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May’n returns to Los Angeles for special show at Musicians Institute

J-Pop and anime singer May’n returns to L.A. for a special performance at the Musicians Institute ( in Hollywood, CA, on July 17, 2014. The popular Japanese singer is famous worldwide for her music for numerous films, television series, and anime programs. The concert event is the first American stop in her 10th Anniversary “dots and lines” World Tour which began in February this year.

Known for her work as Sheryl Nome (singing voice) in Macross Frontier and several anime themes such as Accel World, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Blood Lad, and Shangri-La, May’n last visited Hollywood in 2012 for her “ROCK YOUR BEATS” World Tour. Her latest album NEW WORLD was released in January in three separate editions, including music videos and a live concert recording.

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Arcadia Displays VF-0D Prototype


Arcadia showed up at the Miyazawa Mokei Spring Showcase 2014 today, and boy did they bring the goods!

On display for the first time ever was an early, transformable prototype of the previously announced VF-OD! The Valkyrie is still due to release sometime in 2015, with no specific date set as of yet.

Also announced was a re-issue of the VF-19 Fire Valkyrie, which had previously been issued under the Yamato brand.  The re-issue will come complete with Sound Booster (previously sold separately), and is due to go on sale this fall with no specific date set at this time.


MW forum regular and SpeakerPODcast co-host SAVE was on the scene and was good enough to get a bunch of pics. He even had Mr.K hold the prototype upside down so we could get a better view!

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YF-30 @ Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom

Starting last Thursday, a special display of Bandai Chogokin Macross Valkyries  opened at Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom. Included among the Valkyries on display was the YF-30, YF-25 Prophecy, and Ozuma colored YF-29. Of course, the SpeakerPODcast crew dropped by to check it out and get some footage!

The display will run until April 24, so anyone in the area be sure to check it out!



Macross SpeakerPODcast EP.13 – This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System


With so much Macross news breaking over the last 2 weeks, the SpeakerPODcast crew holds an emergency session to try to make sense of it all!

SAVE gets up close and personal with the YF-30 CHRONOS while waiting impatiently for MACROSS 2 to COME OUT ON BLURAY! We also discuss the new Macross Card Fighter commercial an….oh who cares, NEW MACROSS TV SERIES ANNOUNCED! YAHOOOOOO! We discuss what we know, what fans on both side of the pond are saying, and we think viewers can reasonably expect when the new series eventually lands.

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April Fool’s Joke – Arcadia VF-0D Project on indefinite hold




Arcadia’s Mr K tweeted some bad news this morning about the sad state of affairs that their company has ran into. Due to disappointing sales of the their latest Macross toy, the 1/60 YF-19 he said that they have been forced to put the much hyped VF-0D on indefinite hold. Critics of the company attributes this disappointing turn of events not only to the Macross Plus valk but the puzzling choice of items that the company decided to put their money into including the 1:1 Gunpod and this upcoming 1:1 version of Mylene’s bass guitar from Macross Seven.  

When asked to comment Mr. K only said these two words…

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April Fool’s Joke – Bryan Cranston wants a Macross Plus feature film!

ttDuring an interview in Japan about his upcoming film Godzilla, the host asked the Breaking Bad star about his interest in Japanese culture outside the realm of the most famous Kaiju ever. He talked about his stint doing voices for anime and Sentai shows including the Power Rangers. The interesting part to us Macross fans was when he mentioned that he did the voice for a certain character named Isamu Dyson in a 90′s OVA called Macross Plus and how he had been pushing the idea of making a live action film version of it. the interviewer had never heard of the anime and asked a different question after that. I’d be curious to hear more about this and if the actor even knows about the legal entanglement that the property is in.

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April Fool’s Joke – Kawamori cites HBO series as inspiration for new Macross show

It’s well known that Kawamori is a huge Games Of Thrones fan but we didn’t realize how much until it was revealed at an interview that the new show announced last week was going to be highly inspired by the George R R Martin’s book and series. The new show will incorporate not only one love triangle but a complicated number of love connection between humans and aliens across the universe. The mecha designer/director/series creator also stated that there will be a many protagonist, idols and villains that may or may not make it to the series end.


Kawamori went on to talk about his other projects like the upcoming M3 series and and the currently running Nubunaga The Fool. Pursued to comment further on the new Macross project Kawamori explained:

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The latest entry in the Macross franchise was announced only moments ago!

After the credits rolled on episode 25 (‘Last Frontier’) of the current Macross Frontier rebroadcast on Tokyo MX, a message was briefly displayed that announced an all-new Macross TV series.

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