One of the earliest North American anime fanzines is Protoculture Addicts which began publication in 1987. This Canadian published fanzine was originally dedicated to Robotech fandom but also included articles about anime in general. After several years, the Robotech focus would be gradually phased out (due to the lack of new Robotech material) and broader interest in anime/manga spread. It would become one of the major North American anime fandom magazines. Print publications lasted until 2008 when it and other anime publications suffered from the decline of the anime market started by the closure of major anime distributor Geneon. While not technically defunct, Protoculture addicts has been absorbed as an inactive subsidiary of Anime News Network. The name of the magazine came from the Protoculture that is a plot point in Robotech. Along with being an energy source, it is also a narcotic.
The remastered Robotech DVDs restores some of the nudity and violence that was deleted from the original broadcast run.