"Transformers: The Manga" Vol 01 coming from Viz later this year

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Chris McFeely, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Chris McFeely

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    Just announced today by Viz Media is "Transformers: The Manga" Vol 01, the first in a series of collections of the original Generation 1 TV Magazine manga from the 1980s, now set to be published in the United States for the first time!

    VIZ @ AX Booth #2206 on Twitter

    The manga was previously collected by Million Publishing in a singe, huge compendium in 2002, but in the last few years, they've re-issued it in seven smaller eBook volumes, broken up by series, and also including TV Magazine story page illustrations. This first volume contains the original eight "Fight! Super Robot Lifeform" strips.
     
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    Wait so we’re getting them in English??!
     
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  3. Chris McFeely

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    You know what, I did infer that from the tweet but it's not strictly said so yeah, best I edit that...
     
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  5. Thundershot

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    I hope it’s full size and not small manga digest size like Viz usually does.
     
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  6. kaijuguy19

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    Well talk about awesome. :D  Hope they decide to do more TF manga translations in the future.
     
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    YES!
     
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  8. jamarmiller

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    I have the Million Publishing huge compendium from 2002 but if this was in English , id be all over it. Wish they would color these like they have done for the black and white issues from the UK
     
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    Megatron’s mouth there reminds me of this.

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    This is excellent news.

    Definitely gonna pick these up. :D 
     
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    Nice
     
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    Everyone else on the cover looks normal, Megatron looks like he's spazzing out
     
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    Hell yes! Looking forward to learning more about the Japanese side of TF fiction.
     
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    Yesss!!! I can’t wait to get this!! I recently got the 2002 reissue earlier this year. 173DAEEE-9EBB-4874-8808-B07ADBBCA6B4.jpeg BC8FBAA8-C04D-45F2-A0A8-BA8FE51110A8.jpeg 7B563076-5F9F-405B-AA75-7C6804102FAB.jpeg D3E7BBD1-3685-4C1D-97D0-E63DBBD1FCD6.jpeg 775A76DE-C0FD-4669-B778-971A794A2659.jpeg AF46C784-83CF-47F7-90F2-5CA4DD0385A2.jpeg 5E14E26D-8945-4000-91F1-D2DC2D101854.jpeg F518C538-97CF-4748-B8A9-A581317B5D24.jpeg 567823C6-CE4B-4195-A3C2-A97332A8E5E9.jpeg
     

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    Oh crap! It was just a few months ago I was expressing my wishes for America to get the G1 manga brought here!
     
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    Awesome news! I've always wanted to read these, they looked like such fun stories.
     
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    Cool! I've never heard of this. I really like the art.
     
  20. tigatron2002

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    Interesting. So what place does this manga hold in the Japanese fiction?