Monday, July 29, 2013



VERBICIDEMAGIZINE.COM REVIEW OF ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE! has posted a review of Robotech: Love Live Alive and here is an excerpt.

Instead of just rehashing the experience, the producers dress Love Live Alive as a retelling of the story through Lancer’s eyes by way of an interview he gives to a reporter just before one of his grand concerts. Seeing the events through his perspective gives the story a new life, even if you religiously watched every episode of the Third Robotech War over and over again. We see how Bernard’s team find each other and ultimately fight and defeat the Invid, which is chronologically followed by The Shadow Chronicles.


Icv2 has posted new artwork from Palladium Books for the Robotech RPG tactics game. The artwork you see is NOT the actual packaging. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

NUKETHEFRIDGE.COM ARTICLE ON THE MAKING OF ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE has posted a series of interviews with the creative team behind Robotech: Love Live Alive. Click here to read the interviews. 

TECHNOLGYTELL.COM REVIEW OF ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE has posted a review of "Robotech: Love Live Alive" and you can read it in full here. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

J-ENTONLINE.COM REVIEWS ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE has posted a review of Robotech: Love Live Alive and here is an excerpt.

Don’t have the time to watch every episode of “Robotech”, someone who grew up watching “Robotech” as a child during the mid-80′s or someone wanting to discover what “Robotech” is about… “Robotech 2-Movie Collection: The Shadow Chronicles – Collector’s Edition and Love Live Alive Premiere Release” is a sci-fi, action-packed DVD with two films worth checking out!

2SHOTSOFGEEK.COM REVIEW OF ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE has posted a review of Robotech: Love Live Alive and here is an excerpt.

Everything is just spot on. The new soundtracks while familiar add a layer of freshness that builds the atmosphere. The Voice acting and the return of the narrator were near perfect. The animation felt natural and blended the new and old quite well, with only a few transitions that felt too sudden. In one concert scene towards the end, we get some strobe effects that are a tad bit too intense. While it fits the scene, it could pose an issue for someone sensitive to seizures. The second half of the film was the strong point, still a very enjoyable film from start to finish.

NERDIST.COM INTERVIEW WITH ROBOTECH VOICE ACTOR BARBARA GOODSON at down for a short talk with Barbara about about returning to Robotech and her life as a voice actress. Here is an excerpt.

N: You’re reprising your role as Sera in Robotech: Love Live Alive, which you’ve played several times in the series itself, video releases and video games. What’s it like to return to such a familiar character? Was it easy to get right back into the role?
BG: I had to listen to the way I sounded. I was a little worried because it was 28 years ago. I wanted to make sure I could get the same quality, and sure enough, Greg Snegoff said, “Yeah, that’s it. You nailed it.” I remember the personality of her; I just wanted to make sure I was in the right sound area again, and not have them have to tweak me up or something.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FIGURES.COM COVERAGE OF THE ROBOTECH SDCC PANEL has posted its coverage of our San Diego Comic-Con panel and here is an excerpt.

I asked Svea about Love Live Alive, and what she thought was special about the project. It was the brainchild of her late husband and creator of Robotech, Carl Macek, who developed the story and adapted the original Japanese OVA. “It’s Lancer’s story, and it adds another level to the overall story. During war artists, like Lancer, have to adapt.” Macek is consistently impressed with the loyal fans, and looks forward to more Robotech coming soon. Her other current projects include illustrating a children’s book called “Cha Cha the Indoor Cat,” costuming work, and revitalizing other projects Carl began. Steve similarly described LLA as “fulfilling an old desire” on the part of Carl, who was eager to bring back the characters from the OVA. He described it as an “expansion with a retrospective on the New Generation summarizing some of the best parts.”

FIGURES.COM REVIEW OF ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE! has posted a full review of the new animated feature Robotech: Love Live Alive.

The main event here is, of course, Love Live Alive. Like the original Robotech series itself, this film is an interesting conglomeration of re-cut original Japanese footage, American storytelling, and more (in this case several scenes of all new animation). The series on which Carl Macek based the New Generation, Genesis Climber MOSPEADA, had its own OVA (Original Video Animation) called Love Live Alive that was essentially a concert movie. Knowing that a series of flashy 80s animated music videos wouldn’t quite cut it here in the U.S., producers and writers (including Macek himself before his untimely passing) made something unique. There’s a new framing story but in between it’s mostly a clip show, although there’s also some new animation mixed in here and there to bridge gaps and tie everything in to the current continuity. Sound complicated? It is, but the end result, at least for this Robotech fan, is quite enjoyable.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Check out this 80s-style TV teaser of Robotech: Love Live Alive, voiced by J. Jay Smith, the original narrator of the 1985 Robotech television series! 

