perfectly and worked great as a stand alone movie.
For the record I went on to watch the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross and Macross Plus and I highly recommend those as well but again, it's not necessary for watching Macross F. You might as well watch DYRL though.