|2013-03-01, 18:38||Link #103|
Alea iacta est.
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Season 3 will be this series' last, according to IGN.
I'm not sure how far in the Japanese dub is at this point, but at least they'll know how much longer they'll be working on bringing new episodes over.
|2013-07-08, 13:59||Link #105|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Cubed Combination: Transformers Go!
Cubed Combination: Transformers Go! (参乗合体 トランスフォーマーGo! Sanjō Gattai Toransufōmā Gō!) is an animated series available via DVDs packaged with TV Magazine and TV-Kun. It was created to promote the new characters sold in the toyline and ostensibly takes place after the Beast Hunters portion of Transformers: Prime. The Samurai Team's episodes will be released in TV-Kun starting with the August 2013 issue, while the Shinobi Team's chapters will be released in TV Magazine starting in the September 2013 issue.
Well Transformers GO! Episode 1 is out.
Episode 1 Summary:
On top of a crater of a inactive volcano a kid throws a rock inside the crater cause it is fun. He is scolded by his father who says the mountain god would angry if he is naughty like that. The tiny rock he threw hits a little boulder which goes down the slope hitting something underneath below.
The face of Dragotron is revealed which causes his eyes to glow, a red light comes out which activates the buried Predacons around the volcano's feet.
Meanwhile in the Autobot base Optimus Prime in his new body is monitoring Japan noticing four red signals which split up going east and west of Japan.
Exclaiming "They are on the move". Two groups of blue signals each composed of three show up on the map which surprises Optimus Prime exclaiming "These lights are...".
Our designated kid character for this side of the story Isami Tatewaki after school goes to his granfather's dojo where he trains kendo. He bests a practitioner who praises him for his kendo skill. His grumpy grandfather pulls a surprise attack which manages to fend off. Telling him that praises shouldn't blow up his ego as he could be attacked any time. He merely nods off saying yeah yeah to his crazy gramps. Later he and his gramps pay homage to family relic that looks like CD.
The Predacons Budora and Gaidora arrive at the Dojo seeking to steal the CD which they identify as the LegenDisc. Gramps calls them monster Oni. He throws the disk to Isami telling his to escape with it.
Isami runs threw town dodging the Predacon but notices the collateral damage around him until finally at the park he stops as there are kids playing at the playground.
He tells the Predacons to stop. Budora figuring he is concerned about the little kid threaten them. If he doesn't give the LegenDisc he'll kill them.
Isami is angered saying that is unforgivable. The LegenDisc responds by calling forth a force at the Kaminarimon with statues of Fujin (Wind God) and Raijin (Thunder God) glowing. A electric force from them travels through power lines until finally it reaches Isami's body.
Using Isami's eyes a nearby police patrol car (one cop pointing firearm and another calling for backup), a F-15 fighter overhead, and a responding fire truck are Transcanned.
Three bolts of energy come forth from Isami which emerges as vehicles. The Autobots comment on their new forms and transforms to their robot mode.
They introduce themselves as Kenzan (police car), Jinbu (jet), and Ganoh the Swordbot Samurai Team. They came to protect Isami and the Disc. Talking in dated Japanese accents.
Gaidora morphs five cars into Predacons. The Swordbot proclaiming their skills beat the five. Which forces Gaidora to make them combine into Goradora (Abominus repaint).
Being bigger than the Swordbots Isami begs for them to win which the LegenDisc again responds.
The Samurai Team combines Getter-style into GoKenzan using his technique making Goradora disengage into components. Gaidora forces them to combine again making them flight speed capable. The recombines to GoJinbu in the air dissembling Goradora again. Gaidora recombines the Predacons into a strength type the Samurai repond by forming GoJinbu whose attack knockdown the Predacon combiner.
They form to GoKenzan again destroying Goradora and attack the Budora and Gaidora.
In a flash of light Isami and Samurai Team is shown a scene during the Warring States of Japan. Noting either army as a LegenDisc.
Everything goes back to normal. The Kenzan thanks Isami for their new lease in life swearing they'll protect Earth as he is their benefactor. Isami asks who they are. Kenzan tells him they Transformers from the planet Cybertron.
Later Isami's friend Tobio Fuma calls him telling him he and his team, Swordbot Shinobi Team will join Isami and his team side by side.
Isami is bewildered by all this.
Its good for a 12 minute magazine freebie commercial for Transformers Prime in Japan. Some may be disappointed by the lack of lip movement but that is forgivable considering this isn't a syndicated series.
Surprisingly this does not contradict Beast Hunters. Megatron dispatched an army of Predacons during Earth's past to bolster Decepticon forces and kill the Autobots fighting them over energon. The Predacons did kill the Autobot garrison guarding the Energon as there are few Decepticons left on Earth. But the Predacons died due to age.
But this gives the OVA leeway that there are Predacon survivors and Autobot survivors as well. Optimus only learned of the Predacon presence on Earth recently prompting a hunt for their remains as the Decepticons plan to clone a new army.
The Predacons were an extinct species of Transformers till Shockwave cloned them from fossils. Shockwave's latest creation is Predaking which turned out much to the Decepticons surprise and dread as sentient and can transform. They did not know that. Thus they pulled the plug on the Predacon clones luring the Autobots to destroy them. Predaking does not know of this betrayal as he swore allegiance to Megatron hoping he'll give command of the resurrected Predacon race to him.
On the characters their behavior can be compared to the Prime kids.
Isami like Jack is overwhelmed of what is happening and recognizes giant robots are way over his head as he is reluctantly drawn to this renewed conflict.
Tobio much like Miko, Prime's resident genki Japanese schoolgirl, in regards to jumping the call.
Last edited by ReddyRedWolf; 2013-07-08 at 15:31.