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(Kotaku)   Big West announces four Macross series are finally coming to the U.S. Seems Harmony Gold finally understood the true meaning of protoculture. Roy Focker unavailable for comment   (kotaku.com) divider line
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2022-07-07 3:49:23 AM  
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Let's gooooooooo
 
2022-07-07 5:01:46 AM  
The copyright war is finally over.
 
2022-07-07 5:13:37 AM  
I have the Harmony Gold Robotech DVDs from the early 2000s. Would love to see the unedited Japanese Macross series. It's only been almost 40 years.
 
2022-07-07 5:16:58 AM  
Jesus, some people take for ever to make money
 
2022-07-07 6:47:17 AM  
Good. Fuck Harmony Gold. I only wish Interpol had shut them down decades ago, the literally criminal copyright trolls that they are.

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/Macross II isn't great, but I have an unreasonable fondness for the VF-2SS SAP Mecha. IMO it's second only to the original VF-1S that Fokker flew.
 
2022-07-07 8:23:08 AM  
fark Harmony Gold with a knife. A knife that's on fire. In its asshole.
 
2022-07-07 9:04:26 AM  
I had told my friends years ago that if I ever came into "fark you" money, I was gonna overpay for Harmony Gold just so I could end them.
 
2022-07-07 9:44:24 AM  
Fark Harmony Gold!

/BattleTech is better than RoboTech
 
2022-07-07 10:46:19 AM  
Well the bad news is we aren't getting the original Macross. We are just getting everything else...
 
2022-07-07 11:16:05 AM  

Decorus: Well the bad news is we aren't getting the original Macross. We are just getting everything else...


I think we are. If I'm reading it right, the original is getting its first US release on Blu-Ray, and the others are being rereleased. (I swear I saw a couple of these on VHS sometime in the '90s or early '00s.)
 
2022-07-07 12:24:09 PM  
There was exactly nothing in that headline that made any sense to me.

I'm glad for the people for whom this produces joy and it reminds me how big the world really is that I'm utterly oblivious to whatever this is.
 
2022-07-07 12:42:44 PM  
Now bring out the original series and Do You Remember Love!
 
2022-07-07 12:44:28 PM  

Decorus: Well the bad news is we aren't getting the original Macross. We are just getting everything else...


Not quite. They are not giving us Macross 7 as it's a horror show of musical rights and I highly doubt BW will pay to rescore an entire series. Plus, they did the old bit of reusing the same battle animations over & over in the series, so that would need to be fixed too. 

Also not on the list is Macross Zero, a bit of a soft reboot to the series and the prequel to the original SDF: Macross show (and VERY recommended to see before watching Macross Frontier as major plot points refer back to Zero).

I wouldn't count on us getting any of the games either but that's due to a whole host of other factors. But we can look forward to buying the shows again for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or even 5th time in some cases.
 
2022-07-07 1:27:46 PM  

Myk-House of El: I had told my friends years ago that if I ever came into "fark you" money, I was gonna overpay for Harmony Gold just so I could end them.


No because then the wrong people are getting rich. I want to see a judicial ruling that no one involved in Harmony Gold is every allowed to have money or shelter and must live within 100 yards of a registered sex offender while they're getting farked in the dick with an on fire knife.

And also fark everyone who is a fan of any Harmony Gold product. It's your fault they have money.
 
2022-07-07 1:42:53 PM  
Now give us the original Unseen battlemechs
 
2022-07-07 1:45:12 PM  

likefunbutnot: Myk-House of El: I had told my friends years ago that if I ever came into "fark you" money, I was gonna overpay for Harmony Gold just so I could end them.

No because then the wrong people are getting rich. I want to see a judicial ruling that no one involved in Harmony Gold is every allowed to have money or shelter and must live within 100 yards of a registered sex offender while they're getting farked in the dick with an on fire knife.

And also fark everyone who is a fan of any Harmony Gold product. It's your fault they have money.


Wait, are you including yourself in that?  If you're not a fan of their products, where exactly is your calm, restrained reaction to them coming from?  Seems like "I'm a fan of the product but the awful company who owns it is actively keeping it from us" is the whole problem here.
 
