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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

What's old is new
Dec 04
You know I'm also up for listening to my favorite tunes from Super Dimension Fortress Macross. It is by far my favorite television show ever made. While the animation and music still look great, even by today's standards, it... read
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Macross Cafe

Head to Ikebukuro to dine on your favorite Macross F treats

What's on the menu?
Jun 16
If you happen to be in Japan on July 27th, and love Macross you are in luck. The Namco run Characro cafe will be having a limited time cross over with the Macross Frontier series. The preliminary designs show some pretty cool... read
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MacrossWorld Con returns this Fall

I gotta make my way to out this!
Jun 11
The longtime Macross fansite, MacrossWorld continues its convention tradition this Fall, on October 4th from 12:00 - 6:00 at the Torrance Cultural Center in California. The obviously Macross focused convention is set to featu... read
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J-Pop Summit

May'N heads to San Francisco's J-POP SUMMIT

Why does California get everything?
Apr 30
Things are heating up this summer with the announcement of May'n as the guest of honor at San Francisco's sixth annual J-POP SUMMIT. Although the Nagoya native has made herself a superstar in the world of Japanese pop music, ... read
New Macross photo
New Macross

New Macross TV anime announced, no details whatsoever

Sneak announcement at end of Frontier rerun
Mar 26
At the end of a TV rerun of Macross Frontier that ended earlier today, a surprise graphics showed up on the TV sets of those watching it in the Kanto region of Japan. The large, dark and familiarly shaped robot background sha... read
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The Dose: Old School Thursday

Japan's top ladies
Feb 20
Oh man, Macross Frontier how I love thee. As a huge fan of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross series and movie, I was unfortunately continually disappointed with the follow up shows. While, each had their redeemin... read
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Robotech Movie gets fan remaster

Uses footage from original releases
Feb 10
As much as I've loved any franchise, I don't think I've put as much work into anything as much as Robotech Motion Comics has in this video they posted back in November of 2013. In it, they remastered Robotech: The Movie by pu... read
Macross Frontier photo
Macross Frontier

Macross Frontier movies get a new box-set

English Frontier!
Dec 18
If you have been a longtime listener of Japanator AM of used to watch the Live Show, you probably know how much I hate the Macross Frontier films. Sure, the first movie, Macross Frontier The Movie: The False Songstress wasn'... read
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Megumi Nakajima taking a break from music

We won't be listening to her song
Dec 02
Megumi Nakajima has announced via her website that she's taking an "indefinite break" from her musical career. However, she'll be continuing voice acting for the foreseeable future. Most will remember Nakagima as the green-ha... read
Macross F photo
Macross F

Look more like Sheryl Nome with these new accessories

Well, at least around your neck, wrist and waist
Nov 22
Did you want to be more like Sheryl from Macross Frontier? Well, who wouldn't? She's hot, has a great voice and is likely richer than most deities. Well, there's the whole being sick side-angle, but you can look over that. Fo... read
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Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Anime: The show that made us fall in love

Tim takes the favorite!
Sep 18
Remember when you first started watching anime? Perhaps your friends in high school or college were whispering about some incredibly provocative show, or swapping bad copies of VHS tapes behind the bleachers. Maybe you had c... read
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Macross in Yokohama

Macross celebrates its 30th anniversary in Yokohama

If it's Yokohama it should be a VF-1J!
Aug 15
It looks as though the celebrations for Macross's 30th anniversary aren't quite over yet! This time the beloved series makes its appearance in Yokohama's historic Chinatown are, which also happens to be the fictional birthpl... read
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Daily Dose

A Daily Dose of Final Blows: Macross Frontier

Nostalgic attack!
Jun 03
It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favori... read
Macross plamo photo
Macross plamo

Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

The details look fantastic
May 29
The goodies celebrating the 30th anniversary of Super Dimension Fortress Macross have't stopped yet, and there's a hot new commercial to sell you the business. Sure, there's a gazillion model kits ba... read
Macross 30 photo
Macross 30

We get one last visit from Crappy Sheryl

I'm going to miss you!
Feb 26
Oh poorly drawn Sheryl. I'm going to miss you. As the launch day for Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy is only a couple days away, we are presented one final, bittersweet seminar from our Chibi Galacti... read
Macross 30 photo
Macross 30

Take a look at Macross 30's lovely animation

Where's crappy Sheryl?
Feb 22
As you probably expected, The upcoming PS3 Macross shooter, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy includes some gorgeous looking animation. As the game's voice connects the Macross timelines, we get some interesting... read
Macross 30 photo
Macross 30

