History Anime / Robotech

18th Feb '18 3:22:54 AM EDP
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** Khyron is a violent BloodKnight, often seeking battle with the humans even when it doesn't benefit the Zentraedi and trying to sabotage the peace talks, the latter under the justification that the Grand Fleet ''will'' come and kill them all, Earthlings and Zentraedi all, if they catch wind of that. Not only Breetai agrees with the latter point, but the Zentraedi Grand Fleet shows up as soon as Dolza is informed; previously, during the ambush on Mars he shot down a soldier that tried to attack early, stating that they needed to wait and that if ''he'' could do it then his men could do the same. Not only that soldier trying to attack early nearly ruined the ambush, but following episodes make clear that if you can't wait as long as he can you're a suicidal idiot.

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** Khyron is a violent BloodKnight, often seeking battle with the humans even when it doesn't benefit the Zentraedi and trying to sabotage the peace talks, the latter under the justification that the Grand Fleet ''will'' come and kill them all, Earthlings and Zentraedi all, if they catch wind of that. Not only Breetai agrees with the latter point, but the Zentraedi Grand Fleet shows up as soon as Dolza is informed; informed by Azonia; previously, during the ambush on Mars he shot down a soldier that tried to attack early, stating that they needed to wait and that if ''he'' could do it then his men could do the same. Not only that soldier trying to attack early nearly ruined the ambush, but following episodes make clear that if you can't wait as long as he can you're a suicidal idiot.idiot.
*** During the assault on the SDF-1, Khyron shoots a Zentraedi from another unit, and starts trying to do the same to his own men when they run. All of them had confessed they were planning to ditch the fight to go look at Minmei's concert, something that amounted to ''desertion in the face of the enemy'': he was perfectly justified in killing them all on the spot, and he was actually going easy by making an example of the former to try and recover everyone else (who instead panicked), and is in fact screaming to his men to ''go back to the fight'' as he's chasing them.
15th Jan '18 9:03:20 PM DylanMultiverz
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* '''"The Macross Saga" (''36-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' arc)''', the story of pilot Rick Hunter and the crew of the SDF-1 battle fortress. Of the three sub-series, this one has the most in common with the original anime: aside from the names, the biggest changes were made mostly to help fit all three series together, such as the relationship between the Zentraedi and the Robotech Masters. This mostly comes in the form of backstory dialogue, though a few episodes late in the series have some Southern Cross footage of the Masters spliced in.

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* '''"The Macross Saga" (''36-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross (36-episode ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' arc)''', the story of pilot Rick Hunter and the crew of the SDF-1 battle fortress. Of the three sub-series, this one has the most in common with the original anime: aside from the names, the biggest changes were made mostly to help fit all three series together, such as the relationship between the Zentraedi and the Robotech Masters. This mostly comes in the form of backstory dialogue, though a few episodes late in the series have some Southern Cross footage of the Masters spliced in.
13th Jan '18 3:52:14 AM DylanMultiverz
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* '''"The Robotech Masters" (''23-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross Southern Cross]]'' arc)''' had probably the biggest number of changes (starting with moving the setting from the faraway planet Glorie down to Earth, and ending with, well, the ending, which became a BittersweetEnding due to the series coming up next). It features Dana Sterling, the (first) daughter of Max and Miriya Sterling from Macross. Having been left on Earth in the care of General Rolf Emerson, she has joined the Army of the Southern Cross, and unlike her high-flying parents, pounds the ground in a Veritech Hovertank. Naturally, she ends up on the front lines when the Robotech Masters, the men behind the Zentraedi, invade the earth searching for the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture]] Matrix hidden in the wreckage of the SDF-1 ''Macross''.

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* '''"The Robotech Masters" (''23-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross (23-episode ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross Southern Cross]]'' arc)''' had probably the biggest number of changes (starting with moving the setting from the faraway planet Glorie down to Earth, and ending with, well, the ending, which became a BittersweetEnding due to the series coming up next). It features Dana Sterling, the (first) daughter of Max and Miriya Sterling from Macross. Having been left on Earth in the care of General Rolf Emerson, she has joined the Army of the Southern Cross, and unlike her high-flying parents, pounds the ground in a Veritech Hovertank. Naturally, she ends up on the front lines when the Robotech Masters, the men behind the Zentraedi, invade the earth searching for the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture]] Matrix hidden in the wreckage of the SDF-1 ''Macross''.
13th Jan '18 3:50:51 AM DylanMultiverz
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* '''"The Macross Saga" (''Macross'')''', the story of pilot Rick Hunter and the crew of the SDF-1 battle fortress. Of the three sub-series, this one has the most in common with the original anime: aside from the names, the biggest changes were made mostly to help fit all three series together, such as the relationship between the Zentraedi and the Robotech Masters. This mostly comes in the form of backstory dialogue, though a few episodes late in the series have some Southern Cross footage of the Masters spliced in.
* '''"The Robotech Masters" (''Southern Cross'')''' had probably the biggest number of changes (starting with moving the setting from the faraway planet Glorie down to Earth, and ending with, well, the ending, which became a BittersweetEnding due to the series coming up next). It features Dana Sterling, the (first) daughter of Max and Miriya Sterling from Macross. Having been left on Earth in the care of General Rolf Emerson, she has joined the Army of the Southern Cross, and unlike her high-flying parents, pounds the ground in a Veritech Hovertank. Naturally, she ends up on the front lines when the Robotech Masters, the men behind the Zentraedi, invade the earth searching for the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture]] Matrix hidden in the wreckage of the SDF-1 ''Macross''.
* '''"The New Generation" (''Mospeada'')''', concerns the Invid, enemies of the Masters and the Zentraedi, who conquer the Earth after it is accidentally seeded [[spoiler:or rather intentionally seeded according to the Shapings' design if you buy into the book version]] with the Invid Flower of Life, the source of Protoculture, after the conclusion of the war against the Robotech Masters. Earth forces that left the planet between the first and second generations return to save their homeworld, including Scott Bernard, who quickly finds himself [[EverybodysDeadDave the only survivor]] of the first counter-invasion, and finds himself gathering a RagTagBunchOfMisfits on his way across the ScavengerWorld the Earth has degenerated to in order to reach the Invid home hive of Reflex Point.

