NASA has been riding a wave of international publicity owing to the success of its New Horizons mission, which culminated in the first high-resolution images of Pluto and its sibling moons in the last week and a half. Now, the space agency is naming the various regions of Pluto and Charon based on suggestions it previously solicited from around the world, with a strong nerd/geek slant. Hit the jump for an example.
It is confirmed that about 8,000 people have applied for the audition for the main singer/voice actress for the upcoming new Macross TV series, tentatively titled Macross Δ. It is the highest number in the history of the franchise, even 3, 000 more that that for Macross Frontier in 2007. Hit the jump for more details.
About halfway through the reservation period, Volks has posted a promo movie for their Macross F Sheryl Nome and Rankee Lee Dolfies. Get a look after the jump.
The official portal site for the Macross anime series today announced the details of the audition for the main singer/voice actress for the upcoming new TV series, tentatively titled Macross Δ. You can enter the audition by singing your most favorite Macross song at the karaoke boxes across Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
The three pillars of the Macross franchise are transforming war jets, a love triangle and singing idols. Looking to fill that final element for the next Macross anime, being provisionally called Macross Δ, a diva audition is launching in December. More after the jump.
Shinjuku Marui Annex in Tokyo will open the latest collaboration shop "Oshare Macross 7" on October 17 for three weeks till November 5. Haruhiko Mikimoto, the original character designer for Macross 7, has provided a newly-drawn key visual featuring Mylene Flare Jenius and Basara Nekki. Hit the jump for more details.
Manga, comics and art book publisher UDON had plenty to announce at San Diego Comic Con including the Kill La Kill manga and impressive selection of new art book licenses. Get the complete details after the jump.
Harmony Gold has announced that Robotech The Classic Collection - Volume 1 will be released on DVD September 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment exclusively through Amazon. This collection features the American broadcast syndication in 1985, along with the original and uncut episodes from the Japanese series Super Dimension Fortress Macross, all on one 4-disc set for the suggested retail price of $19.98. More after the jump.
The March 26th end of the latest Japanese TV rebroadcast of 2008's Macross Frontier concluded with the announcement that a new TV anime is the works. There was no additional information at the time, and it sounds like you probably shouldn't expect much more soon. More after the jump.
Following Hiro Mashima and the Evangelion character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamato, Japanese female animator Risa Ebata draws her own version of Hatsune Miku for the CD jacket of SmileR's 1st album "Melody Line(s)." She is best known as the character designer for the Macross Frontier series. Check her Miku illustration after the jump.