The official Macross portal site has announced that Big West will handle the worldwide release of all works that are part of the Macross franchise made after 1987. This includes the upcoming Gekijōban Macross Delta: Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!) film and future works. Big West will also be in charge of the releases of games, toys, live performances, and other content and merchandising.
Big West began streaming the The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 original video anime (OVA) collection of music videos on YouTube. The video will stream for a limited time.
Macross creator Shoji Kawamori commented, “For creators like me, our work only comes to life for when it is viewed by people. It seems that the time has just started to move, after years and years of stillness.” He added on Twitter, “I thought this dark tunnel would not ever end and reach the light, but gradually I started to see the dawn coming out of the long-lasting night.”
Original character designer Haruhiko Mikimoto stated in a comment, “On a personal level, I was frustrated not only over the fact that the global reach of the anime titles were impeded, but so too were all the production design sheets, the illustrations and the comics that were created through the involvement of many people. I am very happy to hear that the situation has been sorted out enough that audiences around the world would be able to fully access all this material.”