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Robotech Academy

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Harmony Gold Productions
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Robotech Academy, a new Robotech series based on Carl Macek's last project at Harmony Gold
Backers: 2284
Average Pledge Per Backer: $85

Funded: $194,574 of $500,000
Dates: Jul 4th -> Aug 8th (35 days)
Project By: Harmony Gold Productions
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Latest News

What Happened To Robotech Academy?

March 21st - via: denofgeek.com
The spin off to Robotech never managed to get off the ground. We find out why. (Read More)

UPDATE #30: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Supporters, As of today, the Robotech Academy Kickstarter campaign will be suspended immediately. First of all, we'd like to thank our supporters. We at Harmony Gold are extremely grateful for everything you have done during this campaign —... (Read More)

UPDATE #29: GREG FINLEY, THE VOICE OF GLOVAL AND LEONARD

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
 Greg Finley, the voice of Captain Gloval and General Anatole Leonard, reflects on his voice acting and military careers, and the effect of the latter on his work on Robotech. He also talks about the prospect of reprising his role as Leonard in the... (Read More)

UPDATE #28: SNEAK PEEK AT NEW VESSEL DESIGN

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a new set of designs of the Takeru artillery cruiser from Robotech Academy, featuring a split configuration for battle!  Stay tuned for a new video greeting from Greg Finley, the voice of Captain Gloval and Supreme Commander Leonard!  (Read More)

UPDATE #27: DRONE VERITECH DESIGN

July 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's update features a new design for a Drone Veritech Fighter that was teased at San Diego Comic-Con:  (Read More)

UPDATE #26: ROBOTECH ACADEMY ARTBOOK FROM UDON ENTERTAINMENT

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Saturday evening at the Udon Entertainment panel at San Diego Comic-Con, studio founder Erik Ko announced a publishing deal with Harmony Gold, which will feature artbooks covering Robotech and the original Japanese Macross, Southern Cross and... (Read More)

UPDATE #25: NEW TRANSFORMING MECHA!

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's update includes a new mecha design that was teased at the SDCC Robotech panel, a new transforming fighter from Robotech Academy!  We're also talking to Palladium about Kickstarter exclusives for new Robotech Academy figures, stay tuned for... (Read More)

UPDATE #24: DR EMIL LANG TALKS ABOUT ROBOTECH ACADEMY, PLUS SDCC NEWS

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Voice director and writer Greg Snegoff reads an edited portion of Carl Macek's script for the pilot episode of Robotech Academy, while in character as Dr. Emil Lang. Help make Carl's vision become a reality at http://RobotechAcademy.com  Welcome... (Read More)

UPDATE #23: TONY OLIVER TALKS ROBOTECH ACADEMY, VISIT US AT COMIC-CON!

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
First: Tony Oliver, the voice of Rick Hunter, talks about his history with the Robotech universe, and the effort to build on the unfinished Sentinels work by the late producer Carl Macek as Robotech Academy. Help make Carl's vision a reality... (Read More)

UPDATE #22: NEW SHIP DESIGN, AND A CALL TO ARMS!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
 Dear Supporters, We now have just 16 days left until the August 8th deadline. The countdown is really on. We have now achieved 33% of our goal of $500,000.  This shows that people like you want Robotech Academy made. That's great, but we still... (Read More)

UPDATE #21: AN OVERVIEW WITH GREG SNEGOFF

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Greg Snegoff, staff writer and dialog director from the original Robotech television series, takes us on a brief journey of the premise of Robotech Academy. Help make Carl Macek's vision a reality at http://RobotechAcademy.com  (Read More)

UPDATE #20: CHARACTER ART UPDATES!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we feature revised designs of Rolf Emerson and Lindsay. Emerson's classic Southern Cross uniform has been updated and bridges some of the aesthetics between the Sentinels and The Shadow Chronicles. Lindsay is a new major character created by... (Read More)

UPDATE #18: ROBOTECH ACADEMY CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT!

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Good Nerd Bad Nerd visits the Harmony Gold offices and announces the casting of a very familiar voice actor in Robotech Academy!  (Read More)

UPDATE #17: MEET THE CG TEAM

July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Cesar Turturro of CreaVision talks about the effect of Robotech on his career and the path that brought him to working on Robotech Academy. Help make Carl Macek's vision a reality at http://RobotechAcademy.com  (Read More)

UPDATE #16: FANTOMA AND TIROL!

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Another sneak peek at some of the worlds from the unfinished Sentinels series to finally be explored in Robotech Academy! With your support, we can help make Carl Macek's vision become a reality at http://RobotechAcademy.com  (Read More)

UPDATE #15: NEW ADD-ONS! SVEA MACEK AUTOGRAPHED POSTERS! INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL!

