Minori Suzuki, the 18-year-old winner of the newest Macross singer auditions from Aichi Prefecture, will play Freyja Wion, an aspiring idol who is full of spirit and who is always smiling. Five girls form the "Tactical Sound Unit" Walküre, the first major songstress group in the Macross anime franchise. (Macross 7 had the Jamming Birds group, and The Macross Digital Mission VF-X game had the group Milky Dolls.) The Walküre group battles the Var Syndrome that is consuming the galaxy, and there is also the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team of the Kingdom of Wind.
Color Key Artist: Kanako Hayashi
Art Directors: Shigemi Ikeda (Atelier Musa), Yukiko Maruyama (Atelier Musa)
Worldview Design: Thomas Romain
Art Design: Vincento Niemu
Valkyrie Design: Shoji Kawamori
Mechanic Design: Stanislas Brunet
Director of Photography: Atsushi Iwasaki (T2 Studio)
CG Director: Hironori Morino
CG Supervisor: Hiroyuki Kashima (unknownCASE)
CG Animation Director: Atsushi Sakiyama (unknownCASE)
Editor: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound Production: Flying Dog
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Dec 31, 2015 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2016
Producers: Bandai Visual, flying DOG
Licensors: None found, add some
Genres: Action, Mecha, Military, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
Special episode 1 thoughts
According to MAL this aired. From what I saw, it's an overview/focus on the Macross franchise rather than just this series. However, it did focus on some of the key parts of the history including Macross Frontier, a show that I kinda enjoyed.
As for this episode, it looks like it did air the actual footage of the franchise.
The CG-like mecha were kinda odd but the songs were catchy. The narrator had quite a bit of fun with this one.
It introduced the majority of the main girls and basic concepts. The main girl seems to have a cherry personality. There's some generic scenes but I think the songs were catchy. It also introduced a galactic conflict as well. It's as with the show quotes from one of the idols, "it's showtime!"
The main theme song is kinda catchy after hearing it for awhile. They played it in the last few minutes of the episode with the climatic battle Mikumo Guynemer is probably the most awesome idol of the group so far imo. Buccaneer is cool as well. We'll get the full season for Spring as well but the first preview episode was alright.
The episode should be online now.
Animanga hunter extraordinaire
Renamed to "Anticipation", since as you say that the special episode that aired was not part of this show, but more a history of the franchise, and the series itself will be airing in April of 2016.
And it seems that there is already an anticipation topic on this, so please feel free to discuss over at /forumtopic-871531/macross-delta