2022-07-07 1:53:16 PM  
Update: turns out Right Stuf IS going to release Macross 7 in the U.S., along with Frontier & Delta. Still no Zero though.
 
2022-07-07 2:24:59 PM  

Last Man on Earth: likefunbutnot: Myk-House of El: I had told my friends years ago that if I ever came into "fark you" money, I was gonna overpay for Harmony Gold just so I could end them.

No because then the wrong people are getting rich. I want to see a judicial ruling that no one involved in Harmony Gold is every allowed to have money or shelter and must live within 100 yards of a registered sex offender while they're getting farked in the dick with an on fire knife.

And also fark everyone who is a fan of any Harmony Gold product. It's your fault they have money.

Wait, are you including yourself in that?  If you're not a fan of their products, where exactly is your calm, restrained reaction to them coming from?  Seems like "I'm a fan of the product but the awful company who owns it is actively keeping it from us" is the whole problem here.


I'm a Battletech fan. Harmony Gold did nothing but fark over Battletech for 25 years.
 
2022-07-07 3:16:19 PM  

likefunbutnot: Harmony Gold did nothing but fark over Battletech for 25 years.


Over IP rights that Harmony Gold did not actually own.

Let me repeat that**: FASA released BattleTech, using images from Macross that FASA thought they licensed in good faith from a company called 20th Century Imports.  Harmony Gold licensed Macross from Japan from a company (Tatsunoko), which did not have control of the Macross IP.  Harmony Gold sued FASA over the images from Macross.  FASA did not have the money to effectively fight the lawsuit and gave up, ripping the heart out of the game and contributing heavily towards the VERY near-death of BattleTech.  It took Battletech almost 20 years (1995-2009) to claw itself back from the edge of the grave, and once they'd done so, Harmony Gold sued them again, over the terms of the sealed settlement from the previous lawsuit that the new owners of the game were legally barred from even knowing about in the first place.

Harmony Gold did not have the rights to Macross in the first place. The rights rested with Big West in Japan the whole time, and HG never had standing to do anything legally, ever, and their internal docs released a few years back prove that they knew it the whole time.  The entire thing was done as a naked money grab using the court system as a weapon, to the extreme detriment of the BattleTech franchise.

/**this is the extremely short version.
 
2022-07-07 3:31:57 PM  
I'll be looking for this.

Just started watching Robotech again.  Best 80's cartoon by far.
 
2022-07-07 6:02:45 PM  

likefunbutnot: Myk-House of El: I had told my friends years ago that if I ever came into "fark you" money, I was gonna overpay for Harmony Gold just so I could end them.

No because then the wrong people are getting rich. I want to see a judicial ruling that no one involved in Harmony Gold is every allowed to have money or shelter and must live within 100 yards of a registered sex offender while they're getting farked in the dick with an on fire knife.

And also fark everyone who is a fan of any Harmony Gold product. It's your fault they have money.


Chill.
 
2022-07-07 6:12:26 PM  
Meh I like to robot each story line better
 
2022-07-07 7:01:53 PM  
Sorry, subby, I was in a sleep coma from NyQuil, gabapentine, and CBD gummies.

cl
 
2022-07-07 7:03:47 PM  
Stupid phone keypad...


clears throat

This news pleases me.

That's my comment.
 
2022-07-07 8:06:51 PM  

kukukupo: I'll be looking for this.

Just started watching Robotech again.  Best 80's cartoon by far.


How dare you besmirch Jem like that!

/Ducktales was better too
 
2022-07-07 8:09:13 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Sorry, subby, I was in a sleep coma from NyQuil, gabapentine, and CBD gummies.

cl


RoyFokker'sGhost: Stupid phone keypad...


clears throat

This news pleases me.

That's my comment.


Ehh, I knew you would show up eventually.
 
2022-07-07 10:11:10 PM  

kukukupo: I'll be looking for this.

Just started watching Robotech again.  Best 80's cartoon by far.


By far. It was the first cartoon I saw that followed a continual story arc and actually killed off characters. Blew my mind when I first saw them at nine years old.
 
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