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  1. We will be putting a lot of pics up from Wonderfest this coming weekend, but in the meantime, come take a closer look at Bandai's new 1:48 DX Chogokin VF-1J :-) http://www.decultureshock.com/dx-chogokin-vf-1j/
  2. This episode - you've heard his voice before but this episode we finally let Tony tell his Macross story. We also drop by a talkshow by SDF-1 designer Kazutaka Miyatake and ask him about his work on Macross Delta. Theres timestamps in the link for anyone that wants to skip to a particular topic. If you have any comments or feedback, drop us a line! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-110-a-dog-tony-show/
  3. Overcoming its own odyssey of dead computers and software incompatibilities, the SpeakerPODcast is back and joined by Tim Eldred to discuss the happenings in Chapter 5 (eps. 15-18) of Yamato 2202! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-109-yamato-2202-ch-5-purgatory/
  4. It's a packed episode this time around - it also includes double the Kawamori! :-) http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-108-spudger-not-included/
  5. This episode - Ready Player One, Shoji Kawamori's Juushinki Pandora, and all the latest bluray and Uta Macross news! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-107-ready-pandora-one/
  6. Time for an all new episode of the SpeakerPODcast! The Crew analyses the original painting of one of the most iconic illustrations in Macross history and Renato makes his singing debut - but will he survive to tell the tale? Will the event? Also, why is the voice actor for Hibiki from Macross 2 singing Orguss? All this, plus Southern Cross smackdowns and Steven Seagal - because no podcast can ever have enough Steven Seagal. (Theres also multiple galleries of photos attached to this cast, from both events, so be sure to check them out!) http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-106-wont-someone-listen-to-renatos-soul/
  7. Episode 105 is up and covers a recent official fan club event, the Macross the First reboot, and some Yoshiki Fukuyama gigs. Please excuse the background noise on this one ^^; http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-105-deltama-mission-3-3/
  8. This episode - we're still talking Walkure! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-104-the-walkure-talk-wont-stop/
  9. Tochiro

    New Macross TV Series in 2018

    Being General Producer and having ‘control’ are quite different things. He doesn’t own the IP, for example. But he was willing to come forward and take responsibility for it. General supervision and responsibility for the franchise was needed as it grew and he stepped up to do so. I’ve heard Renato mention that he felt a sense of responsibility towards the franchise. By taking up the role, he provides general overall vision, supervision of quality of what was being made and, on the flip side, is responsible for any criticism or perceived failures. It’s a big responsibility and is basically one that no one else stepped up to the plate to provide afaik.
  10. Tochiro

    New Macross TV Series in 2018

    That’s what many Delta detractors seem to want to believe, despite their being no evidence to support it. Jushinki Pandora (previously known as “The Next”), the other project he has been involved in, doesn’t begin airing until a month from now meaning it most certainly did not effect his work on Delta 18-24 months ago. If anything, Delta is more likely to have affected Pandora, given that there wasn’t even any plans to do a Delta compilation movie until after the 2nd Walkure concert last year. (←Any actual effect is only speculation however. The only actual fact we know is that the production of the two would have overlapped and that Kawamori even went so far as to do the storyboards for the Delta movie). I’m not sure where the ‘people liked Macross Plus more than 7 due to Kawamori’s involvement’ idea is from. Certainly, the director of M7 was Tetsuro Amino, but again Kawamori oversaw the whole thing. In fact, M7 was the project he originally wanted to make and only agreed to come back to do Plus on the condition that he be allowed to make M7 as well. Certainly, almost 25 years later, of the two M7 is the one with the more lasting legacy, and larger fan base in Japan.
  11. Tochiro

    New Macross TV Series in 2018

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but any such suspicion would be incorrect. As the General Producer for the entire Macross IP, absolutely everything is signed off on by Kawamori - from prize figure designs to Walkure dance routines to story elements. If he doesn’t like something, it generally doesn’t get through with only a handful of exceptions (eg, including the three pillars of Macross). Add to that the fact that he was actively working on Delta throughout the entire series, and the fact that he has always enjoyed throwing winks out there to the fans - like adding Sheryl’s earrings in to the bluray edit of Macross Zero, for example. Similarly, the magazine interview you are referring to was addressing the feedback and questions of viewers. Again, given that one of the Producers of Delta announced not even 4 days ago, that revealing Lady M’s identity was still very much a possibility, said interview is also a little out of date at this point. Just throwing the above out there in case anyone should happen to mistake opinions as fact.
  12. There’s no calendar that I’m aware of, primarily because many events use different ticketing services and most will not sell tickets to people without a Japanese address or credit card. And it’s almost impossible to just walk in off the street as many dont have tickets available on the day, unfortunately. For any major events though, we mention them in they cast when announced and also tweet them, for what it’s worth. Interestingly, there’s no major, Macross-centric events coming up at all in the next few months -not that have been announced anyways. Presumably they’re giving the fans some time to recover after the craziness of the last two months.
  13. After months of anticipation, Walkure's 3rd concert "Walkure Won't Betray You", has finally happened! This episode we grab as many fans as possible to talk about it. The result was utter chaos - so it's just like being there! http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-103-eventers-assemble/
  14. Toys, toys, toys! We're talking about last weekend's Wonder Festival this episode - there was actually a surprising amount to talk about. http://www.decultureshock.com/speakerpodcast-ep-102-wonder-festival-2018-winter/
  15. We've just posted a massive, 450 photo blowout from last Sunday's Wonder Festival over at Decultureshock. Drop by and take a look! http://www.decultureshock.com/wonder-festival-2018-winter/