Robotech, the classic 1980s anime about transforming mechs, is now available to stream for free. During the Robotech panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Harmony Gold, the original distributor, announced that it was partnering with the streaming platform and film distribution company FilmRise to bring every episode of Robotech online.
Robotech is really a combination of three unrelated but similar Japanese anime series: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber Mospeada. The three series were adapted for American audiences and combined into the single Robotech series. Each one has a similar premise: giant transformable mecha fighting outside forces in the future.
The new partnership with FilmRise will make available every episode in the series history. That includes the original Robotech series, the remastered version of the original, and the movie. The partnership also includes the three original non-Robotech-branded shows that were the basis for Robotech. In total, there will be 255 episodes available to stream. The series will also offer 11 hours of bonus footage, including original promotional videos, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and documentaries.
Robotech is available to stream now on the FilmRise streaming service, the Roku Channel, or on Vudu. These platforms will have the series available to stream for free via their ad-supported option.