"''Robotech"'' is a popular science fiction and anime franchise that was launched by an 85-episode animated television series about three successive extraterrestrial invasions of Earth. Within the context of the show, "Robotech" refers to ''Robotechnology,'' the advances in science and technology that came about from studying an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. Robotechnology made possible the creation of giant robotic ''mecha'', or fighting machines, many of which were capable of transforming into vehicles (especially fighter planes) for greater battlefield mobility.
''Robotech'' was one of the first anime released in the United States that largely managed to preserve the complexity and drama of its original Japanese source material. Produced by Harmony Gold USA, Inc. in association with Tatsunoko Prod. Co., Ltd., ''Robotech'' is a story adapted with edited content and revised dialogue from the animation of three different mecha anime series: ''The Super Dimension Fortress Macross'', ''Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross'', and ''Genesis Climber Mospeada''. Harmony Gold's cited reasoning for combining these unrelated series was its decision t...
|genre||Mecha, Science Fiction, Space Opera|