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"Transufômâ: Maikuron densetsu"
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Director:
Writers:
Jono Howard (English adaptation)
Terry Klassen (English adaptation)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
23 August 2002 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The Autobots and the Decepticons are going at it again, but this time the two factions are fighting over little transformers called the Mini-Cons... See more »
User Reviews:
Decent, but not that great. See more (29 total) »

Cast

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Michael Dobson ... Starscream (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Series Directed by
Masayuki Matsumoto (1 episode, 2002)

Hidehito Ueda (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Shoji Tonoike (1 episode, 2002)

Jono Howard (unknown episodes)
Terry Klassen (unknown episodes)
Ryo Motohira (unknown episodes)
Ward Perry (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Westlake (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Steve Drucker .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Eugene Ishikawa .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Hiroshi Kato .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
Kichou Minami .... animation producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Hayato Matsuo (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Yasuhisa Kondo (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bruce Cathcart (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nobuto Sakamoto (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Yoshikazu Iwanami .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Masaru Urahata .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Tetsuji Higuchi .... special effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Tadashi Shida .... chief animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Yoshitaka Kato .... color timer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Andrew Frankel .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Ryo Motohira .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Takao Ohnishi .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Transufômâ: Maikuron densetsu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min (52 episodes)
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Australia:G (DVD rating) | USA:TV-Y7
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Trivia:
The reason Megatron has huge "antlers" in this cartoon is because his toy was originally envisioned as having a Mini-Con grabbing gimmick. The gimmick was scrapped, but his antlers remained. Despite this, he still used it for grabbing things at certain points in the show. But had the function been canceled earlier in the development phase, he would most likely have had a normal head.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Overload, the giant red Transformers who can combine with Optimus Prime simply appears among the Autobot crew from one episode to another, but it is never explained where he came from or who he even is.See more »
Quotes:
Hot Shot:On your feet solider.
Sideswipe:Yes sir.
Hot Shot:You'll now be under the command of commander Hot Shot.
Sideswipe:Who's commander Hot Shot?
Hot Shot:[growling] I am! I'M HOT SHOT YOU IDIOT!
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Movie Connections:
Spin off Transformers (2004) (VG)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent, but not that great., 31 October 2003
Author: Matthew Cavalier (DNukem170) from Radnor, Pennsylvania

Transformers: Armada had all the makings for one of the best versions of Transformers since G1. Unfortunately, Beast Wars still holds that torch (Though BW was still good).

First off, the animation is very clunky and not very good. I've seen episodes of the original Dexter's Laboratory that has better animation! The character designs, for the most part, are way too bulky (specifically Optimus, Megatron, and Starscream) and are not pleasing to the eye.

The plot itself is mind-numbingly stupid. Evidentally a race of miniature robots called Mini-Cons have been re-awakened on Earth, and now the Autobots and Decepticons are fighting for supremecy. Not only are the Mini-Cons crappy in the first place, they do not have any personalities whatsoever! They're just mindless drones except when the plot calls for it.

Even though this is the same cast that has been doing Transformers since Beast Wars, the VAs seem very uncomfortable. The acting is just cheesy and you don't feel for any of the characters, especially HotShot.

Though the upcoming Unicron battles are really quite good, it's just not enough to catapult this series above Beast Wars. Tanaka, the creator of Transformers, seems focused on selling to kiddies instead of making the actual product good. They need to hire a good director (such as the director of G Gundam) to take a new spin on the series.

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