"... but you already knew that."
According to Anime News Network, Tommy Yune said today at the New York Comic Con:
"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles has been doing good business at retail and we are currently in production on the sequel."
However, you, the dedicated ROBOTECH fan, already knew that the buzz from Harmony Gold for practically the entire past year has been that there was never any question whether or not there would be a sequel to The Shadow Chronicles; rather, the several-million-dollar question has always been what form will this sequel take? Will it be another direct-to-video feature? Will it be a string of direct-to-video features? Or perhaps will it be a new TV series?
With that said, when they announce what form the sequel will take, then we'll know just how "good" the business has been for sure, now won't we?
Bonus: the first post in the comments thread to the article at ANN reads:
I hope this one doesn't take another 20 years to do.
I think that's the other several million dollar question -- how soon should we expect the sequel? The smart money says "about two years." That would be a reasonable amount of time for them to make us wait, methinks, and honestly, I don't think you'd want to see any sequel that would take less time than that -- not unless all those dodges Tommy and the gang have been making regarding the big sequel question before this announcement were just that, dodging the question, and the sequel has been in serious preproduction ever since they wrapped up The Shadow Chronicles a little over a year ago.
And hey, that's always possible. But we'll see.
According to the Robotech.com forums thread, the major ROBOTECH-related programming for the con -- an hour long panel followed by a screening of The Shadow Chronicles, followed by a Q&A session -- is tomorrow. Tommy, Kevin McKeever, composer Scott Glasgow, and Dan "Roy Fokker/General Reinhardt" Woren are all going to be in attendance. Details here if you're going to be in the area. I wonder what new nuggets of info Tommy and the gang are going to drop then, if anything ...