Photo/IllutrationA visual from “Macross Delta” ((c) 2015 BIGWEST/MACROSSDELTA PROJECT)

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the TV anime series “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross” and the 10th anniversary of “Macross Frontier,” a special exhibition devoted to the space opera franchise is currently running in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture.

The “Macross: The Art 1982-2018” exhibition runs until Oct. 29 at the city-run Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum.

Held in the museum’s special exhibition room, the event features more than 350 items of visual art and other materials from the series, including “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross,” “The Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again,” “Macross Plus,” “Macross 7,” Macross Zero,” Macross Frontier” and “Macross Delta.”

Also on display at the venue are a large statue of the main fighter spacecraft YF-29 Durandal Valkyrie from “Macross Frontier the Movie: Sayonara no Tsubasa (Wings of Good-bye)” in the form of humanoid-shaped Battroid, original illustrations used for the opening sequence of “Macross Frontier” and panels of key visuals illustrated by “Macross Frontier” character designer Risa Ebata for the special occasion.

With valuable production materials from each series also showcased for the first time in public, the exhibition offers fans a rare chance to see never-before-seen details of the entire series.

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