Although Products was a highly modified (albeit-rewritten) mishmash of three unrelated anime genres, it is hard to describe the significance it had in America. For many, it was their first taste in anime and an important part of making modern popularity. It was the first time children in their 80’s had seen immersive cartoons that spoke of love, loss, war, and death. It was the most romantic story of the 20th century. And now At the end is Blu-ray… Which is not as exciting as it should be.
If you want to know what Products We have told you about it, its history, and its significance.please go here, because the list is good. If you want a review of ProductsThe most anticipated arrival on Blu-ray, especially the giant Magazine Collection, read on. Right Change special releases of these three components-Macross Saga (imitation Super Dimension Fortress Macross), Masters Saga (Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross), and The New Age (Genesis Climber Mospeada– then Macross Saga is currently available, which the final two are due at the end of the year. If you want to get all of the Products on Blu-ray now, you need to collect a $ 250 collection quickly.
There are 13 discs fixed: five a Macross’ Section 36, four a Lord ‘ 24 sections, and five more of The New AgeSection 25 (all 85). Many, many special items are randomly distributed on the last disc in each series.
Visually, Blu-rays are a more realistic change Original DVD release from ADV Films and A&E Networks Home Entertainment. The colors are brighter and the lines are sharper than ever. However, you will not be mistaken for the beautiful Blu-rays Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. Honestly, I doubt that such a reform would be possible, since both Products and their production shows were made possible by the decline of 80s TV. Although the original material would have been available, there are still some good ones to be shown in HD.
However, the picture is also very grainy, a problem that has plagued Robotech basically forever. Funimation touts that the “remastering will be faithful to the preceding DVD box set release and retain a classic ‘film grain’,” as if it was an intentional decision to satiate fans rather than a necessity dictated by the quality of the source material. Maybe it was intentional, but it’s hard to imagine any fan who would prefer the colors to look staticky, as if the interiors are faintly swirling, to the clear, pure hues of the aforementioned Ghibli remasters.
The episodes themselves offer only English captions, and English is the sole audio track, although the extras include multiple clips in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian, meaning those languages are out there somewhere. There’s no Japanese language soundtrack because Robotech wasn’t made in Japan—Macross, Southern Cross, and Mospeada were. There’s never been a Japanese version of Robotech because the three series were so extensively rewritten to form a single, semi-coherent story in America, so it was never an option. I don’t have the sound system to tell how great the Dolby TrueHD audio track is, but there was no hissing and the voices sounded clear, so no complaints here.
I also have no complaints about the sheer number of extras. There are over seven hours of special features including character and mecha designs, classic toy commercials, the original intros and closings of the Japanese series, merchandise galleries, classic archival material, and much more. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, and a lot of it’s confusing because there’s absolutely no context given for them.
For instance, there are several music videos that seem to have been assembled in the ‘80s, but what for? They certainly didn’t air on TV. There’s an English adaptation of the first episode of Super Dimension Fortress Macross that I assume was created before Robotech, either as a failed first attempt to import the series or made as a proof-of-concept to give to TV networks. But then there’s also a 70-minute version of that pilot, and I can’t imagine its intended purpose.
The most baffling thing about the special features is the deleted scenes. There are seven entries, titled “First Contact,” “Transformation,” “Homecoming,” “Battlefront,” “War & Peace,” “Final Conflict,” and “A New Threat” in that order. Now, “First Contact” is the title of episode 11, while “Transformation” is episode five, “Homecoming” 15, but “Battlefront” and the other three don’t correspond to anything. It’s impossible to know what they mean until you hit play and discover “First Contact” contains deleted scenes from episodes 1-6, “Transformation” has 7-12, and so on. It’s a truly incomprehensible way to present them, but it’s even crazier that for some reason the deleted scenes stop at episode 45, leaving a full 40 episodes without deleted scenes that surely must have existed at some point, but are now lost to time.
Funimation isn’t touting this Collector’s Edition as an ultimate edition or anything, but these extras are all taken from those previous ADV and A&E DVD releases. There’s absolutely nothing new included in the special features, and none of them are in HD. Also, several obvious extras have been inexplicably omitted, including Robotech: The Sentinels, a 1986 attempt to continue the show that was aborted after three episodes, and the 2006 movie Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, both of which are currently licensed by Funimation. It also doesn’t have the 36-minute, 2011 documentary The world of Carl Macek’s Robotech, which would provide a modern analysis of the game. It’s one of the most unique discoveries made after 1990, and it’s a three-minute video called “Robotech Overview.”
As I mentioned earlier, Funimation also releases each list separately for $ 70 each, which means you are paying $ 40 for extras that include four good, decorative and special ones. Toynami Veritech action taken by Roy Fokker from Macross Saga story “Goodbye, Big Brother.” I say “somewhere” because Toynami produced a score of 1/100 as San Diego Comic-Con only in 2017, but this model comes with a 4.25-inch Roy Fokker model and range. If there is a difference between the two Veritechs, the Blu-ray type looks more like “war-torn,” which actually looks more dirt than war-torn.
I don’t know if toys and patches are worth $ 40, but if you’re older Products love the beautiful graphics of this package might be enough to entice you to spend $ 250. For everyone else Products fans, I say this: if the old is the original, then we should be re-collecting Blu-ray in a few years. Hopefully, it will be less Collectors and much more Complete.
The program of Robotech: Collector’s Edition available Pano, and Robotech: Macross Saga set and are available as well. You can order it in advance Robotech: Gentlemen and Robotech: The New Age Pano and Pano, the girl. All Bibles also contain digital copies.
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