Discussion in 'Transformers Animated Discussion' started by UTF, Mar 19, 2009.
yup that episode of transwarped with sari, screamed AKIRA at more than one point
That title, its like saying they watch only Transformers
"Can I watch Animal Planet?"
"Is it Transformers? >:C"
"No, it is not. Go watch Beast Wars"
But, yeah. I think they've said they take alot of inspiration from Japanese cartoons so it wouldn't be surprising to see something like this refferenced.
If it is intentional. Then I guess it's pretty cool.
But I don't see how you could tell without asking one of them.
Derrick Wyatt is a big anime buff, so I think it's quite possible.
I don't know, this seems like grasping at straws.
I doubt Akira is the only piece of fiction to have someone crushed by their surroundings.
What else could have happened when The Headmaster tried to transform?
I pretty certain though that Sari's upgrade was an homage to Gurren Laggan
*facepalm* and here we go again........ lol SOUDWAVE'S GLASSES!!!!!!!! KAMINA!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol i love gurren lagann and animated....and i hope I MEAN HOPE dai atlas will act like kamina....that would be amazing
actually the sari upgrade thing is most likely right.
it's a scene-by-scene recreation of Gurren Lagann's combination animation. look at the two side by side. its damn near impossible for that to be a coincidence. the legs extend the same way, the arms extend the same way, and then the chest armor generates just like the visor on GL, and then the head upgrade is done. the sequence is the same. the way the parts themselves upgrade are exactly the same. it's pretty damn obvious.
Derrick said he hadnt seen Gurren Lagann when season 1 and 2 were in production (ruling out the prowl and soundwave suspicions), but later said on his blog that he had seen it afterwards.
But Dai atlas is NOTHING like kamina
ROW ROW FIGHT THE AUTOBOTS!
How quickly we forget.
YouTube - Transformers Energon: episode 1(part 2)
yup, almost the same there too (especially since her helmet is based on that design).
with sari's upgrade you also get the limbs extending the same exact way as GL's.
so it's both.
little off subject, but there was an episode of teen titans that had a few anime references in it.
beastboy had a moped that was pretty much haruko's vesap from FLCL, and when this machine thing broke open it was the same shape and sequence like when tetsuo got the samples of akira in the movie.
It seems wyatt really loves to throw anime references into his shows he provides art to
But Dai Atlas is NOTHING yet, because he hasn't been debuted! I mean really, can you base a character from what... the one OVA he showed up in and just sorta god-moded his ass all over, almost 20 years ago?
If anything I hope Dai Atlas is like Master Asia XD LOOK, IACON IS BURNING RED!! *sarcasm*
Freaking Airplane! reference...
The Airplane! bit was the best part of season one for me, beating out a lot of aweosme stuff.
Sari's upgrade is the only thing I will stick to my guns to as being a Gurren Lagann reference. I do know Matt Youngberg was into the series at least in 2008, hehe.
and is it me or was there a crap load of star wars sounding sound FX in the Transwarped episode/movie thing
could swear i heard some podracer sounds among others
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