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Long before the 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. TV sets in the mid-80s via syndication, the legendary space opera was one of the very first anime imports and helped to usher in the multi-billion dollar anime industry we know now.

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.

For anyone who picked the A+E's Farscape set, you'll know what you're in for here. A great value, that's what.

You can order the set here.

From the release:
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.

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Speedy (9 years ago) Reply

So.. Original Japanese or American??


MrSatyre (9 years ago) Reply

I'm thinking American, if Harmony Gold has any say about it. If you want the original Macross dialogue (and script) in English, you want the Macross Saga. Internet video streaming site Crackle has the Macross Saga in English, and Netflix has the Robotech series, also in English. The Macross saga is definitely superior, which isn't saying much. Don't get me wrong, I have loved this show since it first aired, but I still cringe when I hear the incredibly cheesy dialogue.

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