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Producer of Robotech, Carl Macek Passes Away

by dtshyk
Apr 19, 2010 4:31 AM | 40 Comments
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.

Source: Cartoonbrew

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RIP. Thanks for Robotech.

Apr 22, 2010 12:25 AM by ArcticMech

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

R.I.P

Apr 21, 2010 7:07 AM by Xassite

R.I.P.

Apr 20, 2010 9:20 PM by ForsakenArcher

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 8:37 PM by Yup

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.

Apr 20, 2010 4:35 PM by Asako

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 2:55 PM by chinlamp

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??

Apr 20, 2010 1:18 PM by DrGonzo37

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

Apr 19, 2010 11:22 PM by Kracksickles

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.

Apr 19, 2010 10:14 PM by KuroLion

R.I.P

Apr 19, 2010 6:54 PM by Swaps4

Aww man, another death of a distinguished talent in the anime industry. >.< This isn't a good year. Rest in peace... ...

Apr 19, 2010 5:48 PM by SoujimiSatori

Wow....just wow rest in peace you did the anime community wonders and will surely be missed.

Apr 19, 2010 3:46 PM by Xephifer

See you later, you did a great work.

Apr 19, 2010 3:30 PM by ladyxzeus

Rest in Peace

Apr 19, 2010 2:59 PM by fdssdfdsfsf

He died a legend. May your soul rest knowing that you've touched the hearts of thousands.

Apr 19, 2010 2:40 PM by Sheepdude

R.I.P.

Apr 19, 2010 2:28 PM by crono22

R.I.P

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

Apr 19, 2010 12:22 PM by Hoppy

R.I.P.

Apr 19, 2010 11:54 AM by TechDragon

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....

Apr 19, 2010 11:45 AM by wakka9ca

no idea who he is, but R.I.P. ^^V

Apr 19, 2010 10:21 AM by toph-bei-fong