Definitive Collection Commemorates 20 Years of Robotech

HOUSTON, September 19, 2005 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce a definitive new collection for one of the all-time greatest anime sagas. Robotech Protoculture Collection brings together all three Robotech series in a deluxe 21 disk set featuring digitally remastered video and English 5.1 and Spanish 5.1 dub tracks. The limited edition release celebrates 20 years since Robotech helped launch the anime revolution in North America. Look for Robotech Protoculture Collection in stores everywhere November 28.

Robotech is without a doubt one of the most influential anime series ever. Originally aired in Japan as three separate anime series, what became known as Robotech was woven together by Carl Macek for Harmony Gold and soon became a staple of syndicated kids programming. Robotech is credited with laying the groundwork for today's anime market in America.

"Robotech is an original, epic storyline that connected disparate series in order to chronicle a multi-generational war between the Earth's Robotech Defense Force and the otherworldly Robotech Masters…" MTV.Com

In 2002 ADV Films issued Robotech Remastered, featuring digitally restored video and 5.1 stereo sound, introducing a whole new generation to this anime classic. Robotech Protoculture collects the Remastered disks as well as the Robotech Legacy disks containing definitive commentary and other extras.

Synopsis: A massive alien battle cruiser crash lands on Earth in the midst of a bloody global war. With the possibility of a more perilous threat looming, the human race puts aside their differences and collectively undertakes the arduous task of rebuilding the spacecraft, redubbed the SDF-1, to defend the Earth should its extraterrestrial masters come to reclaim it. Eventually, the alien Zentraedi invade Earth to collect the SDF-1 and the technology it contains, forcing the inexperienced crew, including hotshot pilot Rick Hunter and his war hero mentor Roy Fokker, to launch the battle cruiser into war—a war that will cross generations, stretch across the farthest reaches of the universe and turn ordinary soldiers into extraordinary heroes.

Robotech Protoculture Collection (SRP $129.98 DVD) is a DVD-only thin-pack collection including the entire Robotech series, presented in English 5.1 with over 450 minutes of DVD extras.

DVD Product Details

Running Time: 2,575 minutes
Age Rating: TV PG (V)

UPC: 702727153129

Pre-Book Date: 10/11/2005
Street Date: 11/8/2005

Format: DVD

SRP: $129.98

Product specifications and content configuration subject to change.

About ADV Films:

In the 13 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. Always on the forefront, ADV is introducing North America to bold new anime franchises such as Gantz, Elfen Lied, Chrono Crusade, Peacemaker and DNAngel. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X. In 2005 ADV Films was voted “Best Anime Company” in the SPJA awards, presented at Anime Expo, North America's largest anime convention.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga™, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

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