It has been 35 years since Lin Minmei brought peace between the Zentradi and the humans. Basara and his band "Fire Bomber" are a struggling up and coming group on the Macross 7, an intergalactic colony ship traveling through space looking for a new planet to call home. During its flight, an unknown alien race appeared and started laying siege upon the colony. However, its attacks are not conventional - instead of trying to destroy them, they steal what is known as "spiritia," leaving victims in a catatonic state. Basara, yearning to have his music heard, flies into the battle zone in his Valkyrie to spread the message of music.
The Macross 7: Encore consists of 3 unrelated episodes set in the original Macross 7 TV series timeline. It is speculated that the story of Macross 7: Encore takes place between episode 39-42 of Macross 7.
A rock and roll band called 'Fire Bomber' fight evil alien forces with the power of their music in between performances.The premise is an environmental sort of adventure, based upon Moby Dick. With his rock & roll music, Basara must save a group of 'Galaxy' whales from poachers.