Macross Delta Film’s Teaser, Visual Reveal Armored Fighter Variant
The “Macross Series Special Stage” event at the Tamashii Nation 2017 exhibition unveiled the teaser trailer and a new visual for the Gekij?-ban Macross Delta: Gekij? no Walk?re (Macross Delta the Movie: Passionate Walkūre) film on Sunday. The visual features a previously unseen, armor-equipped variable fighter. The event’s emcee noted that the visual also depicts the previously seen VF-31 Siegfried variable fighters for four of the five pilots in the anime’s main Delta variable fighter unit (Chuck, Messer, Mirage, and Hayate) — but not Delta’s leader, Arad.
Advance film tickets will go on sale on December 16. Participating theaters are offering the tickets with a limited-edition MoviTicke Card featuring the new visual.
The franchise‘s official website is also offering advance tickets with a chance to win one of 60 tickets to the third string of live concerts by the anime’s Walkūre idol group. The website is offering a separate set with a ticket and one of five different acrylic keychains, each featuring a Walkūre member. Sofmap chain stores are offering still another ticket set with one of five different metal badges, each featuring a Walkūre member.
The film will open on February 9, 2018. The terms for “theater” and “passion” in the title are homonyms in Japanese — “gekijō.” The film will recompile scenes from the television anime with new scenes to tell a different story, to maximize the storytelling potential of the shorter runtime but larger medium. It will have at least one new song and enhanced battle sequences.