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* '''"The Macross Saga" (''Macross'')''', (''36-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]'' arc)''', the story of pilot Rick Hunter and the crew of the SDF-1 battle fortress. Of the three sub-series, this one has the most in common with the original anime: aside from the names, the biggest changes were made mostly to help fit all three series together, such as the relationship between the Zentraedi and the Robotech Masters. This mostly comes in the form of backstory dialogue, though a few episodes late in the series have some Southern Cross footage of the Masters spliced in.
* '''"The Robotech Masters" (''Southern Cross'')''' (''23-episode [[Anime/SuperDimensionCavalrySouthernCross Southern Cross]]'' arc)''' had probably the biggest number of changes (starting with moving the setting from the faraway planet Glorie down to Earth, and ending with, well, the ending, which became a BittersweetEnding due to the series coming up next). It features Dana Sterling, the (first) daughter of Max and Miriya Sterling from Macross. Having been left on Earth in the care of General Rolf Emerson, she has joined the Army of the Southern Cross, and unlike her high-flying parents, pounds the ground in a Veritech Hovertank. Naturally, she ends up on the front lines when the Robotech Masters, the men behind the Zentraedi, invade the earth searching for the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Protoculture]] Matrix hidden in the wreckage of the SDF-1 ''Macross''.
* '''"The New Generation" (''Mospeada'')''', (25-episode ''[[Anime/GenesisClimberMospeada Mospeada]]'' arc)''', concerns the Invid, enemies of the Masters and the Zentraedi, who conquer the Earth after it is accidentally seeded [[spoiler:or rather intentionally seeded according to the Shapings' design if you buy into the book version]] with the Invid Flower of Life, the source of Protoculture, after the conclusion of the war against the Robotech Masters. Earth forces that left the planet between the first and second generations return to save their homeworld, including Scott Bernard, who quickly finds himself [[EverybodysDeadDave the only survivor]] of the first counter-invasion, and finds himself gathering a RagTagBunchOfMisfits on his way across the ScavengerWorld the Earth has degenerated to in order to reach the Invid home hive of Reflex Point.
17th Sep '17 4:16:02 PM mlsmithca
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* In recent years, the terms of said legal proceedings were partially unsealed as part of a legal case between Creator/TatsunokoProduction and Harmony Gold, and '''''Harmony Gold''''' was found to be partially or fully in breach of the terms of their original contract, and were forced to relinquish all rights by 2021 as part of a new settlement. AndTheFandomRejoiced.
** This has also affected a follow-up case, where Harmony Gold were finally taken to court over the terms of the original FASA settlement, due to the fact Harmony Gold were found to have never owned The Unseen in the first place, because they were never covered as part of the original arrangement!

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* In recent years, the terms of said legal proceedings were partially unsealed as part of a legal case between Creator/TatsunokoProduction and Harmony Gold, and '''''Harmony Gold''''' '''Harmony Gold''' was found to be partially or fully in breach of the terms of their original contract, and were forced to relinquish all rights by 2021 as part of a new settlement. AndTheFandomRejoiced.
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This has also affected a follow-up case, where Harmony Gold were finally taken to court over the terms of the original FASA settlement, due to the fact Harmony Gold were found to have never owned The Unseen in the first place, because they were never covered as part of the original arrangement!



* Main/SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: At 85 episodes (36 from ''Macross'', 23 from ''Southern Cross'', 25 from ''Mospeada'', plus an extra clip episode cobbled together to help bridge the narrative gap between the first two sagas) ''Robotech'' well exceeds this trope. (Otherwise, it would have stopped five episodes into ''The New Generation''!) But of course the reason ''Robotech'' exists in the format that it does is because the producers had this trope in mind.

