Macross / Robotech


#1

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross / Cho Jiku Yosai Macross

Genres: action, drama, romance, science fiction
Themes: aliens, giants, love triangle, mecha, military, real robot, space, space battles, space navy, war
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In 1999, an alien spaceship crashes on South Ataria Island and makes the human race aware of other life in space. Ten years later, the ship is reconstructed and christened as the SDF-1 Macross. However, on the day of its maiden voyage, an alien race called the Zentradi make their appearance on Earth—thus beginning Space War I, a UN Spacy/Zentradi war that would change the history of both races forever.
Number of episodes: 36
Vintage: 1982-10-03 to 1983-06-26

ANN Info Page

Robotech: The Macross Saga

Genres: action, adventure, mystery, romance, science fiction
Themes: aliens, mecha, military, power suits, real robot, space, war
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Made in America from three unrelated anime. The first part tells of humanity’s first contact that ends in a war. Rick Hunter is a pilot who gets dragged along with the SDF-1 and joins with them to stop the invaders. Lyn Minmei is a singer who Rick rescues and falls for. Together they try to save the Earth and end the war without fighting, but with love. The second part deals with children of the first, the rebuilding complete; we send the SDF-3 to attack the masters. While it travels out in hyperspace to their worlds, the masters crawl into our solar system. The Earth must fight a devastating second war for a secret prize. Someone else wants the prize, the Invid. The third part gives us a world controlled by the Invid. The SDF-3 sends a probing force that is destroyed upon exiting hyperspace. A single survivor remains, a man taught to fight, with the will to free Earth. He forms a resistance with the goal of destroying the Invid hive at Reflux Point, aka New York.
Number of episodes: 85
Vintage: 1985 to 1986

ANN Info Page

Macross 7

Genres: action, comedy, romance, science fiction
Themes: mecha, military, musical, real robot
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: 35 years have passed since Lynn Minmay had brought peace between the Zentradi and the humans in the events of Macross. Nekki Basara is a guitarist and a singer of the band Fire Bomber. Living in a less-developed part of the flying colony City 7 which is looking for a habitable planet, he composes and sings songs in the belief that music holds a greater power. During its flight, an unknown alien race appeared and started laying siege upon City 7. However, its attacks are not conventional – instead of trying to destroy them, they steal what is known as “spiritia”, rendering victims unresponsive and zombie-like. During these battles, Basara always goes out into the middle of the warzone, singing his songs and expecting friend and foe to listen and be moved by his music.
Number of episodes: 49
Vintage: 1994-10-16 to 1995-09-24

ANN Info Page

Macross Frontier

Genres: action, drama, romance, science fiction
Themes: aliens, idols, love triangle, mecha, military, music, space
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Macross Frontier marks the 25th anniversary of the Macross anime franchise. It is a direct sequel to the first Macross series and Macross 7 and follows the lives of Alto Saotome, Ranka Lee and a pop idol named Sheryl Nome on board the Macross Frontier colonization fleet. After the war against the Zentradi aliens, Humankind has spread across the universe in order to ensure its survival. The Macross Frontier fleet is part of a effort to spread and maintain the culture of humanity.
Number of episodes: 25
Vintage: 2007-12-23 to 2008-09-25

ANN Info Page

Macross Delta / Macross Δ

Genres: action, science fiction
Themes: aliens, love triangle, mecha, music, space
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Macross Delta is set in the year 2067, 8 years after the events of the latest Macross TV series, Macross Frontier. The story focuses on Walküre, a team of talented idols and the Delta Squadron, a team of experienced Valkyrie pilots as they battle against the Var Syndrome, a mysterious phenomena that is consuming the galaxy and there is also the mysterious Aerial Knights Valkyrie fighter team of the Kingdom of Wind.
Vintage: 2015-12-31

