Beast Wars II: Lio Convoy's Close Call! (1998)
"Bîsuto uôzu chô seimeitai Toransufômâ supesharu" (original title)

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The Beast Wars between the Maximals and Predacons intensifies and complicates upon the arrival of Majin Zarak, a titanic and terrifying Transformer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hozumi Gôda ...
Takehito Koyasu ...
Convoy / Burning Convoy (voice)
Tetsuo Komura ...
Sanryô Odaka ...
Masami Iwasaki ...
Katashi Ishizuka ...
Tasmania Kid
Kenji Nakano ...
Yûji Kishi ...
Scuba / Drillnuts
Yumiko Kobayashi ...
Lio Junior / Magnaboss
Mantarô Iwao ...
Takashi Matsuyama ...
Hiroki Takahashi ...
Hellscream / Mantis
Takeshi Watanabe ...
Max B / Big Mos
Eiji Takemoto ...
Junji Sanechika ...


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This is the second full-length animated "Transformers" film to release in the franchise's entire history. See more »

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The English subtitled version superimposes additional credits to cover the subtitle work. However the final added caption to appear reads: "For all the boneheads who didn't figure it out, 'Optimus Primal' is called 'Convoy' in Japan." See more »


Followed by Transformers: Car Robots (2000) See more »


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Finally Another Transformers Movie!
17 December 1999 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Not since 1986 had the Transformers hit the movie screens. But after 12 years, they're back! And it's about time! The movie is composed of three segments, two of which are recycled from the Canadian CG Beast Wars program. The highlight is the original 45 minute cel-animated segment called "Beast Wars Second:Lio Convoy Kiki Ippatsu". It's good to see hand drawn Transformers again, and the animation is light years above that of the Beast Wars Second TV series. The plot is fairly similar to the previous TF movie (Giant Monster Transformer can only be stopped by the Matrix), but it's still a lot of fun to watch! TRANSFORM!!

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