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September 2021 to January 2022[]

“MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION” BRINGS PULSE-POUNDING ANIMATED MECHA COMBAT TO U.S. CINEMAS

2021-11-15 - Denver - November 15, 2021- Upon its initial release in 1994, “MACROSS PLUS” became a cult sensation paving the way for some of anime’s greatest hits and the creators behind them. The ground-breaking, 4-episode Original Video Animation (OVA) struck a chord with audiences worldwide with its blazingly fast dogfighting in detail that had never been seen in anime before. On December 14, “MACROSS” finally comes to U.S. cinemas with, “MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION,” which adds all-new animated scenes never seen in the OVA, streamlines the storyline, and creates a more focused and action-packed viewing experience. In addition to the feature, attendees will view an exclusive special interview with creator/chief director Shoji Kawamori(“Macross,” “Aquarion,” “Escaflowne”).

Tickets for “MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION” can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theater locations are subject to change).

Combining the intricate designs of Shoji Kawamori, character direction from Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”), and the musical stylings of renown composer Yoko Kanno (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Ghost in The Shell: SAC”), “MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION” takes place in the year 2040 A.D., three decades after the glassing of Earth in what has since become known as Space War One. On the colonial planet of Eden, U.N. SPACY is testing transformable variable fighters to counter further alien attacks. Two prototype aircraft piloted by former childhood friends, loose cannon Isamu and the Zentradi mixed alien race Guld, go head-to-head in aerial and robot combat superiority over a lucrative military contract, and the affections of mutual love interest Myung.

“We’re excited to partner with BIGWEST to finally bring ‘MACROSS PLUS MOVIE EDITION’ to anime fans nationwide,” said Daren Miller, Fathom Events VP, Programming, Strategy & Business Affairs. “For everyone that thinks ‘Top Gun’ is exciting but would be better with Maverick and Iceman piloting robots, this one is for you.”

Source: FATHOM EVENTS

Macross FSheryl & Ranka again! The solo live concert for the first time in 11 years will be streamed live worldwide!!

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2021-09-23 - It is confirmed that “SANKYO presents Macross F Galaxy Live 2021 “REVENGE” 〜Madamada Futari Wa Korekara! Watashitachino Uta Wo Kike!!〜”, which will be held at Makuhari Event Hall (Chiba prefecture) on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, will be live broadcasted to the movie theaters in Japan and streamed live overseas.

“Macross F (Frontier)” is the 25th anniversary commemorative work of the robot anime “Macross” series since 1982. The theatrical movie series “Macross F the Movie 〜Itsuwari no Utahime〜”, “Macross F the Movie 〜Sayonara No Tsubasa〜” are the most popular titles. The live performance was scheduled to be held in February this year and it will be the first solo live concert in 11 years for “Macross F”. “Cheryl Nome Starring May’n” and “Ranka Lee = Megumi Nakajima” who fascinated the fans at the previous show will be on stage.

This will be the first performance for Cheryl & Ranka to be live streamed worldwide.

It is inevitable that this live streaming will be exciting for “Macross F”, which has many fans not only in Japan but also overseas!

In addition, the long-awaited E-commerce site for overseas Macross series fans will open on Thursday, September 23 (※Japan time)! As the first featured product, the sale of this live streaming ticket has also been decided.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the world of “Macross F” with many impressive songs!

Source: LIVE VIEWING JAPAN

April 2021 to September 2021[]

Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!! and Macross Frontier Short Film: Labyrinth of Time trailers and release dates revealed!

2021-09-18 - The official website for the Macross franchise posted the full trailers for the Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! feature film and "Gekijō Tanpen Macross Frontier Toki no Meikyū" (Macross Frontier Film Short: Labyrinth of Time) film short on Saturday. The trailers announce that the films will open together on October 8.

The new Macross Delta film's trailer and poster visual above tease the Walküre idol unit's battle with the Yami_Q_ray music unit, and the trailer also features the franchise's veteran ace pilot Max. The tagline on the poster visual reads, "Song Battle for the Galaxy" — a reference to the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle) and similar singing competitions. The Delta film's trailer features the song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" (Walküre Won't Give Up). The Frontier short's trailer features the theme song "Toki no Meikyū." Buy Tickets

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The new Macross Delta film's trailer and poster visual tease the Walküre idol unit's battle with the Yami_Q_ray music unit, and the trailer also features the franchise's veteran ace pilot Max. The tagline on the poster visual reads, "Song Battle for the Galaxy" — a reference to the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle) and similar singing competitions. The Delta film's trailer features the song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" (Walküre Won't Give Up). The Frontier short's trailer features the theme song "Toki no Meikyū."

The official Macross channel on YouTube and the SHOWROOM service will host a special for the semimonthly Macross ga Tomaranai program on October 7 with cast members Nao Tōyama, KENN, Minori Suzuki and Nozomi Nishida. The special will screen the first five minutes and 29 seconds of the new Macross Delta film.

Participating theaters will hand out three different randomly distributed art cards to filmgoers during the first week of screenings.

As part of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the franchise, there will be a "Super Dimension Crossover Album." From July 4 to September 5, fans vdted for which Macross Frontier songs they want Macross Delta's Walküre to sing, and which Macross Delta they want Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee to sing. From the results of the vote, the album will include "Sayonara no Tsubasa ~the end of triangle" as sung by Walküre and "Ikenai Borderline" as sung by Sheryl and Ranka.

The Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! Original Soundtrack will go on sale on October 20 with three songs by Yami_Q_ray.