ANN Info Page

The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie) Vintage: 1984-07-07
Robotech: The Untold Story (U.S. movie) Vintage: 1986
Robotech II: The Sentinels (U.S. movie) Vintage: 1986
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (OAV) Vintage: 1987-06-21
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie (OAV) Vintage: 1992-05-21 to 1992-11-21
Macross Plus (OAV) Vintage: 1994-08-25
Macross 7 Plus (OAV) Vintage: 1995-01-21 to 1996-01-25
Macross Plus Movie Edition Vintage: 1995-08-27
Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy’s Calling Me! Vintage: 1995-09-30
Macross 7 Encore (OAV) Vintage: 1995-12-18
Macross Dynamite 7 (OAV) Vintage: 1997-12-18 to 1998-08-25
Macross XX (OAV Promo) Vintage: 2002-08-25
Macross Zero (OAV) Vintage: 2002-12-21
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (U.S. OAV) Vintage: 2005-10-23
Macross Fufonfia (ONA) Vintage: 2008-05-27 to 2008-10-08
Robotech: Shadow Rising (U.S. movie) Vintage: 2009
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime (movie) Vintage: 2009-11-21
Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa (movie) Vintage: 2011-02-26
Macross FB7: Ore no Uta o Kike! (movie) Vintage: 2012-10-20


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#2

Manga announces Macross Plus DVD’s, more delays

posted on 1999-01-27 00:00 EST

Official Robotech Website

posted on 2000-07-24 00:35 EDT

New Robotech Sketch

posted on 2000-08-18 21:27 EDT

Macross on TV

posted on 2000-12-05 22:56 EST

Official Robotech website beta launched

posted on 2001-01-31 12:45 EST
Beta site includes infopedia, forum, art gallery, more

Robotech.com Opens!

posted on 2001-02-16 00:15 EST
Harmony Gold announces the opening of Robotech.com, the Official Headquarters of the Robotech Universe

Robotech DVD Info from Katsukon

posted on 2001-02-20 23:32 EST

Robotech.com now taking Pre-Orders for Robotech titles

posted on 2001-02-22 09:06 EST

ADV and Harmony Gold PR: Robotech

posted on 2001-04-02 19:07 EDT
The official PR from ADV and Harmony Gold regarding Robotech

Robotech.Com Macross Restoration Interview

posted on 2001-04-30 14:58 EDT

ADV PR: Robotech Flight DVD 2

posted on 2001-06-28 02:44 EDT
ADV’s got a new PR out for the next Robotech DVD set

Robotech V4. PR

posted on 2001-08-09 08:34 EDT
ADV Announces Robotech: Robotech Masters DVDs

Next Robotech Set

posted on 2001-09-19 16:44 EDT

Variant Robotech Boxed Set at Walmart

posted on 2002-01-24 11:01 EST

Macross Lawsuit

posted on 2002-02-26 15:19 EST
Harmony Gold does not own Macross License - Japanese Courts rule

Macross Ramifications

posted on 2002-02-28 12:14 EST
More details and reactions regarding Macross and Robotech Licences

Harmony Gold on Macross Rights

posted on 2002-03-05 21:07 EST
Harmony Gold vice president Alan Letz has issued an official statement regarding their rights to the Macross series

More on Macross

posted on 2002-04-17 02:13 EDT
Harmony Gold does not own trademark, other retailers warned as well

Robotech Masterpiece Collection Pictures

posted on 2002-06-05 22:17 EDT

Macross Zero Delayed

posted on 2002-08-08 13:07 EDT

Macross Zero Website

posted on 2002-08-14 20:43 EDT

Macross Zero Trailer

posted on 2002-09-26 10:35 EDT


#3

Robotech to Air on Cartoon Network

posted on 2003-01-28 17:00 EST
Beginning Feb 24th, Cartoon Network to air ADV programming as part of Toonami’s “Giant Robot Week.”

Manga delays Macross Box

posted on 2003-12-04 11:41 EST

Tatsunoko Wins Macross Lawsuit

posted on 2004-02-23 02:53 EST
One lawsuit dismissed, but character designs lawsuit continues…

Robotech back on TV

posted on 2004-05-10 14:25 EDT

Macross Plus: The Collection

posted on 2005-05-06 10:29 EDT

The Return of Robotech

posted on 2005-07-17 23:20 EDT
Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles, a five-part comic series, will be hitting store shelves this October on a biweekly basis.

