30th Anniversary News 07/27

Sorry to disrupt the flow of Wonder Festival kit news, but yet more 30th Anniversary news has just been announced!

(1) BOMBAAAA!!  Macross FB7

For those who missed it, Renato discovered some information on the previously reported Ozma Meets Fire Bomber project in the DYRL BD boxset – Macross FB7 is coming to cinemas across Japan this Fall, meaning its more than likely a new one-shot OVA. Will we get to see a young Ozma back in his Fire Bomber fan years? Or an aging Basara, returned from his wanderings to see what Mylene looks like now that she’s legal? More news as it becomes available!

(2) My my, what a big Valkyrie you have!

The Official Shop of the Tokyo Anime Center will be getting a facelift from August 6 when it covers its windows with a giant  VF-1J decal . The store has long been a focal point for Macross related merchandise, having been temporarily transformed into an official Macross Shop back in 2010, and still has large Sheryl and Ranka decals on its windows to this day despite not having that much in the way of merchandise anymore.

(3) Macross: The MUSICULTURE – key visual unveiled!

The official website for Macross: The MUSICULTURE has unveiled the first key visual for the upcoming musical which features many of the characters whose actors/actresses were announced 2 weeks ago. For some reason it looks like a young Rock Howard from Mark of the Wolves made it in there…..

(4)Commemorative Train Tickets

Seibu Railway has commissioned set of 4 commemorative train tickets as well as a special booklet. These will go on sale on August 10 and will coincide with Augusts Macross Original Pictures Exhibit. Sets will be priced at 1000yen each and will be limited (3000 sets made in total).


“Do You Remember Love” is out on Blu-Ray NOW!

Yesterday (Japan time), July 26th, 2012 finally saw the highly-anticipated release of “Macross: Do You Remember Love”, remastered in HD with a new 5.1 sound mix on Blu-Ray.

Got it?  Getting it?  Pleased?  Displeased?

I’ll save summarizing all the controversy, the praise and the grief, surrounding this release and simply direct you to the relevant threads:

General DYRL Blu-ray thread here

DYRL: Good & the Bad thread here

Yeah, I know, they’re pretty much the same.

Being a “Hytbrid Pack”, the release also contains a PS3 game, “My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012″, the thread for which can be found HERE.




“Super Dimension Seminar” Episode 4 Airs

The fourth “lesson” in the Super Dimension Seminar series aired on Monday night, and this time we were treated to episodes 26, “Messenger”, and 27, “Ai wa Nagareru”, from the original SDF Macross TV series.

“Messenger” was summarized into not much more than 5 minutes, while the remainder of the program was made up of “Ai wa Nagareru” with only minimal edits.

Next week — Part two of “Do You Remember Love”!

Screenshots follow.

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