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Life-Size VF-25, Stage Musical Celebrate 30 Years of Macross

posted on 2012-03-09 11:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Real-life "Miss Macross 30" contest, museum exhibit of design art also planned

The Macross 30th anniversary project's website announced on Friday that a 1/1-scale model of a VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie variable fighter (in the intermediate GERWALK mode) will appear at the "30th Anniversary Macross Super Dimension Exhibition ~Valkyrie de Sasotte!~" event from April 28 to May 6. The website also announced that a real-life "Miss Macross 30" contest, a stage musical with new material, and a museum display of the franchise's designs are being planned.

The 30th Anniversary exhibition will take place at the Sunshine City complex in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross television series — the first anime in the Macross franchise — premiered in 1982, and this year marks the mecha franchise's 30th anniversary.

The exhibition will also feature a recreation of the concert scenes of the Macross Frontier characters Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, as well as a "legendary songstress." Cosplay will be allowed at the exhibition, but there will be a 500-yen (about US$6) fee to use a provided changing room. A variety of commemorative goods will also be available for purchase at the event.

Regular advance tickets will go on sale on March 17 and cost 1,000 yen (about US$12), while admission will cost 1,300 yen (US$16) at the door. A commemorative towel will be bundled with advance and at-the-door tickets sold for 2,000 yen (US$24) and 2,300 yen (US$28), respectively. All attendees will also receive a commemorative neck strap.

The separate "Macross 30th Anniversary Exhibition Macross: The Design" exhibit will feature Macross art "from Minmay to Sheryl and Ranka" from April 26 to May 13 at the Shibuya Parco art gallery in Tokyo. More information on the planned Macross stage musical and the "Miss Macross 30" contest will be available on the website next Friday.

[Via Moe Otanews Sokuhō]


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