Robotech to Receive Award

posted on 2005-08-24 00:31 EDT
North American Science Fiction and Cascadia Con to Honor Robotech for its Contributions to Sci-Fi

Robotech in 2006?

posted on 2005-09-23 19:12 EDT
Music composer says New Line Cinema will release Robotech in 2006, Harmony Gold declines to comment.

Mari Iijima on Macross Dub

posted on 2005-10-22 14:26 EDT
First Japanese Actress to Reprise a Role on an English Anime Dub

Mari Iijima Talks About Macross

posted on 2005-10-27 18:59 EDT

Macross English Cast Announced

posted on 2005-12-01 09:41 EST

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Trailer

posted on 2006-01-25 16:01 EST

Robotech: Shadow Chronicles Completed

posted on 2006-02-08 19:37 EST

The Return of Robotech

posted on 2006-07-22 13:45 EDT
Funimation licenses Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, plans theatrical release

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles DVD in November

posted on 2006-08-02 19:11 EDT
Funimation will issue Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on November 21

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Hits Theaters October 20

posted on 2006-08-21 07:46 EDT

Robotech Film Wins Sci-Fi Award

posted on 2006-09-26 20:00 EDT

Shadow Chronicles Hits Theaters

posted on 2006-12-31 16:52 EST


#4

New Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Documentary Online

posted on 2007-01-18 05:41 EST

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Sequel in Production

posted on 2007-02-23 17:21 EST

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Sequel to be a Feature

posted on 2007-02-27 17:32 EST
Another Robotech Movie on the Way

Satelight Reveals New Macross Project as TV Series

posted on 2007-05-24 17:14 EDT

Kawamori of First Macross to Helm, Design New Macross

posted on 2007-06-05 13:37 EDT

Harmony Gold Starts Work on Shadow Chronicles Sequel

posted on 2007-07-27 17:04 EDT

Yoko Kanno, Heroine’s Voice Announced for New Macross (Updated)

posted on 2007-08-18 09:31 EDT
18-year-old newcomer Megumi Nakajima stars in tentatively titled Macross Frontier

Studio Nue, Yoko Kanno’s Macross F Sequel Set for 2008

posted on 2007-11-07 16:00 EST
Television series to feature new galactic fleet, VF-25 variable fighter

Macross F Sequel’s Promotional Video Posted

posted on 2007-11-09 13:57 EST

Macross Frontier Manga, TV Special’s Date Announced

posted on 2007-11-22 13:56 EST
Shōnen Ace manga, one-hour TV special to run in December

Macross Frontier’s Spring Broadcast, Cast Confirmed

posted on 2007-12-06 04:34 EST
This month’s TV special to show 27 minutes from 1st Frontier episode

Macross Frontier Anime’s Website Marks Grand Opening

posted on 2008-02-13 12:05 EST
Story intro, character profiles, variable fighter stats posted

Maaya Sakamoto to Sing Macross Frontier Opening Theme

posted on 2008-02-29 14:20 EST
Singer/voice actress joins Yoko Kanno on latest Macross project

Macross Frontier Gets DVD, Blu-ray

posted on 2008-04-10 06:11 EDT
Japan’s Frontier discs adds 1st episode’s final cut, Chinese restaurant extras

Macross Zero to Ship in Blu-ray Disc in Japan

posted on 2008-04-15 21:15 EDT

Videos for Maaya Sakamoto’s Macross Frontier Song Posted

posted on 2008-04-24 02:03 EDT

Macross Frontier TV Anime Promo Videos Posted Online

posted on 2008-04-25 12:21 EDT

Macross Frontier’s “Interstellar Flight” Video Posted

posted on 2008-06-13 11:27 EDT
Flash-animated video teaches dance steps for June 25 single

Promo for Macross All That VF Anime Short Streamed

posted on 2008-06-17 14:25 EDT
25th anniversary short to feature variable fighters from different Macross anime

Macross Frontier Movie Announced

posted on 2008-09-25 15:21 EDT
Launch of plans announced during anime television series’ finale

Macross Frontier Wins Digital Media Award

posted on 2008-10-28 14:41 EDT
Media trade group honors year’s achievements in annual creators convention

