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Shoji Kawamori Design Exhibit Announced

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An exhibit of the design works of Shoji Kawamori has been announced.
Titled THE TRANSFORMATION, it will include designs from Macross, Cyber Formula, Aquarion and more.

The exhibit will be held at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Hygo Prefecture. Previously this venue hosted the debut version of the MACROSS THE MUSEUM exhibit back in 2013.

THE TRANSFORMATION will run from July 3rd to October 26, 2015.
Entrance fee for adults is 700yen. There is no word on guest talks or signings at this time.

  
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Macross the First Vol.6 – OUT NOW!

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Macross THE FIRST Vol. 6 goes on sale today in Japan. With a recommended retail price starting at626yen, fans of published, physical material can grab a copy at online retailers such as Amazon Japan or Yes Asia.

To coincide with the release, ComicWalker has also updated its service with the very latest chapter of Macross THE FIRST. The chapter is free, however please note that you will need to set your device’s OS to Japanese in order to view it.

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Up to the Minute Macross World

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VF-1S vs SV-51… That’s what I keep saying!!!

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VF-19A SVF-569 Lightnings

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Shoji with the Koenig Monster.

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Aisha Blanchett’s VF-19E/MF (Macross 30). Originally posted by Richard Clark http://tamca.hs-tamtam.jp/p1_2013_char/detail.php…

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Macross 30 Makes Super Robot Wars Debut

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A leak of this weeks issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has confirmed earlier rumours that the YF-30 from the 2013 PS3 game ‘Macross 30′ will be making an appearance in the upcoming Super Robot Wars BX on the Nintendo 3DS.

Series protagonist Rion Sakaki has been shown in leaked screenshots piloting his VF-25 from the opening of Macross 30, while a splash page shows illustrations of both the YF-30, as well as the YF-29 Durandal from ‘Macross Frontier: The Wings of Farewell’. The article goes on to confirm that characters/mecha from ‘Macross Frontier: The False Songstress‘ will also be included.

Super Robot Wars BX will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on August 20, 2015 for 6640 yen (7171 yen incl. tax). It will be region-locked to Japanese 3DS consoles.

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EDIT: A trailer for the game has been posted by Bandai Namco. Check out the 0:45 and 3:55 mark for some Macross!

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Mari Iijima: Golden Best (Victor Years)

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Voice of eternal Macross favourite Lynn Minmay, Mari Iijima has announced via her Facebook page that Victor Entertainment Japan will be releasing her latest best-of album later this month.

The album will cover the early days of Mari’s career and include a total of 17 tracks, several of which are from Macross.

Release Date: May 27, 2015
Price: 2000yen (plus tax)

Purchase from Amazon Japan.
Purchase from CD Japan.
Purchase from Yes Asia

  
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May’n Takes 3 Month Hiatus Due To Vocal Polyps.

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Singing voice of Macross Frontier’s Sheryl Nome, May’n has put concerts for the next 3 months on hiatus due to polyps on her vocal chords.
The polyps were discovered a few years back by doctors. She has been performing while keeping an eye on the condition which recently worsened. May’n aims to take the next 3 months off to ease the stress on her vocal chords, which means her current acoustic tour will be cancelled. Her management says that Augusts scheduled 10th Anniversary concert at the Budokan ‘POWERS OF VOICE’ is currently still on track to go ahead as planned.
  
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VF-2SS Transformable Toy ANNOUNCED!

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The annual spring Miyazawa Mokei toy exhibit was held today, bringing with it a very unexpected announcement.
Scooped by the world’s most notorious Macross 2 fan SAVE, who was at the unveiling in person, Evolution Toys announced a 1/60 transforming toy of the VF-2SS.

Heres what we know:
Maker: Evolution Toys
Cost: 25,000 yen
Release Date: Autumn, 2015

SAVE noted that, given Evolution Toys previous releases, fans can expect a certain amount of die-cast in the toy. More details as they emerge.

Dengeki Online has since also picked up the story in their event report.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.23 – Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box.

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Renato, Gwyn and returning ANN champion EGAN LOO grab a seat with a huge Mazinger at the RO-BO-TA in the aftermath of a Chie Kajiura concert to discuss the Macross 7 diva’s latest performance.

But what on earth is the secret behind Tomo Sakurai’s Pink Box?

Then, Richard, Kyle, and Collection DX’s Leonardo check in for the second part of their plastic model kit retrospective which can be summed up in a single word – HASEGAWA!

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SpeakerPODcast EP.22 – Modelling Maestroes!

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SpeakerPODcast’s roving reporter Richard grabs Leonardo Flores from Collection DX to chat about Macross model kits from the 80’s to mid 90’s. If companies like ‘Arii’ and ‘Nichimo’ sound familiar then this is the podcast for you!

Oh, and Kyle pops up too. For a while. We think.

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You want this ‘junk’, don’t you Leonardo?

 

  
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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 2)

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Having confessed his true feelings about Macross 7’s Mylene, Repacked Podcast’s Scream Man gets into what really matters – toys, toys and more toys! – on part 2 of this Deculture Down Under special of the SpeakerPODcast.

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SpeakerPODcast EP.21 – Deculture Down Under (Part 1)

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While visiting Sydney last December, Tochiro visited forum member Scream Man, host of the Repacked Podcast to check out his collection and chat about Macross, growing up as an anime fan in Australia in the 80’s and 90’s, and learn the shocking truth about his anti-Ninja Scroll campaign!

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Some of Scream Man’s handiwork.

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Yahooooo!

 

 

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