So Harmony Gold has decided to file a lawsuit against Hasbro...
Harmony Gold Sues Hasbro
Currently Harmony Gold is in possession of distribution and merchandising rights for Macross which they used (along with Southern Cross, and Mospedia to make Robotech, and Megazone 21 for Robotech the movie)
These rights were acquired in the early 80s from Tatsunoko, who in conjunction with Studio Nue created Macross.
At the same time FASA acquired rights to use designs from Macross from Studio Nue (along with Crusher Joe, and Dougram from their respective owners)
Harmony Gold went and then copyrighted Macross, and all derivitives as their Intellectu
Well I have sent a flood of submissions out
My Grave of the Fireflies video hopefully will make it into at least a few contests
Dust In The Wind
Anime Evolution - June 28-30 - Submissions Closed: Submitted, Sent, Received, Finalist
AniMinneapolis - June 28-30 - Submissions Closed: Submitted, Sent, Received, Finalist
Anime Expo - July 4-7 - Submissions Closed: Submitted, Sent, Received, Not a finalist
Connecticon - July 11-14 - Submissions Closed: Submitted, Sent, Received, Not a finalist
Animethon - August 9-11 - Submissions Closed: Submitted, Sent, Received, Finalist
Otakon - August 9-11 - Submissions C
Harmony Gold is a touchy subject for me.
On the first hand, they were able to successfully merge 3 separate sources (Macross, Southern Cross, Mospedia as well as Megazone 21 for the Robotech Movie) to form a TV Series in the early 80s which helped anime get a stronger foothold. They needed to do this because of the number of episodes required for US syndication.
On the other hand. they copyrighted every thing Macross in the US, including all derivative work. This is why we have yet to see US Releases of Macross 7 and Frontier, and probably will not any time soon. As well as affected Battletech because they used the same mecha design which v