Funimation has announced that they have licensed the Robotech franchise via Kew Media Distribution. Under this license both Robotech: The Series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, and Robotech 2: the Sentinels will be joining the Funimation library. Additionally the agreement will involve the full rights to the franchise including home video releases and merchandise.
For those who are not aware, the series was protected by Harmony Gold USA and source material produced by Tatsunoko Productions. The series is an adaptation of three different anime series, which includes:
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross
- Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross
- Genesis Climber MOSPEADA
Funimation provided descriptions for both projects.
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.