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From ANN:

Radio Macross, the talk show dedicated to the Macross anime space opera with transforming robots and pop music, premiered on Japan airwaves this past weekend, and the Onsen website has begun its official streaming of entire episodes online on Tuesday. The radio show is part of the buildup for Macross Frontier, the 25th anniversary series that will air in Japan this April. The show will discusses news about Macross in general and Macross Frontier in particular. Radio Macross joins Onsen's roster of streamed shows, which includes Aria, ToHeart2, Rosario + Vampire, School Days, Mayumi Iizuka, Sky Girls, One Piece, Clannad, and more.

The two hosts of Radio Macross are Megumi Nakajima and Kenta Miyake. In Macross Frontier, Nakajima plays the heroine Ranka Lee, a Chinese restaurant waitress who dreams of meeting her pop idol and becoming a singer herself. Miyake plays the secondary character Bobby Margo, a bridge operator aboard the Macross 25 warship. A 27-minute early cut of Macross Frontier's first episode aired on Japanese television late last month to generally positive reviews.

And here's the link for the broadcast: http://onsen.ag/meta/macross0108.asx

Soooooooooooo frustrated that I cant understand Japanese :(

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Soooooooooooo frustrated that I cant understand Japanese :(

You and me both, dude! I am such a slacker... ^_^

I listened to it anyway. De Kulcha!

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Soooooooooooo frustrated that I cant understand Japanese :(

You can always go learn it..... <_<

5-minutes in and it sounds like your standard interview and promotional stuff. A few nods to previous Macross series.

Yeah, that's what I figured. Well, maybe a few important pieces of info will somehow filter through from this show.

This is probably something more for production aficionados. Tales behind-the-mic and all that....

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You can always go learn it..... <_<

Yes, well learning Japanese isn't as easy as one might think. ;)

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Yes, well learning Japanese isn't as easy as one might think. ;)

Even with a course ? :huh:

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Yes, well learning Japanese isn't as easy as one might think. ;)

I've always wondered about that; it's one of those things I've always wanted to learn, but it just seems very intimidating. Outside of spoken Japanese, written Japanese really scares me too; whenever I'm watching a show and there's a ton of characters on screen at the same time, and only on for a few seconds, and often very tiny, I am amazed that someone could easily read through them all.... frankly I have trouble even with just a fair amount of English text shown at once when only shown briefly.

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Even with a course ? :huh:

yes, i took it in college. japanese and chinese are two of the hardest languages to learn... and spanish and english are two of the easiest.

how about this, we had daily (3 days a week class) quizzes for the first two weeks of class and i FAILED all of them except for the final quiz. the quiz was a basic hiragana quiz. we would learn about 5 hiragana each day and the followin' class we would have a quiz over it. but the quiz was an oral quiz, she would say a 2 or 3 syllable word and we would have to write down (in hiragana) what she said. she only said it twice and it was hard to understand her accent. O yea, i sux at oral quizzes but i can ace written tests and readin'/translatin' tests (this includes my spanish and french courses i took).

i switched to a different asain language to learn 'cause their alphabet has less than 40 letters to learn (i'm on my own tho', no class available for me). i would have to learn 1000-2000 kanji just to be able to read a japanese newspaper (give or take a couple hundred.

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I've always wondered about that; it's one of those things I've always wanted to learn, but it just seems very intimidating. Outside of spoken Japanese, written Japanese really scares me too; whenever I'm watching a show and there's a ton of characters on screen at the same time, and only on for a few seconds, and often very tiny, I am amazed that someone could easily read through them all.... frankly I have trouble even with just a fair amount of English text shown at once when only shown briefly.

you shouldn't be scared of kanji, it's basiclly a shortcut for writin' hiragana. it goes like this, a word might have 2-20 (give or take a couple of letters) syllables to spell it and each syllable in japanese gets each own letter. so it would get tirin to write out all 10-20 letters just for one word. so instead, they borrow chinese letters and they write out the word usin' 1-??? kanji/chinese letters.

to make it easier, imagine japanese style in english language. instead of writin' out "apple pie" in english, we would "invent" new letters for it. "#" could mean "apple" and "*" could mean "pie". so as a shortcut we could use two letters "#*" to spell out "apple pie" instead of spellin' it out usin' all "8 letters".

sorry, but my college didn't offer part 2 of japanese in the next semester (i had to wait a year just for part 2) so i didn't continue in japanese. so i don't know very little kanji or katakana. somebody else could probably explain it easier.

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you shouldn't be scared of kanji, it's basiclly a shortcut for writin' hiragana. it goes like this, a word might have 2-20 (give or take a couple of letters) syllables to spell it and each syllable in japanese gets each own letter. so it would get tirin to write out all 10-20 letters just for one word. so instead, they borrow chinese letters and they write out the word usin' 1-??? kanji/chinese letters.

to make it easier, imagine japanese style in english language. instead of writin' out "apple pie" in english, we would "invent" new letters for it. "#" could mean "apple" and "*" could mean "pie". so as a shortcut we could use two letters "#*" to spell out "apple pie" instead of spellin' it out usin' all "8 letters".

sorry, but my college didn't offer part 2 of japanese in the next semester (i had to wait a year just for part 2) so i didn't continue in japanese. so i don't know very little kanji or katakana. somebody else could probably explain it easier.