To promote the October 13 release of the previously announced third Walküre album Walküre Reborn!, the group will hold its first TikTok project. The "#WalküreWaAkiramenai" challenge will invite fans to post TikTok videos about overcoming challenges that use the album's lead track "Walküre wa Akiramenai" until October 13.

Source: Anime News Network Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!! and Macross Frontier Short Film: Labyrinth of Time trailers and release dates revealed!

2021-09-18 - The official website for the Macross franchise posted the full trailers for the Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! feature film and "Gekijō Tanpen Macross Frontier Toki no Meikyū" (Macross Frontier Film Short: Labyrinth of Time) film short on Saturday. The trailers announce that the films will open together on October 8.

The new Macross Delta film's trailer and poster visual above tease the Walküre idol unit's battle with the Yami_Q_ray music unit, and the trailer also features the franchise's veteran ace pilot Max. The tagline on the poster visual reads, "Song Battle for the Galaxy" — a reference to the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle) and similar singing competitions. The Delta film's trailer features the song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" (Walküre Won't Give Up). The Frontier short's trailer features the theme song "Toki no Meikyū." Buy Tickets

Yami Q Ray vs Walküre Absolute Live!!!!!!.jpg

The new Macross Delta film's trailer and poster visual tease the Walküre idol unit's battle with the Yami_Q_ray music unit, and the trailer also features the franchise's veteran ace pilot Max. The tagline on the poster visual reads, "Song Battle for the Galaxy" — a reference to the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle) and similar singing competitions. The Delta film's trailer features the song "Walküre wa Akiramenai" (Walküre Won't Give Up). The Frontier short's trailer features the theme song "Toki no Meikyū."

The official Macross channel on YouTube and the SHOWROOM service will host a special for the semimonthly Macross ga Tomaranai program on October 7 with cast members Nao Tōyama, KENN, Minori Suzuki and Nozomi Nishida. The special will screen the first five minutes and 29 seconds of the new Macross Delta film.

Participating theaters will hand out three different randomly distributed art cards to filmgoers during the first week of screenings.

As part of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the franchise, there will be a "Super Dimension Crossover Album." From July 4 to September 5, fans vdted for which Macross Frontier songs they want Macross Delta's Walküre to sing, and which Macross Delta they want Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee to sing. From the results of the vote, the album will include "Sayonara no Tsubasa ~the end of triangle" as sung by Walküre and "Ikenai Borderline" as sung by Sheryl and Ranka.

The Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! Original Soundtrack will go on sale on October 20 with three songs by Yami_Q_ray.

To promote the October 13 release of the previously announced third Walküre album Walküre Reborn!, the group will hold its first TikTok project. The "#WalküreWaAkiramenai" challenge will invite fans to post TikTok videos about overcoming challenges that use the album's lead track "Walküre wa Akiramenai" until October 13.

Source: Anime News Network

Macross∆ #Air Walküre Premium 1st LIVE 2016 ~Walküre Attack!~ livestream to be held!

August 19, 2021 Tactical Sound Unit Walküre of Macross∆ (Delta) held their "SANKYO presents "MacrossΔ" Tactical Sound Unit Walküre — 1st LIVE in Zepp — Walküre Attack!" live tour finale at Zepp DiverCity (TOKYO) on the 10 September 2016, and now, a Complete Version of this performance will finally be livestreamed to 18 countries around the world for the first time on August 28. Buy Tickets


Source: MACROSS PORTAL SITE

Bigwest will do a global release of the MACROSS series

April 22, 2021 Bigwest Co., Ltd. has announced the release of all works that are part of the “Macross” franchise made after 1987 to a worldwide audience from April 9, 2021. This not only includes the “Macross Delta” film currently in production, but all new material that follows it as well. This is not limited to anime titles, but also includes games, toys, live performances and other content and merchandising as well. The company has prepared an official YouTube channel as well as a Twitter account for its fans.

★“The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012” Streaming for Limited Time★ (※For outside of Japan only)


Bigwest has messages from members of the main creative staff behind “Macross,” Mr. Shoji Kawamori and Mr. Haruhiko Mikimoto, that the company would like to share with fans.

Shoji Kawamori:

For creators like me, our work only comes to life for when it is viewed by people. It seems that the time has just started to move, after years and years of stillness. I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all the people involved who have helped bring Macross to the world. Last but not least, I am deeply thankful for all the support and understanding from the fans around the world. Together, aiming for further freedom, and a brand new deculture. TO THE WORLD, TO THE GALAXY, Listen to our MACROSS song!!!!!!

Haruhiko Mikimoto:

Back when I was living in uncertainty, unsure whether or not I should become a professional creator or not, Studio Nue invited me to participate in their project and while I’m sure I caused some consternation for them, I was a member of the original creative team for the project that eventually was realized as Super Dimension Fortress Macross. I was hesitant about making a career out of this field, but the Macross franchise was instrumental in compelling me hard to enter into this field of work that I do today, and for that it is a very special title to me. On a personal level, I was frustrated not only over the fact that the global reach of the anime titles were impeded, but so too were all the production design sheets, the illustrations and the comics that were created through the involvement of many people. I am very happy to hear that the situation has been sorted out enough that audiences around the world would be able to fully access all this material. I humbly ask fans to please celebrate not only the anime titles that continue to evolve and change with each new series, but also support other material that is created to help promote the core titles, such as illustrations and comics, all of which are realized through the hard work on the part of myself and other creators!!

