By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
The Macross Delta (MD) hype train left the station and it’s full speed ahead as Animage, Japan’s monthly anime and entertainment magazine, will include a MD spread for their February, 2016 issue.
The cover will prominently display Macross idols from the series. From left to right are Kaname Buccaneer, Mikumo Guynemer, Freyja Wion, Makina Nakajima, and Reina Prowler.
On New Year’s Eve in Japan, a preview of Delta was broadcast for people at home to see. Macross played against more traditional programs like No-Laughing Detective Batsu, Kohaku Uta Gassen, and Yukutoshi Kurutoshi. But the rest of Macross Delta will not be broadcast until April of this year.
Written by Shōji Kawamori and Toshizo Nemoto, Macross Delta is set in 2067, eight years after Macross Frontier’s 2nd movie. The story focuses on Walküre, a team of talented idols and their protectors the Delta Squadron, as they battle against the Var Syndrome, a mysterious entity that is consuming the galaxy. But in their struggle both must also battle the Aerial Knights, a group of Valkyrie pilots from the Kingdom of Wind.
Source(s): Yande.re, Macross Fans- US, and pinoi78 (YouTube video).