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* Main/SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: At 85 episodes (36 from ''Macross'', 23 from ''Southern Cross'', 25 from ''Mospeada'', plus an extra clip episode cobbled together to help bridge the narrative gap between the first two sagas) ''Robotech'' well exceeds this trope. (Otherwise, it would have stopped five episodes into ''The New Generation''!) But of course the reason ''Robotech'' exists in the format that it does is because the producers had this trope in mind.
17th Sep '17 7:37:08 AM Gouken20xx
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* In recent years, the terms of said legal proceedings were partially unsealed as part of a legal case between Creator/TatsunokoProduction and Harmony Gold, and '''''Harmony Gold''''' was found to be partially or fully in breach of the terms of their original contract, and were forced to relinquish all rights by 2021 as part of a new settlement. AndTheFandomRejoiced.
** This has also affected a follow-up case, where Harmony Gold were finally taken to court over the terms of the original FASA settlement, due to the fact Harmony Gold were found to have never owned The Unseen in the first place, because they were never covered as part of the original arrangement!
24th Jul '17 6:36:13 AM dangerdan97
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* Harmony Gold can continue to release the original ''Robotech'' stories, and can also release the original ''Macross'' in the US, but cannot create derivative works based on it for film or TV. However, they can still create merchandise featuring the characters, including books and comic books.

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* Harmony Gold can continue to release the original ''Robotech'' stories, and can also release the original ''Macross'' in the US, but cannot create derivative works based on it for film or TV. However, they can still create merchandise featuring the characters, including books books, games and comic books.comics.



* In addition, they effectively have veto rights for the imports and English translation of ''Macross'' merchandise and series that are not covered by the original license. Consequently, all ''Macross'' productions with the exception of the original series, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and ''Anime/MacrossII: Lovers Again'' [[note]]the latter two were "snuck in" by LA Hero under Harmony Gold's radar at a time when their TV production and licensing divisions were badly savaged by a "headhunting" raid by Haim Saban. By the time HG could have contested it, it was too late.[[/note]] are blocked from being sold or translated in North America, and under Harmony Gold's interpretation, Creator/ShojiKawamori cannot make or distribute his own drawings and designs within North America. This has not made them popular.

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* In addition, they effectively have veto rights for the imports and English translation of ''Macross'' merchandise and series that are not covered by the original license. Consequently, all ''Macross'' productions with the exception of the original series, ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and ''Anime/MacrossII: Lovers Again'' [[note]]the latter two were "snuck in" by LA Hero under Harmony Gold's radar at a time when their TV production and licensing divisions were badly savaged by a "headhunting" raid by Haim Saban. By the time HG could have contested it, it was too late.[[/note]] are blocked from being sold or translated in North America, and under America. Under Harmony Gold's unchallenged interpretation, Creator/ShojiKawamori cannot make or distribute his own drawings and designs within North America. This has not made them popular.



A couple of licensed VideoGames were also created around the TurnOfTheMillennium: ''Videogame/RobotechBattlecry'' and ''Robotech: Invasion''.



The film rights were originally purchased by Creator/WarnerBros, but now Creator/SonyPictures have acquired the rights and plan to quickly move forward with a Robotech franchise, and have announced that the first film will be directed by James Wan.

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The film rights were originally purchased by Creator/WarnerBros, but now Creator/SonyPictures have acquired the rights and plan to quickly move forward with a Robotech franchise, and have announced that the first film will be directed by James Wan.Andy Muschietti.
12th Jul '17 3:16:09 AM jormis29
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* HitAndRunTactics: Partially {{averted}} in Palladium Books' {{Anime/Robotech}} {{Tabletop RPG}} 'verse. A machine gun has to do 100 HP of damage (in a single burst, which is all but impossible) to a HumongousMecha before it counts, so people with ordinary weapons can't use this strategy against heavy armor. However, you can use this strategy with land mines vs HumongousMecha or HumongousMecha vs naval or space craft.

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* HitAndRunTactics: Partially {{averted}} in Palladium Books' Creator/PalladiumBooks' {{Anime/Robotech}} {{Tabletop RPG}} 'verse. A machine gun has to do 100 HP of damage (in a single burst, which is all but impossible) to a HumongousMecha before it counts, so people with ordinary weapons can't use this strategy against heavy armor. However, you can use this strategy with land mines vs HumongousMecha or HumongousMecha vs naval or space craft.
6th Jul '17 1:02:42 AM BioRobo
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: In France the opening theme composed by Ulpio Minucci was replaced with a song by Bernard Minet.
7th May '17 3:03:47 AM dvorak
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* AdaptationExpansion: The novel adaptation by Jack Mckinney has quite a bit, including a prolouge featuring an attack on a Robotech Master outpost by the Invid, and explaining that the Super Dimension Fortress derives its name from the fact that [[YearInsideHourOutside time inside moves 1/24th the speed of time outside]].

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* AdaptationExpansion: The novel adaptation by Jack Mckinney has quite a bit, including a prolouge featuring an attack on a Robotech Master outpost by the Invid, and explaining that the Super Dimension Fortress derives its name from the fact that [[YearInsideHourOutside time inside moves 1/24th the speed of time outside]]. It also gives Veritech fighters an UnusualUserInterface of a psionic pickup in the helmet, requiring Battloid mode to be partially commanded by thought.
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