Source: MACROSS PORTAL SITE

March 2014 to September 2014[]

マクロス_新作TVシリーズ_始動! The announcement of the new series featuring the various instalments of Macross after the broadcast.
New TV Series.jpgA new series was announced after a rerun of Macross Frontier was broadcast. Copyright Studio Nue, Big West and Satelight.

New Macross Television Series Announced
The Kanto-area rerun of the Macross Frontier television anime ended on Wednesday with a teaser that a new Macross television series is launching. The announcement provided no further details on the new project in the 32-year-old science-fiction franchise.

The franchise began in 1982 with The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, a television anime series with themes of space warfare, a love triangle, and transforming fighter planes. It spawned two more television series (Macross 7 and Macross Frontier), several theatrical films (starting with The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?), and several video series (including Macross II, Macross Plus, Macross Dynamite 7, and Macross Zero).

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell and Adrian Lozano for the news tip.

The teaser video announcing that a new Macross television anime series is launching is now streaming online. The video aired after the Kanto-area rerun of the Macross Frontier television anime series ended on Wednesday.

The video starts with the words "news flash" and then introduces each of the installments in the Macross franchise before announcing that a new Macross television anime series is launching. The video previously debuted at a Macross event, but did not include the announcement of a new TV anime series at the end.

Sources: Anime News Network, Crunchyroll, Anime News Network

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Full-Size Macross VF-25F Valkyrie on Display in Tokyo
The Chiba Institute of Technology Tokyo Skytree Town Campus revealed the life-size model of the VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie from Macross Frontier on February 22.

The Town Campus was conceived of as a way to display the Chiba Institute of Technology's cutting-edge research through a series of hands-on, multi-sensational exhibitions. The model of the VF-25F occupies one corner of the new Area II Planetary Exploration Zone, which opened the same day. The new exhibition features seven activities, including a 300-inch 3D space theater, a grand tour over the surface of the sun, an exhibit of katana made from meteorites, and a display of high-resolution photos by Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft SELENE that allows visitors to take a trip to the moon's surface.

Source: Anime News Network

September 2014 to December 2014[]

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New Macross TV Anime Project Announced With Singer Auditions
The official website for the Macross franchise unveiled a new TV anime project tentatively titled Macross Delta (Delta written as Δ) on Sunday. The project will scout a new singing voice to provide the vocals for a character in the anime with an audition, which can be applied to beginning on December 1. More information about the audition will be unveiled in November. The website features the quote, "The new singing diva who can sway the galaxy of 2067 is you!"

The last television anime in the Macross franchise was Macross Frontier in 2007. The television anime was followed by two feature films. Megumi Nakajima debuted as a voice actress and vocalist after winning the audition to provide the voice for Macross Frontier heroine Ranka Lee.

Source: Anime News Network, MacrossWorld

October 2014 to December 2015[]

新作「マクロスΔ(仮)」歌姫オーディション告知_開催中ver.

新作「マクロスΔ(仮)」歌姫オーディション告知 開催中ver.

Do you have what it takes to be a singer?

Auditions for New "Macross" TV Anime Singer Begin at Japanese Karaoke Boxes!
The official portal site for the Macross anime series today announced the details of the audition for the main singer/voice actress for the upcoming new TV series, tentatively titled Macross Δ. The first auditions are held at Joysound's karaoke boxes across Japan from today December 1, 2014, to January 30, 2015. You choose your most favorite Macross song from the karaoke list, record yourself singing the song by the box's "Utasuki Douga" function, then send the video via Joysound's special site for the audition. You must be 25 or under as of January 30, 2015, and a resident in Japan (it doesn't mean you have to be Japanese). You can be either a professional or amateur singer, but the condition is that you currently have no contract with any record companies, regardless it's a major or indie label.

Back in 2007, Megumi Nakajima was chosen as the voice and singer for Ranka Lee in the third TV series Macross Frontier in the Victor Vocal & Voice Audition from about 5,000 entries. No details about the new TV series Macross Δ has been revealed, except the "2067" in the tagline, which is 8 years after the story of Macross Frontier was told.

To commemorate the auditions, Macross Card Fighter will be holding a special campaign where users input a new keyword each day in order to get a new Minmei card illustrated by Risa Ebata

Source: Crunchyroll, MacrossWorld

January to May 2015[]

Conversation with "Vision/Creator" Shoji Kawamori
Top mecha illustrator, sci-fi artist and mechanical designer Hidetaka Tenjin is to be the Anime Guest of Honour, invited by Viewster, at MCM London Comic Con next week, meeting fans on Friday and Saturday of the Excel London show.

Known for his realistic art style, Hidetaka Tenjin had been bringing the iconic mecha of the long-running Macross franchise to life for over a decade now, working as mechanical artist on titles such as Macross Zero, Macross Frontier, Macross Frontier: The False Diva and Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye. Other anime credits include Hellsing Ultimate, Gundam Evolve, Genesis of Aquarion and its sequel series Aquarion Evol.

As an artist and illustrator, Hidetaka Tenjin also works on the Master Grade Gundam model series box art for Bandai, as well as that company’s Star Wars range of models. In addition, the Kobe-born Tenjin has published a series of art books showcasing his mecha illustrations for Macross and has appeared as a voice actor in a number of anime series.

Source: Anime News Network, Viewster

It's Over 8,000!

新作「マクロスΔ(仮)」歌姫オーディション告知_開催中ver.

新作「マクロスΔ(仮)」歌姫オーディション告知 開催中ver.

