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Harmony Gold Launches 'Robotech Academy' Mini-Series Pilot Kickstarter Campaign

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
If it meets its US$500,000 goal, Harmony Gold expects to have the pilot done by July 2015

Harmony Gold USA announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a new Robotech animated mini-series pilot. Robotech Academy campaign is live and accepting backers to fund a 24-minute pilot to "continue the legacy of the original animated series and bring the Robotech universe to a new generation of anime audiences."

As of press time, the project has raised US$34,421 of its US$500,000 goal since its launch. Rewards for backers include digital and physical copies of the pilot, invitations to a premiere screening, the ability to name a character, and appearing in the pilot as an animated character.

The story is based on the work of the late American producer Carl Macek. Macek is best known for producing Robotech. He also worked on the dubbing of many anime projects from Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (redubbed and edited adaptation of Captain Harlock and Queen Millennia) to more recently, Bleach and Naruto. His other dubbing production credits include Vampire Hunter D, Robot Carnival, My Neighbor Totoro, and Aura Battler Dunbine.

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles director Tommy Yune is producing the project, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles writer Ford Riley is penning the script, Robotech: Love Live Alive director Greg Snegoff is directing the voices, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles composer Scott Glasgow is in charge of music, and CreaVision will create the computer animation.

If it meets its goal, Harmony Gold expects to have the project completed by July 2015.

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