Harmony Gold might have already lost what they had of Macross:
I hope it's true, HG have acted truly appallingly with regards the Macross franchise since 2000, when they renewed their copyright to Macross and started issuing takedown notices to stores selling Macross toys.
They were pretty dormant up to then, which is why domestic releases of Macross II and Plus managed to get through during that time (7 was skipped due to the costs to license all the songs in the series).
In fact, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the final Macross production officially released in the U.S. in the form of Macross Plus: The Movie. It's amazing to think that, regardless of the end product, 2002's Macross Zero, featuring one of the series' most popular characters in a prequel story, was almost tailor-made to be released as an R1 release, yet no one could ever touch it due to HG, and even that was 15 years ago.
Edited by JonT, 14 September 2017 - 04:23 PM.