Macross Frontier is 1st Title to Top BD Sales 3 Times

posted on 2008-10-29 05:36 EDT
Oricon reports that latest Blu-ray Disc is third volume in a row to reach #1


#5

Macross Frontier Film Tentatively Planned for Fall

posted on 2009-02-22 17:43 EST
Staff says title, date subject to change; new footage, “Sō Da Yo” song previewed

1st Macross Series Streaming with English Dub on Hulu

posted on 2010-02-10 21:00 EST
Sci-fi romance TV series that spawned Macross Plus, Macross Frontier

Macross Frontier Movie Scheduled for November 21

posted on 2009-06-24 09:16 EDT
Gekijō-ban Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime teaser to premiere on Saturday

2nd Macross Frontier Film Dated for February 26, 2011

posted on 2010-08-14 18:23 EDT

Macross Frontier Film Sells 152,699 BDs

posted on 2010-10-12 22:10 EDT
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime Hybrid Pack bundles game

2nd Macross F Film Opens at #4 with 118 Million Yen

posted on 2011-02-28 16:10 EST
On 38 screens, film earns best per-screen average of weekend’s top 10 films

2nd Macross F Film to Ship with Last Frontier PS3 Game

posted on 2011-07-19 23:55 EDT

2nd Macross Frontier Film Sells 142,607 Blu-ray Discs

posted on 2011-10-26 11:16 EDT
Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa Hybrid Pack bundles game

Robotech The Complete Series Released on Monday

posted on 2011-12-04 18:04 EST

1st Macross Series Gets BD Box with Pachinko Footage

posted on 2012-01-05 23:54 EST

Macross: Do You Remember Love? Hybrid Pack Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-04-26 11:31 EDT
Limited BD bundle to ship with PS game download code on July 26

Macross Movie Blu-ray to Have Changes From 1984 Original

posted on 2012-07-20 11:00 EDT
Namco Bandai Games confirms July 26 BD will have altered shots as part of retakes, restoration

Macross FB 7 Project to Play in Theaters This Fall

posted on 2012-07-26 03:30 EDT
"Ozma Meets Fire Bomber" is part of Macross 7 Project in Macross 30th Anniversary

Macross FB7 Crossover Anime Film’s Trailer Streamed

posted on 2012-09-23 00:45 EDT
30th anniversary film mixes Macross 7 with new Macross F footage; music show also previewed

Macross Plus Dub, Macross FB7 Film Offered on BD in Japan

posted on 2012-12-19 23:43 EST


#6

Macross Plus Movie Blu-ray to Have English Subs in Japan

posted on 2013-04-12 11:57 EDT

Macross Frontier Blu-ray Box to Include New Drama CD

posted on 2013-07-12 02:53 EDT

Macross Frontier Film Box Adds New Footage, English Subtitles

posted on 2013-12-18 00:00 EST
Newly added opening, ending for May 15 movie Blu-ray Discs/DVDs; mobile games unveiled

Sheryl Nome Outlines Macross Frontier Film Box in Seminar Video

posted on 2014-01-19 16:30 EST
May 15 box adds English subtitles, new opening & ending

Macross Frontier Film Box’s Expanded Contents Detailed in 4-Minute Video

posted on 2014-02-19 17:11 EST
Bonus disc videos & design/art book are now twice as big as originally advertised

Macross Frontier Film Box Promoted With Umaibō Snacks & Prizes

posted on 2014-02-25 03:00 EST
Sheryl & Alto return to life for the sweet taste of Umaibō (plus Blu-rays and figures)

Macross Frontier Film Box Promoted With 2nd Umaibō Snack Video

posted on 2014-03-12 17:30 EDT
More of Blu-ray box’s contents detailed

Macross Science-Fiction Anime Franchise Gets New TV Series

posted on 2014-03-26 09:56 EDT
Announced after finale of Macross Frontier rerun on Wednesday


#8

Robotech Academy Kickstarter +29 updates

Harmony Gold Launches ‘Robotech Academy’ Mini-Series Pilot Kickstarter Campaign

posted on 2014-07-05 13:01 EDT
If it meets its US$500,000 goal, Harmony Gold expects to have the pilot done by July 2015

Kickstarter: UPDATE #30: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

August 2, 2014


#11

As it affects me, this means that I’ll have to pay (minimum) 70 bucks to get the bluray of a single episode of this?

