An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

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 Azonia / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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 Mechanic / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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 Lisa / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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 Angry Patron / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
Edie Mirman ...
 Docking PA / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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 MC / ... (85 episodes, 1985)
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 Lance Belmont / ... (36 episodes, 1985)
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 Lynn Minmei / ... (36 episodes, 1985)
Tony Oliver ...
 Rick Hunter (36 episodes, 1985)
Gregory Snegoff ...
 Scott Bernard (25 episodes, 1985)
Emilie de Azevedo Brown ...
 Annie LaBelle (24 episodes, 1985)
Melissa Newman ...
 Dana Sterling (24 episodes, 1985)
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In the year 1999, an alien battle fortress crash lands on an island in the South Pacific. Over the next ten years, mankind repairs and refits this fortress, using the advanced "robotechnology" found aboard her to create fighter planes that can transform into giant robots. As soon as the repaired fortress is ready for launch, the aliens to whom she belongs finally discover its location. Thus begins a series of wars that will devastate the planet Earth. This television series was created by Carl Macek from three Japanese television series, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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Robotech: The Macross Saga  »

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One of the earliest North American anime fanzines is Protoculture Addicts which began publication in 1987. This Canadian published fanzine was originally dedicated to Robotech fandom but also included general articles about anime in general. After several years, the Robotech focus would be gradually phased out (due to the lack of new Robotech material) as broader interest in anime/manga spread. It would become one of the major North American anime fandom magazines. Print publications lasted until 2008 when it and other anime publications suffered from the decline of the anime market started by the closure of major anime distributor Geneon. While not technically defunct, Protoculture addicts has been absorbed as an inactive subsidiary of Anime News Network. The name of the magazine came from the Protoculture that is a plot point in Robotech. Along with being an energy source, it is also a narcotic. See more »

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Followed by Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (2006) See more »

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The Flower of Life
Written by Michael Bradley and Steve Wittmack
Performed by Joanne Harris
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The greatest anime of all time
6 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Robotech is one of my favorite anime of all time. I love the old 80's style of animation. Early Japanese animation is great, some old anime is even better than the new stuff. Robotech is a very detailed series in Japan it's called Macross. One day I would like to see the japanese version. I have all of them on DVD except volume 8 which is part of the Robotech Masters series(season 2). The charaters are so unique and different and the love story is so much better than those other cliches used in today's anime, video games and movies. If you love watching the series you should also try Robotech Battlecry, even though you are using a character that doesn't even exist in the series it's a good game for any Robotech fan. If you are new to anime, Robotech is the perfect anime to start with. Robotech was one of my first.


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