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  1. It’s been his official policy on the franchise as a whole for 21 years now, meaning that it predates even Zero. And this is only one translated published account. I suspect it dates back even further but people didn’t ask, given that canon is not something the Japanese tend to put as high a value on as the West when it comes to fiction (a trend that dates back to the late 70’s). TLDL: everything is fictional meaning that it can exist within and outside of concepts of canon simultaneously, allowing Kawamori maximum creative freedom. Knowing how he works, I suspect that he came up with this idea to keep himself motivated and creative and may well not have returned to Macross without it In a way it isn’t dissimilar to the stance Cameron has adopted with regards to the next 4 Avatar films that are currently in various stages of planning and production http://www.decultureshock.com/shoji-kawamori-on-what-is-and-what-is-not-canon/
  2. The SpeakerPODcast Crew is watching Macross Historia tonight an-... OMG THOSE HANDS! :-D
  3. Did a little digging into the SDF-018. If anyone else has any information that they've come across over the years, I'd love to hear it. http://www.decultureshock.com/the-vf-4-and-the-curious-case-of-the-sdf-018/
  4. Promotional video for Shoji Kawamori Expo. (Originally debuted at Anime Japan last weekend).
  5. No problem. That Ragna piece was actually really detailed. All the main Delta characters were represented except for (as Save pointed out to me) Q-lulu. There was one other entry I didn’t get photos of but posted a movie of it here ↓
  6. No worries! And speaking of pictures, here’s a gallery of the winning entries from this year’s Macross Modelers contest. http://www.decultureshock.com/macross-modelers-2019/
  7. Not directly Macross related, although there’s always the Kawamori/Diaclone connection. http://www.decultureshock.com/transformers-35th-anniversary-exhibition/
  8. There’s so much Macross news that it almost didn’t all fit into this podcast. But somehow we managed. Oh, Wonder Festival too! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-123-how-much-news-can-we-fit-in-a-single-podcast/
  9. Couple of Oshare pics. http://www.decultureshock.com/oshare_macross_gaiden_macross_boys/
  10. Latest episode is up :-) http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-122-who-let-the-flying-dogs-out/
  11. Just put up a gallery from yesterday’s Wonder Festival if anyone’s interested. http://www.decultureshock.com/wonder-festival-2019-winter/
  12. Latest episode is up! Mostly a two-man gig this ep, as we visit the Macross Bakuon Film Festival and look back at 2018. http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-121-explosive-sound/
  13. No worries. Only too happy to provide clarification and yes, the interview was indeed properly applied for in advance. And again, the two reporters credited with the interview were not involved with the panels. Nor did they have a photographer. So rest assured that no rules were stepped upon, nor even bent in conducting the interview. Thanks again for the feedback! EDIT: I’ve contacted those involved and been told that while they did have a photographer, they did not take any panel slide pictures. (Nor are they in any pics in the piece since they were the ones taking them). Added for clarification.
  14. Some points of clarification may be in order here. -The interview was properly applied for and approved in advance. The “guerilla” aspect is somewhat of an inside joke since, due to a con scheduling mishap, there was nowhere to actually conduct the interview, despite it being approved. Hence it was done on-the-go. -The interview was not conducted in an elevator. None of the audio file I was given to transcribe was recorded anywhere other than in the hallway. Were there some setup questions asked elsewhere? Obviously, not being there, I can’t say. But nothing was recorded for the interview in an elevator. -Nothing in the audio file suggests that he felt in anyway uncomfortable. In fact, I was actually surprised at how relaxed and forthcoming his answers were. He certainly sounded quite happy imo. And there’s no awkward body language reflected in the multitude of photographs he took with the interviewers, most of which did not end up being included in the article. -I can’t speak to the actions of any photographers, since I didn’t have anyone approach me and ask to cover the panels, however I am aware photographs were explicitly allowed in one panel and not the other. I’ve received photographs from the panel in which they were permitted, from several people at the time, in fact, however none of them were of the slides. TL;DR - The interview was authorized, conducted with the permission of the interviewee, and done with his kind blessing “on-the-go” because despite being approved in advance there was nowhere proper to do it. Again, since I wasn’t there in person, there’s a limit to any insight I can provide, however the above may be useful in clarifying the actual conditions the interview was conducted under. Thanks for the feedback though. It’s much appreciated and I’ll be sure to pass it along. Thanks for reading!
  15. While not overly Macross-related, this may prove interesting for anyone that is looking for a little background noise while recovering from the Xmas/New Years food coma. http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-120-what-is-anime/
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