Get ready for a whole lot of Macross!

Yesterday, the official Macross Delta website announced that the series will hit Japanese TV in April. The series will air on Tokyo MX and BS11 when premieres.

In addition, a new visual by character designer Chisato Mita was uploaded to the site, which showcases Hayate Immelmann, Freyja Wion, and Mirage Farina Jenius.

Macross Delta Visual 002 - 20160206

Four manga adaptations of Macross Delta are also in the works. All four titles will be spin-offs of the main series, which focus on various characters and storylines within Macross Delta‘s plot. Specific examples include Tactical Music Unit Walküre and the Aerial Knights of the Kingdom of Wind.

The following creators and publications will handle the titles:

Debut MonthPublicationCreator
April 2016Monthly Comic Zero Sum (Ichijinsha)Azuki Fuji
April 2016Monthly Comic Rex (Ichijinsha)Shion Mizuki
April 2016Monthly Shonen Sirius (Kodansha)Tatsuwo
May 2016Magazine Special (Kodansha)Kei Ichimonji

Macross Delta Visual 001 - 20151029Ukyō Kodachi, who wrote the Macross Frontier novels, is writing a novelization of the anime series, which will hit stores under Kodansha’s imprint.

Macross Delta is the latest entry into the long-running Macross franchise. The series is being directed by Kenji Yasuda (Noein – to your other self) at Satelight, with series creator Shoji Kawamori serving as chief director. The team of Majiro (Barakamon) and Yuu Shindou (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) will provide character designs for the project, while also serving as chief animation directors. Toshizo Nemoto (Log Horizon) will supervise and provide scripts.

Macross Delta Visual 002 - 20151029The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Freyja Wion: Minori Suzuki
  • Hayate Immelman: Yuma Uchida
  • Mirage Farina Jenius: Asami Seto
  • Mikumo Guynemer: “Who Ami”
  • Kaname Buccaneer: Kiyono Yasuno
  • Reina Prowler: Nao Toyama
  • Makina Nakajima: Nozomi Nishida
  • Arado Mölders: Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Messer Ihlefeldt: Koki Uchiyama
  • Chuck Mustang: Shinji Kawada
  • Ernest Johnson: Unsho Ishizuka
  • Bogue Con-Vaart: KENN
  • Theo Jussila: Kei Minegishi
  • Zao Jussila: Kei Minegishi
  • Loyd Blaim: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Keith Aero Windermere : Ryouhei Kimura

The show’s staff will host a stage show on March 26. The event, which will be held at AnimeJapan 2016 on the Red Stage, will bring together cast members from Macross Delta, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Macross 7, and Macross Frontier.

Several visuals and character designs were released to promote Macross Delta. You can check these out below.

Character Visuals

Ship Visuals

Source: Anime! Anime!