This guy has more life than, well… than Kakizaki. Is the Britai Softbi figure scheduled for release again? Will it make it out before the 30th Anniversary has gone? What’s with the new bent pipe? Stop teasing me Mr. K! Yamato… how hard is it to get one vinyl figure out? I want answers! No not from you Mr. Proctologist! Sit back down!
Shogakukan, Inc. and the site “eBookJapan” e-book sales has announced a digital rerelease of the classic “MACROSS ☆ THE MOVIE ☆” book, otherwise known to fans as “The Gold Book”. The 400+ page movie memorabilia was originally released in 1984 for 8000円 by Shogakukan and reprinted in 1992 for 8800円/9800円. At one time, this book was rated by Macrossworld as “very difficult” to obtain and was valued between $150 – $250. I got my first copy for $200+ then later I bought another copy for around $130 complete with poster and film strip.
The digital download will be available for 4725円 for a very limited time on August 31, 2012 to October 31, 2012 at THIS site.
The third in the series of in-depth explorations into the changing world of Macross music throughout the decades, featuring MW members VF5SS and Gubaba has been put online over at Collection DX. This time our intrepid casters discuss the highs and lows of the Space Age 2000s. Also, I should mention that “Pink Lady & Jeff” and “Laverne & Shirley” are referenced.
♪ DAKISHIMETE! GINGA NO HATE MADE!! ♪ (← Wow, look at that. “Ginga, no hate made”. I’m sure that’s some sort of polite retort to some misunderstanding in NED-speak dialect, possibly used in Glasgow suburbs…)
The Official Website for the upcoming Macross FB 7 has just opened.
It contains little in the way of new information at this point but keep an eye on it for future updates!
One thing that IS known now however is that it hits cinemas in Japan on October 20 with ticket presales starting August 10!
UPDATE: Yahoo news lists FB7 as being a 90 minute feature (thanks to antibiotictab for the additional info!). Confirmed characters include:
Ozma, Bobby, Sheryl, Ranka, Luka, Michel, Klan Klan, & Canaria.
Characters from Macross 7 have yet to be confirmed.
The feature will be directed by Tetsuro Amino. Valkyrie designs are credited to Shoji Kawamori.
UPDATE 2: Story from Anime News Network.
The official website for MACROSS THE MUSICALTURE has just posted the first commercial for the event on youtube.
MACROSS THE MUSICALTURE will be performed from October 3rd-8th at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
UPDATE: Story from Anime News Network.
Discuss it here!
MW member VF5SS has updated his blog on Collection DX with the second in a series investigating the history of Macross music, this time focusing on the 1990s period. Fellow MWer Gubaba once again is co-host, as ever enlightening us as to the exploits of the Onyanko Club et al, to give us the required understanding of the context surrounding this period in time.
♪ POWER TO THE MUSIC! ♪