Famitsu.com has broken the first news on the upcoming Bluray release of Do You Remember Love.
The film will come in two flavours: the standard Hybrid Pack edition for 7140 yen and the Hybrid Pack 30th Anniversary Box for 13800 yen.
Both versions include a packed in game ‘My Boyfrend’s a Pilot 2012’ on the movie bluray disc itself.
The Hybrid Pack will include the following extras:
-90 min special features disc:
The beginnings of Macross: Kwawmori meets Miyatake
Documentary – Do You Remember Love: Flashback 2012
Animation from past videogames based on Do You Remember Love
Do You Remember the Taste? (collection of old tv commercials)
Image Board Gallery
Mini-size replication of the original theatrical booklet
Mini poster collection
Design sketch collection
Outer box illustration by Tenjin Hidetaka
Anime magazine archive
Time to break up the toy news for a bit and take a little history lesson.
Hiroshi Iwata was a producer for the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross series – a series beloved and berated by fans for its at-times-incredible, at-times-abysmal visuals, the result of round-the-clock blood sweat and tears. The book “Macross Graffiti” features an intriguing interview detailing his impressions regarding his experiences working on the show. It is always fascinating to read about the production history of the series and here we have another fine example, encapsulated in time, of the sentiments of the Macross staff as they look back on their struggle, still fresh in their memory.
2012 marks a special milestone for the Macross franchise. 30 years ago this October, Super Dimension Fortress: Macross was debuted on Japanese TV. Since then it has spawned sequels, movies, OVAs and countless merchandise including the unforgettable classic, the Takatoku 1/55 VF-1 Valkyrie.
To celebrate the anniversary, Bandai visual is releasing 2 box sets of SDF: Macross in Bluray. One as a standard set and the other is called the complete edition. Yamato has also announced that they are releasing a web shop exclusive of the long awaited VF-4 valkyrie in 1/60 scale. Stay tune we wait for more merchandise announcements through out the year.
Happy Anniversary from Macross World!
As part of Macross World’s celebration of Macross’ 30th Anniversary and this year coinciding with the year the Megaroad was launched as seen in Flashback 2012, we will be giving a special monthly video presentation. We start off appropriately enough with Angel’s Paint. The song and animation that features the footage mostly associated when discussing Flashback 2012. This unofficial version has been edited to run all the way thru the song, unlike the two parter found on the commercial release.
Tochiro posted this link to an article that describes the work that goes into making those animations for the Macross Frontier Pachinko game.
TMBounty_Hunter posted to a link that describes the release of the original 36 episodes of SDF:Macross on bluray.
Check out this sexy Tenjin Box art!
This box set will come out in two different versions, standard and complete edition (limited).
The complete edition will come with these special features:
In January 2009, Publisher Kadokawa Shoten released Macross Ace. A magazine that was dedicated to the different aspects of the multiple generational series and included in it was manga that marked the return of Haruhiko Mikimoto to the world of Macross. In November 2009, they released Macross The First Vol. 1, a manga booklet that collected the first 2 chapters that was released in Macross Ace 1 & 2.
Macross The First Volume 1 cover