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Macross Chronicle (マクロス・クロニクル Makurosu Kuronikuru) is a weekly visual encyclopedia for the Macross series that was published from July 24, 2008 to June 10, 2010 by We've Inc. A subsequent edition, the Weekly Macross Chronicle New Edition, was published from January 15, 2013 to August 5, 2014. Fifty issues were published by We've Inc., and eighty-one issues published by Deagostini Japan.[1]

The original retail price was 590 yen for the first issue, 690 yen after the second. Each sheet was detachable, and a separately sold special binder was sold for 1,780 yen including tax. The format is A4 size, and each issue spanned 32 pages. It was sold by subscription.[2] Many of the new mechanical designs featured were drawn by Hidetaka Tenjin and character art by Risa Ebata.


To commemorate the Macross series' 25th anniversary, various illustrations, photographs and story material from Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982) to Macross Frontier (2008) were produced for Macross Chronicle. The publication included updated setting material for each respective series, with older series incorporating later series' story material. Shōji Kawamori, the vision creator of the Macross series, mentioned that each series was to be viewed as a "reproduction documentary" or "reproduction drama" based on historical facts within an otherwise "real" Macross universe. From this point of view, the production stance of this visual encyclopedia is that it is "the history which various people interpret and gather up the history behind the Macross universe". It is therefore akin to a historical record.[3]

The first issue's cover featured illustrations of previous generations of heroines, including Lynn Minmay, Mylene Flare Jenius and Ranka Lee in front of variable fighters from various generations, such as the VF-1J Valkyrie, YF-19, Fire Valkyrie. The VF-25F Messiah is seen placed at the back. Subsequent issues mostly featured mechanical vehicles on their covers, but would have illustrations of heroines such as Sheryl Nome positioned at the center on occasion.

The first issue shipped 100,000 copies and was reported a financial success by We've's publishing business. [4]

New EditionEdit

For the Macross 30th Anniversary Project, meant to commemorate the series' 30th anniversary, the magazine / encyclopedia was released as Weekly Macross Chronicle New Edition from Deagostini Japan from January 15, 2013 to August 5, 2014. All new pages were produced for Macross Frontier (2010), Macross The Ride (2011), Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! (2012) and Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy (2013).


Regular SheetEdit

Mechanic SheetEdit

  • These pages consist of various weapons and mechanical designs such as civilian vehicles, capital ships, destroids, variable fighters that appeared throughout the series. Illustrations are by Hidetaka Tenjin and aircraft data and operation records of each unit is described in detail. From the second sheet onwards, there may be cases where a sheet has an explanation about a main or side character's pilot's dedicated aircraft, additional military equipment, deformation mechanism, etc.

Character SheetEdit

  • Detailed explanation for the characters in the series. The first page contains a portrait of the character, a brief description, and a characer correlation diagram. The subsequent pages contain character appearances, facial expressions, costumes, and other materials.

Timeline SheetEdit

  • A timeline describing the chronological order of the various series' events.

World Guide SheetEdit

  • These sheets describe various settings such as geography, creatures, culture, and facilities in the Macross universe. The first page usually features an illustration.

Historical SheetEdit

  • These sheets describe historical matters in the world. Similar to the "World Guide Sheet,"

Technology SheetEdit

  • Describes the technological advancements in the Macross story setting, such as variable fighters and others. Features illustrations.

Special SheetEdit

Gallery SheetEdit

  • These sheets contain media posters of previous series, including cover jackets of image software and CDs, toy package illustration, etc.

Song SheetEdit

  • Commentary on the various songs used throughout the series. Mainly looks at the lyrics, various data, and photos of scenes where the song was used in the series.

Toy SheetEdit

  • Commentary on toys, models, games, character goods, video software, CDs, etc.


  • Explains the terminology of the series in alphabetical order. Began in the 25th issue.

Making-of SheetEdit

  • An interview with production staff, a plan book of those days, setting materials, etc. are posted. The interview targets are as follows. There is no re-recording on the new edition.
  • Shōji Kawamori (No.2, No.16)
  • Haruhiko Mikimoto (No. 6)
  • Kazutaka Miyatake (No. 11, No. 18)

Extra SheetEdit

  • Work data, event reports, the aircraft that appear in the game, and the commentary for the "Advanced Valkyrie" project. The work data was reviewed in No. 33, and a sentence requesting replacement with the conventional sheet was added.



  1. Macross 30th Anniversary Commemoration of "Macross Chronicle" Covers the Entire Series
  2.マクロス・クロニクル Macross Chronicle JP Wiki
  3. Macross Chronicle No. 01 We've, 2008.
  4. "We've Inc Publishing Anime Review" Animation! Animation! (August 22, 2008)
TV Series Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again | Macross 7 | Macross Frontier | Macross Δ
Events Unification Wars | Space War I | Sharon Apple Incident | Protodeviln War | Vajra War
Movies The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? | Macross Plus Movie Edition | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie | Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress | Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye | Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! | Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre | Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live
OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 | Macross Plus | Macross 7: Encore | Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! | Macross Dynamite 7 | Macross Zero
Books Misa Hayase: White Reminiscences | My Fair Minmay | Macross Ace | Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat | Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works | Macross Chronicle | Macross 7: Trash | Macross Plus: TAC Name | Macross The Ride | Macross 7th Chord | Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First | Macross F ~Secret Visions~ | Macross Δ Manga | Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E | Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi | Macross Δ: Ginga wo Michibiku Utahime | Variable Master File | Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal
Video Games Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Famicom) | Super Spacefortress Macross | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II (Arcade) | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me | Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Love Stories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack | Macross Plus (Arcade) | Macross Digital Mission VF-X | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Game) | Macross VF-X2 | Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy- | Macross Plus Game Edition | Macross M3 | The Super Dimension Macross: Aiuchi Typing Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Macross Ace Frontier | Macross Triangle Frontier | Macross Ultimate Frontier | CR Fever Super Dimension Fortress Macross | My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 | Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy | Macross Card Fighter | Pachislot Macross Frontier | Macross Δ Scramble | Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture | P Fever Macross Δ
ONA / Short Film All That VF - Macross 25th Anniversary Air Show | Macross 7 Plus | Macross Fufonfia | Delta Mini-Theater
Concerts Macross One Night Stand | Mylene Night | Macross 25th Anniversary Live: Minmay meets Fire Bomber | Macross Crossover Live A.D. 2009x45x49 | Macross Crossover Live 30 | Fire Bomber 2014 Basara Explosion | ANIME SYMPHONY JAPAN PREMIUM CONCERT MACROSS 35th × Macross F 10th Anniversary | Macross Crossover Live 2019
Drama / Character Album The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. III MISS D.J. | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. IV Distantly Fading Memories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. V Rhapsody In Love | Macross 7 Docking Festival | Macross 7 CD Cinema 1: Mellow Heart Beat | Macross 7 CD Cinema 2: Melodious Illusion | Macross 7 CD Cinema 3: Galaxy Song Battle | Macross Generation | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Inside Story~Macross Classic | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra1 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra2 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra3 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra4
Others Macross 15th Anniversary | Macross 30th Anniversary Project | Macross: The Museum | Macross The Musicalture | Macross: The Museum ver.2.Δ | Macross Modelers | Macross Blue Moon Show Case in Tokyo SkyTree | Macross: The Art 1982-2018 | Macross Bakuon Film Festival | Macross Boys | All Macross Big Voting | Macross Won’t Stop | Shoji Kawamori Expo
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