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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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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Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

Name: Sheryl NomeAge: 17 at time of Macross FrontierHometown: Macross Galaxy FleetBloodtype: A Next up for the Macross Idol of the Week, is the super sexy Galactic Fairy, Sheryl Nome. Sheryl is the kind of woman who knows what kind of asset...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Idol(s) of the Week: Macross Week

Name: Lynn Minmei Birthdate: October 10, 1993 Hometown: Yokohama, Japan Measurements: 80/58/87 cm Today we have the pleasure of looking at the lovely Miss Lynn Minmei. The popular idol, singer, and actress was the original Miss Macross...

 
 
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Unboxing! Macross: DYRL 30th Anniversary set

I've been holding onto this unboxing video for this week, just like unwrapping a birthday present for Macross's anniversary. So I dug into the special edition Blu-Ray set, which includes goodies like the remastered Macross: Do You Rem...

 
 
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Japanator Recommends: SDF Macross (PS2)

It's Macross Week, in case you didn't know, and in celebration of three decades of everyone's favorite idol-and-mecha pioneer, we're thinking, talking about, and recommending the best (and worst) in Macross. Part of that "best" column is my...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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Macross 30 is a game, and the other Macross birthday gift

In case you didn't see the post directly below this one, Macross is now three decades old. The big three-oh is without a doubt something to celebrate, and they're going all-out, up to the point of sweet videogames! The game in question is ...

 
 
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Happy Birthday Macross!

Wow, 30 years. That's a long run for the little Super Dimension Space Fortress that could. I can honestly say there really isn't much that's stuck with me my whole life quite like the Macross series. Like many people, I was first introduced...

 
 
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Celebrate three decades of Macross with Macross FB7

Sometimes it's hard to believe that Macross is just about thirty years old now. It wasn't a terribly long time ago that I thought that it was all still Robotech. Bandai knows that, and instead of going back to the well of Space W...

 
 
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Macross: The Musicalture is ready to launch

The 30th Anniversary of Macross has definitely been a busy year. With tons of exciting merchandise, remasters, and fun games --the series is going as string as ever! Just hearing the 30th anniversary part sure makes me feel old! ...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: The Classics

After a brief break, The Daily Dose returns in full swing! This week your favorite Japanator editors break down the videos they consider classics. As twisted as some of these choices may be, these are the tracks we go back to time and agai...

 
 
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Animazement '12: Ichiro Itano Talks about past, future

Digging one up from the archive, here is the panel Q&A session from Animazement 2012 back in late May. Director Ichiro Itano is an anime industry veteran who got his start under the wings of the likes of Noboru Ishiguro and Yoshiyuki To...

 
 
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Macross makes its way to Android and iOS devices

You know how I feel. Any Macross news is great Macross news. Namco Bandai is bringing their free to play rails shooter, Macross SP Cross de Culture, over to eager gamers, with their title currently being available to Android fans, with an ...

 
 
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Robotech fan film begins to take shape

Still waiting in dread for the potential of a Hollywood Robotech remake? Well, some talented Spanish speaking "fans" have gotten together on a project that they are calling Robotech: Valkyrie Project, and you might want to may attention in...

 
 
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Sheryl Nome will teach you some Macross History

Macross fans like me have a lost to celebrate over the next couple months, as the series is celebrating its 30th anniversary in a big way, with lots of special releases, events, and goodies to buy. This Friday, Tokyo MX will be ai...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Ok, this one isn't really all that old school, but all this May'n action made me listen to this song all day today. I present to you a live performance of LION with Megumi Nakajima. There's no hiding my love for Macross, I eat sleep, and d...

 
 
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Life-size Macross VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie on display

Didn't you know? Life-size Gundam replicas are so last year, Super Dimension Fortress Macross Variable Fighters are now all the rage. This magnificent 1/1 scale VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie --in GERWALK mode-, is currently being showcased at the...

 
 
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There she is, Miss Macross 30th

For the upcoming 30th anniversary of Macross, Joysound Karaoke is holding a contest in search of the next Ranka Lee or Lynn Minmay. The contest will be broken down to two categories: Singer and Actress. All you have to do, is...

 
 
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Macross DLC invades Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

It's been 30 years since Super Dimension Fortress Macross first aired on Japanese TV, which can only mean one thing: it's time for 30th anniversary tie-ins! Among the nostalgic items you can purchase is a bit of DLC for Namco Bandai's Ace C...

 
 
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May'n announces a world tour!

The brain diving diva May'n has announced via her website that she will be holding a world tour. The tour will be known as 'Rock Your Beats', though she has yet to announce dates or locations.  She did, however, announce details about ...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Oh Mari Iijiima, every time I hear your voice I get so freaking emotional. Let me state this now. If Macross Flashback 2012 doesn't get those nostalgic vibes going for you, we just can't ever be friends. The OVA served as that swe...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: May'n

Today's Dose comes from our favorite galatic fairy, May'n (May Nakabayashi). Most of you are probably most familiar with her voice work as Sheryl Nome from the Macross Frontier anime series. Unfortunately the clip I have of her ne...

 
 
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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

Hey guys, so I thought to add a bit of variety I would get a bit selfish here, and post some of my personal favorite anime and j-pop classics. Does that sound ok with you? I now declare Thursdays officially Old School Thursday! I ...

 
 




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