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Macross F Official Creator's Magazine Gets General Release (Updated)

posted on 2009-03-27 04:13 EDT
Nyan-cretto, 3rd ongoing mag based on Macross anime, sold at TAF last week

The Satelight anime studio has announced on Tuesday that it will offer its Macross F Official Creator's Magazine Nyan-cretto File 1 publication again for general sales. The issue includes materials from the various staffers of Macross Frontier, the 2008 television sequel to the Macross science-fiction romance franchise. Series creator Shoji Kawamori, character designer Yûichi Takahashi, series script supervisor Hiroyuki Yoshino, mechanical designers Junya Ishigaki and Takeshi Takakura, mechanical artist Hidetaka Tenjin, CGI director Hiroshi Yagishita, CGI animator Eiji Inomoto, and others contributed to the issue. Character designer Risa Ebata drew the cover illustration of the story's singers Ranka and Sheryl.

The first issue of this magazine was previously sold at Satelight's booth at last week's Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009. More details about the magazine's reissue will be provided on Satelight's website. The magazine name "Nyan-cretto" is a wordplay on a Japanese word for "girl" or "meow" (娘 or "nyan") that frequently appears in Macross, and a Japanese word for "secret" (秘 or "hi").

This magazine will be the third ongoing Macross magazine in Japan. Kadokawa Shoten published the inaugural issue of its Macross Ace manga magazine this past January. Shogakukan and We've, Inc. have been releasing Macross Chronicle, a biweekly reference publication devoted to the Macross franchise, since last July.

Image © Big West/Macross F Project, MBS

Update: Corrected Nyan's definition. Thanks, vashfanatic.


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