UDON and BIGWEST team to release the first officially licensed MACROSS Art Book!

During the official BIGWEST MACROSS panel at Anime Expo 2022, UDON Entertainment has announced that they will publish Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross: From Flashback 2012 to Macross Frontier. This book will be the first-ever MACROSS publication officially licensed by BIGWEST for publication outside of Japan.

The first of a series of books featuring Hidetaka Tenjin’s art from the MACROSS series, this first volume will cover Tenjin’s work from the series Flashback 2012 to Macross Frontier inclusive. The book will release October 18th, 2022, with a small number of preview copies available at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 20th-24th, to celebrate Tenjin’s appearance at the event as a Featured Guest. Pre-orders are now available at Amazon.com, with pre-order availability at all retailers expected soon.

To mark this special occasion, we have received special messages from the people who have worked hard for years to make this book a reality. We are happy to share them here today:
“It’s been 40 years since Super Dimension Fortress MACROSS first hit the airwaves and today many of those that grew up watching it are involved with the franchise. Hidetaka Tenjin was one of the earliest fans to follow this path. He’s been involved in aspects ranging from the creation of anime key visuals to box art for MACROSS products and, in the case of the most recent entry in the franchise, MACROSS Delta, even oversaw the color designs of the various Valkyries.
“As the first official MACROSS publication to be released outside of Japan, I am certain that Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross will similarly inspire a new generation of MACROSS creators.”

-Kaya Onishi, CEO, BIGWEST
“I’ve been involved with MACROSS in a professional capacity for over two decades now, but I originally started off as a fan myself, so the prospect of bringing my art to a new international audience is something I’m extremely excited about. Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross not only marks my first published work outside of Japan, it’s also the first art book to be released in North America bearing the MACROSS name. While I’m more than a little nervous at the prospect, I hope that people enjoy it and that it helps to introduce them to the world of MACROSS.”

-Hidetaka Tenjin
“MACROSS was a very big influence on me growing up. The transforming mechs, the engaging story, the beloved characters, and especially the songs are all so unique and inspiring! Being able to work with BIGWEST and Tenjin-sensei is a dream come true. I am deeply honored to be the first overseas publishing licensee, and looking forward to working with Tenjin and BIGWEST on more projects to come!”

– Erik Ko, Chief, UDON Entertainment
Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross: From Flashback 2012 to Macross Frontier – Coming October 18th from UDON Entertainment to comic stores, book stores, and online retailers including UDONstore.com. Special preview copies available at Comic-Con International: San Diego, July 20-24.
Pre-order your copy today!

Hidetaka Tenjin’s Artistry of Macross
From Flashback 2012 to Macross Frontier
By Hidetaka Tenjin
11.25″ x 8.25″, 144 Pages, Full Colour, Hardcover, US$49.99
ISBN: 978-177294-29-1
Diamond Code: MAY228524

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