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'Robotech' Turns to Kickstarter

25 Jul, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey

SAN DIEGO — Last year at San Diego Comic-Con International, “Robotech” fans were treated at an all-inclusive collectable set containing everything you could imagine from the classic anime franchise. Well, almost everything.

“That was the kitchen sink box,” said Tommy Yune, one of the minds behind the story of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and director of the movie, speaking at a Comic-Con panel. “Fans have been happy with the home entertainment collections, but a small, vocal minority wanted the 1985 mono, scratchy original broadcast (for the U.S.).”

Starting in September as an Amazon exclusive, fans will begin seeing four-disc, 18-episode collections (with both Japanese and English tracks) of the original broadcast series.

Yune and his team at Harmony Gold Productions are also taking to KickStarter to raise $500,000 to complete the next chapter in the franchise, Robotech Academy. So far they’ve raised more than $180,000.


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