Banpresto Diva Collection 2

Banpresto announced the follow up to their “Macross Diva Collection” to be released o the third week of March 2013. The first of the Series was released earlier in September. A set that included Minmay, Ranka and Sheryl. The follow up set will include the two frontier divas accompanied by their Macross 7 rocker counterpart Mylene!

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Yoshiki Fukuyama Discharged From Hospital

MW member antibiotictab posted a link today to Yoshiki Fukuyama’s online diary, which states that he was discharged from the Osaka hospital that he was admitted to almost a month ago. The musician, who performed as Basara Nekki’s singing voice on the Macross 7 series, is said to be resting until July 8.  He will resume working with his band, JAM Project, the following day.  He is scheduled to perform with Chie Kajiura this November as the band, Fire Bomber, from Macross 7. Here’s hoping that he will be in top shape by then and in great health in general soon.

Link to antibiotictab’s post.

Experten 1/100 VF-5000G for 2012 Summer Wonderfest

Scooped by our very own moderator David Hingtgen is this CG mock up of what is suppose to be a 1/100 scale VF-5000G Star Mirage. Wonderfest is about a month away (July 29) so I’m hoping it’s a lot further than this and we’ll be able to see the whole thing soon. Experten has a line of 1/100 Macross transformable resin kits that he brings to Wonderfest and they usually sell out pretty quick. So if you’re heading that way for one of these, you better have a lot of time and a lot of yen to snag up one of these babies, if it’s there by then. Good luck!

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Firebomber Concert in November, Tokyo and Osaka (UPDATED)

Wow… Fans in Japan should be happy about this!

To celebrate the 30th anniversery of Macross, the Fire Bomber band from Macross
Seven will be having a concert on November 23rd in Tokyo followed by a
show on the 24th in Osaka. The last Fire Bomber reunion concert was in 2009 and the one prior to that was 2007.

Both Chie Kajiura(Mylene) and Yoshiki Fukuyama (Basara)  have been
confirmed of the show.

General public ticket sales start on September 1st.

Source: http://www.ota-suke.jp/news/72458

Yoshiki Fukuyama has also announced via his website and the Official Macfross Fan Club that he will be doing a tribute tour:  ‘Yoshiki Fukuyama Sings FIRE BOMBER ~ A Tribute to Nekki Basara~.’

The tour will kick off on September 1st and include 8 shows over the course of four weeks at different cities throughout Japan. The last solo Tribute concert that Fukuyama did was in 2005, although he has been known to spring the odd impromtu Macross gig on fans, as he did during Christmas in 2010.

 

Mylene Night #2 — Chie Kajiura & Co. in concert, February 2nd, 2012 in Shibuya

Yay for almost-two-week-old news.

On February 2nd, 2012, Mylene Jenius celebrated her -19th (that’s MINUS nineteenth) birthday, and to celebrate, psychedelic goth rockin’ lady Chie Kajiura got together with her band and some other friends to perform in a second annual “Mylene Night” concert, consisting of INCREDIBLE renditions of Macross songs old and new.

Save, Tochiro and I scored some tickets and mosey’d on down to check it out.

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Super Robot Wars Z Hen World, now with more BOMBA!!!

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. has released a new simulation RPG for the PSP, the “Super Robot Wars Z Hen world again” second.

The new version to be released April 5 will feature Basara and Gamlin, as well as Alto.

The video should be set up to start where the Fire Bomber himself appears and then watch Gamlin destroy a Vajra. Rewind to see Alto.