The Robotech franchise is joining Funimation, the animation studios announced via a press release. Kew Media Distribution, Harmony Gold, and Funimation are teaming up for the science fiction series, including the animated sequel films.
“Licensed through Kew Media Distribution, Robotech: The Series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Robotech 2: The Sentinels will join the Funimation catalog. The titles will arrive as part of an expansive agreement that includes all rights to the franchise, including home entertainment and merchandising opportunities,” the release said.
“Robotech is a beloved and foundational series for fans around the world,” said Colin Decker, General Manager of Funimation in the release. “We are so proud and excited to connect this iconic series with millions more fans through Funimation.”
The news that the animated feature films including The Shadow Chronicles and Sentinels are joining the Funimation line-up comes as a relief to fans. They are not currently available on Netflix, where you can currently stream the series. As of right now, there are no plans for Robotech to leave the streaming service or Amazon Prime where they are also available.
Den of Geek confirmed that Funimation has the rights for VOD and home entertainment. Also, Sony Pictures has made a deal to adapt Robotech into a film franchise.
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