Transformers: Cybertron

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Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers Cybertron-Logo.jpg
Premiere July 2, 2005
Finale October 2, 2006
Creator Manabu Ono
Network Cartoon Network,
The WB (Kids' WB!)
Style 30-minute anime sci-fi action
Company Gonzo
Seasons 1
Episodes 52
(List of episodes)
Origin USA / Japan

Transformers: Cybertron is an action anime that has a questionable setting due to miscommunication between the American producers and the Japanese production studio.

Although it was intended by Hasbro to continue the storylines from predecessors Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon in the new series, the resulting production by Gonzo was a show that actually rebooted the continuity of the universe. However, presumably because all of Hasbro's marketing and toys exhibited the storyline that they had proposed for Japanese developers, the American version of the series made an effort to link it with the other two, the end result we will have yet to see. Because it's currently only aired until episode 31 as of this writing date.

In Japan the show finished up last year (2005) and went under the name Transformers Galaxy force. Apart from story wise some of major changes are the names, for instance Optimus prime is Galaxy convoy, Sky fire is Dreadlock, Hot shot is Exellion, Megatron is named Master Magatron and so forth. This is also the first series where we get to meet primus the creator of all transformers. It is also with this series that primus has for the first time ever been made into a toy like Unicron was with Armada (although a previous toy version of unicron was made it was never put into production). Cybertron also brings back Soundwave (decepticon) but with an updated verison instead of being a casset player he is now a bird and has a "spy! satelite instead of cassettes.

Contents

Cast

Japanese Voices English Voices Character
Main Cast
Jin Domon Garry Chalk Optimus Prime
Daisuke Hirakawa Kirby Morrow Hot Shot
Hideo Ishikawa Brian Drummond Jetfire
Tomoyuki Shimura Paul Dobson Landmine
Hisao Egawa Paul Dobson Overhaul
Leobreaker
Tarasuke Shingaki Richard Ian Cox Scattorshot
Yasuyuki Kase Brian Dobson Red Alert
Sho Hayami Richard Newman Vector Prime
Hiroaki Hirata Ty Olsson Evac
Kenichi Mochizuki Michael Daingerfield Crosswise
Jin Domon Lisa Ann Beley Override
Yuto Kazama Scott McNeil Snarl
Jouji Nakata David Kaye Megatron
Takaya Kuroda Michael Dobson Starscream
Kazunari Tanaka Mark Oliver Thundercracker
Taketora Dale Wilson Mudflap
Toshihiko Nakajima Mark Acheson Crumplezone
Hiroaki Hirata Louis Charilo Ransack
Norio Wakamoto Trevor Devall Scourge
Natsuko Kuwatani Maryke Hendrikse Thunderblast
Yukiko Tamaki Sam Vincent Coby
Mayumi Kurokawa Ryan Hirakida Bud
Rika Morinaga Sarah Edmondson Lori
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Susumu Chiba Ted Cole Sideways

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network / The WB (Kids' WB!)
Season One July 2, 2005 October 2, 2006 52

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Ultimate Collection July 22, 2008 7

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Episode Collections
A New Beginning September 13, 2005 1

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External Sites