Animated: The Cool manga #3 (Blackout!)

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  1. DrSpengler

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    The Cool #3 translated and ready.

    The issue kinda relies on quite a bit of knowledge of the TV series to get the whole Blackarachnia/Elita-1 thing, but I don't think that prerequisite for this comic series has ever been in doubt, anyway.

    Hopefully I funnelled the Russian accent for the Twins well-enough.

    Odd that Optimus is willing to do whatever it takes to save Blackarachnia...but won't let her use the key?


    Anyway, ten pages! That's the most yet!
     
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    I wonder if Takara will get around to releasing Blackout, Thundercracker and Ironhide. We need those three.
     
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    Takara's Blackout is sitting ontop of my computer right now.

    Takara intends to release the entire line.
     
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    Aside from Optimus' over-the-top expressions, this was probably my favourite story from The Cool manga series so far.
     
  5. MrSoundmeister

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    its awesome,but damn it you notice in one panel that jetstorm kinda looked like abit like i dont know,a bit of a fem-bot?
     
  6. DrSpengler

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    Since there seems to be no set page-count for the series, the initial 4-pager that I considered a "prologue" (because it was so short) is probably the actual "issue #1".

    So this issue is actually "issue 4" and I changed the info in the link accordingly.

    Just... so you guys know.
     
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    This art is pretty nutty. Characters look almost like their filled with jelly, lacking the cleanliness or deffinition of the actual character models, and look wildly different almost from panel to panel.
     
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    Optimus seems to be screaming in every panel he's in XD
     
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    like a SOOPAH SAYANG! but jokes aside,Optimus is like acting like most anime characthers and basicly have a screaming addiction,which i dont mind as long as the scream is EPIC,which in this case being a manga. i can imagine how epic then it actually is.
     
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    His name is not Optimus. It's Pupuu!
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I LOVE this comic's art style. It makes the characters look so... I don't know. Like, if I saw this comic and didn't already have the toys I'd want them, solely because of how cool this makes the characters look.
     
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    blackaracnia is drawn almost like a human

    but this is the best one yet
     
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    ..I've always saw them as femmes since day 1.
     
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    Just one panel? They seem to consistantly portray him as a Femme-bot.
     
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    Naoto is a very ... interesting artist. His style seems to come off as a mid-ground - over-the-top and cartoony when applied to G1/Henkei subject matter, but not quite in the right place when applied to Animated either. He also seems to have no idea what shape Blackout's head is. :) 

    I notice Blackarachnia is quite a bit more fanservice-y in manga form. Out of curiosity, is anything of Jetfire/Storm's accents/speech patterns part of the Japanese text, or was that just added in translation?
     
  16. DrSpengler

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    I added the Russian accents in, myself. Only time will tell if they still have the accents in the Japanese dub of the cartoon (Isaac Sumdac retained his Indian accent, after all, and Blitzwing's was changed to an American one). While Japanese dialects are easy to pinpoint in manga, foreign accents don't stick out so well, or at least, you can't really decipher what country they're from (all "foreign accents" tend to just boil down to "broken Japanese").

    For the record, the twins spoke mostly just like impetuous hipster youths (moreso Jetfire than Jetstorm).

    They *may* have been saddled with "American" accents, since they refer to each other as "brother" in English, speak in slang (they call Blackout "dekabutsu" which literally mean "big creature" and is reserved primarily for anime, video games and pop culture media) and like to "sing" their lines while making rap video poses.

    I'm sort of anxious for them to show up in the Japanese dub to see if they're American or not.
     

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