Do you have what it takes to be a singer?

It has been confirmed that about 8,000 people have applied for the audition for the main singer/voice actress for the upcoming new Macross TV series, tentatively titled Macross Δ. It is the highest number in the history of the franchise, even 3,000 more that that for Macross Frontier in 2007 and 5,000 more than the recent "Miss Macross 30 Contest" in 2012. In the 2007 audition, Megumi Nakajima was chosen as the voice and singer for Ranka Lee from about 5,000 entries. The first auditions was held at Joysound's karaoke boxes across Japan for two months from December 1, 2014, to January 30, 2015. The organiser is now in a process to choose the finalists with videos and profile documents. The final selection round will be held in Tokyo in late April. The finalists will go through interviews with the judges, and will demonstrate their singing and voice performing skills. Then the new heroine will be announced on the portal site for the Maross franchise with more information about the new TV series.

Source: Crunchyroll

Super Dimension Fortress Macross Ranked Japan's Favorite Idol Anime
In a surprising turn of events neither current Idol anime Love Live! School Idol Project, Shoji Kawamori's/Satelight's AKB0048 nor THE iDOLM@STER were ranked Japan's number one idol anime but instead, the Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Not the recent production, Macross Frontier but the original television series series that was the first ever anime to feature an idol singer, Lynn Minmay. The runner up is Studio Pierrot's magical girl series Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel, which began in June, 1983, halfway through Super Dimension Fortress Macross's run, it too was a pioneer of idol anime.

The rankings are as follows:

  1. Super Dimension Fortress Macross 19.2%
  2. Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel 11.4%
  3. THE iDOLM@STER 9.4%
  4. AKB0048 7.2%
  5. Love Live! School Idol Project 6.8%

Source: NicoNico

June 2015 to July 2016[]

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All 9 volumes of the Blu-ray release.
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Contents of Volume 1 of the Blu-ray release.

Macross Delta Anime's 1st Blu-ray and DVD Will Have English Subtitles!

Amazon is currently listing the first Blu-ray disc and DVD volume of the Macross Δ anime television series with an option for English subtitles. The second through ninth volumes of the home video release are also listed on Amazon, but they do not currently list English subtitles.

The limited edition of the first Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume will go on sale on July 22 for 7,344 yen (about US$66) and will contain the first three episodes. The volume will include the "Mission 0.89" version of the first episode that aired last year, as well as an exclusive "Mission 01+" version. The volume will also include a flash anime with chibi characters, audio commentary featuring the anime's staff and cast, a 40-page special booklet, an art box and inner jacket with illustrations by Macross Δ character designer Majiro, and a sleeve case with illustrations by "Macross visual artist" Hidetaka Tenjin.

Additionally, the official website of Bandai Visual is listing a set for the nine volumes of the home video release. The set will go on sale on July 22 for 70,200 yen (US$630) with the special limited edition of the first volume only (the special limited editions of the other eight volumes will ship on their respective release dates) and will include a 1/72 scale plastic model. The specs listing for the set mentions English subtitles, but doesn't specify if each volume will have English subtitles.

Source: Anime News Network, Gwyn 注意!マクロスΔネタばれあり!@GwynCampbell

「マクロスΔ(デルタ)」特番番宣スポット

「マクロスΔ(デルタ)」特番番宣スポット

Macross Delta TV Anime Introduces Its Female Idols

The official website for Macross Delta, the next television anime in the Macross science-fiction anime franchise, has posted several new character profiles of the idol group Walküre (and several for Delta Squadron since this was announced). The website now has character profiles for the story's idols, along with a full-length trailer of the series.

Be sure to check the Macross site for more information, along with several planned figures and merchandise that will be released to coincide with the new show.

Source: Anime News Network

Shoji Kawamori, The Creator Hollywood Copies But Never Credits
Forbes writer, Ollie Barder, recently had a conversation with Shōji Kawamori. Kawamori is responsible for the creation of the original Macross, from its iconic mecha designs to its story and setting, this was then used later as the basis for Robotech. He would also contribute several designs for the original Transformers.

They discussed his the upcoming Macross Delta, and talked about his creative process and how everyone seems to copy.

Source: Forbes

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A conversation with Shōji Kawamori.

Macrossworld speaks with "Vision/Creator" Shōji Kawamori

Macrossworld's very own Gwyn "Tochiro" Campbell recently visited The HENKEI – Shoji Kawamori’s Design Works Exhibit, located at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in the Hyogo Prefecture, for a special lecture with series' creator Shōji Kawamori. The talk covered a variety of topics, which included Kawamori's inspiration for the original VF-1 Valkyrie, his evolving design philosophy, and his appreciation for the classic Gerry Anderson series, Thunderbirds.

The original exhibit was open to the public in July 3, 2015 – October 26. 2015, and highlighted Kawamori's lengthy career in the industry, from Macross, Cyber Formula, to most recent Aquarion spinoff.

Source: Macross World

January 2017 to January 2018[]

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NEW MACROSS SERIES FOR 35th ANNIVERSARY!

At the end of the Walküre's "Walkūre ga Tomaranai" concert at Yokohama Arena on 2017 January 29, it was announced that there would be a new Macross television series airing in 2018 as part of a series of announcements for the 35th anniversary celebration of the franchise.


Source: Anime News Network

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross is now on Amazon Video!

All 36 episodes of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross are now available Amazon Video with Japanese audio and English subtitles. It will be free for Amazon Prime users, other users are able to purchase each episode for $0.99. Additionally, the other two series that were adapted into Robotech, Genesis Climber MOSPEADA and Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross are also available.

