Transformers: Armada is an action anime set in an entirely new Transformers universe.
On the planet of Cybertron, the Autobots (Cybertrons) and Decepticons (Destrons) warred over a race of small transformers named Mini-Cons (Microns), which enhance the power of the larger bretheren. The Mini-Cons fled the planet with the aid of the Autobots, but when their ship was damaged by the opposing forces, they collided with the moon, causing half of the Mini-Cons to become scattered across the planet. A million years later, the story of Transformers: Armada begins.
Although the series was written and produced in Japan, American producers had a great deal of creative input which greatly affected the show. For instance, Hasbro nixed Japanese hopes of setting the series in G1 continuity and forced Unicron into the story. The series was also a victim of rushed production for the west, in that Cartoon Network set an unreasonable production schedule when episodes began to air ahead of the Japanese versions. Because of this rush, Armada is host to unfinished animation and a dub that was hastily produced. However, the unfinished animation was finished for the Japanese episodes.
|Season One||August 23, 2002||December 12, 2003||52|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
|Season 1, Part 1||November 9, 2004||4|
|Season 1, Part 2||September 26, 2006||4|
|Best Battles||March 30, 2004||1|
|Flashbacks||March 30, 2004||1|
|Battle for the Mini-Cons||June 22, 2004||1|
|Power of the Mini-Cons||June 22, 2004||1|
|'Best Of' Collections|
|Best of the Autobots||August 24, 2004||1|
|Best of the Decepticons||August 24, 2004||1|