Suit up, ace pilot! The cult classic anime hit Robotech is coming to Funimation!
Licensed through Kew Media Distribution, Robotech: The Series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Robotech 2: The Sentinels will join the Funimation catalog. The titles will arrive as part of an expansive agreement that includes all rights to the franchise, including home entertainment and merchandising opportunities.
“Robotech is a beloved and foundational series for fans around the world,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation. “We are so proud and excited to connect this iconic series with millions more fans through Funimation.”
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. There’s even a Hollywood live-action adaptation on its way from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Take a look below at the three Robotech titles joining the Funimation lineup, and stay tuned for more information from Funimation and Harmony Gold on this exciting adventure!
Robotech: The Series starts as the human race finds itself on the brink of annihilation under attack by a fleet of gigantic alien warships capable of destroying an entire planet in a split second. The only hope for survival lies with the secrets of Robotech, an advanced alien technology which has given humans access to powerful robotic systems and interstellar spacecraft.
Produced in high definition 5:1 with digital surround sound, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles film sequel picks up the story many years later with vibrant anime characters voiced by Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman: The Animated Series) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space 9).
Based on the popular series, Robotech 2: The Sentinels is the enthralling film sequel, where two cultures, the citizens of Earth and the planet Optera, come together to determine the fate of their two worlds in a compelling story of love, courage and the pursuit of freedom.
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