FUNimation Entertaiment Announces Plans for the Robotech Franchise

FUNimation Entertainment has announced various plans for the Robotech franchise.

The company announced that Robotech will be arriving on Blu-Ray on September 28, 2021 in Dolby TrueHD for the very first time through a special, exclusive collector’s edition of the series from FUNimation in the United States and Canada.

This collector’s set includes:

  • All 85 episodes of Robotech: The Series
  • An exclusive dual pack of figures, including a variant of Roy Focker’s Transforming Robotech – VF-1S and Roy Fokker in Pilot Uniform
  • Four military-style 3′ patches

The company has remastered the entire series in high definition, all while retaining the series’ original aspect ratio. This release will contain the original film grain and is true to the original DVD box set release.

A standard edition release for the United States and Canada is also planned for each part of Robotech, starting with Robotech: The Macross Saga on September 28, 2021, followed by The Masters on November 16, 2021 and The New Generation on December 14, 2021.

The company has announced that Robotech: The Series will also be streaming on FunimationNow. Their blog post said the stream would begin in Fall 2021, but their Summer 2021 preview seemed to indicate the series would appear on the service in Summer 2021. The series will stream the remastered versions of the episodes with the English dub. The series will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile. The company is also adding Robotech II: The Sentinels and Robotech the Shadow Chronicles in standard definition.

FUNimation has been working with the company’s licensing team to bring Robotech to video games, apparel, collectibles and publishing. The Robotech: The Macross Saga video game, which was released for the Game Boy Advance, is back in a special HD Edition that can be played on the Nintendo Switch. And in the coming months, there will be apparel from Bioworld at Hot Topic, Spencers and Atsuko. There will also be Robotech art books released by Udon Entertainment, which includes never before-published artwork.

Source: FUNimation Entertainment

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