MacrossWorld Convention Returns to Torrance on October 15th, 2016

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Guest of Honor: Mari Iijima

MacrossWorld Convention returns to Torrance, California with Guest of Honor Mari Iijima! We’re thrilled to welcome back Ms. Iijima, voice of Lynn Minmay in the original Macross TV series and film, to this year’s event on Saturday, October 15th. 

Mari Iijima will perform live in a special concert event for MacrossWorld attendees, and appear at a signing immediately following her performance.

Guest of Honor: Run Sasaki

Known for her roles including Vanessa in the original “Super Dimension Fortress Macross” TV series, “Mimsy” in “Super Dimension Century Orguss”, and Alfin in “Crusher Joe”, Run Sasaki will join this year’s convention for a panel and meet & greet. We’re excited to welcome back Ms. Sasaki, who will share stories of her work during the exciting era of 80s mecha anime.

Special Guests: The Cast & Crew of the U.S. Renditions Macross II Dub

Join MWCon 2016 for our panel reuniting the cast and crew of the pioneering English dub of “Macross II”. David Keith Riddick, Robert Napton and engineer Les Claypool of U.S. Renditions will be joined by voice actors Tom Fahn, John Fahn, Victor Garcia and Debra Rogers, as they look back at the influential company and their work in presenting “Macross II” to the American market in the 1990s.

Other scheduled activities and attractions include the “Macross Idol” cosplay and performance contest, a cosplay gathering, a toy and model customizing competition, dealer’s room and anime-themed food truck Okamoto Kitchen.

MacrossWorld Convention is THE Super Dimensional event for fans of all of the generations of Macross from 1982 to today, and other mecha, music and idol anime.

Register Now: https://mwcon.ticketleap.com/mwcon2016

MACROSS – 1992 Live Action Movie Treatment

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The following is the 1992 movie treatment for a possible live action movie of Macross.
This particular treatment was not developed past this early initial stage as far as we know.
It has previously been discussed on SpeakerPODcast in Episode 36 and Episode 37.
You can join the conversation in progress in the forums here.

Macross Live Action Movie Treatment – 1992
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Macross Delta – Latest Key Visual Revealed!

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The second key visual for Macross Delta was revealed today, along with confirmation that the series will indeed start airing in April as previously speculated (exact date TBD).

In addition, a novelisation and FOUR spin-off manga were also announced.
Exact details about the manga have yet to be revealed, but some will deal with the origins of both Walkure and the Aerial Knights.
The manga will run in the following publications:

■Magazine Special (Weekly Shonen Magazine).
Artist: Kei Ichimonji (一文字 蛍)
Starts: May

■Shonen Sirius Monthly:
Artist: Tatsuo  (タツヲ)
Starts: April

■Comic Rex Monthly
Artist: Shion Miduki (満月シオン)
Starts: April

■Comic Zero Sum Monthly
Artist: Azuki Fuji (藤小豆)
Starts: April

A talkshow will also be held at Anime Japan 2016 on March 26, featuring cast members from the original Macross, Macross 7, Macross Frontier, and Macross Delta.

Macross Triangle Booth @ Wonder Festival 2016 (Winter)

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As the largest hobby show in Japan, Wonder Festival is always a good source of Macross news, toys and kits – both official and fan-made.
With the broadcast of Delta just around the corner however, the next Wonder Festival (February 7) will have an official Macross ‘Triangle’ booth as well, complete with merchandise and events.

The booth will also be playing full versions of all three songs that were used in the Macross Delta preview episode: (i)Ikenai Borderline, (ii)Love! Halation THE WAR, (iii)Gilitick❤︎BEGINNER.
Of these, only Ikenai Borderline has yet to have been released commercially.

Macross Event Schedule @ WF2016(W)
10:00~10:30: Macross Delta ep.1 (0.89 preview ver.) Screening
11:00~11:30: Macross Delta ep.1 (0.89 preview ver.) Screening
11:30~12:30: HI-METAL R Regult hands-on session.
13:00~14:00: JOYSOUND Karaoke Contest (1)
-Ikenai Borderline @ Wonder Festival
14:30~15:30: MACROSS MODELLERS Mecha Dogfight
16:00~17:00: JOYSOUND Karaoke Contest (3)
-Kira & Ikenai Borderline☆Sing our song!

Merchandise (prices do not incl. tax)

TShirts: 3000 yen each

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Posters: 800 yen each

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Badges: 300 yen each. Allotted at random. 22 variations.

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Macross Eye Wear (glasses frames) Sheryl & Ranka versions: 12000 yen each

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Macross Delta Full Colour Tote Bags: 2500 yen

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Macross Delta Microfiber Towels: 600 yen each.

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Final batch of Macross Movies Blu-ray discs are OUT!

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Today sees the release of the remaining three Macross movies in their sleeker, stand-alone, new editions: Macross: Do You Remember Love, Macross Plus: Movie Edition, and Macross 7: The Galaxy is Calling Me.  Following on from the release of the two Macross Frontier movies, The False Diva and The Wings of Farewell, these last three releases also boast brand-new art by staff members, namely Koji Morimoto (Plus), Haruhiko Mikimoto (DYRL and 7) and Hidetaka Tenjin (er, all the things), as well as newly recorded audio commentaries, featuring Mika Doi (Misa Hayase), Akira Kamiya (Roy Focker), Yasunori Honda (DYRL sound producer), Shoji Kawamori, Haruhiko Mikimoto, Takumi Yamazaki (Isamu Dyson), Unshou Ishizuka (Guld Bowman), Ichiro Itano, Keiko Nobumoto (Plus screenwriter), Michiko Nemoto (Emilia Jenius), Tetsuro Amino (M7 director) and many MORE.

But of course, the one thing that is on everyone’s mind is whether or not the censorship that plagued the original release of DYRL on BD is still there or not.  I can happily report that it has been removed and so the movie is just the way you remember it.  DO YOU REMEMBER GORE?

Now there’s absolutely no excuse not to own these classics, looking better than ever.  Though in the case of the Frontier movies, I would say the Shudista boxset is still better value, since it’s jam-packed with bonus content, and you get a bunch of books as well as English subtitles, which the new releases sadly lack.

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Macross Delta Characters

In the lead to the upcoming special broadcast of the first episode of MACROSS DELTA, the official website has been releasing information on characters for the past two weeks.

From a half-Zentraedi captain, to a member of the Jenius family, the 16 characters announced to date are below.

Translations can be found in the dedicated thread in the forums.

 

Macross Delta – First Details Announced!

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On Friday, Oct 29 at 12:00 JST, a special live-streamed NicoNico event unveiled first details for Macross Delta, including Valkyrie designs, Character designs, winner of the idol contest, prototype toys, and a teaser trailer.

Full details can be found at Anime News Network.

A TV Special will air on December 31st which will apparently include an almost complete first episode. The official start date of the new tv series has yet to be announced.