Macross presents the art of the new evil idols of the series

Macross Frontier and Delta’s character designers team up to create a new set of illustrations highlighting the series’ latest galactic divas.

artists of macross border and Macross delta released new art to celebrate the series’ 40th anniversary new album and concert.

The new art was revealed at and features Macross deltaThe leading idol group from Walkure and their new rivals, Yami_Q_Ray. The new gang, serving as Walkure’s dark counterpart, made their debut in the latest film in the iconic mecha franchise, Macross Delta: Zettai live!!!!!!, which was released in Japan last October. Risa Ebata, who served as character designer in 2008 macross bordercreated two new illustrations of Walkure and his new musical adversaries, while Macross delta Character and costume designer Chisato Mita portrayed the new group in a new poster for the real-life Walkure band’s upcoming concert.

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In addition to promoting the new concert, art was released to tie in with the new Macross crossover album, in which Walkure performs songs from macross border‘s composed by Yoko Kanno, while Megumi Nakajima, the voice of Ranka Lee, and May’n, the singing voice of Sheryl Nome, cover songs from the Delta anime The album is scheduled to be released in Japan on April 6.

The new album and concert are part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the original. Super Dimension Fortress MacrossJapanese premiere in 1982. In the decades since its original broadcast, Macross has become one of the anime industry’s longest-running and most influential mecha anime franchises, spawning multiple sequel series, spin-offs, movies, and video games.

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The series was originally brought to the West as one of three anime series that were cut and rewritten to form the basis of Harmony Gold. Robotechwhich aired in syndication in 1985. A decades-long legal battle between Harmony Gold and the Japanese owners of the franchise prevented the release of new Macross material internationally for several years, but the case was finally settled in 2021. Harmony Gold is now free to move forward with production on their long-awaited live-action film. Robotech movie, while Macross is receiving its first official international releases in years: Macross pluswhich was directed by cowboy bebop‘s Shinichiro Watanabe, had a limited release in North American theaters last November, and the recent macross border The anniversary concert received an official live broadcast around the world.

Despite the end of the franchise’s long legal battles, the series’ producers have yet to announce the international premieres of Macross 7, macross borderand Macross delta. a new Robotech Boxset was released in 2021 by Funimation.

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