Tuesday, August 27, 2013


From Robotech.com 

Drift away into a world of fantasy when the smash-hit sci-fi anime collection Robotech: The Complete Set arrives on DVD November 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. For the first time ever, the entire Robotech saga is collected in one, massive 20-disc gift set. Relive the adventure and romance with all 85 episodes of the original series, three feature films and over 12 hours of bonus material, including a new bonus disc never released with any previous Robotech set. Named as one of IGN.com’s “Top 50 Sci-Fi Properties of All Time” this collection also contains over 90 minutes of all-new bonus features including “Robotech: The Inside Story,” “The Making of Robotech: Love Live Alive,” rare promotional reels, the original Japanese version of Love Live Alive, never-before-released animatics, deleted scenes, trailers and much more. Robotech: The Complete Set is available in a fan-collectible package for the suggested retail price of $89.98.

Robotech: The Complete Set includes the remastered versions of all 85 episodes from the three Robotech Wars: “The Macross Saga,” “The Robotech Masters” and “The New Generation,” along with the remastered version of The Sentinels. It also includes the Robotech: 2-Movie Collection featuring the fan favorite The Shadow Chronicles and the latest film, Love Live Alive. Take home this all-inclusive collectable set that every fan must have!

“Robotech: The Inside Story” documentary, featuring the original 1985 production crew
“The Making of Love Live Alive” featurette
Animatics from Robotech: Love Live Alive
Deleted Scenes from Robotech: Love Live Alive with audio commentary by Greg Snegoff and Tommy Yune
Japanese Version of Mospeada: Love Live Alive (with English subtitles)
Rare Promotional Reels
Alternate Versions of Episodes
Photo Galleries
All Special Features From Previously Released DVDs!
*Subject to Change

Year of Production: 1985-2013
Title Copyright: ROBOTECH® © 1985–2013 Harmony Gold USA, Inc. LOVE LIVE ALIVE © 1985 Tatsunoko Production Co. Ltd. ROBOTECH®: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES © 2006 Harmony Gold USA, Inc. Robotech® and associated characters, names, and indicia are trademarks of Harmony Gold USA, Inc. Cover Art and Design © 2013 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All other elements are the property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by LIONSGATE® for A+E Networks Consumer Products™ under license from Content Media Corp. Ltd.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: TV’s “The Complete Series,” The Sentinels, Love Live Alive: Not Rated, The Shadow Chronicles: PG 
Genre: Anime
Closed Caption: NA
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Format: TV’s “The Complete Series,” The Sentinels, Love Live Alive: 4x3 Full Screen (1:33) The Shadow Chronicles: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Feature Run Time: 2276 Minutes
DVD Audio Status: TV’s “The Complete Series,” The Sentinels: 2.0 Dolby Digital, The Shadow Chronicles and Love Live Alive: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Monday, August 19, 2013


411mania.com speaks with the creative director of the Robotech franchise Tommy Yune. Tommy speaks on the new Robotech animated release Love Live Alive, the current status of the live action Robotech movie with Warner Bros., and much more.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Major news in the anime convention world. 

Otakon, the Japanese and East Asian anime and culture convention that has drawn tens of thousands of people to Baltimore since 1999, will be held in Washington beginning in 2017, organizers announced Sunday. 
In a statement, Otakon organizers attributed the move to the "state of the facilities in Baltimore and their uncertain future" and referred to imminent plans to replace the Baltimore Convention Center and the Baltimore Arena. But such plans are not yet firm. 
The 20-year-old Otakon convention was held this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center, drawing a reported 32,000 attendees over three days. 
The Baltimore Convention Center and mayor's office did not return requests for comment Sunday.
Victor Albisharat, a spokesman for Otakorp, the Otakon organizer, said his organization was told it was "a very close and distinct possibility" that the Convention Center and Arena would be torn down and replaced and said they received "vague" information about those plans. He did not immediately know whether that information had come from city or convention center officials. 
Tom Noonan, head of the tourism group Visit Baltimore, said Otakon organizers indicated they felt the fast-growing convention would soon be too large for the Baltimore Convention Center. Otakon organizers also announced plans earlier this year to hold a sister convention in Las Vegas beginning in 2014. 
"We put a very lucrative offer on their table, so it wasn't a financial decision," Noonan said. "They had been talking to us about how they had outgrown our facilities."
Having been to Otakon this past weekend I can say they have really outgrown the BCC facility and that the in some cases they have outgrown the hotel infrastructure surrounding the BCC. They need more hotel rooms and they maxed out the ones available. Conventions simply can not plan for their future based on vague promises from city governments, rather they must act on the best deals offered even if that means moving to another city.

The move to D.C. will allow the convention to expand and allow more people to experience what is one the best run conventions in the country.

That is a good thing.