Yeah...... I've read a few introductions to kanji, for example, and I get the feeling I could sort of learn some of it..... but I guess it's seeing a lot of it at a time, and very tiny (where it seems hard for me to even make out what the individual characters are) that is very intimidating to me.

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Yeah...... I've read a few introductions to kanji, for example, and I get the feeling I could sort of learn some of it..... but I guess it's seeing a lot of it at a time, and very tiny (where it seems hard for me to even make out what the individual characters are) that is very intimidating to me.

the only kanji that i remember is the kanji for the word japan, nihon or nippon (nippon is the formal word).

http://www.chofu-j.ed.jp/vc_nihon.htm

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if i remember correctly, the square sorta means house and the cross sorta means tree (but don't take my word for it). or was it that they look like a house or tree??? anyways, that is how you write out nihon/nippon/japan in kanji.

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Stay on topic please guys. This is the Frontier News thread, not the learn Kanji thread.

You are welcome to create a thread for learning Japanese in the other anime forum.

Graham

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There's some news in the official site about the Don't be late song... apparently related to mobile (cell) phones. Anybody care to translate? please? :(

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Here's some larger scans of the 4 page Macross Frontier article from the February 2008 issue of Newtype magazine.

Graham

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And some close-ups of the VF-25 pics from the February Newtype.

Graham

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And a scan of the 1 page Macross Frontier article from the February 2008 issue of Animage.

Graham

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And a scan of the 1 page Macross Frontier article from the February 2008 issue of Animage.

Graham

This scan is awsome, we get to see a lot more detail in the 25's head

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The shield on the Full-Armored looks like it has a reactive armor covering on it.

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Amazing pictures! The head units look fantastic in detail. I particularly like the VF-25 head unit for Ozuma's type. The armored Valkyrie looks great. I love the way the armored sections rest on the front torso of the mecha. It just looks so bad ass.

Edited by Mr March

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Beautiful scans, Graham. Thanks!

Is it April yet? :wacko:B))

For me it is cause i live in the future! :lol:

is there a full version of Don't be late already? Any news on music CD coming out or it will be done later as the series progresses?

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Guys,

I was trying to download the Don't be late mp3: I found link to a 7 MB file that is NOT available anymore :( , and I found a 5 MB rar file that has a rip of the track in episode 1.. so, no luck.

BUT... I stumbled upon these images / wallpapers. Sorry if I don't give due credit because the name of the person who posted these was in Japanese. Looks like they're official wallpapers from MBS...

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Can someone update the first post with FAQ info like

1) when the next episode is going to be released?

2) how many episodes will there be?

3) will it be broadcast weekly once it's "launched", or

4) will it be like Macross Zero and have one episode released every few months?

Cheers,

Kamion

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Here's some larger scans of the 4 page Macross Frontier article from the February 2008 issue of Newtype magazine.

Graham

As usual, Graham comes through with the ultra res scans... :D

Thank you sir!

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1) when the next episode is going to be released? april

WHAT?!?! Awwwwwwwww maaaaaaaaaaan.... :angry::huh:<_<

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Sherry Norme doesn't look 17 at all.

If the offical website didn't say she was 17. i would say she is that yellow hair girl from M7 that trying and trying so hard to give flowers to basara.

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She could even be a robot with holographic stuff on top of it for all we know. Or maybe even basara with a holographic girl image on top of him. :D You saw how good the costumes were in the DYRL "war documentary" movie when the actors looked almost identical to the real people.

Edited by 1/1 LowViz Lurker

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She could even be a robot with holographic stuff on top of it for all we know. Or maybe even basara with a holographic girl image on top of him. :D You saw how good the costumes were in the DYRL "war documentary" movie when the actors looked almost identical to the real people.

Yeah like Sound Force almost looked like real valks... :p

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Well they had to let basara be the star at the time because the vf-19 fire valk was just more popular. Not a limit of the special fx crew but a money making reason to promote firebomber through product placement within the movie. (ie like the mention of "Ebay" so many times in the transformers movie) Everything is so comercialised in the future.

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HOLY CRAP who has Hobby Japan scans?

Apparently it shows the Konig Monster (that will appear in MacF) as well as a transformed VF171 Elintseeker.

GAHH!

Friend says that the Q-rau will also make an appearance....dunno if he's translating it wrong though.

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HOLY CRAP who has Hobby Japan scans?

Apparently it shows the Konig Monster (that will appear in MacF) as well as a transformed VF171 Elintseeker.

GAHH!

Friend says that the Q-rau will also make an appearance....dunno if he's translating it wrong though.

Q-Rau? Monster? Oh baby - oh baby - oh baby!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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If this is a joke or you're messing with us, I will have to kill you wolfx :lol::)

NEED SCANS!!! NOW! :wacko:

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