Robotech was three anime series in one. Macross, Southern Cross,Gensis Climber Mospeada. It all started in 1984, Golden Harmony original plain to dub Super Dimensoinal Macross, but it only had 36 episode, back then there a guideline stating the TV shows must air 65 episodes tv programing. Golden Harmony had gotten other two Southern Cross and Mospeada. They wanted to air them unrelated until Carl Macek, suggested why not put them together, so he wrote a different storyline to they them related to each other and Robotech was born.
Robotech wasn't just some kids show, it caught the attention of adult as well. The show was sort of like a soap opera. It has drama, action, and romance.
Macross was consider the best of three saga, Southern Cross, the like and hate saga. New Generaton/mospeada the underated and darker saga, it never air on Cartoon Network in 97 or 98, might be because of Lancer cross dressing
The series spawn into model kits, comics, toys, and RPG. Golden Harmony plan to make a sequel to the successful series follow where Macross had left off, featuring the war between the Robotech Masters and Ivid, but got canned after creating three episodes. Plans for a third was also ended. They even try to do a CGI series, but also fail. Golden Harmony is creating a new series call Robotech:Shadow Chronicle, continuing where New Generation/Mospeada had left off. Characters from the preivous Saga will be appearing. It might air on the Robotech 20th anniversy.