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Robotech II: The Sentinels (1988)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | Video September 1988
As the Robotech Expeditionary Force prepares to confront the Robotech Masters at their home planet, the Invid are already ravaging it.


Carl Macek


Carl Macek (screenplay), Ardwight Chamberlain (dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Juan Alfonso Carralero Juan Alfonso Carralero ... Rick Hunter (voice) (as Juan Carralero)
Enrique Garduza Enrique Garduza ... Jack Baker (voice)
Edward Mannix Edward Mannix ... Cabell (voice) (as Cyn Branch)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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There is a hidden music only track on the original Region 1 DVD. To select it, play the film and go to the third audio track. See more »


Dana: I don't get it, how can Rick get married? I thought that he already had a wife!"
Lisa Hayes: Dana, I think that you're confusing him with someone else!
Dana: But mom says he's married to his job!
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Proof that American anime distribution did evolve.
15 October 2002 | by HyperPupSee all my reviews

This was to be the offical sequel to Robotech, or at least one of them. For those not familiar, Robotech was a 3 chapter animated series produced in America, and culled from 3 separate animated series from Japan that were slightly retooled and bashed together and then dubbed in english to be shown here, in the US. Now, that said, Robotech 2 the Sentinels was the backstory of what happened to the surviving characters at the end of Macross (Chap1) and the end of New Generation (Chap3). Basically Rick, Lisa, Max and Breetai plus others create the Robotech Expeditionary Force and begin a quest to find the homeworld of the Robotech Masters, to learn more about robotechnology and the people that created it. Along the way, they find that the Robotech Masters have been sought out by someone else, The Invid, which we got to see in Robotech chapter 3. The Invid are the mortal foe of the Robotech Masters, the sole reason why the Zentradaei were created and went from miners of protoculture (the reason the Invid are attacking the Masters) to being a warrior race, and why Robotechnology was created. This small video was supposed to be a 65 original episode series, but that was not to be since at that time the dollar vs. yen rate suddenly dropped, killing any money in the budget to continue production on the series. So, we never got an official Carl Macek approved American sequel series to follow, but instead we got genuine Macross sequels direct from Japan and distributed by extremely savvy translation and distribution firms. So though it was a bittersweet memory, I think we were better for not having it.

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