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“Super Dimensional Seminar” begins airing

Macross is back on television!  …Sort of.

Last night (Monday July 2nd) at 10pm, Tokyo MX began its weekly broadcast of the “Macross Super Dimensional Seminar”, a special series developed as part of the 30th Anniversary celebrations, educating younger generations introduced to Macross through “Macross Frontier” about the roots of the franchise.

The first installment covered episodes 1 and 2 of the original “Super Dimension Fortress Macross” TV series, with heavily-edited versions of both packed into a single half-hour.  Unfortunately, unlike some other recent television anime reruns like “Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water”, the footage used did not look like it was the new HD remaster — you need to get the Blu-ray for that.

The show is “hosted” by Sheryl Nome, who acts as your history lecturer and points out similarities with scenes “you may remember” from “Macross Frontier”, such as the VF-1D mid-air catch scene.

There may be precious little content for hardcore fans, but for Macross newbies, this is a must-see!

Next week: Episodes 6 and 9: “Daedalus Attack” and “Miss Macross”.

More pics after the jump.