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UPDATE #29: GREG FINLEY, THE VOICE OF GLOVAL AND LEONARD

UPDATE #28: ADDITIONAL VESSEL DESIGNS

UPDATE #27: DRONE VERITECH DESIGN

UPDATE #26: ROBOTECH ACADEMY ARTBOOK FROM UDON ENTERTAINMENT

UPDATE #25: NEW TRANSFORMING MECHA FROM SDCC PANEL!

UPDATE #24: DR EMIL LANG TALKS ABOUT ROBOTECH ACADEMY, PLUS SDCC NEWS

UPDATE #23: TONY OLIVER TALKS ROBOTECH ACADEMY, VISIT US AT COMIC-CON!

UPDATE #22: NEW SHIP DESIGN, AND A CALL TO ARMS!

UPDATE #21: AN OVERVIEW OF ROBOTECH ACADEMY WITH GREG SNEGOFF

UPDATE #20: CHARACTER ART UPDATES!

UPDATE #19: ARTBOOK, CHALLENGE COINS AND APPAREL SURVEY

UPDATE #18: ROBOTECH ACADEMY CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT!

UPDATE #17: MEET THE CG TEAM, CREAVISION

UPDATE #16: A SNEAK PEEK AT NEW WORLDS

UPDATE #15: NEW ADD-ONS! SVEA MACEK AUTOGRAPHED POSTERS! INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL!

UPDATE #14: LT GENERAL RANK! GET ANIMATED!

UPDATE #13: ANOTHER MECHA SNEAK PEEK

UPDATE #12: NEW REWARD TIERS, NEW ADD-ON BUNDLES!

UPDATE #11: FIRST NEW MECHA DESIGN!

UPDATE #10: REWARD TIER UPGRADES!

UPDATE #9: TAKE A TOUR OF THE ACADEMY

UPDATE #8: 100K! NEW TIERS WITH SENTINELS CELS!

UPDATE #7: ROLF EMERSON IS BACK!

UPDATE #6: ADD-ONS!

UPDATE #5: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

UPDATE #4: ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES (ESPAÑOL!)

 UPDATE #3: $75K! CARL PREDICTS CROWDFUNDING

UPDATE #2: NEW REWARD TIERS, GET ANIMATED, 50K!

UPDATE #1: HELP MAKE CARL'S DREAM A REALITY!

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ORIGINAL STORY:

In 1985, the animated series known as Robotech hit the airwaves in the United States and became an overnight sensation. Combining fast-paced giant robot action with some genuinely mature drama, it was a breath of fresh air for many children who had gotten tired of the usual cartoons on TV at the time. For many fans, it was their first exposure to Japanese anime, and is often credited with starting the anime industry in the US. It spawned over twenty novels, hundreds of comics, video games and dozens of home video releases all over the world.

Carl Macek, the producer of Robotech, was recently working with Harmony Gold on Robotech: Academy. This new series set in the Robotech universe follows several new cadets in their adventures around the universe. We are reaching out to our fans to make this a reality!

 Robotech Academy occurs concurrently with the unfinished Sentinels storyline of the Robotech saga. By this time, the Earth has been ravaged by decades of interplanetary war. 

The Robotech Expeditionary Force, commanded by Admiral Rick Hunter aboard the SDF-3, has departed for the homeward of the Robotech Masters, to draw the battle away from Earth. 

The officers of the Expeditionary Force have placed their greatest treasures, their children, in the Robotech Academy. Based on a moon in orbit around Mars, the academy was created as a safe haven for these young cadets. 

However, as the Academy also functions as a research center for advanced Robotechnology, it becomes an inviting target. The story focuses on a fresh class of young characters, including child prodigy Wally, and the swashbuckling teen pilot Lindsay, who is an old rival and associate of Jack Baker. 

Their lives are turned upside down when the Academy is attacked by alien fanatics who call themselves the Children of Zor, trying to reclaim the lost secrets of Robotechnology, which they believe to be rightfully theirs.  Unbeknownst to the new class, this treasure trove of Robotechnology just happens to be hidden right under everybody's noses throughout the Academy, in places such as the campus museum. 

In an unexpected maneuver that saves the lives of the young student body, an experimental spacefold drive is activated, which suddenly transports the cadets away from the battle. 

However, they end up in an uncharted, distant region of the galaxy, and their supply of "protoculture" which is used to power the spacefold drive, is extremely limited. 

Valuable clues to lead them out of their predicament have been left behind by none other than the originator of Robotechnology itself, Zor. They discover the path that Zor's ship once had taken before it eventually crashed on Planet Earth. This next generation of heroes must rise to the challenge, facing mysterious aliens and making difficult choices as they rely on their wits. They have to scavenge prototype mecha hidden across the campus and journey past a series of alien worlds to find their way back home, or at least rendezvous with the Robotech Expeditionary Force.

And you'll also see familiar faces from the Robotech leadership, such as Rolf Emerson, Anatole Leonard, Doctor Lang, and... 

The Robotech Academy Kickstarter will allow us to gauge how much of a new Robotech series we could actually produce based on Carl's original premise. We are setting our initial goal at $500,000 which will allow us to create an entire 24 minute pilot episode. This will help us cover character design, mecha design, 3D modeling, 3D animation, 2D animation, screenwriting, sound engineering, music composition, casting, voice acting and recording. This will also afford us a foundation on which to build future episodes.

Thanks to new technological advances, we're able to get our fans involved in ways Carl had only dreamed about before. Back in the 90's Carl Macek mused that the internet could be used to raise funds for new shows. Now with Kickstarter we're able to offer rewards such as attending a premiere of Robotech Academy, attending recording sessions with the actors, and even having your likeness animated and appear in the final footage! For anyone who wanted to be an anime character, now's your chance!

