Al Shahal (惑星アル・シャハル) is a planet that was introduced in the Macross Δ television series, and its theatrical adaptation, Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre. Its capital is Shahal City. It is located within the Brisingr Globular Cluster, with Ragna as its closest neighboring system.
History[edit | edit source]
The desert world of Al Shahal and its capital, Shahal City, is well known for its bustling tourist industry, which includes various resorts and shopping districts. In the beginning of Macross Δ, Hayate Immelman is seen operating a Workroid loading cargo containers at the local space port. Also of note are the nearby Protoculture ruins, as well as indigenous people who have adapted to the harsh desert climate. Al Shahal also boasts a formidable military garrison, which include the Zentradi Marine Corps.
Real World Equivalence[edit | edit source]
Al Shahal's art design is said to be based on Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Meanwhile, the design of the space port is inverted depiction of land and sea, as seen in the artificial island of Palm / Jumeirah in Dubai.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Shahal City[edit | edit source]
The system's economic capital. It is a tourist destination linked to a space port. It also has a cargo container port which is supported by a water system that links to the nearby ocean.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Official Macross sources have stated that Al Shahal is thirty light years away from the planet Ragna.
- The most notable Al Shahalan is the mysterious Berger Stone .
References[edit | edit source]
- Monthly New Type August 2016", KADOKAWA, July 2016, page 53.
- Monthly New Type 2016 November Issue" page 48.