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"Transformers Animated" debuts in Japan

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Anything with Norio Wakamoto

Anything with Norio Wakamoto is awesome.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 3 April, 2010 - 13:52
The first time

This is the first time I've ever liked a Japanese version of an American version of Transformers more than the original JAM PROJECT FTW!

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Posted by Rodimus1138 on 3 April, 2010 - 15:31
Arigato Nippon

Animated Ikideru!
Animated lives! Still the same show but the new intro is awesome. My hope is this does so well in Japan, that Takara tomy commissions the lost 4th season or something like Animated Nisei.

Also, does anyone think we will finally get IronHide(US ironhide, not bulkhead), Omega, and Rodimus?
Me personally,- well i want rodimus-but i would like to see toys of Perceptor and Warpath, even if they will be 30 bucks a pop(or bot)

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Posted by BigTransFan on 3 April, 2010 - 15:46
Rodimus and Ironhide are

Rodimus and Ironhide are both on the way, they'll be coming around summer/fall. No Omega, Perceptor, or Warpath are planned at this time.

I know TF:Animated ended abruptly, but... there was a 4th season planned?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2010 - 17:13
How many times has a

How many times has a Transformers cartoon been brought to Japan from overseas? I think Beast Wars was, but I can't think of any others.

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Posted by ZA on 3 April, 2010 - 18:21
"Beast Wars", yes, and

"Beast Wars", yes, and Bayformers. Those, plus "Animated", and that's it. Oh, and there's the new "War for Cybertron" video game and upcoming "Transformers: Prime" series.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2010 - 18:40
TF

The original American Transformers series from the '80s was dubbed into Japanese and shown in Japan, as was Beast Wars and Beast Machines (known as Beast Wars Returns in Japan).

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Posted by Ginrai on 4 April, 2010 - 06:38
Technically, the 1986 movie

Technically, the 1986 movie wasn't brought over to Japan until 1989/90.

Op and the Animated OP is really good here.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 3 April, 2010 - 18:43
Wait- TF:TM was an American

Wait- TF:TM was an American production??? Or did the story comes from the US and was animated in Japan?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2010 - 18:51
The entire G1 cartoon is an

The entire G1 cartoon is an American production. Hasbro wanted to make a story to tie together all the toys they wanted to import from Takara... Transformers isn't anime because it's not a Japanese production. It's a good old home-grown American cartoon, just like GI Joe. Transformers wasn't a Japanese cartoon until Headmasters, when it diverged from the American continuity.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 3 April, 2010 - 18:56
O_o! I- I didn't know

O_o!

I- I didn't know that.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2010 - 19:15
Original Transformers

The original Transformers series was written and conceived and recorded by Americans, but the animation was farmed out to Japan (Toei) and Korea (AKOM, who later did the poor looking episodes of Tiny Toons and The Simpsons). Transformers: The Movie was animated by Toei.

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Posted by Ginrai on 4 April, 2010 - 06:46
To bad the cartoon itself is

To bad the cartoon itself is not as good as that intro.

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Posted by soundwaveca on 3 April, 2010 - 21:20
LoL The Japanese Trans-fans

LoL

The Japanese Trans-fans 'll be saying the same thing next year when it finished. Hell- Arcee (she don't get treated so well) and Slipstream (female clone) are featured prominently here, yet neither does anything 'cept hang around in annoying ways. And, oh yeah- Blurr is only in three episodes.

Just wasn't satisfying closure despite a good run.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 3 April, 2010 - 22:15
Animated Bayformers in Japan

Hey EVA:

Isn't it funny that those folks from Japan they've decided to 'cut-copy-paste' aka butchered TF: Animated's self-contained continuity to death, & make it look like it ties-in to the events in the Bayformers movies?

Hmmm... it looks like Harmony Gold wins in this morbid irony.

-R78

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Posted by Rodimus78 on 5 April, 2010 - 13:05
Have they modified it during

Have they modified it during translation already with the first episode? The OP is certainly higher-energy than the series is, but how would they change it from what it is other than through the dub?
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 April, 2010 - 13:32
I think Animated was the

I think Animated was the best TV show from TF universe we got in 10 years. And I liked it, apart from the fact that CN ended it one season before it was planned, that's why there are so many unfinished stories in S3.

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Posted by Wallas on 4 April, 2010 - 06:30
I agree with Wallas. The

I agree with Wallas.

The intro, however, makes things look a lot more eciting then they actually are.

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Posted by Tabris on 4 April, 2010 - 16:56
I want this song now.

I want this song now.

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Posted by Dkun on 5 April, 2010 - 11:35
How long until I can

How long until I can download the whole opening theme song from somewhere? It's fricken sweeeet!

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 5 April, 2010 - 11:58