By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)
There wasn’t any time wasted it seems to get Macross Delta (マクロスΔ) out the door for home release. During today’s broadcast of Delta‘s first episode, which differed from the preview episode shown in Japan on New Year’s Eve, this episode was extended and had texture touch-ups added to the animation. A date of July 22 was dropped during episode 1 for the Macross Delta series release on Blu-ray and DVD. The company handling the Blu-ray distribution will most likely be Bandai Visual. No other information is available at this time.
One has to hand it to the people behind the marketing of Delta, so far it has worked in Delta‘s favour. And it was because of that marketing that Macross Delta‘s broadcast of April 3rd is also the 8 year anniversary of the original broadcast of Macross Frontier. It is most likely Delta will not see North American release due to rights owned by Harmony Gold USA. Hopefully the company releasing it in Japan will have the foresight to add English subtitles to get around this obstacle. Credit where credit is due, Carl Macek and Harmony Gold USA established Robotech and introduced generations of people to Macross and even gave them their first taste of Japanese animation but Macross has continued where Robotech as a licence has shown little activity over the years animation wise. Robotech we thank you but let’s face it, Macross is here to stay.