March 5, 1985 Robotech first aired in the USA. I was 9, and I loved that show. I still have the comico comics from the three series, and I even had a few of my letters make it into the fanmail section. Anyone else on GT that was into it? To be honest, it never was really popular in the states. The storyline was too adult for most kids, the show was often played out of order and didn't make sense if not watched in the correct order. Japanamation hadn't yet caught on, and it was really a mashup of unrelated series. It was very popular in Mexico and South America.