Macross Frontier Manga, TV Special's Date Announced
posted on by Egan Loo
The January issue (on sale November 26) of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine will announce that the manga adaptation of the Macross Frontier anime television series will premiere in the February issue (on sale December 26) in Japan. Macross Frontier is the 2008 sequel to the Macross science-fiction romance franchise that will be animated by Satelight (Macross Zero, Noein) with a story by Shoji Kawamori (first Macross series, Escaflowne) and music by Yoko Kanno (Macross Zero, Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop). Hayato Aoki (Meteor Sweeper Girls, Antenna Serenade) will draw the manga. Monthly Shōnen Ace ran Haruhiko Mikimoto's Macross 7: Trash spinoff manga from 1994 to 2001.
The Macross 25th Anniversary Special program that was announced earlier this month will air in Japan on December 23 at 26:50 (effectively 2:50 a.m. the next day) on the Kansai region's MBS station, and on December 28 at 25:15 (1:15 a.m. the next day) on the Tokyo area's TBS station. The one-hour special will include a retrospective of previous Macross projects and a special compilation of clips from the first episode of Macross Frontier. This will be the first new Macross animation footage to premiere on television in over 12 years.
Macross Frontier takes place after the last major Macross sequels (Macross Plus and Macross 7) and centers on a fighter pilot trainee, a budding singer, and a pop idol aboard a space colony fleet under enemy attack.