Hang on and wait for the music.
Last night, after the rerun of episode 25 of Macross F on Japan's Tokyo MX channel, fans were treated to a surprise bulletin announcing a new Macross TV series.
For those unfamiliar, Macross is a sci-fi space opera anime that originally aired in Japan 1982 – some of our older friends will recognize it by the English version title, Robotech (hi, Harris!). The anime focuses on a future where humanity has made contact with alien races. The title Macross comes from the name of the space craft from the original series – an alien relic that allowed humanity to enter an age of inter-stellar travel and war. One of the major themes of the series has been overcoming conflict through the power of music.
There have been multiple TV series, movies, and original video animations in the Macross series. This upcoming series will make it the 4th TV series.
No details have yet been released on the new Macross series, not even a general window when they'll begin airing, but already fans are excited. Twitter user @GwynCampbell took this photo to celebrate.
Yack deculture, indeed.
Photo: Gwyn Campbell
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