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ROBOTECH is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic of humans defending their home world against alien domination. The saga is told through the eyes of characters caught up in a series of wars that erupts when a mysterious spacecraft crash-lands on Earth at the turn of the millennium. The secrets of alien knowledge aboard this vessel were unlocked, leading to the development of "Robotechnology" and the creation of a vast arsenal of robotic "mecha" to defend the Earth against the alien threats that would eventually strike to lay claim to the mysterious power source known as "protoculture."
Carl Macek’s groundbreaking sci fi epic has enthralled audiences since it first appeared on American television in 1985. One of the first-ever anime imports, this saga spans three generations of mankind’s fight for freedom.
ROBOTECH: THE COMPLETE SERIES contains the remastered versions of all 85 episodes from the three Robotech Wars: THE MACROSS SAGA, THE ROBOTECH MASTERS and THE NEW GENERATION.
Robotech (1985) was always an anomaly: an anime series that no Japanese viewer would recognize in its final form. Carl Macek and the crew at Harmony Gold edited together three similar-looking series from Tatsunoko Studios: Super Dimension Fortress: Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross to create a sprawling 85-episode space opera with a completely new story. Robotech helped to create an audience for anime in America, and the toys, role-playing games, novelizations, and frequent reissues have kept it alive in the hearts of its fans for almost three decades. The First Robotech War (the Macross continuity) opens in 1999, when a gigantic spaceship strikes the Earth at Macross Island in the Pacific. After a decade of analysis, repair, and study, the Earth forces are preparing to relaunch the SDF-1 when the alien Zentraedi attack, hoping to capture it. The filmmakers introduce the main characters during the initial attacks and counterattacks: brash pilot Rick Hunter, dashing commander Roy Fokker, SDF-1 Captain Gloval and his assistant Lisa Hayes, and aspiring singer Minmei. The Zentraedi attack Earth with 4.8 million vessels, an assault complicated by the rebel Zentraedi captain Khyron. A climactic battle pits the SDF-1 and the new SDF-2 against Khyron. The Second Robotech War (Robotech Masters or Southern Cross) begins 15 years after the previous adventure. Half-Zentraedi/half-human Dana Sterling becomes a squadron commander as the Robotech Masters attack Earth to recapture the mysterious Protoculture factory, which was hidden in the SDF-1. But the Masters cannot control Zor Prime, a clone of the inventor of Protoculture. Having tasted freedom and love, Zor Prime defies the Masters and destroys what amounts to a high-tech slave culture. But the Second Robotech War ends as the first did, in a Pyrrhic victory. The Robotech Masters have been destroyed, but much of the Earth has been devastated--again. The Third Robotech War (previously packaged as the "New Generation" Mospeada) begins when the alien Invid have conquered Earth under the Regis. The only opposition to their tyranny comes from the survivors of Admiral Rick Hunter's space fleet and a few rebels who emerge victorious after numerous battles. Faced with imminent defeat, the Regis, who invaded Earth, delivers an address denouncing war to Scott's crew and transports her people "to a higher plane." It's a surprisingly lame conclusion to three interstellar wars. Nearly 30 years since its debut, Robotech looks decidedly primitive. The crudely drawn space battles and explosions reveal just how much computer animation has contributed to contemporary anime. Gen X-ers who grew up watching Robotech will delight in retracing its convoluted story; viewers accustomed to the faster-moving, more dramatic conflicts of recent anime will grow impatient with the leaden pace and endless repetitions. This latest edition comes with a disc of extras, many of which have appeared before. (Unrated; suitable for ages 8 and older: machine on machine violence.) --Charles Solomon
(1. Booby Trap, 2. Countdown, 3. Space Fold, 4. The Long Wait, 5. Transformation, 6. Blitzkrieg, 7. Bye Bye Mars, 8. Sweet Sixteen, 9. Miss Macross, 10. Blind Game, 11. First Contact, 12. The Big Escape, 13. Blue Wind, 14. Gloval's Report, 15. Homecoming, 16. Battle Cry, 17. Phantasm, 18. Farewell, Big Brother, 19. Bursting Point, 20. Paradise Lost, 21. A New Dawn, 22. Battle Hymn, 23. Reckless, 24. Showdown, 25. Wedding Bells, 26. The Messenger, 27. Force of Arms, 28. Reconstruction Blues, 29. Robotech Masters, 30. Viva Miriya, 31. Khyron's Revenge, 32. Broken Heart, 33. A Rainy Night, 34. Private Time, 35. Season's Greetings, 36. To the Stars, 37. Dana's Story, 38. False Start, 39. Southern Cross, 40. Volunteers, 41. Half Moon, 42. Danger Zone, 43. Prelude to Battle, 44. The Trap, 45. Metal Fire, 46. Stardust, 47. Outsiders, 48. Déjà Vu, 49. A New Recruit, 50. Triumvirate, 51. Clone Chamber, 52. Love Song, 53. The Hunters, 54. Mind Game, 55. Dana in Wonderland, 56. Crisis Point, 57. Day Dreamer, 58. Final Nightmare, 59. The Invid Connection, 60. Catastrophe, 61. The Invid Invasion, 62. The Lost City, 63. Lonely Soldier Boy, 64. Survival, 65. Curtain Call, 66. Hard Times, 67. Paper Hero, 68. Eulogy, 69. The Genesis Pit, 70. Enter Marlene, 71. The Secret Route, 72. The Fortress, 73. Sandstorm, 74. Annie's Wedding, 75. Separate Ways, 76. Metamorphosis, 77. The Midnight Sun, 78. Ghost Town, 79. Frostbite, 80. Birthday Blues, 81. Hired Gun, 82. The Big Apple, 83. Reflex Point, 84. Dark Finale, 85. Symphony of Light)
I loved Robotech growing up, and I had gotten the Legacy DVD sets for the 1st & 3rd generation. I was finally wanting to get the 2nd generation and I found that this compact,... Read morePublished 22 days ago by The Glow
Good way to keep all released Robotech episodes (including The Sentinels episode and the original made for TV movie) in your own personal archive. Read morePublished 1 month ago by StriderWA
Nice quality version of the series, fun to watch reminds me of watching it as a kid.Published 2 months ago by Lenny Klemetson
If you watched this show as a kid, you never had the need to watch transformers.Published 10 months ago by Zach Ronstadt
Exactly like what I remembered growing up. The sound is amazing. Nothing cut nothing edited. Right down to Dana Sterling's shower scenes. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rico
I have always wanted this series on DVD and I wish it was on blu-ray (this needs to happen). This was an amazing series growing up, and I think it still holds up. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thomas B
purely awesomeness. I remember watching this as a kid in the 80s!Published 13 months ago by Andrew C.
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it has the original opening
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Same here... I wanna know about Spanish audio. I did my own research on Internet and it says (on A
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