Developer interview Takashi Kunihiro

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  1. Masabon

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    I introduce an interview placed in the magazine this time(from figure king)
    This is an interview of Mr.TAKASHI KUNIHIRO which developed ULTIMATE OPTIMUSPRIME.He speaks that he is developing a new product other than ULTIMATE OPTIMUSPRIME.

    I translated it with a PC. The meaning of sentence may not come.

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    DEVELOPER INTERVIEW TAKASHI KUNIHIRO

    Q1. The process that ULTIMATE OPTIMUSPRIME would be developed first
    Tell.

    A1. When OPTIMUSPRIME finally pulls a large-sized trailer in
    "DARKSIDE MOON(DOTM)"
    At size large-scale in saying in HASBRO not a Voyager class a trailer
    I hoped that I wanted the thing which I pulled. But I am not concerned with the transformation of the street of the movie,
    OPTIMUS of the interpretation original in the image of more boldly ultimate OPTIMUS I will make it.

    Q2. I hear that it is often had trouble with the design of the movie item at the point of the document,
    Will the design of this place be the thing which had former material such as the concept art?

    A2. There is not the material from the Hollywood side, and myself think including a heteromorphic pattern from the beginning,
    It becomes the original design which the design caused in Japan.
    It is JETPOWER OPTIMUSPRIME by "REVENGE(ROTF)"
    JETFIRE kills its life by oneself and
    I knew it only after I saw I used the parts which became scattered by a movie.

    Q3. Where is the highlight of ULTIMATE OPTIMUSPRIME?

    A3. Anyway, please enjoy this size.

    Q4. After VICTORY SABER, it is in charge of various power-up union Robo,
    Is there the place where I challenged newly this time?

    A4.I match the central axis of the joint of "omega combat Armour" with
    internal OPTIMUS straight I devised it so that movement of Armour accorded with the main body for a suit in a thing.

    Q5. Finally a message for a fan please.

    A5. It is Oita ahead now that I am right developing "new union Robo", and reach the hand of, but,Please expect it!

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    TAKASHI KUNIHIRO
    1984 TAKARA entering a company.It is the developer of the senior.
    He participates in development of TRANSFORMERS from "2010" (G1 season 3).

    Work
    G1 HOT RODIMUS(HOTROD)
    G1 RODIMUS CONVOY(RODIMUS PRIME)
    G1 CHROME DOME
    G1 VICTORY SABER
    GRAND CONVOY
    GALAXY CONVOY
    MOVIE OPTIMUS PRIME(Leader class)
    ROTF JETPOWER OPTIMUSPRIME(Non-release item)
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    Mr.Kunihiro is developing new TRANSFORMERS.

    We will look forward to new news.

    Ps:It became difficult I scanned the space of the magazine from Japan, and to introduce it.Because the problem of the copyright affects it, I refrain from introducing an image.
     
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  2. Fort Max

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    Very interesting, the use of Union in the name implies it'll be some kind of combiner, I wonder if they're resurrecting the unreleased Jetpower Prime.
     
  3. Scourge_151

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    That'd be very nice if they did. Interesting that he seems to have designed Ultimate Prime purely as a toy rather than trying to incorporate too much from the movie.
     
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    so, a better and bigger movie Prime trailer?
     
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    Just like 90% of the toys from the movie lines that everyone complained about!
     
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    I'm sorry, but I can't understand that translation...
     
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    Thank you a lot Masabon!

    If that's possible, could you give us the japanese for "new union Robo" as written in the interview please? That part seems pretty interesting.
     
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    Awesome, he's the original creator responsible for making Victory frickin Saber? :rock :
    Also, respect. :rock :
     
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    No offence but that is one shitty translation.

    Can we get someone to do it properly?
     
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    I recognise all of the words, but somehow it makes no sense :confused: 
     
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    hey, maybe english isn't the OP's first language? you are being WAY too harsh
     
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    This translation is done using automatic translation software. It's stated right there.
     
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    Thanks so much Masabon, for taking the time to translate the interview the best you could for us. even though sadly, most of the folks here seem to be complaining about it not making any sense.

    Ungrateful as usual it seems :rolleyes: 

    It made some sense to me. :) 

    Thanks again man.

    I for 1 am also a big fan of the Ultimate Prime toy. I am actually happy it turned out as great as it did.
     
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    I commend OP for sharing but dammit the translation (trough Google I suspect) is very hard to understand. Am I wrong on that?

    English isn't my native language either.
     
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    sounds like they're developing new United figures from that last line. Thats always good news. Otherwise, interesting enough info, thanks for the translation.
     
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    This!!! WTH is he saying....
     
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    Exactly.

    I therefore request, if possible, the original text. THank you very much.

    I do this so that some of our biligual members could take a crack at doing an "oraganic" translation and hopefully clearing this up a bit.

    Again, thanks.
     
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    For the folks complaining, I'll do my best to make the engrish a bit more legible. It's by no means an exact translation, but I'm used to making sense of my family's poor english.

    DEVELOPER INTERVIEW TAKASHI KUNIHIRO

    Q1. Could you first tell us the development process behind ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME?

    A1. It started with OPTIMUS PRIME finally pulling a trailer in DARK OF THE MOON(DOTM). I was hoping to have a trailer pulled by the figure, and, after talks with Hasbro, we settled on something bigger than a Voyager class. I wasn't concerned with making something right out of the movie, but rather my own interpretation of what an "ultimate" OPTIMUS should be.

    Q2. I hear that there is often trouble with creating movie figures from early designs. Was this figure based on early material like concept art?

    A2. There was no consideration from the Hollywood team, and from the beginning I wanted to make my own design. This was something all done in Japan. The idea was sort of an update to JETPOWER OPTIMUS PRIME from REVENGE OF THE FALLEN(ROTF) where JETFIRE sacrificed his life to provide parts. It was only after I saw the new movie that I found out about the new jetpack.

    Q3. What is the highlight of ULTIMATE OPTIMUS PRIME?

    A3. If nothing else, please enjoy the size.

    Q4. After VICTORY SABER, you've been in charge of various power-up union Robo. Is there some new challenge you tried to accomplish this time?

    A4. I matched the joints of the "Omega Combat Armor" to work along with those of the OPTIMUS inside. This way the Armor worked more like a suit than a set of replacement limbs.

    Q5. Finally a message for the fans please.

    A5. It is Oita, and right now I'm developing a "new union Robo." It's not ready to show, but please keep in expectation for it!
     
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    I'm suddenly more interested in Ultimate Optimus Prime. Because it is a Takara developed piece from an established 80's designer.

    Very Cool. I like clever unions/combinations. Like the power core combiners and the energon Autobots. Personally I want more Jet aircraft docking combinations. Even for the robot mode in a super robot style.
     
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