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Macross Ship 'Launch Ceremony' to Be Held in February

posted on by Egan Loo
Tokyo event to mark fictional launch ceremony in very 1st Macross episode

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The official website for the Macross Frontier anime series has announced that a "Super Dimension Launch Ceremony" event will be held in Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district next February. February is the precise month when the events of the very first episode of the first Macross science-fiction romance series supposedly takes place. Specifically, in February 2009 of the Macross timeline, mankind launches the alien spaceship that crashed on Earth ten years earlier — only to be attacked by another alien enemy on the same day.

The real-life event will be called "Macross: The Super Dimension Space Launching Ceremony ~It's Really 2009 Already…It's 2/22 (Nyan Nyan Nyan), Deculture!~." ("Nyan Nyan" is a popular catchphrase with multiple meanings in the Macross storyline, while "Deculture" is a mild expletive in an alien language in Macross.) The event planners are inviting guests from the different Macross series for the event.

Next summer, the anime creators are planning to release a theatrical version of Macross Frontier, the television series that premiered on Japanese television this year. Kadokawa Shoten is launching a new quarterly magazine called Macross Ace on January 26. The magazine will carry a new manga by the original Macross character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto (Gundam 0080, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster) and another manga by Macross Frontier series script supervisor Hiroyuki Yoshino.

Bandai just introduced its toy version of the VF-25 transformable space fighter from Macross Frontier, while two novelty CD singles by the characters Bobby Margo, Sheryl Nome, and Ranka Lee shipped on December 24. Macross Frontier singer May'n (May Nakabayashi) will release an original mini album, May'n Street, on January 21.

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