Namco Bandai has posted a new promo for Macross 30, a game featuring characters from throughout the franchise history, as well as music from Miss Macross 30th Singer Wing talent contest winner Haruka Chisuga and vocaloid composer kz. Meanwhile, there's a new trailer for crossover anime Macross FB7, opening in Japanese theaters October 20th. Get a look after the jump.
When Super Dimension Fortress Macross debuted on Mainichi Broadcasting System October 3, 1982, it was ahead of its time. It mixed pop idols in a story of space warfare and dramatic love. Beyond that, it was an earlier example of anime made by creators who grew up as anime fans themselves. We may not see many space opera from anime these days, but Macross was a vanguard of what anime has become over the last three decades. Celebrate after the jump.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Macross science-fiction romance franchise, Banpresto has released new Chibi Kyun-Chara deformed figures featuring three Macross heroines, Lynn Minmay (Macross: Do You Remember Love?), Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee (Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye). Check the cute product photos after the jump!
Music label Flying Dog has posted preview video for the theme song for Macross F/Macross 7 crossover project Macross FB7. Set to be released October 24th, FB7's soundtrack will feature F's idols Sheryl and Ranka covering the music of 7's space rock band Fire Bomber as well as a new FB song. Get a look and listen after the jump.
As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Super Dimension Fortress Macross, a real Miss Macross talent search went out looking for the next Lynn Minmay or Ranka Lee. 20-year-old Haruka Chisuga was crowned the winner of the contest's Singer Wing. The situation for the Actress Wing got more complicated. Details after the jump.
As part of the Macross 30th anniversary celebrations, Macross: The Musicalture will be staged at the Tokyo Dome this October. Set in 2062, the musical will follow the New Macross Class 29 fleet immigrants facing social unrest due to an economic collapse, leading to the revival of both the Zentradi warrior principles and a Miss Macross Contest. See the latest promo after the jump.
One of the fun things about going to movie theaters is collecting new flyers for the up-coming films. As always, I was able to get some flyers for the latest anime films and the live-action adaptations of popular anime/manga series. Check the newest collection after the jump!
Otenba Bekki (Tomboy Becky) claims to be a 92-year-old fishmonger. That's actually the not-so-secret alter ego of gag manga and doujinshi artist Yoshio Kawashima, who some long time manga collectors might remember from Gloom Party. His latest joke has been posting pictures of classic anime characters eating. Get a look after the jump.
Namco Bandai and Japanese social gaming juggernaut DeNA have released the first game from their BNDeNA joint venture in Macross SP Cross de Culture a new social game for Android and soon iOS in Japan that blends a rail shooter with a dating sim. Hit the jump for all of the details.
Anime's seeing plenty of remakes and revivals these days, but if you really want to check out some nostaligia service, see what's turning up in the panchinko parlors. It's just about anything from Ga-Rei Zero to Rose of Versailles. If there's substance to the chatter, don't be shocked to see a Cowboy Bebop machine at some point. After the jump, see some impressive animation produced for a pair of mech favorites.
As part of the Macross 30th anniversary celebrations, Macross: The Musicalture will be staged at the Tokyo Dome this October. Set in 2062, the musical will follow the New Macross Class 29 fleet immigrants facing social unrest due to an economic collapse, leading to the revival of both the Zentradi warrior principles and a Miss Macross Contest. See the cast after the jump.
After years of work, the decidedly unofficial Spanish language Robotech: Valkyrie Project fan film has a new trailer to tease the results of their effort. Check out the impressive promo after the jump.
The hybrid Blu-ray release of 1984's Macross: Do You Remember Love? and the PlayStation 3 game My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 lands in Japan on July 26. In the meantime, dive into a pair of new commercials past the break!