Fathom Events announced on Saturday that it will screen the Macross Plus Movie Edition in U.S. theaters with English subtitles on December 14 for one day only. A trailer debuted at the Super Dimension Convention in California earlier in the day, and the trailer will go online before the screenings. Tickets will go on sale on November 12.
Macross Plus Movie Edition is the film version of the story also seen in the four-volume 1994-1995 Macross Plus series. The film opened in Japan in August 1995, and Manga Entertainment later released the film on VHS and DVD overseas.
The story is set three decades after the Space War I from the first Macross series and film, and follows three high school friends who reunite despite painful memories. Their personal drama intersects with the military’s testing of two advanced fighters and the rise of a new virtual idol.
The latest work in the Macross franchise, the Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! feature film, opened in Japan on October 8 alongside the “Gekijō Tanpen Macross Frontier Toki no Meikyū” (Macross Frontier Film Short: Labyrinth of Time) film short. The film is “entirely new” — as opposed to Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkūre (Gekijō-ban Macross Delta: Gekijō no Walkūre), which compiled earlier television anime footage with some new sequences when it opened in February 2018.
The 26-episode Macross Delta television anime series ran from April to September 2016.
Big West, Studio Nue, and Harmony Gold USA announced in April that the companies agreed to allow the immediate distribution of most Macross television sequels and films globally. The companies agreed to cooperate on the distribution of future Macross and Robotech projects.
Source: Fathom Events‘ Twitter account