I think Robotech succeeded because it was mature beyond anything else on 80s kids cartoon TV. Deaths, and lives and wars and loves and lost loves, tragedies and Deaths and generations passing and Deaths and stuff that you never got in other US shows and lots of it.
It was a rough, stitched together thing of 80s kids TV but it was also an epic with actual adult themes compared to any other toy-linked cartoon of its time.
-ZacWilliam, it's of its time, it's makeshift and Frankenstein, and it's of variable and objectively often dubious quality but it was also fairly revelatory and amazing for kid tv at the time.
Edited by ZacWilliam1, 15 August 2020 - 07:56 PM.
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