A tentative premiere date for the upcoming Macross Frontier Movie
is currently set for autumn 2009, as pseudo-announced at a Macross event in Japan this past Sunday. From what I gather from ANN
's report, the date was sticked on an itasha
mini-van parked outside the event. But staffers from the Macross F team were quick to warn that the release date is not yet final; nor is the project's title.
The event in question - pompously called "Macross: The Super Dimension Space Launching Ceremony ~It's Really 2009 Already... It's 2/22 (Nyan Nyan Nyan), Deculture!~" - was a flashback of sorts to the first episode from the original Macross anime series that aired in 1982. "Specifically, in February 2009 of the Macross timeline"
, ANN explains, "mankind launches the alien spaceship that crashed on Earth ten years earlier - only to be attacked by another alien enemy on the same day"
Some new Macross toys
were also revealed at that event, by the way. And in even more off-topic Macross news today, Sankaku Complex has two loosely related stories: one
about champion cosplay kickboxer Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima, who cosplayed as Ranka Lee
during his latest ass-kicking tournament. And another
about a Macross-themed porn movie titled “Cosplayer Frontier”
, to be released this April 24 by AV maker TMA.Ranka Lee
... mmm... I feel another local gallery update coming...