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“Passionate” Macross Delta Retelling Hits Theaters February 2018

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The good news: Macross Delta is getting a theatrical film this February 9.

The bad news: it’s one of those dreaded “compilation” films that squeezes the story of the original series down into movie runtime.

The “eh, fine, we’ll take it” news: the film will have some newly-animated scenes and a new song—and for fans in Japan, the release will coincide with some live Walkure concerts.

The title is a bit of a play on words: it’s called Gekijo-ban Macross Delta: Gekijo no Walkure. Gejiko-ban means “theatrical version” and the second Gejiko there means “passion,” or “strong emotion.” The English translation is something like Macross Delta Theatrical Version: Passionate Walkure, which doesn’t quite get the pun across. Oh well.

Meanwhile, Walkure, the idol group that exists both in and outside Macross Delta, will hold a weekend of concerts February 24 and 25 at Yokohama Arena.

Meanwhile, in celebration of the franchise’s 35th anniversary, we’ll be getting a brand-new Macross series in 2018, so stayed tuned for that too.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.