Shattered Glass a reference for SSSS Gridman

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  1. GWolfv2

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    new anime based on an Ultraman spinoff series...where everyone is designed after a Shattered Glass character. It’s bizarre.

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    Even the movies dinobots are there.
    The designer is a long time fan who contributed shattered glass art to a tfa art book
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    Even goes to other references
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    ...she's a girl designed after Shattered Glass Optimus...with yellow tinted cracked sunglasses...and earphones that give her Prime's antennae...

    I haven't seen ep 2 but I'm told a lot of the relationships are referential as well.
     
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    C'mon Hasbro, let Trigger do a Transformers series! They wanna do one so bad they've gone and turned the entire cast of another series into transformers! :lol 

    but seriously, this is insanely subtle, I've been into the series since it premiered last week and I don't think I would've ever noticed all of this if it hadn't been pointed out.
     
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    I'd be willing to give you the girl with the mask and Ravage blanket, but the others feel like a bit of a stretch. I realize one of the artists at Trigger did some Shattered Glass artwork for that Animated art book, but... I dunno about the others.

    Edit: Didn't see some of the other stuff. I dunno, feels like some are and some aren't...quite. Grimlock and Soundwave are the only characters I'd be willing to say "yeah, probably a reference".

    Also: More references to the Unicron Trilogy in this anime than Transformers has managed in the past few years.
     
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    shattered glass and anime... two terrible things in one. poetic.
     
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    The SG Starscream girl has a cyber key hair clip. One of the old movie toys, the binoculars, is in there.

    The patterning on the SG Megatron, Rodimus girls is IDENTICAL to the arrangement on numerous parts of the toys.

    Again, the SG Prime girl has the sunglasses cracked in the exact same place, and her head phones match up to his antennae

    The guy is wearing green and purple with a big slash through his number 8 cause he's SG Sideswipe!

    Grimlock guy even has a mace for weapon that covers his right hand.

    Action Master SG Thundercracker! Whose jacket has a cartoon jet in AM colours that says Thunder!


    Looking into the design team, one was directly responsible for a lot of SG Animated pieces, and the other is one of the main designers over at Flame Toys Furai line.

    Sorry, just...I've seen TF references before but I've NEVER seen anything like this before. The entire main cast is the deepest, most "I am in the fandom" of cuts

    ...they're probably watching us...right...now

    I'm not wearing a tinfoil hat and you can't prove anything.
     
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    Most of them are just really subtle, while the likes of Grimlock and Soundwave are more blatant.
     
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    Also, I expect the SG Optimus Prime girl to get a bunch of merch.
     
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    The only good thing that came out of Shattered Glass.
     
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    The green guy has a slashed out purple 8, just like how SG Sideswipe has a slashed out Autobot insignia.

    Definitely not pure coincidence.
     
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    Yeah, it's obviously intentional. The first one I saw was the Cliffjumper shoes and I thought it was just a really funny coincidence, but with all those other references they're obviously doing it on purpose. The SG Sideswipe one is the most blatant.
     
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    OP, I hope you know you've committed a terrible sin by sharing this with TFW. Do you know the depths of the tragedy we'll have to experience going forward because of this?
     
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    For those that don’t want to believe this is a thing, the peope working at Studio Trigger have a serious hard on for Transformers. Every single one of their shows from Gurren Lagann, to Panty and Stocking is littered with refferences, and some of the artists have shared their art a plenty. They are really passionate fans.
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    This thread has a little more.
    Studio Trigger is really fond of Transformers
     
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    I'm already making an imgur folder to organise the insanity
     
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    Also, the SG Optimus Prime homage character is One Of Us, considering this is her room.
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    Not really surprised. In one episode of Inferno Cop they just flat out had Ultra Magnus in his vehicle mode.

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    and then in When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, they had Classics Prime as one of the prizes.
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    Classics Optimus Prime is a really shitty prize, you know
     
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    Gridman Transformers

    Not 100% comprehensive (1 of the girls is Cy-Kill, there's A LOT of Transformer and Go-bot puns) but I got most of whats been spotted
     
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    I would totally get this AM/SG Thundercracker themed jacket.
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