Macross Frontier Anime Gets Brand-New Theatrical Film Short

posted on by Egan Loo
Franchise's Shoji Kawamori helms, pens 'Labyrinth of Time' short at Satelight

The live-streamed "Air Macross F Live 2021 ~Mada Mada Futari wa Kore kara! Watashi-tachi no Uta o Kike!!~" program announced on Saturday that a new Macross Frontier theatrical film short, "Gekjōban Tanpen Macross Frontier ~Toki no Meikyū" (Macross Frontier Film Short: Labyrinth of Time), will open this year with the Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! film.

The tagline on the key visual by character designer Risa Ebata reads, "Can you hear these voices?"

The new short credits franchise creators Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue with the original story, and Kawamori is also directing, writing, and storyboarding the short at Satelight. Flying Dog is producing the music.

The stream's hosts, singers May'n (Sheryl Nome) and Megumi Nakajima (Ranka Lee), noted that they had not seen the key visual until its public unveiling. They commented that it looks like Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee have grown up in the visual. They also mused if this means that there will be a new song or songs.

The Macross Frontier television anime aired in 2008 following the 25th anniversary of the Macross franchise. The Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime film premiered in 2009 as an alternate retelling, and was followed by the Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa sequel film in 2011.

The "SANKYO presents Macross F Galaxy Live 2021 ~Madamada Futari wa Kore kara! Watashi-tachi no Uta o Kike!" concerts, the first standalone live Macross Frontier concerts in a "about a decade," were scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Tokyo. However, they were delayed due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the Japanese government's declaration of the state of emergency. Instead, May'n and Nakajima streamed and commented on a compilation video of a 2010 concert on Saturday, before announcing the new short.

Source: Air Macross F Live 2021 stream

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