Robotech, the space opera anime epic of humans defending their homeworld against alien domination is set to return for a new generation of audiences as Funimation will be premiering all 85-episodes of the series remastered, along with the two movies, Robotech II: The Sentinels and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, on its streaming service in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on August 24, 2021.
Produced by Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko Productions, the action-adventure animated series Robotech introduced an entire generation of viewers to anime when it first premiered in 1985 and, to this day, has a thriving and extensive fan base around the globe.
Robotech is told through the eyes of characters caught up in a series of wars that erupts when a mysterious spacecraft crash-lands on Earth. Only through unlocking the secrets of Robotechnology do they have any hope of surviving. The sprawling series helped introduce a generation of western audiences to anime and is full of engaging drama, genuine relationships, and forward-thinking ideas.
Funimation will also exclusively debut the Robotech – Collector’s Edition box set on September 28, 2021 on the Funimation Shop, containing all 85-episodes of the series, all remastered for the first time on Blu-ray in Dolby Digital. The remastering will be faithful to the preceding DVD box set release and retain a classic “film grain.” With its retro packaging design, the collector’s edition also includes: an exclusive Variant Transforming Robotech – Roy Fokker’s VF-1S; an exclusive Variant Action Figure – Roy Fokker in Pilot Uniform Variant Shade of Black; and a series of Robotech-embroidered patches. It’s the first time and truly one-of-a-kind dual packaging of the Transforming Robotech and action figure.
When Robotech premiered in 1985, the action adventure sensation shaped an entire generation of anime fans. Since then, it’s grown into a global phenomenon, spawning films, toys and much, much more. A Hollywood live-action adaptation is on the horizon from Sony Pictures Entertainment.