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“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.

PROTOCULCHAAARGH!!

 

  
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“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”!

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Countdown to DYRL BD — 1984 Interview with Shoji Kawamori from Animage booklet: “Minmay: Ai Miemashita ka”

An oldie but a goodie.

As we await anxiously the release of Macross Do You Remember Love on Blu-Ray — and with all the, er, controversy that surrounds this –  let us take the time to recall some words from co-director Shoji Kawamori, which he shared with the editorial of Animage just a few months after the original release of the film in Japan.  To fans, the findings may seem a touch interesting…

Note: The title of the feature is “Macross Seminar”.   There is one more installment in a later booklet that I may eventually translate also.  This should not be confused with the “Super Dimension Seminar” currently airing on Tokyo MX television, there is no relation whatsoever.

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Do You Remember Love BD Alterations Confirmed

Anime News Network has confirmed with Namco Bandai that certain shots in the upcoming Do You Remember Love Bluray remaster will be ‘altered’. It is unconfirmed at this time exactly which shots these will be or whether they are the same ones that were observed in the recent theatrical screenings.

The DYRL BD discussion thread can be found here.

  

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30th Anniversary News Updates

Macross The MUSICULTURE

Firstly, some updated news regarding the upcoming Macross The MUSICULTURE musical.

In commemoration of both the MUSICULTURE (that word just HAS to be typed in caps!) and the 30th anniversary, Tokyo Dome City – the greater location that the musical will be held at (ie, its going to be at Tokyo Dome which is within Tokyo Dome City) is creating some Macross campaigns and promotions. These include a stamp rally within the amusement park (renamed the Superdimensional Amusement park – completing the rally gets you an original clear file), rides will be decorated Macross-style (the ferris wheel will be decorated with pics, gondolas will play Macross BGM, Sheryl and Ranka will have pre-recorded announcements, etc), Macross-themed food and drinks will be designed exclusively for the venue, and the store/shopping area will have a special Macross merchandise section.

This promotional campaign will be split into two periods. Period 1 is from Sept. 28 to Oct. 15, and Stage 2 is from Oct. 16 to Nov. 4.

Macross Cross Deculture SP

This free to play mobile social game, courtesy of Mobage and DeNA went live today for Android compatible devices.

Both the DYRL BD and the August issue of Appli Newtype (on stands July 25) will include codes for special items for use in the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Initial feedback on the game reports crashes and control issues – look at that average rating!

More Sheryl Manga

The Summer 2012 issue of Betsu-Fure will feature the first 61 pages of the continuation of the ‘Sheryl – Kiss in the Galaxy’  manga. The 4th tankobon has also been dated for an October release. More details will no doubt be available when the Summer issue of Betsu-Fure hits bookstores.

  
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Countdown to DYRL BD — “Super Dimension Seminar” Episode 3 Airs

Monday night: It’s that time of the week, kids — the Super Dimension Seminar is back, and this installment’s butchering re-edit of classic Macross is not a TV episode, but rather the first half of the movie “Do You Remember Love”.  Obviously, this is to give those who were not lucky enough to attend the special Shinjuku screening of the soon-to-be-released BD Remaster a taste of the goodies to come.  Just to make sure, Sheryl pops up once again at the end to remind you to buy the big fat box set.

So, do you remember Do You Remember Love?  Well, let us try to refresh our memories, in glorious HD this time.

Screencaps to follow.

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