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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the 2006 animated sequel to the 1985 Robotech television series. It was released on DVD on February 6, 2007.
Taking place during and after the events of the final two episodes of the series, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles follows the arrival of the Earth Expeditionary Fleet to retake their home planet from the Invid (the third cycle's villains). They are armed with special technology provided by a sinister race called the Haydonites that will hopefully provide them with the edge they need in battle. Characters from all three cycles of Robotech are united with newly created ones to deal with this new threat.
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is meant to be the start of a new movie franchise and series, with a sequel already in production. The live-action movie of Robotech may or may not impact the development of future products along this story. The movie was initially controversial due to their retconning of the previously canonical spin-off novels by James Luceno and Brian Daley (under the alias Jack McKinney).