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.
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. :*(
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.
chinlamp said: 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.