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Producer of Robotech, Carl Macek Passes Away

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Apr 19, 2010 4:31 AM

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According to Cartoonbrew, Carl Macek, the producer of Robotech, passed away of heart attack on April 18th. He was 58 years old.

Carl Macek created Robotech with Harmony Gold USA in 1985 by combining Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross and Genesis Climber Mospeada.

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Apr 19, 2010 4:40 AM

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R.I.P.
 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:03 AM
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Woah, he was on ANNCast just a few weeks ago. He had some good points about anime and how to sell it to the mainstream.

R.I.P.

 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:14 AM

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Rest in Peace.
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Apr 19, 2010 5:22 AM

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R.I.P.

「何度も立ち向かい続けよう 大切なもの失いたくないから 信じたそのさきへと・・・」
 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:28 AM

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RIP DUDE
 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:43 AM

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Ahh...so sad. Rest in Paradise, man.
 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:44 AM

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Don't know him, but R.I.P.
 
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Apr 19, 2010 5:48 AM

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58 is too young. =/
 
Apr 19, 2010 5:51 AM

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dtshyk said:
Robotech


Well that's a funny way to spell Macross.
 
Apr 19, 2010 5:52 AM

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I may dislike Robotech like a lot of people, though at the end of the day it's thanks to this man that the lot of us are fans of mecha, and introduced us into the Macross franchise, so for that i must thank him, and it's a shame to hear he died at such a young age. R.I.P.
 
Apr 19, 2010 6:03 AM

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Always breaks my heart when news like that pops up on here. Especially when the person is way too young to die, too.

RIP.
 
Apr 19, 2010 6:03 AM
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darn R.I.P.
 
Apr 19, 2010 6:04 AM

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RIP.....
 
Apr 19, 2010 6:06 AM

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Very sad to hear, especially because he died on my birthday. Rest in piece.
 
Apr 19, 2010 8:02 AM

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This is truly a sad day. As a huge fan of the Robotech series, I am very sad to hear this news. I loved the way he merged the three unrelated series into one. They seem to go together like bread and butter...with jam on it. Almost as if they were meant to be together the whole time. He will truly be missed. :*(

R.I.P.
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Apr 19, 2010 8:12 AM

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Carl Macek. The anime industry wouldn't be what it is today. Since Robotech, you always gave anime a market in USA. Now look at anime today, We now have anime on TV, internet (like Youtube, Hulu), and almost everywhere. Rest in peace, Macek.

I listen to ANNcast and now I understand how a penpal in Japan help contributed to anime in USA.
 
Apr 19, 2010 8:36 AM

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R.I.P

you will always be a legend to me.



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Apr 19, 2010 8:42 AM

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R.I.P

This is some major news. Didn't expect this to happen. Talk about great memories back in the day. You just had to be there.
 
Apr 19, 2010 9:12 AM

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R.I.P

this are Truly sad news to me....since i loved and watch the series since childhood
 
Apr 19, 2010 9:36 AM

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Nia9001 said:
Don't know him, but R.I.P.


Me too.
 
Apr 19, 2010 10:21 AM

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no idea who he is, but R.I.P. ^^V
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Apr 19, 2010 11:45 AM
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spleen1013 said:
dtshyk said:
Robotech


Well that's a funny way to spell Macross.


It's a nearly entirely different story :)

I find strange no one knows what Robotech is....
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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
 
Apr 19, 2010 11:54 AM

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R.I.P.
 
Apr 19, 2010 12:22 PM

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R.I.P

Despite not knowing anything about Robotech, He helped the otaku community and will be sorely missed.


 
Apr 19, 2010 2:28 PM

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R.I.P.

 
Apr 19, 2010 2:40 PM

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He died a legend. May your soul rest knowing that you've touched the hearts of thousands.
 
Apr 19, 2010 2:59 PM
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Rest in Peace
 
Apr 19, 2010 3:30 PM

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See you later, you did a great work.
Waratte Oemashou Sore ha Chiisana Inori
 
Apr 19, 2010 3:46 PM

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Wow....just wow rest in peace you did the anime community wonders and will surely be missed.
 
Apr 19, 2010 5:48 PM

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Aww man, another death of a distinguished talent in the anime industry. >.< This isn't a good year. Rest in peace... ...
 
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R.I.P
 
Apr 19, 2010 10:14 PM

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dtshyk said:
passed away of heart attack on April 18th "end quote"

Jerry Beck, one of Macek's former business partners, revealed that Macek died of a heart attack on Saturday, April 17, 2010. - Wikipedia.

R.I.P. carl. i looked up to you for a large # of years. this 4 Loco is for you. and those who dont know about carl, you should be ashamed to say your a fan of anime and not know the legend.

"For me to call a man my friend, he must be equal to me in all aspects" - Griffith, 'Berserk'
 
Apr 19, 2010 11:22 PM

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i don't know him, but i sympathize for him :dying at such an early age.

 
Apr 20, 2010 1:18 PM

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Very sad news. There probably wouldn't be an anime fandom if not for him. RIP
I just checked, and there is NO profile on him in here. Now, why the heck is that??
 
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DrGonzo37 said:
Very sad news. There probably wouldn't be an anime fandom if not for him. RIP
I just checked, and there is NO profile on him in here. Now, why the heck is that??


Because Asako was stupid and campaigned to have Robotech removed from the database, so he got deleted as well.

 
Apr 20, 2010 4:35 PM

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Because Asako was stupid and campaigned to have Robotech removed from the database, so he got deleted as well.


What? I never "campaigned" to get it removed. It was removed in the DB rules being tightened, and I had nothing to do with that. I have the Robotech box set (25th anniversary edition) and I acknowledge what it did for the fandom in its day. It has a very significant role in the history of anime outside of Japan.

However, I won't say RIP or any such, because of what he and Harmony Gold did in many other respects, such as the fuss with Mechwarriorr not to mention their regular legal spats with the original producers trying to license other Macross series (7, Zero, Frontier) outside of Japan. It was douchery of the highest level. So I won't mourn him, and I have no respect for the company or their loss.
 
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I appreciate Carl Macek and what he has done for Anime in general.
R.I.P. Carl Macek
You will be missed by those who care.
 
Apr 20, 2010 9:20 PM

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R.I.P.
We are the United. Even in defeat we stand united.

 
Apr 21, 2010 7:07 AM

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Saw the title, had to give respect to the dead.

R.I.P

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Apr 22, 2010 12:25 AM

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RIP. Thanks for Robotech.
 
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