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Mari Ijima returns to California's Macross convention

As we wait for Super Dimension Convention, the evolved form of MacrossWorld Con, to start next month, the event is having Mari Ijima (a.k.a. the voice of Lynn Minmay) attend as the guest of honor.  Of course, Ijima will hold a concert ...

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Japanator Unboxing: Loot Anime - Galaxy

We're ending the year with a big bang with an out-of-this-world themed Loot Anime box full of goodies with the theme "Galaxy"! We have some pretty cool merch here that is sure to please Space Cowboys everywhere! I absolutely dug the items ...

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Week Ender - Macross Edition

Macross is one of those recognizable anime properties around the world, though it may be in due to Robotech, the US cartoon franchise that combined Macross with two other unrelated robot anime to be able to syndicated on US television....

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OP Up! Macross Edition

So who's excited over the news of a new Macross show on the horizon with Macross Delta? I've always loved the series' mix of future science fiction transforming jet robots with pop music idols. I'm so looking forward to all the new awe...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

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's nice to see ...

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Head to Ikebukuro to dine on your favorite Macross F treats

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 Macross art wo...

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MacrossWorld Con returns this Fall

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 feature things like ...

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

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, anime fans prob...

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New Macross TV anime announced, no details whatsoever

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 shadows the words ...

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The Dose: Old School Thursday

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 redeeming qualities, no...

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Robotech Movie gets fan remaster

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 pulling footage f...

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Macross Frontier movies get a new box-set

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't that offensiv...

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Megumi Nakajima taking a break from music

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-haired pop-starle...

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Look more like Sheryl Nome with these new accessories

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. For the obsessed ...

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

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 caught a few sho...

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Macross celebrates its 30th anniversary in Yokohama

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 birthplace of Miss Mac...

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A Daily Dose of Final Blows: Macross Frontier

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 favorite Japanator Ed...

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Bandai's going to sell you another Macross plamo

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 based on the ...

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We get one last visit from Crappy Sheryl

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 Galactic Fairy. We get...

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Take a look at Macross 30's lovely animation

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 meetups that h...

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Crappy Sheryl shows us some Macross 30 gameplay

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 with the Ace ...


Upcoming Macross live event looks like heaven itself

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 announced. The Mac...


Macross's Kawamori puts my LEGO skills to shame

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 Valkyrie. I know...


Chibi Sheryl Nome breaks down the Macross 30 business

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 it all ties int...


Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth for Macross F?

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, which are a r...


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

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, Sheryl Nome. At...


Macross's Kawamori mechs out some Subaru action

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 designs, but th...


Robotech fans, prepare to be amazed what love can do

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 on this one. Th...


Super Robot Wars UX's trailer features vocaloid action

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 signature leek and ...


Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

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 unstoppable female Ze...


Japanator Exclusive Interview: Haruhiko Mikimoto

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 all time, it ha...


A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

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 really made Macross...


Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

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 lady that can sing...


A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

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 really made Macros...


JapanaTen: The Valkyries of Macross

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's none of thos...


Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

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 haired fun was ...


A Daily Dose of Music: Macross Week

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 really made Macros...


Quick reminder: Three Macross shows are streaming on Hulu

I know that it's only been two years since the original Macross series was announced to be streaming on Hulu, but today is special. Since we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the franchise throughout this week, I have decide...


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