Seven years after the conflict with the Protodeviln, Maximilian Jenius recruits a young girl named Mio Levinas, daughter of a former Death Metal artist now classical music lover, to join Project M. She pilots a customized VF-9 Cutlass equiped with a special piano control system. With her is Lana, pilot of the Konig Orgel, a customised VB-6 König Monster with 13 speaker pod firing barrels.
Macross 7th Chord is a manga by Akiaki Kano, serialized on Macross Ace from 2009 to 2011. After Macross Ace's announced it would be ceasing publication, it was transfered to Newtype Ace, however, would see its story to completion. Unfortunately, the manga was never completed, and the planned third and fourth chapters were quickly summarized into a single volume.
The collected edition of the manga was originally scheduled for release on September 26, 2011, but was postponed multiple times before it was finally released on August 2012. It was speculated that the delay was to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Macross in 2012, and the release of the film Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! and the release of Macros 7 BD-BOX.