Source: Amazon Video, Anime News Network

PS_Vita「マクロスΔスクランブル」TVCM_【ハヤテ&フレイア】

PS Vita「マクロスΔスクランブル」TVCM 【ハヤテ&フレイア】

Preview

Macross Δ Scramble for PS Vita

On July 21, 2016, Bandai Namco and developer Artdink announced Macross Δ Scramble, flight action shooting game, for the PS Vita.

The new game is an action / shooting hybrid that naturally lets you control fly-able mecha through missions that cover the story of Macross Δ up to episode 13.

There will also be guests from across the entire Macross series. Players will be enabled to use Variable Fighters that have three different forms of transformation.

Source: Gematsu, Niche Gamer

January 2018[]

『劇場版マクロスΔ_激情のワルキューレ』本予告

『劇場版マクロスΔ 激情のワルキューレ』本予告

Macross Delta Film Announced!

At a Macross Delta film announcement event on Monday, Macross franchise creator Shoji Kawamori unveiled the title and opening date of the film project. Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre (Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre) will open on February 9, 2018. (The terms for "theater" and "passion" are homonyms in Japanese — "gekijō.") The film will recompile scenes from the television anime with new scenes to tell a different story, to maximize the storytelling potential of the shorter runtime but larger medium. It will have at least one new song and enhanced battle sequences.

Source: Anime News Network

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マクロス35周年 東京スカイツリーとコラボレーション

マクロスF(フロンティア)新曲『goodjob!』byシェリル・ノーム&ランカ・リー

マクロスF(フロンティア)新曲『goodjob!』byシェリル・ノーム&ランカ・リー

Macross's 35th Anniversary at the Tokyo Skytree Shows Off Brand New Animation

Featuring:

  1. Original 35th Anniversary Movie
  2. Sheryl x Ranka Music Video of “Good Job”
  3. Uta Macross Skytree Original Live Show
  4. Take a Photo with Sheryl and Ranka
  5. The Tembo Gallery

March 2019[]

New Macross Delta Film Announced!

New Macross movie rumored to be released in 2020.

The "Walküre Senjō no Premium Live Event at Toyosu Pit" announced in Tokyo on Sunday that production has been green-lit on a new Macross Delta film. The announcement specifically describes the upcoming Macross Delta film as "entirely new" — as opposed to last year's Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre, which compiled earlier television anime footage with some new sequences.

Source: Anime News Network

Macross Crossover Live 2019 official art reveal.

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe in June!

The Macross franchise will hold two "Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe" concerts in June. The "Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe" concerts will feature singers from every Macross television series. In particular, they will include Mari Iijima (first Macross series and film's Lynn Minmay), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7's Basara Nekki), Chie Kajiura (Macross 7's Mylene Jenius), May'n (Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome), Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier's Ranka Lee), and the five Walküre idols (Macross Delta).

The concerts will take place at the Makuhari Messe venue's International Exhibition Halls 1 to 3 in Chiba on June 1 and June 2. People can apply for the random drawing for the first round of tickets from September 23 to October 9 on the official Macross website.

Source: Anime News Network

Kawamori Expo teaser event poster.

"Shōji Kawamori Expo" coming this May!

A very special 40th anniversary "Shōji Kawamori Expo" will be held in Tokyo Dome City at Gallery AaMo, Tokyo from May 31 (Friday) to June 23 (Sunday)! Experience seeing a fantastic retrospective of the renowned Vision / Creators' major works in person.

Anime industry veterans Shigeru Morita, Naoyuki Kato and Kazutaka Miyatake reunited with Shōji Kawamori to promote the exhibition. Meanwhile, May'n, Aya Endo and Megumi Nakajima also showed up to sign the poster for the event! Tickets will be available on March 23, 2019.

Source: Kawamori Expo Official Twitter

South China Morning Post Profiles Japanese anime legend Shōji Kawamori

SCMP highlights Shōji Kawamori's lengthy career.

Shōji Kawamori was interviewewd by South China Morning Post to talk about his past works and mecha designs, some of which became early Transformers toys. The 40-year industry veteran says he is worried by the change in children’s behaviour resulting from too much screen time. Other highlights in the interview include Kawamori pondering the possibility of his mecha-like creations being made in real life and the future of Japanese animation.

Source: South China Morning Post

Uta Macross Getting Regular Updates Since Launch

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One of many updates for Uta Macross smartphone game.

The popular Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture rhythm game has continuously been receiving updates since its launch in 2017. New costumes and divas are constantly added, including the addition of Macross Plus' Sharon Apple in January 2019. New costumes and story events are regularly added to Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, and Macross 7's Basara Nekki and Mylene Flare Jenius.

Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee's first new single in seven years, Good job!, the Sheryl only single Gorgeous, as well well as the new Ranka Lee single Brand New Peach debuted during a streaming event of the game. All the aforementioned songs were composed by Yoko Kanno.

Source: Anime News Network

April 2019[]

All Macross Big Voting Wrap-up!

"All Macross Big Voting" aired on May 4, 2019. It was hosted by Chiaki Kyan, Takanori Nishikawa, and featured Shōji Kawamori, who was accompanied by Mari Iijima, Megumi Nakajima, Minori Suzuki, Nobutoshi Canna and Shô Hayami. A large VF-1 Valkyrie statue can be seen prominently in the background.

