Macross FB7 Crossover Anime Film's Trailer Streamed
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Macross FB7: Ore no Uta o Kike! film began streaming the trailer on Saturday after it debuted at Tokyo Game Show earlier that day. The video features the theme song "Virgin Story," the fictional Fire Bomber rock band's first new song in years with both of its singers, Basara (Yoshiki Fukuyama) and Mylene (Chie Kajiura).
Macross FB 7: Ore no Uta o Kike! will start playing in 18 theaters throughout Japan on October 20. The 90-minute title takes remastered and re-edited footage from the Macross 7 television series and combines it with brand-new Macross Frontier footage.
The story is set in 2059, five decades after the Space War I conflict seen in the first Macross story. Macross Frontier, the 25th New Macross Class super-long-distance colonization fleet, is journeying through the galaxy to a new paradise to call home. However, it is locked in a state of war with a strange enemy called Vajra.
Ozma Lee (Katsuyuki Konishi), the leader of the S.M.S. Skull Team that is fighting the Vajra on the frontlines, encounters a mysterious lifeform, different from even the Vajra, one day. This mysterious lifeform leaves an archival video of the Macross 7 colonization fleet with Ozma, Ranka (Megumi Nakajima), and Sheryl (May'n for singing, Aya Endo for dialogue).
Tetsuro Amino, the director of the original Macross 7 anime, is writing and directing the new project at Satelight with assistant director Takao Abo (Lunar Legend Tsukihime, Macross Frontier) and animation director Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic! franchise). Character designers Risa Ebata and Yûichi Takahashi are returning from Macross Frontier for the new work.
In addition to Konishi, Nakajima, and Endo, Kenta Miyake (Bobby Margot), Jun Fukuyama (Luca Angeloni), Hiroshi Kamiya (Mikhail Blanc), Megumi Toyoguchi (Klan Klang), and Houko Kuwashima (Canaria Berstein) reprise their respective roles from Macross Frontier.
In a separate development, the Animax channel will run a special "Macross Night" in its Studio Musix program on October 7. May'n and photo idol Chiaki Kyan will emcee the event with guests Nakajima, Fukuyama, Kajiura and original Minmay voice actress/singer Mari Iijima (via video from California, her current home).
Update: YouTube video added.
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