During the final day of the "SANKYO presents Walküre FINAL LIVE TOUR 2023" concert series, a new animation project for the Macross franchise was announced. The project will be handled by Sunrise Studios.

The Macross Franchise

Macross is a Japanese franchise created by Studio Nue and Artland in 1982. It presents a fictional story of Earth and the human race after the year 1999, as well as the story of the humanoid civilization in the Milky Way.

The franchise includes four TV series, four movies, six OVAs, a light novel, and five manga series, all sponsored by Big West Advertising. Additionally, there are 40 video games set in the Macross universe, two crossover games, and a wide variety of merchandise.

The Macross Universe

In the Macross series, the term "Macross" is used to refer to the main capital ship. This concept originated in the original Macross, the SDF-1 Macross. Robotechnology refers to scientific advancements discovered in an alien starship called ASS-1 (Alien Star Ship - One, later renamed Super Dimension Fortress - One Macross) that crashed on South Ataria Island.

Humans were able to reverse-engineer the technology to create mechas (variable fighters and destroids), faster-than-light fold engines for starships, and other advanced technologies that appear in the series. Several sequels and a prequel followed, with most following the chronology created by Studio Nue, while those with their own chronologies were considered "parallel stories" by the studio.


Synopsis of Macross

After a mysterious spacecraft crashes into Earth, humanity realizes it is not alone. Fearing a potential threat from space, the world puts aside nationalism, conflicting interests, and cultural differences, uniting under the banner of the United Nations. The newly formed UN forces decide to repurpose the alien ship, naming it SDF-1 Macross. Unfortunately, on its inaugural journey, a fleet of spaceships belonging to an alien race known as the Zentradi descends upon Earth, and the SDF-1 Macross, acting on its own initiative, shoots down the incoming squadron, unleashing an intergalactic war.

In an attempt to escape, the Macross tries to launch itself into the Moon's orbit, but the ship, along with the city it was in, is teleported to the far reaches of space. Caught up in this mess are Hikaru Ichijou, a free-spirited acrobatic pilot, and Minmay Lynn, an aspiring singer. Together with the Macross crew, they embark on an epic journey filled with pain and drama, facing the cruelties of war head-on.

Source: Comic Natalie

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