The results for NHK's television special All Macross Big Voting was finally unveiled on May 4th, 2019. It was presented on “Happyo! Zen Macross Dai Tohyo” (Presentation! All Macross Big Voting), which aired Part 1 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Part 2 from 11:45 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. The special is similar to last year’s All Gundam Big Vote where the results were aired on two specials on BS Premium. The comprehensive fan-based voting is about ranking which was the best anime, character, mecha and song in the series' entire history. The special included a Mari Iijima singing "Do You Remember Love?" while Shô Hayami, Minori Suzuki, Nobutoshi Canna and Megumi Nakajima did a quick live-dubbing demonstration.

The build-up to the vote began on March 30, 2019, where Japanese fans could watch a four-hour special that covered thirty seven years of Macross via the Rekishi Hiwa Macross Historia (Confidential History of Macross Historia).

Source: *Crunchyroll - All Macross Big Voting

The results of the "All Macross Big Voting" special.

All Macross Big Voting Results!

The votes are in, and Macross Frontier takes the top stop as the all-time favorite Macross series in the “All Macross Big Voting” NHK special ! Nostalgia reigns as The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? takes the second spot on the list, followed by fan-favorite Macross 7. The original Super Dimension Fortress Macross achieved fifth place, followed the the series' latest entry, Macross Δ which helped build upon the success of Frontier thanks to the power of Walküre. Many old-school fans were pleased that Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again was able to take the 13th spot.

Unsurprisingly, the number one Macross character is the Galactic Fairy herself, Sheryl Nome, followed by hot air Basara Nekki and the indomitable Ranka Lee. Kaname Buccaneer takes fifth place thanks to her touching story, ahead of the venerable Lynn Minmay! Isamu Alva Dyson also enters the top ten slot in seventh place.

Fans voted that the YF-19 be the all-time favorite mecha in the franchise's history. The classic VF-1S Valkyrie took second place, followed by the YF-29 Durandal. Fourth place went to Basara's Fire Valkyrie. The YF-19 is so popular, that its movie edition counterpart is also within the top ten.

The most favorite song goes to "Do You Remember Love?", then the powerful "Lion" and finally, the rocking "Totsugeki Love Heart". The full list of the special can be seen on the link below.

Source: NHK - All Macross Big Voting Poll

Shōji Kawamori made a guest appearance on Walkure Won't Stop!, with hosts Minori Suzuki and Nao Tōyama.

Walkure Won't Stop! Kawamori Previews Kawamori Expo

On May 10, 2019, online series Macross Won’t Stop streamed several upcoming new events and products for Macross. The show reached more than 8,000 fans who tuned in to see Shōji Kawamori preview his upcoming Expo coming this May 31, 2019, as well as model an exclusive new Minmay T-shirt for Macross Crossover Live 2019 this June 2019!

Source: Gwyn Campbell on Macross Won't Stop!

Shōji Kawamori made a guest appearance on Walkure Won't Stop!, with hosts Minori Suzuki and Nao Tōyama.

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019, New Valkyries Toys!

Fans were in for a treat at the Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019 held on May 8 to 12, 2019 where they witnessed the debut of many new model kits and other items from some of the best manufacturers in the world. Macross fans in particular saw previews of the latest entry to the Variable Fighter Girls line, a gothic version of the VF-31A Kairos, featuring cover art by the Vision Creator himself, Shōji Kawamori, who actually dropped by the Aoshima booth.

Fans lucky enough to be there saw Shōji check out the massive Max Factory 1/20 scale VF-1S Super Valkyrie, as well as the excellent Variable Fighters Exhibition by the VF-1 Riders group! He was gracious enough to sign his signature at each of the booths there. You can watch video coverage of the event, and all those variable fighters here.

Source: VF Exhibition at Shizuoka Hobby Show 2019

Macross Crossover Live 2019 official banner art.

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe in June!

The Macross franchise will hold Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe in June. Macross Crossover Live 2019 will feature singers from every Macross television series, similar to previous lives such as Macross Crossover Live 30 and Macross Crossover Live (2009). In particular, they will include Mari Iijima (first Macross series and film's Lynn Minmay), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7's Basara Nekki), Chie Kajiura (Macross 7's Mylene Jenius), May'n (Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome), Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier's Ranka Lee), and the five Walküre idols (Macross Delta).

The concerts will take place at the Makuhari Messe venue's International Exhibition Halls 1 to 3 in Chiba on June 1 and June 2. People can apply for the random drawing for the first round of tickets from September 23 to October 9 on the official Macross website.

Source: Anime News Network

Kawamori Expo announcement event with Shōji Kawamori and staff.

"Shōji Kawamori Expo" coming this May!

A very special 40th anniversary Shoji Kawamori Expo will be held in Tokyo Dome City at Gallery AaMo, Tokyo from May 31 (Friday) to June 23 (Sunday)! Experience seeing a fantastic retrospective of the renowned Vision / Creators' major works in person.

Anime industry veterans Shigeru Morita, Naoyuki Kato and Kazutaka Miyatake reunited with Shōji Kawamori to promote the exhibition. Meanwhile, May'n, Aya Endo and Megumi Nakajima also showed up to sign the poster for the event! Tickets have been available since March 23, 2019.

Source: Kawamori Expo Official Twitter

New Macross Delta Film Announced!

New Macross movie rumored to be released in 2020.

The "Walküre Senjō no Premium Live Event at Toyosu Pit" announced in Tokyo on Sunday that production has been green-lit on a new Macross Delta film. The announcement specifically describes the upcoming Macross Delta film as "entirely new" — as opposed to last year's Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre, which compiled earlier television anime footage with some new sequences.

