A select number of bookstores throughout Japan are holding a ‘Variable Master Fighter Fair’ promotion. Anyone who purchases any of the Master Files books at participating stores will receive a bonus alternate cover – in Zentran!
A list of participating stores (in Japanese) can be found HERE.
Macross World Convention 2014 was a smashing success! Below is a collection of movies and photos from the event. (Photos courtesy of Dennis Mah, Henry Liao, Kyle Dunn. Movies courtesy of A.I.C Production)
With a new Oshare Macross 7 store and a FireBomber concert both less than a month away, it was only a matter of time until details about new merchandise dropped, and dropped they have! Organisers of both events warn that this is only the first wave of merchandise with more set to come.
FIREBOMBER 2014 BASARA EXPLOSION GOODS
There will be some awesome Tshirts and hoodies up for grabs at the concert, not to mention official Basara glasses.
…as well as assorted Yoshiki Fukuyama and Chie Kajiura merchandise.
May’n returns to Los Angeles for special show at Musicians Institute
J-Pop and anime singer May’n returns to L.A. for a special performance at the Musicians Institute (www.mi.org) in Hollywood, CA, on July 17, 2014. The popular Japanese singer is famous worldwide for her music for numerous films, television series, and anime programs. The concert event is the first American stop in her 10th Anniversary “dots and lines” World Tour which began in February this year.
Known for her work as Sheryl Nome (singing voice) in Macross Frontier and several anime themes such as Accel World, Aria The Scarlet Ammo, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, Blood Lad, and Shangri-La, May’n last visited Hollywood in 2012 for her “ROCK YOUR BEATS” World Tour. Her latest album NEW WORLD was released in January in three separate editions, including music videos and a live concert recording.
Arcadia showed up at the Miyazawa Mokei Spring Showcase 2014 today, and boy did they bring the goods!
On display for the first time ever was an early, transformable prototype of the previously announced VF-OD! The Valkyrie is still due to release sometime in 2015, with no specific date set as of yet.
Also announced was a re-issue of the VF-19 Fire Valkyrie, which had previously been issued under the Yamato brand. The re-issue will come complete with Sound Booster (previously sold separately), and is due to go on sale this fall with no specific date set at this time.
MW forum regular and SpeakerPODcast co-host SAVE was on the scene and was good enough to get a bunch of pics. He even had Mr.K hold the prototype upside down so we could get a better view!
Starting last Thursday, a special display of Bandai Chogokin Macross Valkyries opened at Tamashi Nations Akiba Showroom. Included among the Valkyries on display was the YF-30, YF-25 Prophecy, and Ozuma colored YF-29. Of course, the SpeakerPODcast crew dropped by to check it out and get some footage!
The display will run until April 24, so anyone in the area be sure to check it out!