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We have new add-ons available, including Robotech Academy sweatshirts, mousepads, baseball caps, and autographed poster prints of the Macross #1 comic book! At 16x20 inches, the Macross #1 poster features artwork by Svea Macek, will be printed on... (Read More)

UPDATE #14: LT GENERAL RANK! GET ANIMATED!

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you want to get animated into Robotech Academy but miss your chance? Due to the popularity of the Vice Admiral reward tier, we're introducing the Lieutenant General rank! It's your chance to be immortalized as an anime character! Also as a... (Read More)

UPDATE #13: ANOTHER MECHA SNEAK PEEK

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's another view of a new mecha ship being designed for Robotech Academy for all our fans to speculate over!  (Read More)

UPDATE #12: NEW REWARD TIER AND ADD-ON BUNDLES

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We've revised the ranking structure and have a New Commander reward tier! At the New Commander rank, you'll receive one of a very limited selection of animation cels from Robotech: The Sentinels, plus an invitation to the premiere of Robotech Academy... (Read More)

UPDATE #11: FIRST LOOK AT NEW MECHA!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's our first peek at new mecha in Robotech Academy! Lots more mecha and character designs coming soon!  (Read More)

UPDATE #10: REWARD TIER UPGRADES!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We keep handing out more prizes! Thanks to our fans for their support, and stay tuned for even more bonuses and rewards soon!   NOTE: Because people have already gotten in on the Vice Admiral, Commodore, Lt Cmdr and Lt Colonel tiers, Kickstarter's... (Read More)

UPDATE #9: TAKE A TOUR OF THE ACADEMY

July 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Want to find out more about the Robotech Academy itself? Take a brief overview of the space-bound campus in orbit around Mars! (click for higher resolution!)  (Read More)

UPDATE #8: 100K! NEW MAJOR AND LT.COL REWARDS WITH CELS!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
First off: we hit $100,000 last night thanks to our fans! We also have new reward tiers: The Major tier (yeah, we're running out of ranks) and the Lieutenant Colonel, which includes an actual animation cel from Robotech: The Sentinels! Check it out... (Read More)

UPDATE #7: ROLF EMERSON IS BACK!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a familiar face from the original Robotech television series who is returning in Robotech Academy! This Kickstarter campaign is your unique chance to join General Emerson in a Robotech adventure by pledging at the Captain tier or higher —... (Read More)

UPDATE #6: ADD-ONS!

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We have add-ons! Pick from CD soundtracks, digital downloads, mugs and Robotech Academy student ID cards, with more options coming soon! To add, simply adjust your pledge to include the amount of additional rewards you want, and we'll get your... (Read More)

UPDATE #5: FAQS!

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
You asked questions, we have answers! Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Robotech Academy! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1381502542/robotech-academy#project-faqs  (Read More)

UPDATE #4: ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE TRACKS (ESPAÑOL!)

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
To our international fans: Spanish speakers make up Robotech's second-largest audience around the world, and we want to bring back members from the original voice cast of the Spanish-language version of Robotech. Voice director Jesus Barrero (the... (Read More)

UPDATE #3: $75K! CARL PREDICTS CROWDFUNDING

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
WE'VE HIT $75,000 RAISED FOR ROBOTECH ACADEMY! KOTAKU: CARL MACEK PREDICTED CROWDFUNDING IN 1995 From Kotaku: "Yesterday we learned that 80s classic anime Robotech will be returning with the new series, Robotech Academy. It will be paid for via... (Read More)

UPDATE #2: NEW REWARD TIERS, GET ANIMATED, 50K!

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
WE HAVE NEW REWARD TIERS!Since the early bird tiers all disappeared, we've added new early bird tiers for the digital download, DVD and Blu-Ray copies of Robotech Academy! The CORPORAL 2ND CLASS tier allows you to get the digital download at a new... (Read More)

"Robotech " Returns As A Kickstarter Mini-Series

July 6th - via: darkhorizons.com
"Robotech," one of the first Western incarnations of Japanese science-fiction anime, is coming back thanks to a crowd-funding Kickstarter. (Read More)

Harmony Gold Announces Kickstarter For ROBOTECH ACADEMY Project

July 6th - via: nerdist.com
Hardcore anime fans might have mixed feelings about it, but there is little doubt that Harmony Gold’s 1985 series Robotech was the spark that began the modern American fascination with anime. (Read More)

UPDATE #1: HELP MAKE CARL'S DREAM A REALITY

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
For you fans who are curious, here's a little background on the origin behind "Robotech Academy." In this video from 1995, you can see original Robotech Producer Carl Macek talk about doing new Robotech stories around a "Children of Zor" concept:... (Read More)

Robotech Academy Kickstarter Could Bring Robotech Back!

July 5th - via: gamebreaker.tv
Set in the Robotech universe, Robotech Academy is a new series about cadets and their adventures around the universe! (Read More)

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