Anime Limited to Release Macross Plus on Blu-Ray in UK, Europe and United States

Announced as part of BigWest’s Macross panel at Anime Expo in the United States, and then later confirmed in the night by Anime Limited, it has been revealed that Anime Limited (otherwise known as All The Anime) will release Macross Plus on Blu-Ray in the United Kingdom, Europe and United States later this year.

This Blu-Ray release of Macross Plus will combine the beloved classic 1995 film and (for the first time outside of Japan) the original four-part OVA series into a single collection.

“Macross is a deeply important franchise to both the world of cinema and to the anime fandom,” said Andrew Partridge, CEO and Co-Founder of Anime Limited. “We’re humbled and thrilled to bring out the first HD release of the franchise to fans in so many countries with Macross Plus.”

Created by BIGWEST and Studio Nue, with Shoji Kawamori (Aquarion, Escaflowne) serving as a chief director , the film marks the directorial debut of Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) as a director and the first collaboration with inimitable composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne). 

About: The year is 2040 and the galaxy is flourishing with several colonies and advanced technology. AI is near perfection and the current top idol is the near-completed Virturoid Idol Sharon Apple. All that is missing are her actual feelings, which instead are supplied by Myung Fang Lone. Sharon’s debut concert is on planet Eden, where at the same time, fighter pilots Isamu Dyson and Guld Bowman battle over air superiority for the “Supernova Project.” Isamu, Guld and Myung were once childhood friends, but after an accident seven years ago, they went their own separate ways. 

With Myung back in the picture, the old disputes are once again awakened. And when an unstable and illegal AI technique is installed in Sharon, the situation is worsened.

Anime Limited will distribute Macross Plus in the following regions later this year:

●    United States
●    Canada
●    United Kingdom
●    France
●    Italy
●    Germany
●    Spain
●    Portugal 
●    The Netherlands
●    Scandinavia: including Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland

Unrelated to the UK release of Macross Plus it was also confirmed at BIGWEST’s panel that Macross Frontier and Macross Delta would also be releasing on Blu-Ray in the United States via Rightstuf.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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