Macross Plus is finally coming to Blu-Ray in West.
This is what Macross fans hoped for after Harmony Gold and Big West finally ended the legal hatchet. During today’s Macross panel, it was revealed that Macross Plus would have an official Blu-Ray release across various territories.
The 1995 film is a mixup of four OVA series originals that aired one year before. Macross creator Shoji Kamori and Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop. Samurai Champloo. Space Dandy). They are written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop. Wolf’s Rain), with music by the incredible Yoko Kanno (so much more). It is a list of the most critical anime producers and animation that has lasted to this day.
Anime Limited, a UK-based company, will handle the release. Andrew Partridge, CEO of Anime Limited, stated that Macross is a significant franchise for anime fans and the world of cinema. Macross Plus is the first HD version of the franchise, and we are humbled by the response from fans worldwide.
In recent years, home releases have been limited to Japan. In 2000, a DVD was released in North America. It had no subtitles. This was primarily due to Macross’s rights disputes between Big West and Harmony Gold, which were resolved in 2021. Fathom Events held a one-night theatrical rerelease of the film later that year.
This means that Macross Plus can now be purchased on Blu-Ray. Although it’s not 4K, this is still a great release. These regions will see Macross Plus:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- Scandinavia: Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. Norway and Iceland.
Unfortunately, the film’s release date was not given, and there was no indication as to whether it would include the English dub. In the same panel, Nozomi Entertainment announced that Macross Frontier and Macross Delta would receive Blu-Ray releases in America. This is less exciting but still very cool for some people.