Macross Delta: Trailer, Premiere Date, News, Updates, Audition Winner

By Yumi Redfield

It has been more than 7 years since the last Macross anime, the Macross Frontier, aired, and recently, the Macross Δ (Macross Delta) has been unveiled.

Even before the unveiling, Macross Delta Director and Writer Shoji Kawamori discussed the logo for Macross Delta saying that the logo showed the delta symbol because the three sides of the triangle symbolized the three main themes of Macross: a love triangle, music, and transforming fighter planes. Though he also pointed out that the delta symbol is disjointed because not everything will seamlessly come together in the upcoming Macross Delta.

The upcoming Macross Delta is set in the year 2067, eight years after the events in the Macross Frontier, and would be set in ‘a remote part of the galaxy.’

In Macross Delta, the Var Syndrome has gone berserk and is ravaging their part of the galaxy. Five girls, who are part of the musical group, Walküre, along with the Valkyrie Unit, have been tapped to battle it. However, in the Kingdom of Wind, another fighter team, the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie, was formed.

Similar to what happened in Macross Frontier, when Macross Delta was announced, they also searched for new talent for the series. From December 2014 to February 7, auditions were held, and it was claimed that more than 8,000 people auditioned to be added to the new series.

After months of auditions, it was only recently announced who won the part. 18 year old Minori Suzuki from Aichi Prefecture had been announced to be the newest Macross singer. Suzuki will be playing aspiring idol, Freyja Wion who is also part of the five-girl singing group, Walküre.

On December 31, 6:00 PM, a special Macross Delta program will air on both Tokyo MX and BS 11, showing the first episode of the latest installment in the Macross franchise.

Unfortunately, there’s still no word when Macross Delta would be released internationally, if at all.

Until then, we can simply enjoy the trailer.

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