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Sega Fes 2018 & 16-bit Models Exhibit

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.

J9 Exhibit

Remember J9?

If the answer is no, don’t feel too bad, as most of the franchise never received an official release in English-language territories.

Made up of 3 separate series, Galaxy Cyclone Braiger, Galactic Gale Baxingar, and Galactic Whirlwind Sasurigar, the trilogy of super robot anime aired in Japan from 1981 to 1984.

Hakaba no Garo Gallery in Nakano Broadway (3F) is holding a small exhibit of artwork and design documents from the franchise from April 12 – April 27.

But for those who are curious, and can’t make it out to Tokyo on such short notice, the exhibit allows photographs so heres a full gallery. Enjoy!

Furi Kuri Exhibit

To commemorate the announcement of Furi Kuri Progressive & Furi Kuri Alternative later this year, Shibuya Parco is holding small exhibit at it’s Gallery X annex.

Featuring a selection of original art, story boards, illustrations and character design documents, the exhibit will run from April 4 – April 15.

SpeakerPODcast Ep.106 – Won’t someone listen to Renato’s soul?

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?

Timestamps and many, many photos follow the jump!

SpeakerPODcast Ep.105 – Deltama Mission 3.3

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!

Timestamps and pics follow the jump.