Osamu Tezuka's was inspired by musicals, especially the work of the all-female Takarazuka Revue, when making his influential shoujo manga Princess Knight. So, when the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Hyogo Prefecture hosts a ‘MACROSS THE MUSEUM’ exhibit starting June 28th, it makes connection to draw the connection between the alway musical Macross and Princess Knight. See the prepared art after the jump.
On June 3rd, Japanese mobile phone service provided Docomo will begin offering Macross Concier to its smartphone users. For a monthly subscription or pay as you go, you can get a Shabette Kyara digital assistant with the voice of Macross F's idols, "Galactic Fairy" Sheryl Nome or "Super-Dimension Cinderella" Ranka Lee. More after the jump.
Bandai has posted a new video looking at their Macross 30th Anniversary VF-1A/S Valkyrie plastic model kit. Do You Remember Love?, 1/72VF-1A/S Valkyrie Hikaru Ichijo Strike Parts sets, supervised by series co-creator Shoji Kawamori, will be released on June 29. Check it out after the jump.
Palladium Book's Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund strategy battle game Robotech RPG Tactics, based on the localized version of The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA closed on May 20th. It met its goal three hours after its April 18th launch and went on to raise $1,442,312, really proving that Robotech fans are dedicated and/or have a healthy amount of disposable income. More after the jump.
The Macross series continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary! Banpresto's 3rd Cos Kuro figure from the collection features Lynn Minmay in Sheryl Nome's Orléans costume from the Macross F movie, "Itsuwari No Utahime" and the Macross fan club official Twitter account posted a preview photo. Get a look after the jump!
Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji prize figures lotteries are marking the anniversaries of a couple of anime/manga heavy hitters. Macross' 30th anniversary festivities have been running for a while now and this is continuing the fun with tickets on sale for a number of co-creator Shoji Kawamori supervised super-deformed figures. Meanwhile, celebrations marking the 35 year career of manga legend Rumiko Takahashi are just getting started. Get a look after the jump.
In her struggling days as a new idol, Ranka Lee was doing promotion for Star Light Natto (Natto: fermented soybeans, a Japanese delicacy). JOYSOUND, a Japanese Karaoke chain, took the concept a little further and included natto in their Macross Collaboration menu starting on March 15th in Japan. Click to see the photos of the natto dishes and other food items in the menu!
Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe, brings together past pilots such as Macross' Hikaru Ichijyo, Macross 7's Basara Nekki, Macross Plus' Isamu Dyson, Macross Zero's Shin Kudo and Macross F's Alto Saotome with originals in an anniversary game that hits the Japanese PlayStation 3 on February 28th. Get a preview of its anime cutscenes after the jump.
The Macross franchise is continuing with the celebration of 30 years of the awesome tale and as a part of the celebration, a new concert date has been announced for this summer. Click to find out who's in the roster!
Macross co-creator Shoji Kawamori has a history of checking how his mecha designs work in three dimensions and transform using LEGO. Shinichirō Watanabe says he spent his time on Macross Plus fiddling with them. Now, to promote the Macross 30th anniversary game, he's given a new demonstration. Get a look after the jump.
Aya Endo and Macross F's "Galactic Fairy" Sheryl Nome have been enlisted to lead an introduction to Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe, a game bringing together past pilots such as Macross' Hikaru Ichijyo, Macross 7's Basara Nekki, Macross Plus' Isamu Dyson, Macross Zero's Shin Kudo and Macross F's Alto Saotome with originals. Get a look after the jump.
Turns out the effort to produce a live action adaptation of Robotech are not only live, they're progressing. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Nic Mathieu has been tapped to direct Robotech, Warner Bros.’ big-budget adaptation of Harmony Gold's localization of Tatsunoko-produced mecha anime The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. More after the jump.
After years of work, the decidedly unofficial Spanish language Robotech: Valkyrie Project fan film had a teaser trailer to showcase for their efforts in mid-2012. Now, they're back with a new short preview. Check it out after the jump.
At around 1200 meters, the transforming space battleship SDF-1 Macross is one of the largest mecha in anime. And, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show it gave its name to, it's visiting Hirakata park, Hirakata city, Osaka through the second week of January. The only hitch is that visitors need an augmented reality (AR) smartphone app to see it. More after the jump.
Following an extended four-minute preview unleashed a few days ago, Namco Bandai has a new, brief TV commercial for Macross 30: Ginga no Tsunagu Utagoe. The anniversary Macross game brings together past pilots from Macross to Macross F and beyond, and you can get another look at the action to come after the jump.