Macross Stage Musical's 1st Ad Streamed

posted on 2012-08-08 02:50 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
Stage musical marks anime's 30th year with story of new "Miss Macross Contest"

The first commercial for the stage musical Macross the Musicalture began streaming on Wednesday. The ad highlights the staff and cast, led by 9nine idol group member Kanae Yoshii.

The story is set in 2062, five decades after the Space War I conflict seen in the first Macross story. Macross 29 is the 29th New Macross Class colonization fleet to leave Earth in the aftermath of that devastating war. People who were once scarred by war now live a tranquil, oasis-like existence.

However, the fleet has hardly any military strength due to pacifism, and its economy is on the brink of collapse. Due to the high unemployment rate in the urban areas, a Neo Zentran movement that advocates a renewed military has been gaining steam, especially among the young alien Zentradi.

A "Miss Macross Contest" has been launched as part of the economic recovery plan among Macross 29 citizens. Lives converge at the event when two youths named Ash and Sakura spot Vigo, a young Neo Zentran leader, in the distance.

The musical will run at Tokyo Dome City Hall from October 3 to October 8. The play stars Takuya Kikuchi, Shion Tsuchiya, Yoshii, Risa Uesugi, Ai Hasegawa, Ayumi Hinata, and Sayaka Kanda.

Isamu Kayano (Air Gear musical) is directing under the supervision of franchise co-creator Shoji Kawamori (Escaflowne, Aquarion, AKB0048). Chūji Mikasano (Leiji Matsumoto's Stanley no Majo play) is writing the script, and Hidari (Natsu-iro Kiseki, Fractale) designed the characters.

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