This Week in CRNews: Macross Anniversary Edition

Hot news, big features, and stories you may have missed!

With the 30th anniversary of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross in full effect, we've seen a few big news items coming through that focus on the classic series. Just get a load of that life-sized Valkyrie! I'd like to see it in a showdown with the full-scale Gundam, but I don't think the world is ready yet. Anyway, in the spirit of the anniversary, let us know your favorite Macross memories, series*, and more in the comments beyond the recap!


Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well. 


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Police Crackdown on Otaku Party at Anime Boston

"Madoka Magica" Third-Person Shooter Opens Fire on Android

Fan Petition "100,000 Strong for 'Mega Man Legends 3'" Finally Hits 100,000 Members

Life-sized "Macross" Valkyrie Unveiled in Tokyo



"Senran Kagura BURST" Gets Some Very Appropriate Tissues

Wolverine Sequel Will Film in Australia Instead of Japan

Poll Ranks Top Gender-Neutral Characters in Anime and Manga

FUNimation Announces July Anime Release Slate

Evangelion's Rei Promotes Guide Dog Training Program

Ice Your Tea with "Natsume Yujin-cho" Anime Themed 'Cubes

Ninth Volume of "Karneval" Manga Announces Anime Adaptation

First Look at Full "Blue Exorcist" Stage Play Cast in Costume

A Look Inside the Macross 30th Anniversary Celebration

"Resident Evil" Creator Shinji Mikami's "Project Zwei" Revealed

Domain Name Gives Hope for "Fire Emblem: Awakening" Release

Pilot Your Way into a Pair of "Macross F" Boxer Shorts

Scenarist Reveals "Fate/Extra CCC" Delayed to Increase Breast Size

Crunchyroll Launches Windows Phone App for Streaming Anime

Wash Your Fried Chicken Down with Whiskey Cocktails at Tokyo KFC!

Plenty of Ninja "Action" in New "Senran Kagura BURST" Screens

First Episode of "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled" Dated




Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 Photo Report: 2nd Floor

The "Nyarko-san" Chronicles: Mysterious Lovecraft Cameos

Column: "Natestalgia" -- Favorite Opening and Ending Themes, Pre-2000 Edition Part 1

Column: OH!Victoria - "The Battle of Cherry Blossom Festival"



NHK Discusses "Akira" Creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Return to Manga

Fifth Kyoto Animation Studio Commercial

Five-Year-Old Kid Gives Capcom Tons of "Mega Man" Ideas

World's Largest Public Toilet Now Open in Japan

"Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" Red Carpet Interviews

"Persona 4: The Golden" Trailers Get Both Serious and Poppy

Schick x Evangelion Razor Promo Campaign Launches

Shokotan Wants Your Cosplay Photos!

"Macross: Do You Remember Love?" 30th Anniversary Hybrid Pack Trailer

Christie and Bayman Charge into "Dead or Alive 5"

The Ring's Sadako Throws Out Baseball Game's First Pitch

"PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" Game Unveiled



Mega64 brings Skyward Sword to Earth [Joystiq]

Sega Ties Up With The Ring Horror Series for Arcade Attraction [Siliconera]

Dragon Ash bassist IKUZONE dies at 46 [Tokyograph]

About damn time! Pikmin 2 Wii-make finally coming to NA [Destructoid]

Japan's Ruling Party Forms Study Group with Top Manga Creators [ANN]

2nd Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Film's Special Promo Streamed [ANN]


*For those wondering, I'm gonna go with Macross Plus, personally.



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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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