Funimation has announced a digital remaster of the original 1985 Robotech, debuting on the streaming service on August 24. The remaster updates all 85 episodes of the series, significantly improving the coloring and clarity of the show, as seen in the comparison shot released by Funimation.
Alongside the series, Funimation will also be adding two films to its streaming service, Robotech II: The Sentinels and Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, both of which will be available on August 24. Alongside Gundam, Robotech is one of the longest-running mecha series around, and help define the genre for many years.
Check out how the Robotech digital remaster looks below:
“Robotech is told through the eyes of characters caught up in a series of wars that erupts when a mysterious spacecraft crash-lands on Earth,” explains Funimation. “Only through unlocking the secrets of Robotechnology do they have any hope of surviving. The sprawling series helped introduce a generation of western audiences to anime and is full of engaging drama, genuine relationships, and forward-thinking ideas.”
Finally, Funimation is releasing a massive Robotech – Collector’s Edition box set that includes the entire remastered 85-episode series on Blu-ray along with a few other goodies. The package runs $249.98 and comes with the following:
- Exclusive transforming Veritech – Roy Fokker’s VF-1S (color variant)
- Exclusive action figure – Roy Fokker in pilot uniform (shade of black)
- Military-style 3-inch patches (set of 4)
- All 85 episodes on Blu-ray
- Over 7 hours of special features
Robotech hits Funimation on August 24.