Crappy Sheryl shows us some Macross 30 gameplay

Perhaps she deserves her own show?
Feb 20
Crappy looking Sheryl checks back in with us, this time focused on some gameplay! The newest breakdown of, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy unfortunately reconfirms the similarities&nbs... read

Upcoming Macross live event looks like heaven itself

I think I'll have to be there
Feb 12
They weren't kidding when they said that Macross's 30th anniversary was going to be celebrated in style! Besides showing some amazing figures at Wonder Festival last week, some exciting news for Macross fans was ann... read

Macross's Kawamori puts my LEGO skills to shame

Make an official kit already
Feb 11
Promotion for the upcoming game, Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy are in full swing. One awesome little tidbit is some footage of living god, and Macross co-creator, Shoji Kawamori showing off some sweet LEGO V... read

Chibi Sheryl Nome breaks down the Macross 30 business

She's starting to grow on me
Feb 07
Badly drawn, Chibi Sheryl Nome has returned, and this time has even more information about the upcoming Macross 30 game! Her latest "business seminar" takes us through some of the history of the Macross series, and how ... read

Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth for Macross F?

Now this you can send me!
Feb 07
Do you have a sweetie in Japan who also adores Macross Frontier? Does any favorite Japanator editor come to mind? Who ever your Miss Macross may be, I'm sure they'd be elated to receive these lovely looking pastries... read

Chibi Sheryl Nome makes sure you're ready for Macross 30

Spend a little more money on the animation!
Feb 04
With Bandai Namco's upcoming shooter, Macross 30: The Voices that Connect the Galaxy on the horizon. They wanted to make sure you get introduced to the game's worlds. Who better to take the lead than Galactic Fairy herself, ... read

Macross's Kawamori mechs out some Subaru action

Sexy combinaton
Jan 29
Macross creator and all around mecha design god, Shoji Kawamori has lent his hand to some amazing anime, but also cool products. Of course I'm going to fawn over the creator of the VF-1J and some of the original Transformers ... read

Robotech fans, prepare to be amazed what love can do

50 seconds that are more impressive than most major films
Jan 04
Remember that fan made Robotech project we got a peak at a while ago? It looks as though this Spanish speaking group isn't messing around, and has some amazing progress on the project. You can really feel the love ... read

Super Robot Wars UX's trailer features vocaloid action

Now that's one heck of a random roster.
Dec 12
Oh wow, I never thought that I would live to see the day that a vocaloid would make an appearance in the Super Robot Wars series. Courtesy of Sega, Miku will be piloting her version of the Fei-Yen that features her sign... read

Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

You can't handle this
Oct 13
Name: Milia Fallyna JeniusAge: 15 at the time of seriesHometown: Zenradi Clone Synthesis SystemMeasurements: 415/290/420 cm  Out of every character in the Macross universe, Milia Fallyna Jenius is my favorite. The unstop... read
Yes, it was one of the best moment of my life
I studied art in high school and college and actually now teach at a fairly prestigious art school. So, when I say that Haruhiko Mikimoto also known as HAL, is my favorite artist and character designer of ... read feature


A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

Back to the beginning
Oct 13
Last week celebrated the 30th anniversary of my favorite anime of all time, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Full of action, robots, romance, and humanity, Macross was a space opera tour de force. One of the things that real... read

Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

Perhaps a slightly more mature lady?
Oct 12
Did you think I would let Minmei grace the pages of Japanator without giving Misa a fair shake? Perhaps she lacks the pizzazz and raw appeal that a little firecracker like Minmei has, but what's sexier to you? A lad... read

A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

Don't hate
Oct 12
Last week celebrated the 30th anniversary of my favorite anime of all time, Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Full of action, robots, romance, and humanity, Macross was a space opera tour de force. One of the things that rea... read
Fighters, Battroids, Gerwalks, oh my!
Why does anybody really watch a mecha show? Is it for the deep stories that examine the relationships between people? How about the destruction that war causes and how it impacts the soldiers in the middle of it all? Nope, it... read feature


Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

Ranka overload!
Oct 11
Name: Ranka LeeBirthdate: April 29th, 2043Hometown: 117th Research FleetRace: Human/ Zentradi   Don't think for a second that just because Macross Frontier's Miss Lee was featured on The Daily Dose today, that the green ... read

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