Anime Expo recently announced a very special guest for the summer event. Acclaimed anime director and designer Shoji Kawamori—one of the masterminds behind the Macross franchise, also credited as director and original concept for Aquarion, AKB0048, and much more—will be a Guest of Honor at the convention, which takes place July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Hit the jump for more.
The official home page for Macross Delta, the latest installment in the long-running Super Dimension Fortress Macross franchise which mixes music with mecha mayhem, has unveiled the character designs for the members of Walküre, the 5-member idol unit at the center of the story. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Aquarion series, a giant-sized rhythm game is temporarily taking over the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku Metro Promenade area of Shinjuku Station in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to perform the "forbidden union".
A new exhibtion entitled "The Transformation", which highlights the design work of Shoji Kawamori, is coming to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in July of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Nobunaga The Fool anime official site has been updated with new promotional videos featuring 4 voice actors who are voicing the main characters. Each cast member answered the same questions in their own words followed by a preview of the anime itself. Watch the video after the jump!
Newtype magazine thought 1985 was a flat year for animation. The industry was grappling with how to compete on the global playing field, lack of talented artists, lack of opportunities for young artists, fans looking for more classic Gundam and lolicon, to name a few concerns that might sounds familiar. See what the top names in the field thought was coming up for 1986 after the jump.