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Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:43 PM

I am currently watching robotech. It says it's the macross saga which so far has been pretty good. I have 85 eps of this show which i think is almost all of it. is it worth watching all of the eps? I am currently on ep 18.
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Post icon  Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:24 PM

I think so
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:22 PM

Macross was one of the best classics out there, it's worth it to watch the entire thing.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:22 PM

Macross was one of the best classics out there, it's worth it to watch the entire thing.
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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:27 PM

View PostBurijit, on Nov 7 2007, 11:22 PM, said:

Macross was one of the best classics out there, it's worth it to watch the entire thing.

Robotech and Macross are two different series, the only thing they share are the animation for the first season.

Overall, the Robotech Masters saga is a low point in the series with the sloppy transitition from Macross to the new season, while the third part is worth watching.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:53 AM

macross is great
robotech is good too and its one show that got alot of us older fans into anime.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 11:05 PM

Definitely worth watching. Then watch the 3 1/2 episodes of Sentinels to become thoroughly confused, then read End of the Circle to understand where the series ends (though Shadow Chronicles may change all that).

End of the Circle in a nutshell: it really is all Minmei's fault. Literally.

Once you get done with all the episodes and novels, it should be 2010 and just in time for the live-action Robotech movie.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

I think it's better to watch Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada like they were meant to be. I mean, as anime fans, don't we all want to watch our anime the way it was made in Japan? It's weird that you don't even see any Japanese credits when you watch Robotech.
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:05 PM

robotech is from a different time enjoy it for what it is.

now you would get anime fans up in a rage if you tried to do a robotech but we didn't have cartoon network we didn't have adult swim we didn't have fan subs that anyone could just download. we didn't have the internet and those that did it was text. If you found a pace you could buy anime you had to choose the cheaper dub or the more expensive subtitled original Japaneses. then here comes robotech a continuing story that we hadn't seen before the characters developed their worlds changed you went thou 3 generations of a story. it got me into anime as it did for allot of other people its not something I can just turn my back on an go oh that was crap I should watch the 3 original shows.

was it edited into a new show and story line yes but I look back at it very foundly

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

i finished the macross saga. Now its time to move onto the second generation. I think it's sterlings daughter or something like that.
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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:04 PM

Yea. Dana Sterling is her name.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:00 AM

View PostKankokujin, on Nov 10 2007, 06:18 AM, said:

I think it's better to watch Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada like they were meant to be. I mean, as anime fans, don't we all want to watch our anime the way it was made in Japan? It's weird that you don't even see any Japanese credits when you watch Robotech.


Had Carl Macek tried to keep it exactly the way it was made in Japan, there would be no Robotech period. Macross was only 26 episodes long; American TV execs demand a show have at least 60-70 episodes to make it in syndication. Macek really didn't have a choice, but I think he did a good job--though I will agree that Southern Cross is the weakest of the four series.

The books are far and away better than the anime, IMHO.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:33 PM

can't speak from what I've seen but a friend has warned me away from watching the original souther cross and mospere says their not that great of series better to watch them as robotech.

not sure if thats true but I really only like them as part of the continuing story. macross is my favorite saga. and original is great as well.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 03:55 AM

I see what everyone is saying but I feel like it has partially led to all the other Macross series never being known here such as Macross 7, Macross: Do you Remember Love, and Macross Zero.
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

View PostKankokujin, on Nov 14 2007, 04:55 AM, said:

I see what everyone is saying but I feel like it has partially led to all the other Macross series never being known here such as Macross 7, Macross: Do you Remember Love, and Macross Zero.

It wasn't because of that, Macross 7 is too expensive to be brought over here, and really the story wasn't all that great, esspecially with the main VF being controlled by a guitar. DYRL has been in the US as a dub, but you can blame Clash of the Bionoids for it not being very well known, and trust me, that mockery of a dub did way more to damage Macross than Robotech, and really, the only reason why DYRL isn't getting a redub, and Zero isn't going to be seeing a release in the US anytime soon was because of a lawsuit a few years back due to a poorly written contract between Harmony Gold and Tatsunoko Studios (the studio that animated all three of the series that were turned into Robotech). Big West decided to get angry over Harmony Gold's claim of being the rights holders of Macross in the United States, and felt that it wanted more money. And to be completely honest, it's both companies fault that none of the other Macross series can be dubbed in the US, because Harmony Gold is stubborn, and Big West wants more money.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:31 AM

macross 2 and plus got thou because they were OVAs and some how that slipped thou the legal cracks. thank god

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:41 AM

so all 85 eps is a must watch i see. Hey sent whats the next must watch anime i should try to acquire?
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:00 PM

View Postpaper godzilla, on Nov 15 2007, 01:31 AM, said:

macross 2 and plus got thou because they were OVAs and some how that slipped thou the legal cracks. thank god

Actually, they slipped through because Harmony Gold didn't have any interest in the Macross rights at the time, and when they did, they tried suing Manga, which actually started this whole mess.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:32 PM

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so all 85 eps is a must watch i see. Hey sent whats the next must watch anime i should try to acquire?


I'd recommend Bubblegum Crisis (original series, not the 2040 crime against humanity), Gunsmith Cats, Evangelion, and maybe the first three Inu-Yasha movies. Gunsmith Cats is the easiest, because it's only three eps long and you can get it for probably less than $15. Why it never caught on is beyond me. It's an 80s cop movie that's animated! It's even got a great car chase!

Oh yeah--Burn-Up Excess is great too, if you want stupid comedy and lots of boobage. Definitely a guy anime.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:10 PM

I have seen eva and I probably wont check out inuyasha because i didnt enjoy what i saw on cartoon network. but bubblegum crisis and gun smith cats I will try!
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:05 PM

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I have seen eva and I probably wont check out inuyasha because i didnt enjoy what i saw on cartoon network. but bubblegum crisis and gun smith cats I will try!


That's why I suggested the Inu-Yasha movies. They're actually of much better quality than the series, which tends to be hit or miss. (Some of the "filler" episodes are better than the "plot" episodes--the fillers are usually slapstick, which Takahashi is best at.) The swordfighting in the third movie is excellent.

BGC was the first series I really got into, and was the first anime soundtrack I bought. Yeah, it's 80s big hair, but who cares?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:38 PM

View Postsentinel28a, on Nov 16 2007, 08:05 PM, said:

That's why I suggested the Inu-Yasha movies. They're actually of much better quality than the series, which tends to be hit or miss. (Some of the "filler" episodes are better than the "plot" episodes--the fillers are usually slapstick, which Takahashi is best at.) The swordfighting in the third movie is excellent.

BGC was the first series I really got into, and was the first anime soundtrack I bought. Yeah, it's 80s big hair, but who cares?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 06:05 PM

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:44 PM

so who are your favorite villians in robotech.
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:48 AM

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

yo sent the 8 episode bgc series right?
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:13 AM

View PostGiveUpTheGhost, on Nov 27 2007, 01:06 AM, said:

yo sent the 8 episode bgc series right?


Yep. If Sylia has short hair, you have the right one. If she has long grey hair and sounds like she's zoned on quaaludes, then you've got the 2040 travesty.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:46 PM

Robotech is a great old school anime. I used to watch it when it aired on Toonami. It was one of the series that got me hooked on anime in the first place. I haven't watched past Macross yet though ^_^;;

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