A&E Home Entertainment is about to release the legendary anime series Robotech: The Complete Original Series – one of the first and most influential – in a deluxe collector’s set featuring never-before-seen bonus material.
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More about Robotech: The Complete Original Series
Long before the current live action Transformers franchise took over the box office and introduced giant alien robots to a new generation, there was a sweeping animated sci-fi epic that delivered “mecha” to the masses: Robotech. Arriving on U.S. airwaves in the mid-80s via syndication, the legendary space opera – one of the very first anime imports – helped to usher in the multi-billion dollar anime industry and now, through the cult classic curators at A+E Networks Home Entertainment, the influential series will be reborn on DVD. Working in close conjunction with original Robotech producer Harmony Gold, the franchise will be available in a handsomely-designed collector’s set featuring all 85 re-mastered episodes of the engaging and dramatic anime classic. The specially-priced 17-disc set Robotech: The Complete Original Series will also feature four exclusive bonus discs with more than 10 hours of bonus content – much of which is new to DVD.
A sweeping science-fiction anime epic, Robotech was set at the turn of the millennium, when a mysterious spacecraft crash-landed on a South Pacific island. 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, attempting to lay claim to the mysterious power source known as “protoculture.” Told through the eyes of characters caught in a successive series of three extraterrestrial invasions, the saga was the first anime series that many fans had seen, and is often credited with the explosion of anime fandom that continues to grow in the U.S. today.
The cornerstone of a blockbuster franchise that has spawned dozens of movies, books, toys, video games and comic books, Robotech was originally licensed from Japan’s Tatsunoko Studios, adapted from three different series and re-edited and re-dubbed into English. Because Robotech hailed from three completely different anime series, Harmony Gold joined them into a cohesive narrative by splitting them into three distinct chapters, each representing a different generation of the saga: The Macross Saga (36 episodes), The Robotech Masters (24 episodes) and The New Generation (25 episodes). These are also informally referred to as The First Robotech War, The Second Robotech War and The Third Robotech War, respectively.
Voted #34 on the “Top 100 Animated Series of All Time” by IGN.com, Robotech will also be released day-and-date in several additional configurations. The First Robotech War (The Macross Saga; 5 discs), The Second Robotech War (The Robotech Masters; 4 discs) and The Third Robotech War (The New Generation; 4 discs) will also be available for fans both new and old.
Format: 17 DVD Discs
Run time: 32 hours and 30 minutes, plus bonus material
Release Date: October 18, 2011