Macross Frontier's Second Theatrical Film Confirmed (Updated)

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2nd film based on sci-fi romance sequel to tell new story with new music

The official website of the Macross Frontier anime series has confirmed that there will be two theatrical Macross Frontier films. The second issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Macross Ace magazine had already confirmed on Friday that first film 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 second film, which is based on Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue's latest sequel in the Macross science-fiction romance franchise, will tell a new story and include new music. (The first film re-edits the story of the television series with new footage.) No plans for further projects have been announced yet.

Macross Frontier marks the 25th anniversary of Studio Nue's classic anime franchise that combines transforming robotic mecha, love triangles, and interplanetary war. The sequel's story revolves around a fighter pilot named Alto Saotome and two singers named Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee. A new alien war breaks out aboard the Macross Frontier colonization fleet, 50 years after the story of the first Macross.

All of the anime's opening and ending songs have ranked in the top 5 of the Oricon survey firm's weekly CD singles ranking charts. The eight Blu-ray Disc (BD) volumes have each topped Oricon's weekly BD ranking charts and have collectively sold over 200,000 copies. Three manga series have been serialized so far, and Macross now has three ongoing magazines.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Image © 2007 Big West/Macross F Project, MBS

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