Source: Anime News Network

Uta Macross Getting Regular Updates Since Launch

【潜入歌マクロス】ゴールデンウィークの新情報を入手!

【潜入歌マクロス】ゴールデンウィークの新情報を入手!

One of many updates for Uta Macross smartphone game.

The popular Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture rhythm game has continuously been receiving updates since its launch in 2017. New costumes and divas are constantly added, including the addition of "Dancing in the Moonlight" from Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre and new costumes for Freyja Wion and Makina Nakajima in May 2019. New costumes and story events are regularly added to Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, and Macross 7's Basara Nekki and Mylene Flare Jenius.

Source: Anime News Network

June 2019[]

New Macross Delta Film, Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! Announced! Sixth Member of Walküre teased!

New Macross movie rumored to be released in 2020.

The members of the idol group Walküre announced on the second day of the Macross Crossover Live 2019 concerts that the title of the new Macross Δ film is Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!) The Walkūre members noted that there are six exclamation points in the title when there are only five members, and they half-jokingly asked the creator and director Shōji Kawamori for the reason. Kawamori teased that there will be a sixth performer.

The Shoji Kawamori Expo opened on Friday, and the end of the exhibition revealed a story teaser for the new film:

Walküre and Delta Flight used music to save people from the Vár Syndrome, a previously unknown disease that made humans and others go berserk. However, they find themselves facing a new threat…

Shoji Kawamori stated at the Flying Dog 10th Anniversary Live 'Inu Fes event in February that he is aiming to release the new Macross Δ anime film in 2020. However, the Shōji Kawamori Expo listed the film in "20XX." The first film was Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre, released in early 2018.

Source: Anime News Network (Egan Loo)

New Promotional Video for Kawamori Expo!

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Nao Tōyama and Kana Hanazawa make their way through the Shoji Kawamori Expo, held at Gallery AaMo in Tokyo Dome City.

Nao Tōyama, the voice actress who played Reina Prowler and a regular host at Macross Won’t Stop, along with Kana Hanazawa, veteran voice actress who worked on a number of Satelight productions, are guided through the Shoji Kawamori Expo by none other than Shōji Kawamori himself. The exhibit is open from May 31 (Friday) to June 23 (Sunday).

Source: Official Site

Macross Crossover Live 2019 final photo with all the main performers.

Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe Success!

The Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe was held over two days in early June 2019, and was a massive success! Like previous crossover lives, such as Macross Crossover Live 30 and Macross Crossover Live (2009), Macross Crossover Live 2019 featured singers from every Macross television series, including special guest stars. In particular, Mari Iijima (first Macross series and film's Lynn Minmay), Yoshiki Fukuyama (Macross 7's Basara Nekki), Chie Kajiura (Macross 7's Mylene Jenius), May'n (Macross Frontier's Sheryl Nome), Megumi Nakajima (Macross Frontier's Ranka Lee), and the five Walküre idols (Macross Δ) all performed various musical sets either solo or with out another.

Hiroko Kasahara, who played Ishtar in the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again OVA, performed a surprise duet with May'n, singing the song "Yakusoku". Akino Arai also performed. Voice actresses Megumi Toyoguchi, Aya Endo and many more were present to enjoy the festivities.

The concerts took place at the Makuhari Messe venue's International Exhibition Halls 1 to 3 in Chiba on June 1 and June 2, 2019. See more details at the official Macross website. Players of Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture received a special commemorative gacha, in the form of a VF-1J Valkyrie.

Source: Anime Anime

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PフィーバーマクロスΔ 先行映像

The teaser to the new game.

Pachislot Fever Macross Δ Launch!

Fans who attended the Macross Crossover Live 2019 at Makuhari Messe were able to try P Fever Macross Δ, the latest SANKYO Macross Pachinko / Pachislot game, this time centered around Walküre and Macross Δ! A teaser was released regarding the game's release earlier in the year.

Source: SANKYO


New key visual for the event by CAPCOM artist Mita Chisato.

Fashionable Macross Δ: Summer Colored Walkure Announced!

Fashionable Macross Δ: Summer Colored Walkure, a new Walküre themed "oshare" (おしゃれ or fashionable and stylish) event was just announced, to be held from June 21st (Friday) to July 2nd (Tuesday) at the Shinjuku Marui Annex department store 6F Event Space ONE in Tokyo, Japan.

The previous oshare events was held last August 25 to September 10, 2018, to coincide with the home release of Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre, and had the Walküre girls dressed like fashionable Tokyo ladies. These oshare events have proven quite popular, with merchandise selling out fast. More images can be seen from the last event at Deculture Shock. This lastest event is summer themed.

Source: Marui Annex

Kawamori Expo opening, featuring Shōji Kawamori and 67-year old Haruka Takachiho, the author of classic Japanese SF novels such as Dirty Pair and Crusher Joe series. The two creatives once collaborated when working on their theatrical adaptations. Although Takachiho suffered slight back pain, he nevertheless made it and enjoyed the "Classic Joe" corner.

"Shōji Kawamori Expo" in June!

