Thread: Robotech
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Old December 18 2012, 01:26 AM   #29
Ian Keldon
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Re: Robotech

Kaijima wrote: View Post
American anime fans, unfortunately, tend to see themselves as (and call themselves) "Otaku" without realizing that in Japan, that word has negative associations. Not exactly a pride label.
True.

The hatred for Robotech is based largely in ignorance and inability to grasp that the anime market in the US didn't exist in the 80s, and that the only way to get serialized cartoons in syndication was to sell a package with at least 65 contiguous episodes already available. No action-oriented anime aimed at teens and young adults really fit the bill, so Robotech was created out of 3 series.
The fact that Harmony Gold was and is a corporate douchebag and the things they did to "keep out the competition" certainly didn't help either.
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