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Macross Delta: Zettai Live!!!!!! Anime Film Reveals New Valkyrie Variable Fighter

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Logo also unveiled for 2nd Macross Delta film, with scenario already written

Macross creator and mechanical designer Shōji Kawamori appeared at the "Macross Modelers & Zettai LIVE!!!!!!" stage event at the 59th All Japan Model and Hobby Show on Saturday, and he unveiled the upcoming Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!) film's title logo and the concept art for a new Valkyrie variable fighter that he is designing for the film.

Kawamori cautioned that he is still working on the fighter's design, although he worked out its entirely new transformation sequence with toy blocks. The official website for the Macross franchise is hosting the image until October 6. Kawamori added that Toshizo Nemoto had already written up the film's scenario.

He noted that the word "LIVE" in the title has several meanings, including the Japanese connotation of a live concert and the English connotation of a live broadcast. He also noted that the "L" in the title is in red to connotate "love."

The members of the idol group Walküre announced the title of the new Macross Delta film at the "Macross Crossover Live 2019" concerts in June. The Walküre members noted that there are six exclamation points in the title when there are only five members, and they half-jokingly asked Kawamori for the reason. Kawamori teased that there will be a sixth performer.

The Shōji Kawamori Expo opened in June also, and the end of the exhibition revealed a story teaser for the new film:

Walküre and Delta Flight used music to save people from the Vár Syndrome, a previously unknown disease that made humans and others go berserk. However, they find themselves facing a new threat…

Shōji Kawamori stated at the "Flying Dog 10th Anniversary Live 'Inu Fes'" event in February that he is aiming to release the new Macross Delta anime film in 2020. However, the Shōji Kawamori Expo listed the film in "20XX."

The "Walküre Senjō no Premium Live Event at Toyosu Pit" had announced the new film in September 2018 and described the film as "entirely new" — as opposed to last year's Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkūre (Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre), which compiled earlier television anime footage with some new sequences.

The 26-episode Macross Delta television anime series ran from April to September 2016, after a preview of the first episode in 2015. Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre opened in Japan in February 2018.

Macross Delta has also inspired several manga series, a novel, and a PlayStation Vita game. The in-story idol unit Walküre also performs as an idol unit in real life, and the group holds live events.

Sources: 59th All Japan Model and Hobby Show coverage, Macross franchise's official website

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