Transformers Henkei! Henkei! Manga 2 Translated

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  1. Bête Noire

    Bête Noire Fallen Guardian

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    Well, I finally got around to translating the second installment of the Henkei Manga into English.

    As before, I don't have a scanner, and since buying one simply to scan a 7 page manga makes no sense at all, I've had to take digital pictures of the manga, itself. However, the purpose of my work is not to create pristine copies of the manga but rather to merely provide an English accompaniment to those Henkei Astrotrain owners, who would otherwise be unable to understand the Japanese text.

    I decided to go with a different route with Manga 2, opting for one page per shot as opposed to the 2 pages per shot with the work that I did on the first Henkei Manga.

    I am really not liking the Autobots in this series. Sure, it's a toy pack-in manga, so expectations are low, but the writing is really crap... and the Autobot's dialogue is really difficult to read. Not due to difficulty linguistically, but more so because they're written painfully like a bunch of saps with no real character or personality. The manga seems to be too "human-centric." Mind you, there's no real human cast like other series, but it seems to be a lot of "Decepticons attack - Must save humans." I would have preferred more Robot on Robot fighting with humans being more as incidental by-standers and not the main focus.

    That said, the Decepticons have lots of personality to them, and Astrotrain in all his dickery was fun to read/translate. Also interesting how he manages to stick it to all the Autobots by himself. Pretty good for a deluxe toy.
     

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  2. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks for sharing this (as well as the first one) with us. I appreciate it and I've enjoyed reading them so far.
     
  3. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    well done!! Thanks!
     
  4. Gryph

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    Oh god, the narration.
     
  5. Black Sideswipe

    Black Sideswipe TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ooo! Ooo! I know! It's Hot Rod!

    Thanks for the translation! I love the character titles: "Autobot Secret Agent", "Autobot Commander, "Decepticon EMPEROR OF DESTRUCTION."
     
  6. Ashstar

    Ashstar Liberator of Toys

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    Thanks for the translation Noire! Gotten me lookin forward to Tak's space choo choo :thumbs2: 

    Yup, that's how they're ranked in the jap version ie. Unicron the "Lord of the Galaxy".
     
  7. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Yes....nice one. Thanks man.

    Space Choo Choo will be mine......
     
  8. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Awesome. I really wish Japan would put out more Transformers comics.
     
  9. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    WOW NICE! thanks bete noir. i like the artwork very much, the storyline straight forward & fast pace & i also love those character titles too.
     
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    GUIGUI Well-Known Member

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    dun Dun Duuunn...
     
  11. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Thanks a lot! :thumb 
     
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    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanx pretty cool
     
  13. justinRODimus

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    sorry to grave dig but i just wanted to know if you were going to do the rodimus and skyfire manga. if you don't, i understand (transformers are pricey, maybe you don't plan on getting the figs, etc) but thanks for the translation of the 1 and 2 mangas!
     

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