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Macross Delta Film's Teaser, Visual Reveal Armored Fighter Variant

posted on by Egan Loo
Early tickets slated for February 9 compilation film with new scenes, music

The "Macross Series Special Stage" event at the Tamashii Nation 2017 exhibition unveiled the teaser trailer and a new visual for the Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre (Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkūre) film on Sunday. The visual by the anime's character designer Chisato Mita (CAPCOM) features a previously unseen, armor-equipped variable fighter. The event's emcee noted that the visual also depicts the previously seen VF-31 Siegfried variable fighters for four of the five pilots in the anime's main Delta variable fighter unit (Chuck, Messer, Mirage, and Hayate) — but not Delta's leader, Arad.

The tagline on the new visual's poster reads, "Someday, this voice will fade out. Until that day…"

Advance film tickets will go on sale on December 16. Participating theaters are offering the tickets with a limited-edition MoviTicke Card featuring the new visual.

The franchise's official website is also offering advance tickets with a chance to win one of 60 tickets to the third string of live concerts by the anime's Walkūre idol group. The website is offering a separate set with a ticket and one of five different acrylic keychains, each featuring a Walkūre member. Sofmap chain stores are offering still another ticket set with one of five different metal badges, each featuring a Walkūre member.

The film will open on February 9, 2018. The terms for "theater" and "passion" in the title are homonyms in Japanese — "gekijō." The film will recompile scenes from the television anime with new scenes to tell a different story, to maximize the storytelling potential of the shorter runtime but larger medium. It will have at least one new song and enhanced battle sequences.

Update: Embedded video added. Thanks, Dennis R.

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