Written by: Gabriel Castillo
Published on: August 20, 2021 at 4:35 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of the MACROSS series announced on Thursday that Walküre’s live performance from their tour in 2016 will be distributed to 18 countries (including the Philippines) around the world on August 28. This re-edited version will be distributed as part of “SANKYO presents Macross Delta tactical music unit ‘Walküre 1st LIVE in Zepp Walküre Attack!’”. This is the only release to contain a complete live version of the performance. Tickets go for 1,800 Yen and can be purchased here. For more information, check out the website here.
More on Walküre
Walküre, which is German for ‘Valkyrie’, refers to the tactical sound unit featured in the Macross Delta series. Their unit was in charge of stifling the symptoms of Var Syndrome by performing live concerts with the power of trans-dimensional voices which produce “Bio Fold Waves”. Delta Flight protected the idols while also providing special effects.
A real-life idol group comprised of the voice actresses was born in tandem with the animated series. Their debut single “Ichido Dake no Koi Nara / Rune ga Pika tto Hikattara” peaked at number 2 and number 3 in the Oricon Daily and Weekly charts respectively. In 2016, the first full album “Walküre Attack!” was released, which contained opening, ending, and insert songs from the series, and topped the Oricon Daily chart while hitting number 2 on Oricon’s weekly chart. A month after the album’s release, Walküre had their first major live concert at Zepp stadium in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo entitled “SANKYO presents Macross Delta tactical music unit ‘Walküre 1st LIVE in Zepp Walküre Attack!’”. The idol group features the following talents:
More on Macross Δ (Delta)
Macross Delta is a science fiction anime series that aired from April to September 2016 and is the fourth series set in the Macross universe which started (Shoji Kawamori and Studio Nue) in 1982. This installment was directed by Kenji Yasuda, written by Toshizo Nemoto, produced byStudio Nue, and animated by Satelight. The series also had two theatrical adaptations “Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre” in 2018 followed by its sequel “Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!” in 2021. Apart from the films, the series also spawned four manga adaptations which were released in June 2016. Check out the synopsis from the Macross Delta Wiki below:
In A.D. 2067, deep within the Brisingr Globular Cluster, a mysterious disease called "Vár Syndrome" begins infecting humans and Zentradi alike, causing them to go berserk and resulting in massive loss of life and property.
An interstellar enterprise known as Chaos forms Delta Flight and the tactical sound unit Walküre to counteract the spread of the Var. Walküre's idols' power lies in their singing, which contain powerful "bio-fold waves" that help calm those infected with the disease. Mikumo Guynemer, Kaname Buccaneer, Makina Nakajima and Reina Prowler tour system to system in hopes to quell the symptoms of the disease.
At the same time, an elite variable fighter unit known as the "Aerial Knights" of the "Kingdom of the Wind", led by King Gramia VI, Heinz Nehrich Windermere and Chancellor Roid Brehm, having found a way to exploit the Var, openly declare war on the New United Nations Government. They blame them for the use of a Dimension Eater on their planet, among other war crimes committed in their home system of Windermere seven years ago.
Caught in the conflict is would-be Walküre idol Freyja Wion and Delta Flight pilots Hayate Immelman and Mirage Farina Jenius. They will soon be entangled with the mystery of the Protoculture and the legendary Star Singer. The curtain is raised for the story of passionate teamwork and love larger than a star system.