Robotech Visual Archive The Macross Saga 2nd Edition Artbook (Hardcover)
About Robotech Visual Archive The Macross Saga 2nd Edition Artbook (Hardcover)
Robotech Visual Archive: 2nd Edition The Macross Saga features art by Harmony Gold.
2nd Edition! ROBOTECH is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic in which humans use a vast arsenal of transforming robotic mecha to defend the Earth against alien domination. The franchise has captivated fans for over 30 years, and is widely credited with popularizing anime around the world.
ROBOTECH VISUAL ARCHIVE: The Macross Saga is the ultimate collection of artwork gathered from Robotech's first and beloved era - The Macross Saga. Included in this epic tome are mecha designs, character artwork, pre-production concepts, key art, storyboards, a full episode guide, and more!
Ratings & Reviews
Basically an update of Robotech Art 1 with a focus on the Macross Era
by GEORGE C -
It's been 32 years since Robotech Art 1 was published. At the time, it was probably the first guidebook printed in English about any anime series in the States! The book had so-so distribution and was sold mainly in comic shops and at cons.
This book is the second edition of the Robotech Art series. It on the first 36 episodes adapted from SDF Macross. I had a problem with the book -- the captures or stills from episodes are WAY too small. There are far too many pics per page in the episode guide part and they're barely bigger a Dreamcast VMU!
Other than that quibble, it's an excellent guide book filled with tons of character and vehicle art you'd only find scattered through at least 3-4 Japanese tie-books to Macross. You're getting a VERY good deal on a book with nice repros of model sheets and development art in 1 book.
The development of Macross and its eventual morph into Robotech IS discussed in an old essay reprinted from Robotech Art 1.