I recently started watching Robotech again – they’re releasing the series on DVD. The whole Macross part is out now.
Dude, it’s incredible. I forgot how good it was, but I love it. I think it’s brilliant. What amazes me is how progressive it was. You may or may not know but the Macross series was the first to feature transforming robots. But what makes it incredible is the story. Even the transforming part makes more sense than other series – it gives a military advantage, and that kind of makes sci-fi sense.
But anyway, yeah, it was so progressive. Like, the characters were all different ethnicities, female characters are very strong, there’s interracial relationships, there’s a transvestite character, people die, it says all this stuff about race and love and music and all these wonderful things. Everyone needs to watch Robotech.