This shouldn't come as a big surprise.
Anime News Network reports that during the broadcast of the final episode of Macross Frontier Friday morning (yes, it's already Friday morning in Tokyo) it was announced that there will be ... *sigh* ... a Macross Frontier movie. The wording of the article suggests it'll be a retelling of the story, though it's entirely possible that that it's a bit of poor word choice on the ANN copywriter's part. I suppose I'll find out when Levi watches the final episode in a day or two's time -- that promo's the sort of thing I think a fansubber would keep in and translate, don't you?
Bear in mind that while the show's smash-hit success with the Japanese anime-viewing public likely was a strong factor in this decision, both of the previous Macross television series had theatrical outings (Macross: Do You Remember Love, Macross 7: The Galaxy Is Calling Me), and Macross Plus was reedited for theatrical release as well. Am I trying to downplay this news? To some extent, though at the same time I am rather struck by the realization that, "Holy crap, this franchise HASN'T had a TV series without a theatrical counterpart, has it? Wow!"
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