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Macross Delta TV Anime Unveils Teaser, Staff, Characters, Valkyries

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Minori Suzuki wins audition to play newest idol, Freyja Wion

The streamed "Chō Jikū Seisaku Happyō-kai" (The Super Dimension Production Unveiling) event debuted the staff, characters, new idols, new Valkyrie designs, new key visuals, and teaser video for the Macross Delta television anime on Friday.

Text: Teaser
Text: A.D. 2067
Text: On a planet on the frontier of the galaxy
Text: A new wind blows
Text: The Tactical Sound Unit counters…
Text: The Var Syndrome consuming the galaxy
Text: The legacy of Protoculture
Text: Aerial Knights of the Kingdom of Wind
Text: Walküre of the battlefield
Text: Original Creators: Shōji Kawamori/Studio Nue
Text: Director: Kenji Yasuda
Text: Series Script Supervisor: Toshizo Nemoto
Text: Original Character Design: Chisato Mita (CAPCOM)
Text: Character Design/Chief Animation Directors: Majiro/Masaru Shindō
Text: Animation Production: Satelight
Text: Chief Director: Shōji Kawamori
Text: A new Macross history …
Text: Begins, now …
Text: New TV Animation
Text: Macross Delta
Text: Preview TV Special Green-Lit!!
Text: Macross Preview Special airs on Thursday, 12/31 at 6:00 p.m. on Tokyo MX and BS11

The taglines accompanying these images are "Flying Walküre" and "Reveberating Wind."

Minori Suzuki, the 18-year-old winner of the newest Macross singer auditions from Aichi Prefecture, will play Freyja Wion, an aspiring idol who is full of spirit and who is always smiling. Five girls form the "Tactical Sound Unit" Walküre, the first major songstress group in the Macross anime franchise. (Macross 7 had the Jamming Birds group, and The Macross Digital Mission VF-X game had the group Milky Dolls.) The Walküre group battles the Var Syndrome that is consuming the galaxy, and there is also the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team of the Kingdom of Wind.

Shōji Kawamori is credited as the original creator with Studio Nue, and he is also serving as the chief director. Kenji Yasuda (Arata: The Legend, Noein - to your other self, Sōsei no Aquarion Love) is directing at Satelight. Toshizo Nemoto (Inu X Boku Secret Service, Log Horizon, Tokyo Majin) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Majiro (Barakamon, Nagareboshi Lens, Ongaku Shōjo) and Masaru Shindō (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Persona 4 the Golden Animation) are adapting the original character designs by Chisato Mita (CAPCOM's E.X. Troopers game) and serving as chief animation directors. Hidetaka Tenjin is credited as the "Macross visual artist."

The other staff members include:

Color Key Artist: Kanako Hayashi
Art Directors: Shigemi Ikeda (Atelier Musa), Yukiko Maruyama (Atelier Musa)
Worldview Design: Thomas Romain
Art Design: Vincento Niemu
Valkyrie Design: Shōji Kawamori
Mechanic Design: Stanislas Brunet
Director of Photography: Atsushi Iwasaki (T2 Studio)
CG Director: Hironori Morino
CG Supervisor: Hiroyuki Kashima (unknownCASE)
CG Animation Director: Atsushi Sakiyama (unknownCASE)
Editor: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T)
Sound Production: Flying Dog
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

The staff also presented the designs for the main variable fighters:

VF-31 Siegfried

Kawamori confirmed that the VF-31 is an update of the YF-30 Chronos that appeared in the Macross 30 game. The design has built-in gun ports in its arms.

Sv-262 Draken III

Kawamori noted that this is the first time that a Valkyrie with this unique delta wing design variant has appeared in Macross. Tenjin noted that the cockpit is not transparent.

Bandai presented prototypes of the DX Chōgōkin toys it will offer for both fighters.

A Macross Delta preview special will run on Japanese television on New Year's Eve, and the staff teased that "there is a rumor that the all-but-complete first episode of Macross Delta" will air in the special.

Thanks to Gwyn Campbell for coverage, and pinoi78 and Dennis R for the embedded videos

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