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Macross 30th Anniversary Emergency Live Broadcast!

A Macross 30th Anniversary Emergency Live Broadcast was aired on Niconico Live from 21:00~22:50 on Sept. 13.
Guests included: Megumi Nakajima (Ranka, Macross Frontier), Shion Tsuchiya (Ash Anderson, MUSICALTURE), Kanae Yoshii (Sakura Crawford, MUSICALTURE), Sayaka Kanda (Charlotte Marion=Glass, MUSICALTURE), and Chiaki Kyan (MC).

The bulk of the show was split between three segments – Musicalture, Macross FB7 and a Macross Trivia Quiz.

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Memorial Service for Noboru Ishiguro held

Friday September 7th, 2012 saw a special gathering of high-profile Japanese animation industry guests to pay their respects for the late Noboru Ishiguro, director of “Super Dimension Fortress Macross”, just one among many, many of his works of anime spanning the entire near-50-year history of the industry.

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Animax Broadcasts & Studio Musix Special

Anime cable channel ANIMAX announced at the Megaroad Launch Ceremony on Sunday (09/02) that it would be rebroadcasting 8 different Macross movies and OVA’s over the course of 8 weeks starting from October.

Oct. 7: Do You Remember Love?

Oct. 14: Macross 2 (eps 1-3)

Oct. 21: Macross 2 (eps 4-6)

Oct. 28: Macross Plus Movie Edition

Nov. 4: Macross 7 – The Galaxy is Calling Me!

Nov. 11: Macross Dynamite 7

Nov. 18: Macross Zero

Nov. 25: False Songstress/Wings of Farewell double feature

This was followed up by an announcement on Monday (09/03 – from forum user antibiotictab) that Animax would also be broadcasting a 60min studio Macross Music event on October 7 (to be rebroadcast on Oct. 13 & 14) to commemorate the franchises 30th Anniversary. ‘Studio Musix’ is a series of monthly specials featuring anime-related artists.

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Latest Anniversary News

A bunch of news (most of it relating to new merchandise) has just dropped, so let’s dig around a bit and see what we will all be spending too much money on over the upcoming months.

Macross FB7 – Preorder ticket bonuses.

Starting at the Chara-hobby show last weekend, special pre-order tickets for Macross FB7 have started appearing for sale at several events. These sell for 1300yen and come with a free poster. There are, however, other items that come with certain tickets.

-2000yen gets you a Crystal Print.

-1700yen gets you either a Sheryl or Ranka phone strap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But wait! There’s more….

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ANN Interviews Haruhiko Mikimoto

Rebecca Silverman over at Anime News Network has had the enviable opportunity to talk with famed Macross character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto.

Read all about it HERE.

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Song for BASARA

The Official Macross Fan Club has put up a small flash game titled ‘Song for BASARA –  Song (Sound) Energy Communication Project.’

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DYRL Blu-ray featured on “Playstation Community Cafe”

Hooray for almost month-old news.

On July 25th, the Playstation Community blog uploaded a special 20-minute video featuring the then forthcoming “Macross Do You Remember Love” Blu-ray release.  The video goes into detail about how the included “My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012″ PS3 game plays, how the movie looks better than ever, and it showcases many of the bonus materials contained within the limited edition “30th Anniversary Box”.

It’s a nice introduction to the set for those who have not yet had the opportunity to check out all the great contents included.

You can view the video HERE

Discuss in the DYRL-BD thread HERE

A couple more pics after the jump.

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The Macross Original Art Exhibition Gallery Samples

Here’s a few sample pieces from the “Macross Original Art Exhibition” being held at  at the Seibu Ikebukuro Seibu Gallery in Tokyo. The Gallery includes concept artwork from the series when it was being planned to air in 1982 and focuses on Macross Frontier art. It began August 10 and will close on August 22, 2012. Many of our folks in Japan have attended this exhibit and have posted about their hauls and experiences in the forums and on youtube. They site Hollywood.ch.com posted a couple of images from the event which can be seen after the jump.

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