A Bunch Of Classic ‘Macross’ Anime Is Finally Coming Westward

While the legal situation surrounding the Macross saga was resolved last 12 months, it’s taken a protracted time for the assorted anime iterations of the franchise to be given a Western release. Well, it looks just like the wait is now over.

Announced on the Big West panel at this 12 months’s Anime Expo, we now have lots of Macross anime and merchandise to look ahead to within the near future.

Starting with Right Stuf Anime, they shall be releasing everything of Macross 7, Macross Frontier and Macross Delta on Blu-ray. Whereas Anime Limited shall be handling the wonderful Macross Plus on Blu-ray, with AnimEigo taking care of Macross II on Blu-ray.

Bandai Spirits also has a bunch of Macross toys on the best way, from the Proplica Microphone Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee, the DX Chogokin VF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Worldwide Anniversary edition, the DX Chogokin YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie (Maximilian Jenius Use) and the Hi-Metal R VF-0S Phoenix (Roy Focker Use).

Tokyo Otaku Mode and Shibuya Scramble Figure even have merchandise planned, with the latter being a Macross Frontier Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee figure.

Briefly, there’s quite a bit to look ahead to however it’s interesting that the sooner series and flicks should not mentioned here. Namely that of the unique Macross TV series and the Do You Remember Love? movie.

Possibly these are still being worked out by way of rights, however it could be great to see the entire Macross saga made available within the West sooner or later. In spite of everything, we now have all of Gundam on Blu-ray and that might have been unthinkable ten years ago.

As a lifelong fan of Macross I’m each excited and relieved to see the series finally given a likelihood within the international sun. Not to say feeling a way of relief for Shoji Kawamori, whose work has been locked away in Japan for nearly 4 many years.

Anyway, here’s to the news of a veritable onslaught of classic Macross anime and merchandise on the best way. It’s been a protracted road but Macross has finally made it.

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