For the record: Yack Deculture!

Collected here is all the translated material for the Macross franchise that I know of. It is split into two parts – translations done by myself, and those by others. Many of them are far more qualified and prolific than I am, so let’s begin with those:

Translations by others, and some general links

Macross wiki (Japanese site)
Sketchley’s Translations – the biggest collection of translations of ‘canon’ material such as mecha stats and character descriptions/biographies. Sketchley’s current project is to translate as much of the renewed Macross Chronicle as possible. There’s a lot of information there, about characters, the mecha and about the Macross universe. But whichever of these floats your boat, I recommend that you start with Kawamori’s foreward to the updated, 2013 Chronicle. (p.s. the Chronicle’s TOC.)
The Macross Mecha Manual
Shawn & Graham’s Macross World
Egan Loo’s Macross Compendium

Interviews/Translations/Summaries by others: specifics

1983-08 Interview with SDFM producer Iwata Hiroshi
1984-10 Animage “Minmay: Ai Miemashita ka Book” supplement
1985-12 Shōji Kawamori’s Advanced Valkyrie
1998-09 Kawamori Shouji, from Macross 7 Fun Net
2005-07 BS Anime Yawa: Macross Do You Remember Love” TV special (summary).
2008-06 Macross Frontier OST 1 Nyan Fro, Kawamori Shōji & Kanno Youko; Liner Notes
2008-09 Otona Anime #9, Kawamori Shōji (commentary on MW)
2008-11 Otona Anime #10, Ebata Risa & Takahashi Yuuichi
2009-09 Interview with May’n during AFA 2009, Singapore
2009-11 Macross the First 1, Tenjin Hidetaka: “I’m like a backlash against Kawamori-san and Mikimoto-san”
2010-?? “Blackout” (Itano Ichirō on authenticity in Macross Plus), from NEO magazine #69
2010-?? “Entering the Itano Circus,” from SFX Total Anime #3
2012-11 Watanabe Shinichirō (Macross Plus) at AFA 2012
2015-02 SDF-1 Macross: Thorough Dissection, Miyatake Kazutaka: “Working on Macross was nothing but fun!”
2015-11 “Shoji Kawamori, The Creator Hollywood Copies But Never Credits.”
2016-05 “Shōji Kawamori On ‘Macross Delta’ And His Hopes For The Series.”

Also, some important discussions about ‘translated’ material online:
The Ohnogi/Shaloom Question (Macross World, AnimeSuki Forums)

SpeakerPodcast highlights

Ep.8-1 (and 2): Egan Loo speaks
Ep.14-1: Tom Bateman on working at Harmony Gold
Ep.14-3: Macross Mythbusters
Ep.19: A report on a Kawamori x Tenjin talkshow
Ep.25: Talkin’ Takani
Ep.29: Triple Encore! (Mari Iijima in concert)
Ep.31-1 (and 2): Shoji Kawamori’s ‘The HENKEI’
Ep.33: US Renditions Orguss Panel at Macross World Convention 2015
Ep.36 and Ep.37: The Macross Live Action Movie Treatment
Ep.39: SDF-1 Macross Designer Kazutaka Miyatake-on a BOAT!

Translations/summaries by yours truly

Macross Delta

Yasuda Kenji on Macross ∆ (from his Bandai Channel interview, March 25, 2016)
My coverage of the Macross ∆ radio show, “Gori Gori Radio Shicharu Kara ne!”

Macross Frontier

Kawamori x Yoshino on Creating Macross Frontier, from Animage Original vol.1, Aug 2008
Kawamori Shōji’s interview from 2059: Memories (Oct 2008): Talking ‘story’ in Macross Frontier (and his episode commentary)
Kawamori Shōji’s Fan Book interview: on conceptualising Macross Frontier
Kikuchi Yasuhito’s Fan Book interview: Remembering Love via Macross Frontier
Yoshino Hiroyuki’s Fan Book interview: on triangles, loli characters and working with Kawamori
Macross F The Movie Official Guidebook: Perfect Triangle
   Kikuchi Yasuhito on making The False Diva
   Kawamori Shōji interview on bringing Macross F from TV to theater
Wings of Farewell Official Complete Book
   Director’s Comment, p.12
   Voice Actor Interview, Endo Aya x Nakamura Yuuichi x Nakajima Megumi, p.54-7
   Kanno Youko, p.92-5 – including Kanno’s comments on many of the songs from the Frontier films.
   The very first interview, reprinted from the July 2007 issue of Newtype, p.114-5
   Director Interview, p.120-3
From Sheryl ~Kiss in the Galaxy~
   vol 1: Kawamori Shouji’s Special Interview
   vol 3: A Threeway Conversation with Ebata Risa, Kawamori Shouji and Koyama Kariko
   vol 4: “Now we can finally lay it bare! Juicy quips about the couples of Macross F!”, with Kawamori Shouji
   A Day in Alcatraz, the short story from the Sheryl Nome Visual Collection Final
   “After tea, it’s time to solve to mysteries…” from the May 2011 issue of Animedia
   Some of the “Special Talk” from “The Wings of Farewell” Blu-Ray
Episode commentaries
   Episode 1: Close Encounter (Yack Deculture Edition)
   Episode 4: Miss Macross
   Episode 7: First Attack
   Episode 10: Legend of Zero
   Episode 12: Fastest Delivery
   Episode 16: Ranka Attack
   Episode 18: Fold Fame
   Episode 20: Diamond Crevasse
   Episode 25: Your Sound
And some brief notes on the Macross F Radio Show

Reviews and reflections

Macross Frontier TV
Macross Plus
Macross Zero
In memory of 2011 part 12 – the anime moment of the year
Macross Frontier: The False Diva and The Wings of Farewell
My threepost series on Macross Canon

About karice
MAG fan, translator, and localization project manager. I also love musicals, travel and figure skating!

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