The DVD is now available across North America as part of the Robotech: 2-Movie Collection  from A&E and Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Monday, July 22, 2013

GEEKEXCHANGE.COM ARTICLE ON ROBOTECH: LOVE LIVE ALIVE has posted a new article on Robotech: Love Live Alive.

Here is an excerpt.

In order to produce Love Live Alive, producers Frank Agrama, Tommy Yune, and Steve Yun of Harmony Gold reassembled the original talent that voiced The New Generation back in ’80s to reprise their roles. GEEK was on hand for an impromptu reunion of old friends that are now anime legends. Frank Catalano who voices Rand is a self-professed Robotech fan that is clearly enjoying his time back in the role. Catalano authored the book, Rand Unwrapped – Confessions of a Robotech Warrior, which gives the reader a behind the scenes look into Robotech as well as voiceover work in animation. Rand’s love interest and fierce Robotech warrior, Rook, was voiced by Susie London, who told us that getting back into the sound booth and hearing the cast’s voices once again felt like no time had passed.


MAINA.COM POSTS NEW ROBOTECH LOVE LIVE ALIVE IMAGES! has obtain exclusive character art from the new film Robotech: Love Live Alive.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

NUKETHEFRIDGE.COM VISITS HARMONY GOLD (PART 1) has posted Part 1 of its tour inside the Harmony Gold Building and here is an excerpt.

I came to realize that Robotech has a rich history behind it with a steadily growing pool of fans. The merchandising alone is incredible. There are toys, action figures, statues, music, DVDs, books, necklaces, wristbands, key chains, mugs, etc. Maybe these photos will bring back some memories or make some new ones! 


Thanks to our friends at RobotechX you can now watch the full video Comic-Con 2013 Robotech Industry Panel! The panel includes previews of Robotech Love Live Alive (due out on July 23) and captures anime history as two legenday franchises appear on stage officially for the first time. (that portion takes place at the 43:20 mark)


Many fans often ask, "what is it like inside Harmony Gold"? Well our friends at goshtvnet give you a little glimpse.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Are you wondering where and how to get to the RobotechX fan booth at Comic-Con well rthis handy video shows you to get there. 

The RobotechX booth will be hosting autograph sessions at the following times.

Friday, July 19, 2013 – 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 -  2:00-3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, July 21, 2013 – 2:00-3:00 p.m 



MTV Geek has psoted an interview with Harmony Gold Creative Director Tommy Yune about the new Robotech / Voltron crossover.

MTV Geek: Both series are kind of grand in scope--the way they're about civilizations being spread out among the stars and the giant robots that protect them. Could you talk a little about some of the shared elements between the series?
Tommy Yune: Well, they share some common ground; what's important in both series is the grand storytelling across arcs. "Voltron" has that with some of the earlier series where the storyline would be resolved in one or two episodes, but there would be a grander storyline underneath it all.
"Robotech" is even more connected--it's a very linear storyline, which was highly unusual back then. It wasn't until TV shows like "Lost" which made audiences more accustomed to the grand universe, linear storylines. And that was very intriguing to me, what I remember when I was very young. My classmates and I would get up early in the morning to see the next episode and find out what happens next.
Geek: Which series came first for you?
Yune: I remember watching "Robotech" and "Voltron" at about the same time, but there was another show I watched before either of them: that was "Tranzor Z" which was an adaptation of "Mazinger." I collected the manga when I used to live in Korea, so that was one of my favorite series. I watched the anime when it aired there and encountered it again when I moved to Los Angeles.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Here is the press release in full:

SDCC Press Release: Robotech Returns In Crossover With Voltron!

