Robotech Premieres On Funimation App August 24

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Peter Paltridge

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Ah, good — we finally have a release date for the return of Robotech, the iconic and influential anime dub. It’s never been streamable before, but Funimation announced earlier this summer they had finally gotten the rights straightened out and would be adding the series to their service, as well as publishing a deluxe remastered Blu-Ray set.
Many, many years ago, before “anime” was ever a word, American audiences first got hooked on Japanese storytelling through a syndicated series Harmony Gold had named “Robotech.” Their creation was a splice-up of three different yet similar mecha shows, dubbed in English and sold as one continuing narrative. But continuing narratives were very rare in American animation at the time, as well as plots with real stakes. Robotech had those things all to itself, and it blew away a generation of 80s nerds.
As one of the firecrackers responsible for setting off the anime market in the US, Robotech’s importance can’t be understated…which is why it’s...

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