 UPDATE: WE HAVE ADD-ONS!

We're looking forward to working on Robotech Academy with contributions from you, our fans!

Risks and challenges

As with any production, we are assuming the usual risks with a Kickstarter project like this. To mitigate these risks, we're setting our goal at a realistic amount in order to meet our commitment.

We are currently aiming to have the project completed by July of 2015. We will keep you informed every step of the way.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS EXCITING JOURNEY!

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    CORPORAL 2ND CLASS: For the next 250 backers, you'll get a digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, your name in the program guide, and electronic copies of the program guide and shooting script, all for the early bird price of $25! IF YOU PURCHASED THE $35 CORPORAL REWARD YOU CAN SWITCH TO THIS WHILE THERE ARE SPOTS LEFT!

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    SERGEANT MAJOR: For the first 250 backers, you'll get a DVD of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with a digital copy of the pilot, along with your name in the program guide, and electronic copies of the program guide and shooting script at the early bird price of $35!

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    MASTER SERGEANT: For the next 250 backers, you'll get a DVD of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with a digital copy of the pilot, along with your name in the program guide, and electronic copies of the program guide and shooting script at the early bird price of $40! IF YOU PURCHASED THE $50 SERGEANT REWARD YOU CAN SWITCH TO THIS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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    MAJOR TIER: Get your name on the DVD and Blu-ray in a Special Thanks section! On top of that, you'll also get a physical copy of the Robotech Academy program guide, a military challenge coin with your donor rank, plus everything in the Lieutenant tier! BD, DVD, digital copy of Robotech Academy, digital copy of pilot script, digital program guide with your name.

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    LIEUTENANT COLONEL: Get an actual animation cel from Robotech: The Sentinels! Cels will be rewarded randomly, but have been screened to contain a featured mecha or character. Also includes Blu-Ray, DVD, digital copy of Robotech Academy, digital copy of the pilot script, digital and physical copies of the program guide with your name on it, your name in the DVD and Blu-Ray and Challenge Coin.

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    LIEUTENANT COMMANDER: An invitation for you to attend the “Robotech Academy” premiere at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles (You will need to fund your own transportation and hotel expenses, and seating will be on a first come first served basis). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it.

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    THE NEW COMMANDER: Get an actual animation cel from Robotech: The Sentinels, along with an invitation for you to attend the “Robotech Academy” premiere at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles (You will need to fund your own transportation and hotel expenses, and seating will be on a first come first served basis). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it, plus a Challenge Coin with your rank, a printed copy of the program guide and your name on the DVD and BD "special thanks" section.

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    THE NEW COLONEL: In addition to attending the premiere in the Commander Tier, you'll be invited to a very special private lunch with the production team the day after with available cast and crew (NOTE: You will need to fund your own transportation and hotel expenses to and while in Los Angeles and seating will be on a first come first served basis). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it. UPGRADE: Includes challenge coin with rank, printed program guide and name on the DVD and Blu-Ray "special thanks" section.

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    CAPTAIN: You will be one of ten lucky fans with a chance to name a character in the English language release of the "Robotech Academy" pilot. You can name the character after yourself, your friend or family or even make one up! The character’s name will be spoken in the final product. (NOTE: We must be able to clear this name legally, and it must also pass the measure of good taste. Harmony Gold reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it. UPGRADE: Includes challenge coin with rank, printed program guide and name on the DVD and Blu-Ray "special thanks" section.

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    COMMODORE: A rare opportunity for anime fans to be immortalized on the screen! You'll be given the option to have your likeness made into a still background character or image that appears in the "Robotech Academy" pilot! (NOTE: You will be required to sign a full release form provided by Harmony Gold. HG reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it.

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    VICE ADMIRAL: An incredibly rare experience for anime fans! You'll be given the option to have your likeness made into a background character for the "Robotech Academy" pilot! This character will be animated and move for an indeterminate amount of time, and you'll be able to point to the screen and show your friends that it's you! (NOTE: You will be required to sign a full release form provided by Harmony Gold. HG reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it.

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    LIEUTENANT GENERAL: Get animated! You'll be given the option to have your likeness made into a character for the "Robotech Academy" pilot! This character will be animated and move around, and you'll be able to point at the screen and tell your friends that it's you! On top of that, we will also send you a model sheet of your character design to prove it! (Vice Admirals will also be upgraded to receive a model sheet) (NOTE: You will be required to sign a full release form provided by Harmony Gold. HG reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion). On top of this you'll also receive the BD, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it, a Challenge Coin with your rank, printed program guide and your name in the DVD/BD "special thanks" section.

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    ADMIRAL: Get your name up in lights! You will get your name in the "Robotech Academy" pilot credits as an "associate producer!" (NOTE: You will be required to sign a full release form provided by Harmony Gold. HG reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion) On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it. UPGRADE: Includes challenge coin with rank, printed program guide and name on the DVD and Blu-Ray "special thanks" section.

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    FLEET ADMIRAL: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! You will be one of three lucky fans allowed to attend a recording session of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, and you'll be even be allowed to participate in background sound effects! (NOTE: Transportation and lodging will be your responsibility. You will also be required to sign a full release form provided by Harmony Gold. HG reserves the right of refusal at its sole discretion). On top of this you'll also receive the Blu-Ray, DVD and digital copy of the "Robotech Academy" pilot, along with an electronic copy of the shooting script and electronic program guide with your name in it. UPGRADE: Includes "associate producer" credit, challenge coin with rank, printed program guide and name on the DVD and Blu-Ray "special thanks" section.

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