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Macross Frontier the Movie - officially a remake

by freedoleen
Nov 2, 2008 10:33 PM | 39 Comments
Director and creator of Macross franchise, Shoji Kawamori, said recently in the interview that previously announced Macross Frontier the Movie won't be by any means a completely new work. Instead, it will follow the original story with some improvements and changes to the story and setting. Some character development will have to be adjusted for example. He later adds that there still will be lots of content in the movie that didn't make it into TV version though.

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Does that mean, this time round (for the movie), Sheryl "will" die? ;_;
But then again, the show was bound to heavy love triangle, if Sheryl dies, that bond breaks... (Sheryl probably wont die :D).

I'd still watch it, though Rebuild of Evangelion remake is more worth the while for me, even if it is fast paced lol

Nov 12, 2008 9:08 AM by TEH_GEASS

I see! Thank you!

Nov 10, 2008 8:47 PM by risa2273

risa2273 said:
dtshyk said:
I picked up some interesting remarks of Director Kawamori.


Whaaat? Who's supposed to die? Elaborate that? Please? :(:(:( And the ending of the movie is different now? I'm confused.


Oh, sorry, It's about Sheryl. She was supposed to die in the final episode but the script was changed.
According to the director's comment, the ending of the movie will be different from that of the TV series.

Nov 10, 2008 8:32 PM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
I picked up some interesting remarks of Director Kawamori.


Whaaat? Who's supposed to die? Elaborate that? Please? :(:(:( And the ending of the movie is different now? I'm confused.

Nov 10, 2008 8:07 PM by risa2273

The reasons most shippers are whining is because it was such a focus of the show, honestly I would've been fine with the ending if the romantic stuff which amounted to nothing in the end was toned down massively. In exchange they could've developed the side characters and plot better as well as include some more action scenes.

Or do you prefer it the way they did it as opposed to how I would have liked it?

Nov 9, 2008 4:38 AM by Westlo

LOL, look at all you shippers crying about the ending.

I for one can't for another dose of Action, Giant Robots, Aliens and cheesy J-pop all in nice animation!

Nov 8, 2008 5:36 PM by Kraker2k

vindemon64 said:
dtshyk said:
Macross Frontier Movie Will Be Divided Into More Than One Part?

According to Animage magazine, Director Kawamori said "We may not be able to put the story into one movie. Please wait for the further info to be released next year."

Source: Scan of Animage magazine


I'm really confused what the aim of this movie is supposed to be. I understand that with Evangelion they would remake the anime into movies because the anime was released such a long time ago. But Macross Frontier was just released this past Spring. Why rehash it so quickly?


Because it's a tradition of Macross series: Macross first, Macross 7, Macross Plus. In the same article,
Director Kawamori said:

The ending of the movie will be different from the TV series. It's a parallel world of Macross Frontier.

Nov 8, 2008 5:25 PM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
Macross Frontier Movie Will Be Divided Into More Than One Part?

According to Animage magazine, Director Kawamori said "We may not be able to put the story into one movie. Please wait for the further info to be released next year."

Source: Scan of Animage magazine


I'm really confused what the aim of this movie is supposed to be. I understand that with Evangelion they would remake the anime into movies because the anime was released such a long time ago. But Macross Frontier was just released this past Spring. Why rehash it so quickly?

Nov 8, 2008 3:31 PM by VK11

Hopefully the full image of the above scan is an indication of where the movie will go, with Sheryl being in Alto's vf and Ranka in Breras.

Nov 8, 2008 3:12 PM by Westlo

Macross Frontier Movie Will Be Divided Into More Than One Part?

According to Animage magazine, Director Kawamori said "We may not be able to put the story into one movie. Please wait for the further info to be released next year."

Source: Scan of Animage magazine

Nov 7, 2008 11:57 PM by dtshyk

Me... I probably won't even watch it if its a remake...
I refuse to support company milkings =___="
If there's so new songs on the other hand though it might motivate me a bit more.

Nov 5, 2008 6:11 PM by Bluesnow

I'd watch it just for the music.

Nov 4, 2008 5:25 PM by VK11

Remaking a failure is cool.

Nov 3, 2008 10:34 PM by TechnicsMKII

Going just like the original series playing out.

Can't wait anyway,

Nov 3, 2008 9:18 PM by BasakaNZ

Cool! More movie of Macross!

Nov 3, 2008 4:27 PM by Cello

Xjellocross said:
ShootTheBullet said:
Ranka end for Ranka fans?
Sheryl end for Sheryl fans?

Real spoiler btw



Man, I was gonna say that.

Nov 3, 2008 2:56 PM by neutralizer

Dammit. A remake. Hope for a better ending and a decent amount of new content.

Nov 3, 2008 1:36 PM by Raitou-

fuck remakes... but ah well, beter a remake then nothing >.>

Nov 3, 2008 12:57 PM by zaj

qtipbrit92 said:

Xjellocross said:
ShootTheBullet said:
Ranka end for Ranka fans?
Sheryl end for Sheryl fans?
Bobby end for Bobby fans?

Klan end for Klan fans?

I'd still watch it anyways, even if it is a rehash of the series. More eye-orgasmic Itano Circus is something I wouldn't mind.

Nov 3, 2008 12:22 PM by avrc

Ugh, I wasn't planning on watching it anyway but this just confirms it for me.

Nov 3, 2008 12:20 PM by Scud