Robotech

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1985
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.5  (3,473)

Robotech is an amalgam of three related Japanese animated series about mecha, or giant robots. The series was handled by Harmony Gold USA, with permission by the illustrious Tatsunoko Productions, the company behind the three series for which Robotech is derived from. The amalgamation of the three series extended to rearranging the animation content as well as revising dialogue between characters. The decision to remake the three series into one single series was so that Harmony Gold USA could bring the show into syndication, requiring a minimum of sixty-five episodes. With sixty-five episodes, a channel could air one episode each weekday for thirteen consecutive weeks. As none of the shows could be broadcast this way by itself, they were made into the amalgam that is called Robotech. The Robotech series spans three generations, with each generation partaking in a Robotech War against a different malevolent force of beings each time. The First Robotech War revolves around humans as they discover a gigantic alien space ship which had crashed on earth. After alerting the aliens, known as the Zentraedi, to their presence, the humans find themselves in a space war against the towering Zentraedi and their fleet. By the end of the first series, the humans defeat the Zentraedi and gain understanding of the energy source known as protoculture as well as awareness of the Robotech Masters who used the Zentraedi as a police force and scouting race. The Second Robotech War involves these very Masters arriving on Earth to discover how things have fared, with the war leaving the Masters defeated and the planet awash in spores that are revealed to be the origin of protoculture energy, known as the Spores of Life. These Spores of Life act as a beacon to the Invid, the foreign aggressors in the Third Robotech War. With many of the first generation's heroes having left Earth to find more Masters, the Third War storyline focuses on one resistance group's efforts to defeat the Invid.

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Seasons
Symphony of Light
25. Symphony of Light
June 28, 1985
The final chapter in the third Robotech war has Scott defending Corg with the aid of Marlene.
Dark Finale
24. Dark Finale
June 27, 1985
The war with the Invid comes to a head when Rick Hunter's returning expeditionary force presses the attack...
Reflex Point
23. Reflex Point
June 26, 1985
The stage is set for a battle between Admiral Rick Hunter's returning Robotech Expeditionary Force and the...
The Big Apple
22. The Big Apple
June 25, 1985
A search for Protoculture energy cells takes the freedom fighters on a dangerous journey into a large urban...
Hired Gun
21. Hired Gun
June 24, 1985
A hired gun upsets the balance of peace in a barren wilderness when he attempts to exact revenge against a...
Birthday Blues
20. Birthday Blues
June 21, 1985
A surprise birthday party for young Annie turns into a nightmare when Corg leads a band of Invid Shocktroopers...
Frostbite
19. Frostbite
June 20, 1985
The freedom fighters take a detour from their journey to Reflex Point to explore a city preserved under a...
Ghost Town
18. Ghost Town
June 19, 1985
The past comes vividly alive when Scott Bernard and his gang of freedom fighters come face to face with a...
The Midnight Sun
17. The Midnight Sun
June 18, 1985
A savage battle takes place which could determine the fate of all mankind.
Metamorphosis
16. Metamorphosis
June 17, 1985
The Invid Regiss transforms her royal children into perfect human replicas in order to begin her plans for...
Separate Ways
15. Separate Ways
June 14, 1985
The nature of the war with the Invids is about to change forever.
Annie's Wedding
14. Annie's Wedding
June 13, 1985
The valiant band of freedom fighters stumble into a sacred Invid garden, populated by a tribe of primitive...
Sandstorms
13. Sandstorms
June 12, 1985
Rand lives through a nightmare hallucination where he falls victim to the power of the Invid Flower Of Life.
The Fortress
12. The Fortress
June 11, 1985
A daring attack is staged at an abandoned Robotech fortress used by the Invid as a military base and research...
The Secret Route
11. The Secret Route
June 10, 1985
The depth of human deprivation is seen as the band of Robotech Defenders, under the leadership of Scott...
Enter Marlene
10. Enter Marlene
June 7, 1985
The Invid hatch a strange plot which involves placing a simulagent into the ranks of Scott Bernard's band of...
The Genesis Pits
9. The Genesis Pits
June 6, 1985
Scott and his band of rebel fighters are thrust into the thick of combat with the Invids as they approach a...
Eulogy
8. Eulogy
June 5, 1985
The valiant band of freedom fighters stumble upon an outpost under the command of Colonel Jonathan Wolfe, one...
Paper Hero
7. Paper Hero
June 4, 1985
Lunk makes a slight detour to keep a promise made to a dying friend.
Hard Times
6. Hard Times
June 3, 1985
Rook Bartley returns to her hometown and to painful memories.
Curtain Call
5. Curtain Call
May 31, 1985
Scott's band of freedom fighters devise an ingenious plan to steal a critical supply of Protoculture from the...
Survival
4. Survival
May 30, 1985
The Invid have trapped Scott Bernard, and his band of freedom fighters in a secluded forest.
Lonely Soldier Boy
3. Lonely Soldier Boy
May 29, 1985
Scott Bernard, and his growing band of resistance fighters, try to avoid capture by the persistent Invid...
The Lost City
2. The Lost City
May 28, 1985
Rand and Scott Bernard start a dangerous journey that will lead them into the very heartland of the Invid...
The Invid Invasion
1. The Invid Invasion
May 27, 1985
The Earth is invaded by a race of aliens calling themselves the Invid.
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Robotech is an amalgam of three related Japanese animated series about mecha, or giant robots. The series was handled by Harmony Gold USA, with permission by the illustrious Tatsunoko Productions, the company behind the three series for which Robotech is derived from. The amalgamation of the three series extended to rearranging the animation content as well as revising dialogue between characters. The decision to remake the three series into one single series was so that Harmony Gold USA could bring the show into syndication, requiring a minimum of sixty-five episodes. With sixty-five episodes, a channel could air one episode each weekday for thirteen consecutive weeks. As none of the shows could be broadcast this way by itself, they were made into the amalgam that is called Robotech. The Robotech series spans three generations, with each generation partaking in a Robotech War against a different malevolent force of beings each time.

The First Robotech War revolves around humans as they discover a gigantic alien space ship which had crashed on earth. After alerting the aliens, known as the Zentraedi, to their presence, the humans find themselves in a space war against the towering Zentraedi and their fleet. By the end of the first series, the humans defeat the Zentraedi and gain understanding of the energy source known as protoculture as well as awareness of the Robotech Masters who used the Zentraedi as a police force and scouting race. The Second Robotech War involves these very Masters arriving on Earth to discover how things have fared, with the war leaving the Masters defeated and the planet awash in spores that are revealed to be the origin of protoculture energy, known as the Spores of Life. These Spores of Life act as a beacon to the Invid, the foreign aggressors in the Third Robotech War. With many of the first generation's heroes having left Earth to find more Masters, the Third War storyline focuses on one resistance group's efforts to defeat the Invid.

Robotech is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 1985.

Where to Watch Robotech

Robotech is available for streaming on the Cartoon Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Robotech on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    March 4, 1985
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (3,473)