|For a long time, I enjoyed anime, but hadn't really gotten into a big series. I watched plenty of Astro Boy when I was younger, but Robotech is the first "epic" series, you might say, that I've watched. |
Due to a lack of cable for many years, or just being in school when it was on, I never saw it during its original North American run. Around a year ago, I saw some of the DVDs in a store for around $8 each and thought "wow, a great bargain for a show I've always wanted to see!" I was not disappointed. Soon after, I bought the entire 21-disc set and am currently building a collection for a friend, too.
Needless to say, I found the series very impressive. I had actually seen many elements of it around 10 years ago because a friend had the RPG books. I liked the designs so much that I actually photocopied a ton of pages from those books and still have them today. I had no idea how deep and interesting the storyline was, though.
Now I'm into an anime called Dai Guard and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a laugh! Hilarious tongue-in-cheek humor and lots of poking fun at bureaucracy and the headaches it involves. One of my favorite lines comes from the pilot of Dai Guard (a giant robot) after he makes it fall three times. He's sitting there, frustrated, and says "didn't they say that bipedal mecha were stable even on rough terrain in those old animes?"
To Tell the Truth: I got into Robotech out of curiosity. It
started when I first got the Sci-Fi Channel back in 1994, and back then they
aired cartoons in the mornings and Robotech was among them?
It wasn't until 1998 when Cartoon network aired Robotech, and that includes
deliberately omitting the New Generation arc, that got me hooked big time. I
even bought all 21 novels by Jack McKinney so that I would read them during my
I've finally got around to getting the Robotech RPG books via eBay earlier this decade, and I haven't
looked back since.