Japanese Transformers Prime: 2nd OP/ED Songs from July

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  1. Ricochet

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    2nd Opening Theme: "TRANSFORMERZ" by m-flo
    2nd Ending Theme: "A Little Bit" by Clutcho
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  2. Transformed

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    M-flo?! Seriously?! Wow, that's cool. I used to love that group, but they just haven't really been the same since they lost their vocalist, Lisa, some time ago.

    However, I still don't think these opening and ending songs suit this show.
     
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    Did some checking. They're music is very much along the line of the first Prime opening. so yeah. Basically more of the same
     
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    Agh....I swear when I head that opening to the Japanese dub, I screamed. It doesn't fit at all. Seriously, what were they thinking?
     
  5. O.Supreme

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    Is season 2 getting ready to air in Japan already? I thought they just started seaosn one not too long ago? If they aired season one and two without interruption it would take one full yar at the rate of one episode per week (pretty standard practice in Japan). They'll probably finish season two about the same time as the U.S. does.

    *edit- ok I just found online that TF: Prime just started in Japan on 4/7/12. I still think it will be cool that they get all 52 episodes (season 1 & 2 combined) uninterrupted, but they will finish season 2 on 3/30/13, probably about the time Season Three is 8 or 9 episodes in depending on when season 3 rolls out in the U.S.
     
  6. Chris McFeely

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    I'd assume that rather than be attached to season two, they'll follow the fairly common Japanese practise of changing the opening and closing after around thirteen episodes.
     
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    Yeah I've noticed that has been the trend in the past decade or so. I First Noticed it with Gundam Seed. Its too bad they put so much effort into developing new opening/closing sequences, and sometimestheir stories are lacking. I'll admit a new opening sequence was something I really thought was neat in older anime series (a higher episode run would only do it once however such as in the case of Transformers: Masterforce or Beast Wars II)

    Has anyone noticed the opposite trend in US cartoons? Thudercats, Young Justice, Green Lantern, Ultimate Spider-Man just to name a few, only have title cards now, no openings at all.
     
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    That concerns me greatly. A similar case happened w/ Beast Wars years ago.
     
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    Yes. in Japanese TV there is a measure of airing period called "クール"(Cours). 1 cours contains around 13 weeks, this is the shortest term of weekly TV series. and long-term programs often changes OP/ED with the new cours.
     
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    How's the show doing in Japan? Is it pulling a decent sized audience?
     
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    ^I bet it's doing terribly considering what they've done to most of the characters. They've turned it into a complete joke.

    And considering how terrible the opening and closing songs are for the show, I'm generally not impressed with Japan. Why do they always make jokes about US shows? It's a disappointment to me... I bet you anything that the second opening and closing are going to be worse than the first ones.

    Come on, Japan, impress me if you can. If you can't, I'm sending a note to you that says: "Stop dubbing US shows, they always turn out terribly!"
     
  14. Chris McFeely

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    Well, aside from T-Cats, those other shows lack openings so there's a tiny bit of extra room in the programming block for those assorted DC Nation and Marvel Universe shorts they need to squeeze in.
     
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    Thats the thing. Japan/Takara was at its best when its making its own Transformers shows. If they can't come up w/ any new ones then they should continue/finish the unfinished series such as Zone. More importantly, the Japanese image should be revived(yomegai). When I mean Japanese image I mean the proper terms Cybertron/Destron/Seibertron/Convoy.
     
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    You say that, and yet, historically, Transformers has always been at it's MOST successful in Japan when it was importing the American shows.
     
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    So, you're saying that Takara should return to its least financially successful period in the history of the Transformers brand?

     
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    You do know the American names came first, right?
     
  19. Primus00

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    Transformers was weak at that time? Really? I always thought it was at its best when Japan creates a robot series. If Takara was calling the shots, Transformers Animated would have continued. Also, Japan did sort of really closed the storyline of G1 Spike era(Transformers to Headmasters) in contrast to the "unfinished Rebirth."

    It like spiritprime says, maybe dubbing isn't that great, unless Japan/Takara intends to go in a different direction.
     
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    Japanese TFP turned Airachnid into an intergalactic pedophile. It is absolved of all sins, past, present and future.
     

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