The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 is a 1987 collection of music videos from The Super Dimension Fortress Macross animated television series (1982-1983) and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? theatrical film remake (1984). It also contains several minutes of new footage that depicted story events that were initially planned but not animated for the endings of the television series (the launch of the Megaroad colonization ship captained by Misa Ichijyo nee Hayase) and the film (the final concert on Earth for Lynn Minmay). Preliminary designs were created for these story events in the production of the earlier works, but Flash Back 2012 was the first time that these events were animated (The earlier preliminary designs were replaced with new designs by the original director/mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori, original character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto, and original mechanical designer Kazutaka Miyatake).
The premise of the collection is a farewell concert by Lynn Minmay, who is leaving the Earth on its first long-distance colony vessel, Megaroad-01. Also, the OVA shows how Hikaru Ichijyo and Misa Hayase are now married and leave on board the new ship to the stars.
According to the official Macross chronology, the SDF-2 Megaroad-01 fleet vanished 4 years later while traveling near the center of the galaxy during the new expedition (in July 2016 A.C.) and was never heard from again. Lynn Minmay was part of the missing, but her legacy for ending war with music was immortalized since then.