Animated in Japan.

Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by Maniaxe, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Maniaxe

    Maniaxe Well-Known Member

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    I just thought about this. I've heard plenty of stories about what happened to Beast wars when it went over to Japan, and now I wonder...

    What changes do you think will be made to Animated if it ever gets an "official" Japanese release?

    Will Optimus and his crew change from a bunch of nothing repairmen, to an elite force sent to search for the Allspark? (I admit this sounds a little bitter, but this seems to be the Japanese writers favorite kind of story).

    I could see Optimus be renamed "Young Convoy."

    What about you guys?
     
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    Swindle's Japanese name will be Balls.
     
  3. megatronkicksas

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    wot?
     
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    I believe Takara might have given Animated a Japanese release if the series had reached the 4 season/52 episode mark. Hard to say for certain, since TF has moved to a primarily collector-based brand in Japan, but the western-based TF lines and series have often been more successful in Japan than their own.

    IF Animated came to Japan, I suspect it wouldn't be drastically changed. Many of the dubbing changes in shows like Beast Wars were to make them lighter and more 'kid friendly' (in their interpretation), and Animated is fairly light-hearted as-is. I guess some jokes would be reworked to read better to that audience, there would be weapon call-outs and "TORANSUFAAAHHHMu!!" forced in at every opportunity, and a happy-fun pop-music intro and outro would be added. Otherwise, who the hell knows.
     
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    They'd probably make a whole new intro for it.
     
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    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard from reading a TFW post as this. Kudos for such an awesome joke.

    On subject: gotta go with Feralstorm on this one.
     
  8. Scourgatron

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    It would be five minutes long as well.
     
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    Hey you stole I name idea for Optimus.
     
  10. Gryph

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    It would probably be pretty awesome, too. The last three shows had great ones.
     
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    Animated get long battles,shock footages,Ultra Magnus chould be call as Thor Magnus same time with Sentinle to be know as Tick Convoy.
     
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    Yeah, but those were animated by the animation company specifically for their audience.

    We got a bunch of crap footage re-worked in to the intro by a Canadian company that couldn't translate shit.
     
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    I was mainly talking about the theme songs.
     
  14. Maniaxe

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    Who would have a better right to the name though? Optimus or Sentinel?
     
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    if it went over well in japan, there could always be some japanese continuation of the franchise, kinda like headmasters, SGMF, Victory and Zone were, although they'd need toys to back that idea up
     
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    Came here to post this.
     
  17. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I could see them hiring a cheap animation company to churn out enough filler episodes to make up the 52 mark. Since Animated has such a simple and cartoony style I'm sure they could crank them out really quickly.
     
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    They'll make the Starscream clones have the same personality as the original and turn the female one into male. To "avoid the show to get buried in too many females characters"

    Refer to Minerva and Victory manga.

    That is the another piece of BS to be included in the Japanese adaptation. More to come.
     
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    That's pathetic. G1 went on forever and ever. Beast Wars/Machines went on forever and ever. Freakin UNICRON TRILOGY FELT LIKE IT WOULD NEVER END!!!

    But Animated? Noooo, can't be reaching the 52 mark. That would put a far too large dent in our plans for world domination.

    Disgusting.
     

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