I find it a bit troubling that they say that %500,000 will only help to cover the cost of making a single 24 minute episode. Wow.

I think it is interesting that they’re putting the “have yourself animated” offer out there. Having seen the results of a similar offer in other media I’m hoping that they’ll do some flattering touch-up work of whoever takes them up on that offer.


#18

If there was ever a reason NOT to support this project, It’s this Question in the Q&A section with their answer…

Why should I support Harmony Gold when they hate Macross?
If you love all things Robotech, you’ll want to take part in the KickStarter for Robotech Academy! At Harmony Gold, we’re huge fans of Macross, and our company has supported the brand since the 1980s, during a time when it was almost impossible to find anime on TV in North America. However, we want to make it clear that Harmony Gold licensed the exclusive rights to distribute Macross and its derivatives outside of Japan. The company has acquired these rights through all the official and legal channels in good faith, and we have protected these rights successfully for the last 30 years.[/quote]

Meaning they could Release SDF Macross all it’s derivatives, if they wanted to, but they Choose to focus on Robotech. sigh

-See they could be doing a Kickstarter to Release SDF Macross, and all of it’s Derivatives on Blu-Ray (if available), but no, we get this.


#20

While “everyone knows” that Harmony Gold has the exclusive distribution rights I’ve also long heard the “fan wisdom” that it’d be a cold day in hell before the Japanese give HG the media and the OK to distribute it, leaving Macross in a perpetual impasse. Is that not the case?

More concerning IMO is the allegation that HG failed to finish their last Robotech Shadow Chronicles creation…


#21

That’s the general consensus.
But to be honest, unless you either work for HG’s licensing department or one of the JP companies that holds the international rights, you’ll never truly know the “real” reason, nor will anyone else.


#25

Tony Oliver? I guess he’s been alright in his VA roles but his direction over at Bang/Zoom has been extremely questionable over the years and so I’m leery of him in all regards.

What is with these anime kickstarters and “challenge coins”? The BGC 2033 one was hyping a coin and I don’t see the appeal.


#29

So the plot of this is using a Vandread/Star Trek: Voyager setup, with a bit of Infinite Ryvius thrown in?

“Child prodigy Wally”? Really? Is Wil Wheaton available for this dub?

The PR guy who narrated this seemed surprisingly solid. The Tony Oliver cameo (was it just me or was he channeling Vic?) might have been one of his best ever performances lol.


#31

If the point of this Kickstarter is to prove to big-money investors that there’s a market for this then I wonder if the shaky support that this venture has gotten will be interpreted.

I don’t know 5 people who could give $35. Most of the people I know could only give $2, if you catch my drift. Apparently idol singers, or lack thereof, are serious business. :slight_smile:


#32

Perhaps part of the problem here is that they restricted the cheapest bluray options. As of this post there is only 1 bluray available for under 100 dollars.

The 50 dollar DVD option seems to be unlimited. The only unrestricted bluray option is literally twice as much as the unlimited DVD option and offers no bonus over the DVD option save for the bluray.

Why would they shoot themselves in the foot like this?


#40

I rather hope that the unattainable $500,000 figure was considered something of a “stretch goal” by HG and that they did manage to raise enough interest and funds to demonstrate to backers with real capital that this project has enough of an audience to be greenlit. Sort of like an interest poll where your interest was corroborated by your cash.

What’s the alternative, that HG set the bar too high and wanted too much too fast and burnt out on this? :frowning:


#41

Harmony Gold Cancels Robotech Academy Kickstarter

posted on 2014-08-03 12:20 EDT
Campaign sought US$500,000 for 24-minute animated pilot


#42

#43

Is Macross really that good?


#44

[quote=“celestial_being”]

Is Macross really that good?[/quote]

Depends, I felt that Minmei was waaaaaaay less annoying than she is in Robotech. She also has a larger repertoire of songs instead of just one. I like SDF Macross better, but there are some people who prefer Robotech. (I have the Animeigo Special Edition Release of Macross with all the liner notes in it.)