Dynamite Partners with DC Entertainment, World Events Productions, and Harmony Gold!
July 16, 2013, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment proudly announces that they have acquired the rights to publish comic books based on the beloved science fiction anime, Robotech®. In a unique sub-licensing arrangement with DC Entertainment and with Harmony Gold USA, Dynamite Entertainment will publish a new series beginning with a Robotech / Voltron crossover event. This crossover marks the first time uniting the popular Robotech cast with the five lions of Voltron, a fan-favorite World Events Production property. 
The Robotech series debuted in 1985, an adaptation combining concepts from three Japanese anime series (Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Genesis Climber Mospeada, and Super Dimension Century Southern Cross) into a new, cohesive narrative. It followed three generations of Earth soldiers who salvaged and repurposed alien technology in combat against consecutive extraterrestrial invasions, and was animated by the renowned animation studio Tatsunoko Production Co. 

Voltron, based on the story of five robotic lions piloted by a team of brave space explorers that combine to form a mighty metallic hero, launched in the U.S. in September of 1984 and quickly became a #1 rated animated series that will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2014. 

"Robotech and Voltron are two of the most recognizable anime series that defined '80s pop culture," says Tommy Yune, creative director at Harmony Gold and mastermind behind the upcoming crossover. "Both franchises have endured in their popularity today and fans have long speculated of an epic crossover between the universes. The opportunity to do so is an honor, and it's a welcome challenge to construct a storyline that works well with key characters on both sides. Most important of all, it's going to be a lot of fun with plenty of surprises."
"Robotech is one of the finest intellectual properties ever to come out of Japan, and we are so very fortunate to be able to contribute to its legacy of thrilling science fiction action and drama," says Nick Barrucci, CEO/Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. "We're also thankful to have such great partners on theRobotech journey, DC Comics and Harmony Gold, and joining us in this incredible first-ever crossover with Classic Media's Voltron. We've published Voltronfor years, and this is definitely rewarding to place the two fan-favorite universes together." 

"Skyscraper-sized robots and city-crushing monsters are no strangers to the Dynamite gang, thanks to our fine experience with the Voltron license," adds Barrucci. "We've been the proud home to Voltron since 2011, and I think our talented creators and editorial staff really balanced the science fiction and space fantasy elements of that franchise with the human story of its pilots. We're very excited to continue the adventures of the Five Lions and the Voltron Force pilots as part of the crossover penned by Tommy Yune, and recapture the very best qualities of our previous Voltron series in this exciting new venture. Robotech /Voltron is a fan's dream, one we're thrilled to add to our line of comics!" 

The new Robotech / Voltron team-up adds additional content to Dynamite's existing Voltron projects, published as two series thus far and expanding the mythos licensed from World Events Productions. The first-ever pairing of these two giant animated properties is expected to attract huge media and fan attention in time for Voltron's 30th Anniversary. A new Robotech series will follow in the wake of the crossover. 

The appreciation for the original Robotech television series, its comic spin-offs, and expansive universe of additional content runs deep at Dynamite, as evidenced by the passionate reflections of Joe Rybandt, the company's Senior Editor. "Every day after school, I would watch Robotech and I loved it. LOVED IT. Probably for a lot of the same reasons that I loved Claremont's Uncanny X-Men, in that it was soap opera mixed with incredible action and excitement. Also, it was my first introduction to episodic television starring giant robots and, y'know, GIANT ROBOTS. I've gone back to the show every now and again, and still find it a rewarding experience, filled with great characters and amazing design. And now, here I sit, getting ready to set a new course with the comics."

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About Dynamite Entertainment:
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

About World Events Productions:
St. Louis-based World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) has produced and distributed children's animation for over 25 years. WEP is the IP holder for shows including: Voltron, Defender the of the Universe, Voltron: The Third Dimension, Denver the Last Dinosaur and Vytor the Starfire Champion, among others. WEP is a Koplar Communications company. Follow Voltron on Twitter at @Voltron and on Facebook/VoltronOfficial. For more information and


Gabrielle Pantera of GoshTV / Hollywood Daily Star interviews Greg Snegoff and Tommy Yune about Robotech: Love Live Alive.

Friday, July 5, 2013


FULL DISCLOSURE: Harmony Gold haws a deal with Lionsgate to distribute Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Love Live Alive.

From TheWrap.Com
Lionsgate stock hit an all-time high on the New York Stock Exchange shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday.
Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) reached $31.10 per share briefly, it's higher ever trading value. The high was an increase of 81 cents per share, or 2.67 percent.
The stock previously closed at $30.29, but has been as low as $12.75 in the past 52-week period.