The Annual Shizuoka Hobby Show was held from May 10-13, with the first two days being business days and the second two being open to the public. While much of the hype surrounding the show often involves model kit companies announcing the newest and hottest upcoming kits, the public days offer serious model builders the chance to show off their talents. In past years, many Macross fans have come across photos online of the work of a modeling group called the “VF-1 Riders” – a collective of Japanese Macross modelers who focus primarily on valkyrie model kits and customs.
Enter Jefuemon. The only westerner to participate in the VF-1 Riders group, he is a long-time modeling enthusiast and what can only be described as a hardcore Macross fan. He sent us in the following report and photo gallery from this year’s hobby show, which can also be found over at his blog along with updates on his latest projects.
As discussed towards the end of the latest Macross SpeakerPODcast, the crew visited the Macross 7-themed Fire bomBAR in Osaka.
(other English-language coverage can be found HERE)
It looked a little bit like this.
On November 11, 2012, a special screening of Macross FB7 was held at Shinjuku Picadilly Cinema which included a talkshow by director Tetsuro Amino and special guests Aya Endo, Megumi Nakajima, and Yoshiki Fukuyama. The timing of the event was unusual in that it took place a whole two weeks after the movie debuted on October 20 and talkshows such as these normally happen on opening day.
So, what did Amino have to say about the movie? Hit the jump below to find out.
The following impressions of FB7’s theatrical run come courtesy of SpeakerPODcast regular Renato, Gubabablog‘s Richard, and myself.
So… A week and a half has passed since the latest theatrical Macross release. Why is there no write-up yet? Well, there are probably a multitude of reasons. Number one being, unfortunately, that this movie is barely a movie at all.