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The theatrical film adaptation of the Macross Frontier television anime series will open in Japan on November 21 under the name Gekijō-ban Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress). The Kadokawa Cineplex and Shochiku Multiplex theaters' websites both revealed the title and date, and the second issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Macross Ace magazine will announce the details on Friday. The teaser trailer for the film will premiere in Japanese theaters on June 27, which is the same day that ticket pre-sales will begin.
The planned Fall opening date for a theatrical film remake of the Macross Frontier anime series was first revealed via an itasha (vehicle decorated with character art) mini-van outside the "Macross: The Super Dimension Space Launching Ceremony" event in February. However, creator Shoji Kawamori and the cast members Yūichi Nakamura (Alto), Aya Endo (Sheryl), and Megumi Nakajima (Ranka) noted in the actual event that the new date and even the title of the project was subject to change at the time. The film will include new footage of Sheryl's concert and Nakajima's new song, "Sō Da Yo." The Macross Frontier television series marked the 25th anniversary of Studio Nue's classic science-fiction franchise that combines transforming robotic mecha , love triangles, and interplanetary war.
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