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Chojiku Nyan Nyan Cafe & Bar Sneak Peek!

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The Macross Frontier-themed ‘Chojiku Nyan Nyan Cafe & Bar‘ at CHARACRO in Ikebukuro is set to open this Sunday, July 27.

However, a special pre-opening event was held on July 24 for approx. 40 lucky fans. Movies were prohibited, but I managed to get a couple of pics. More detailed impressions coming soon.

  
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Macross 2 Blu-ray Box is out!

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Well, technically it comes out tomorrow, however a few people have gotten their box sets a day early.

Unfortunately the blurays do not have any English subtitles or the infamous dub but (as discussed previously on SpeakerPODcast) the remaster looks gorgeous. Thanks to Renato for the pics!

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Up to the Minute Macross World

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SpeakerPODcast Ep.16 – MACROSS 30 SPOILERCAST!

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What exactly are Minmei, Hikaru and Misa doing in the year 2060? Why are Max and Milia shooting at Mylene? (well… haven’t we all wanted to at some point?). But more importantly, is all this canon?

This episode of SpeakerPODcast reaches across time and space to assemble a crack team of gaming experts to discuss the characters, story, and gameplay of MACROSS 30.

(Try taking a shot of something every time the word ‘niche’ is used. It helps everything make sense, we swear!)

Featuring special guests Andrew “Veef” Collie and Kyle ‘falconkpd” Dunn. Special thanks to new forum member Vashzaron for asset assistance.

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SpeakerPODcast Ep.15 – Macross 2 REMASTERED!

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Wondering what the upcoming Macross 2 Bluray remaster is like? The SpeakerPODcast Crew got a sneak peak at a theatrical screening and get together to talk all about it. It’s good, but is it good enough to entice MW members Jason and Cheryl to fly all the way to Japan to attend the event? In a word – YES!

Featuring special guests Jason & Cheryl Cline and a whole bunch of musical shenanigans.

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Macross Frontier Shudisuta Boxset Discounted!

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The Macross Frontier ‘Shudisuta’ movie bluray boxset WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES has been discounted by 44% at both AmiAmi and Amazon Japan. The boxset includes both THE FALSE SONGSTRESS and THE WINGS OF FAREWELL, an extras disc, and two large art books. If you haven’t picked a copy up yet there’s no better way to support the franchise and get a great deal at the same time!

Many thanks to forum veteran UN Spacy for the heads up.

  
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Macross SpeakerPODcast Ep. 14, Part 3 – MACROSS MYTHBUSTERS!

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Tom has questions – and hopefully the SpeakerPODcast Crew has answers!

So join us, as we discuss the history and production of Macross – and bust wide open some long-held misconceptions along the way.

Macross SpeakerPODcast – now with 100% more mysterious German MC!

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Macross SpeakerPODcast Ep. 14, Part 2 – Renato Remembers Love

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Renato travels to the Ishinomori Mangattan and tries to remember love – but ends up just feeling cold instead.
In the meantime, after getting some not-so-new-news out of the way, the SpeakerPODcast Crew gasps as Mina questions Basara’s parents and goes behind the scenes with Hidetaka Tenjin on the set of ‘Face Off’, while Save watches a man in a Gundam suit dance to Ishtar. And then runs into Shoji Kawamori. Again.

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Ishtar still draws quite a crowd …

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Macross SpeakerPODcast Ep. 14, Part 1 – The VF-1D is on a boat.


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Macross enthusiast Tom Bateman visits Tokyo and stops off to chat with the SpeakerPODcast Crew about his early history with Macross and what it was like working at HG. What on earth happened to those 1/55 re-issues anyway? I guess they must still be on that darn boat.

Macross SpeakerPODcast – now with even more dramatic readings by Renato. You’ve been warned.

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Since this recording is more of a general chat that our usual structure, there are no timestamps this time around.

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UPDATE! May’n adds Los Angeles to her Tour! July 17, 2014

Update! Tickets now available for May’n's L.A show! VIP Meet and greet is extremely limited in supply… Get yours today!
http://www.utbhollywood.com/mayn/

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May’n returns to Los Angeles for special show at Musicians Institute

J-Pop and anime singer May’n returns to L.A. for a special performance at the Musicians Institute (www.mi.org) in Hollywood, CA, on July 17, 2014. The popular Japanese singer is famous worldwide for her music for numerous films, television series, and anime programs. The concert event is the first American stop in her 10th Anniversary “dots and lines” World Tour which began in February this year.

Known for her work as Sheryl Nome (singing voice) in Macross Frontier and several anime themes such as Accel World, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Blood Lad, and Shangri-La, May’n last visited Hollywood in 2012 for her “ROCK YOUR BEATS” World Tour. Her latest album NEW WORLD was released in January in three separate editions, including music videos and a live concert recording.

Read more about it at nekopop.com

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