A very special 40th anniversary Shoji Kawamori Expo is being held in Tokyo Dome City at Gallery AaMo, Tokyo from May 31 (Friday) to June 23 (Sunday)! Fans can experience seeing a fantastic retrospective of the renowned Vision / Creators' major works in person. Fans can see a massive "spacecraft" made from classic plastic model hobby kit boxes, a "Universal Bunny" stage, the giant YF-29 Durandal statue, large cut-outs of the SDF-1 Macross and numerous pre-production sketches from Gunhed to Macross, and everything in-between. Even Devil May Cry 5 has an area, as Kawamori designed that game's weapons. Official cosplayers for Aquarion EVOL also made an appearance. If you own Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works, wait until you see many of those sketches and designs in person here!

Anime industry veterans Shigeru Morita, Naoyuki Kato and Kazutaka Miyatake reunited with Shōji Kawamori when promoting the exhibition. Meanwhile, May'n, Aya Endo and Megumi Nakajima were also present for the poster for the event!

Source: Kawamori Expo Official Twitter

The results of the "All Macross Big Voting" special.

All Macross Big Voting Results!

The votes are in, and Macross Frontier takes the top stop as the all-time favorite Macross series in the “All Macross Big Voting” NHK special ! Nostalgia reigns as The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? takes the second spot on the list, followed by fan-favorite Macross 7. The original Super Dimension Fortress Macross achieved fifth place, followed the the series' latest entry, Macross Δ which helped build upon the success of Frontier thanks to the power of Walküre. Many old-school fans were pleased that Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again was able to take the 13th spot.

Unsurprisingly, the number one Macross character is the Galactic Fairy herself, Sheryl Nome, followed by hot air Basara Nekki and the indomitable Ranka Lee. Kaname Buccaneer takes fifth place thanks to her touching story, ahead of the venerable Lynn Minmay! Isamu Alva Dyson also enters the top ten slot in seventh place.

Fans voted that the YF-19 be the all-time favorite mecha in the franchise's history. The classic VF-1S Valkyrie took second place, followed by the YF-29 Durandal. Fourth place went to Basara's VF-19 Excalibur Custom. The YF-19 is so popular, that its movie edition counterpart is also within the top ten.

The most favorite song goes to "Do You Remember Love?", then the powerful "Lion" and finally, the rocking "Totsugeki Love Heart". The full list of the special can be seen on the link below.

Source: NHK - All Macross Big Voting Poll

Uta Macross Getting Regular Updates Since Launch

Mikumo Guynemer is the highlight of the "Celebrate Venus" event.

The popular Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture rhythm game has continuously been receiving updates since its launch in 2017. New costumes, divas and events are constantly added, including an exclusive, commemorative gacha to celebrate the Macross Crossover Live 2019 concerts, "Celebrate Venus" and "Confusion to Change" event featuring Mikumo Guynemer, and Sheryl Nome in the "June Bride" event.

Source: Anime News Network

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February 2021[]

Macross Frontier Anime Gets Brand-New Theatrical Short Film

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The tagline on the visual by character designer Risa Ebata reads, "Can you hear these voices?"

2021-02-06 - The live-streamed "Air Macross F Live 2021 ~Mada Mada Futari wa Kore kara! Watashi-tachi no Uta o Kike!!~" program announced the new Macross Frontier short film title Macross Frontier Short Film: Labyrinth of Time on Saturday 6th February 2021.

The new short credits franchise creators Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue with the original story, and Kawamori is also directing, writing, and storyboarding the short at Satelight. Flying Dog is producing the music.


The short film will premiere along with the Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!, currently scheduled for 2021.

Source: Anime News Network

April 2021[]

BIGWEST CO.,LTD., STUDIO NUE, INC. and HARMONY GOLD U.S.A. ANNOUNCE NEW AGREEMENT

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April 9, 2021

Tokyo, Japan

Landmark agreement between the anime companies will allow immediate international distribution of most Macross television sequels and films, while affirming Harmony Gold’s rights to the Robotech franchise. Both companies will cooperate on the international distribution of future Macross and Robotech projects post 2021.

Tokyo based BIGWEST CO.,LTD. and Los Angeles based Harmony Gold U.S.A. announced an agreement regarding the worldwide rights for the legendary Macross and Robotech franchises. This expansive agreement signed by both companies on March 1, 2021, ends two decades of disagreements and will allow Bigwest and Harmony Gold to chart a new path that will unlock the great potential of both the Macross and Robotech franchises worldwide. The landmark agreement immediately permits worldwide distribution of most of the Macross films and television sequels worldwide, and also confirms that Bigwest will not oppose the Japanese release of an anticipated upcoming live-action Robotech film. The agreement also recognizes Harmony Gold’s longstanding exclusive license with Tatsunoko for the use of the 41 Macross characters and mecha in the Robotech television series and related merchandise throughout the world excluding Japan. Moving forward, both parties will cooperate on distribution regarding future Macross and Robotech projects for the benefit of both franchises.

Bigwest Representative Director, Kaya Onishi added,

“Stories that feature Valkyries, a transformable realistic mecha, in action among the galaxies while diva's sing in the background, as well as love triangles involving the pilots and singers. That was and continues to be the concept behind the Macross series, and I am happy that I can now help bring Macross to people all over the world on the 40th anniversary of the series. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Harmony Gold Chairman, Frank Agrama for his courageous decision in this matter.”

Harmony Gold USA Chairman, Frank Agrama stated,

“This is an incomparably historic moment for both Harmony Gold and Bigwest and the anime industry overall. This is also an exciting moment for fans of Robotech and Macross worldwide. I thank my friend, Bigwest Representative Director, Kaya Onishi for her hard work to help us reach this long desired resolution that protects both of our franchises while building a better tomorrow for both our companies.”

Source: MACROSS PORTAL SITE

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