Sega Fes 2018 was held over 2 days, from April 14-15, at the Belle Salle event space in Akihabara. A celebration of all things Sega, the event featured games (plus a giant Megadrive controller!), announcements (Shenmue 1&2 HD remaster and a New Sakura Wars title), and an extensive display of Megadrive and Dreamcast hardware and software (although no Master System or Saturn, strangely enough). Looking through some of the Megadrive covers was a major nostalgia trip – there were a lot of familiar and influential titles in there.
During the first day of Sega Fes, Kotobukiya Akihabara also held a Sega-themed 16-bit model display. Participants paid tribute to everything from Virtua Fighter to the legendary Segata Sanshiro. While the display was held in a dimly-lit room, making photography a little difficult, the SpeakerPODcast Crew managed to get a few pics.
Back in February, Renato made his Macross singing debut at Mylene Party #4 … which mysteriously just
This is relevant, trust us.
so happened to be the final Mylene Party. Coincidence?!?!?
The Crew also stopped by the Noriyoshi Ohrai exhibit to get up close and personal with the original painting of one of the most iconic images in Macross history and attempts to answer that eternal question – Just how many Steven Seagals can fit into a single illustration?
Karice joins the SpeakerPODcast Crew in the middle of a very noisy izakaya to discuss a recent Macross fan club event. Why is one of the producers of Macross talking about VF-X? What do Macross 2 and Macross Delta have in common? And what is the one possible hint that we’ve gotten regarding the new show?
Renato also weighs in on Passionate Walkure (hey, he liked it!) before breaking down the recent remixed reboot of Macross the First. We then wrap things up with a bit of Yoshiki Fukuyama. BOYCYCLES!