Wings of Honneamise Exhibit

Hachioji City Yume Museum is currently holding an exhibit dedicated to the 1987 debut animated film from Gainax, the Wings of Honneamise. Titled “Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise – A Creative Path to the SF Animation Film“, the exhibit covers all aspects of the film, from pre-production notes and materials, to character and mechanical designs, across a whopping 4 rooms – 3 exhibition rooms and 1 screening room for the film which is played several times each day.

The exhibit runs from September 14 through to November 11, 2018 and photography is permitted. The following is a gallery of photos we took at the exhibit but is far from comprehensive, so if you are in Japan while it’s still on, be sure to check it out!

SpeakerPODcast Ep.115 – No Betray! No Stop!

We’re at ground zero as an all-new Macross Delta theatrical anime and the first Crossover Live in 6 years are announced! What exactly happened? Why does Roid have a food truck? Which near-encounter with a Macross celebrity made Cassie speechless? Why won’t Tony smile? What is Tim’s relationship with marsupials? And what exactly happened in “the Pit”?

Come and join us in the aftermath of all the excitement for our full report and breakdown of the announcements and the Walkure Premium Live 2018.


The 8th DORO OFF model exhibit was held on September 22-23 in its usual location in Asakusabashi, Tokyo.

As usual, the exhibit showcased primarily science fiction based models and dioramas by enthusiast builders. Yamato once again received considerable representation this year, second only to Star Wars. The showpiece of the exhibit, however, wasn’t anime related at all – a life-sized “breathing” mannequin with a Face-hugger from the movie Alien was quite possibly the most impressive original item on display, looking all the more realistic when organizers turned down the lights and pulled the curtains closed during set periods of the day.

SpeakerPODcast Ep.114 – Macross Will Continue In The Future

With just over a year and a half having passed since initially being greenlit, we put the question to fans and fellow podcasters – “What would you like the next Macross to be?

This episode is all about you, the fans, and what you think the future should hold.

Special thanks to the guys over at Gundamn, the Anime Nostalgia Podcast, Warui Deshou, the Repacked Podcast, and everyone else who sent in submissions. We couldn’t;t have done this show without you!

Macross & Macross F Cafe/Art Gallery

In the lead to the Macross Frontier 10th Anniversary Orchestra on September 8-9, Mitsukoshi Department Store (Main Branch) is holding a combined collaboration cafe/mini-gallery dedicated to both Macross Frontier and the original SDF Macross. The cafe will run from September 5-17, 2018.

The SpeakerPODcast Crew were fortunate enough to be able to check out the cafe on opening day and will be covering it in-depth in a future podcast. While the majority of items on display were things that we had seen before, what really struck us was the amount of space and respect given to the original the original Macross (although much of the art and items on display were actually from DYRL). The cafe was literally split 50/50 between Macross Frontier and the original, with themed food and drinks dedicated to each. This is quite possibly the closest thing we will ever get to a dedicated SDF Macross collaboration cafe.

But enough about that. Bring on the pics!