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    Games for Mac OS?

    Are/were there any Macross games designed for Mac? If so, any recommendations? If not, can anyone recommend an emulator/workaround (without using bootcamp) and some titles that "translate" well to Mac OS? *I'm running Yosemite. I apologize if this has already been covered in forums (my search did not uncover anything). I thank you all in advance.
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    Galaxy Express 999 films licensed!

    So I finally picked up the first of the two 999 movies, from the B&N site for $11 and change. Very satisfied!! While the packaging itself leaves a bit to be desired (no liner notes, inserts or bonuses of any kind), for the price--and just being able to finally be able to replace my aged tape--it is well worth the buy! Outside of trailers and a few images that pass for a "gallery", there are no real extras either; but again, that is all forgiven and forgotten once you feast your eyes on the footage. This edition is absolutely GORGEOUS! If you've only seen this on tv and/or vhs, like me, you will be blown away! Only a few highly-forgivable quibbles (in addition to the sparse packaging): It seems to me that at times, the ambient sounds/effects and music track were dialed up a bit high (in relation to the voice track); that said, this MAY have been remedied with different setting to my sound system. Also, while the overall subtitling is just fine (though I think I prefer the VIZ script a bit better), there are several instances of some odd choices of translation/transliteration...especially odd when some of the words/phrases that are changed are already English words(!). Again, nothing that confuses or takes away from the overall enjoyment. Did I mention that the restored footage is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS? I am so happy to finally have this and I highly recommend! *have not viewed the dubbed version on this disk yet, so can't speak on that.
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    Galaxy Express 999 films licensed!

    Excellent news, indeed! Since my vhs tapes have worn out, I can't wait to get my hands on this. There's nothing like this movie. A Sci-Fi Western with French art-house sensibilities...done Japanese style One of my favorites!
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    Galaxy Express 999 films licensed!

    Thanks, Keith! So judging by that instance ("lead glass"), I suppose it is safe to say that they did not use the Viz script (though I did read that they used the Viz dubbing?). Any idea if the subtitle script comes from somewhere else or did they do a new translation? Thanks.
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    Galaxy Express 999 films licensed!

    Can anyone tell me if they use the old Viz (vhs) release's script for the subtitles or a different script? Also, is this the same as the Eastern Stars release? Thanks!
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    vf-4 resin advice

    Thank you so much for the general modeling advice! It's apprecaited (and needed!) Yes, I was referring to the Monsters in Motion ad--thanks for the warning (I was just about to go down there, later today). So glad I checked the thread, today! Thanks, again, all
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    vf-4 resin advice

    Thinking about purchasing VF-4 resin kit (1/72) and would appreciate any feedback from those that have the kit and have built it. I am not much of a builder (skill/motivation-wise) and have only successfully built a few kits (all basic plastic), but I'd love to have a "4" to grace my desk. Relatively speaking, how difficult a kit is this one and are there any details that I may be overlooking (as much as I like this kit, it would be a waste of money if I weren't able to give it the deserved attention). I thank you all, in advance. EDIT: Unfortunately, the website I intend to purchase from did not list a brand and mentioned only the following: "This is the legendary Macross VF-4 Valkyrie. One of the hardest Valkyries to find. This high quality resin kit is 1/72 scale and has approximately 24 parts and is about 9" long when completed." and is priced at $54.99. Does this help?
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    Macross The First

    Great hearing everyone's thoughts! Glad we are all enjoying I purchased mine at Kinokuniya books (online), but I have seen it at Yesasia.com, also
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    Macross The First

    Just recently finished Volume 01 of the Macross The First manga and could not be more pleased (and excited for the next volume)! My heart began to race and expectations began to build, as soon as I first learned that not only had Mikimoto-San started work on the project (and that serialization had bugun in the new Mac. magazine), but that I could soon lay my hands on handsome volumes of this retelling. I realize, with all the other Macross news (regarding sequels and associated products), this may not be big to most, but to me (my opinion only) nothing has been able to recapture the same magic of the original story arc (SDFM t.v, DYRL, Flashback)...with "The First", I am falling in love, all over again! Even if you do not read Japanese (and haven't the patience to translate the furigana), I still suggest picking up the volume! If one has a familiarity with the original anime, one will not be lost and should be able to follow along. Even to serve as merely an artbook, it is worth the buy (love the design upgrades!). While there are changes (in varying degrees) in dialog, design and story, it just feels right (to me). Evoking nostalgia and wonder, at the same time, this manga is both familiar and fresh--best of both worlds!!! I think that some of the changes are even improvements! I've read threads discussing a want/need for a reboot of the original anime. Reading Macross The First is the next best thing (and in the end, perhaps more satisfying). For added kick, have your favorite Macross soundtrack playing in the background. If you're feeling perverse, play the Robotech soundtrack in the background, lol. I look forward to hearing everyone's thought and to discussing this and the upcoming volumes with all. Thanks for your indulgence.
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    Newbie Questions on Macross

    Since the Megaroad disappeared shortly after leaving Earth, how do we know that Hikaru and Misa married and had a child...was this "reported" before they lost contact w/ Earth? Did this take place before they left Earth? Is this event depicted in any mediuim or just part of the accepted official timeline. Thanks.
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    Robotech and HG License Debates

    Same person? http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/index.php?...c=9057&st=0
  12. Being a huge fan of the 999 movies (original and "adeiu") and since my Viz vhs tapes are no longer, I was wondering if anyone knew if anyone had licensed these movies or if there has been any talk of a company planning to put them on dvd. If not, any "region free" and/or torrent options...? Thanks in advance.
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    DRYL remastered DVD release

    What is the ISBN number for the 3-disk version...I want to try ordering it from a local import book/dvd store. Thanks in advance.
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    So called Macross Facts

    Kaifun is Minmay's cousin in the tv series, and recasted as her brother in DYRL. This is to simplify the love triangle for a 1-1/2 hour movie. 318868[/snapback] actually, according to the Macross Compendium : Fallacy: "Kaifun is Minmay's brother." Explanation: Kaifun is Minmay's cousin (with no blood relations between them). Minmay says Kaifun is a "cousin who is like a brother" to her in his debut during the first series. Source of fallacy: Assumption based on Minmay's name for Kaifun ("Kaifun-niichan"), an affectionate name for a brotherly figure.
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    Looking For Super Spacefortress Macross

    I believe the Super Space Fortress LD is both dubbed and letterboxed - wouldn't it be easier to dump that onto a dvd?
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