Shogakukan, Inc. and the site “eBookJapan” e-book sales has announced a digital rerelease of the classic “MACROSS ☆ THE MOVIE ☆” book, otherwise known to fans as “The Gold Book”. The 400+ page movie memorabilia was originally released in 1984 for 8000円 by Shogakukan and reprinted in 1992 for 8800円/9800円. At one time, this book was rated by Macrossworld as “very difficult” to obtain and was valued between $150 – $250. I got my first copy for $200+ then later I bought another copy for around $130 complete with poster and film strip.
The digital download will be available for 4725円 for a very limited time on August 31, 2012 to October 31, 2012 at THIS site.
The video highlights the various bonuses that will ship with the 30th Anniversary Box bundle, including a new code to download the The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? game from the PlayStation Store. The side-scrolling shooter game originally shipped for the PlayStation console in 1999. The 30th Anniversary Box will also have an all-color booklet, a miniaturized version of the theatrical pamphlet, a miniature poster collection, a mini pencil sketch collection, a box illustrated by Hidetaka Tenjin, an archive of animemagazines, and a strip of actual film.
The 30th Anniversary Box’s discs will include over 90 minutes of bonus footage, such as the first Blu-ray Disc release of the original video anime epilogue The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012. Other extras will include a discussion about the origins of the Macross series with creator/mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori and his design mentor Kazutaka Miyatake, a “Do You Remember Love? Flash Back 1984” documentary, the anime movies that were made for the Sega Saturn Do You Remember Love? game, the “Do You Remember the Taste?” ads and commericals of the past, the image board gallery, trailers, and special footage.
Namco Bandai Games will release the regular edition of the Hybrid Pack for 7,140 yen (about US$88), and the limited-edition 30th Anniversary Box will cost 13,800 yen (US$171). Both versions will ship in Japan on July 26.
Cf18 posted a recent interview at the Japanese site, GA Graphics, with the toy engineers that is currently designing the 1/60 VF-4G Lightning at Yamato. Accompanying the interview is a good number of renders and CAD drawings. Some we’ve seen before, but now with much more clarity.
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.
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.