Ranked #616

Transformers the Movie

Alternative Titles

English: Transformers: The Movie
Japanese: トランスフォーマー ザ・ムービー

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 9, 1986
Producers: Hasbro
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: Action, Mecha
Duration: 1 hr. 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 3,835 users)
Ranked: #6162
Popularity: #3333
Members: 5,528
Favorites: 59
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Synopsis

It is the year 2005. Twenty-one years after the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons resumed their neverending war on planet Earth, the Decepticons have conquered the robots' home planet Cybertron. After a surprise attack by the Decepticons, both factions wage a gruesome battle at Autobot City. In the midst of the battle, Autobot leader Optimus Prime dies during his fight with Decepticon leader Megatron. The Autobot Matrix of Leadership is then passed on to second-in-command Ultra Magnus. Meanwhile, a badly-damaged Megatron is jettisoned by Starscream into deep space, where he encounters the planet-eating robot Unicron and is reborn as Galvatron, the new Decepticon leader. With Galvatron's reign on the rise and Unicron's imminent arrival within Cybertron's orbit, the Autobots must act quickly and protect the Matrix or face total annihilation.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Prime, Optimus
Prime, Optimus
Main
Genda, Tessyo
Japanese
Genda, Tessyo
Megatron
Megatron
Main
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou
Prime, Rodimus
Prime, Rodimus
Main
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Japanese
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Grimlock
Grimlock
Main

Staff

Kawamori, Shoji
Kawamori, Shoji
Mechanical Design
Urushihara, Satoshi
Urushihara, Satoshi
Key Animation
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Assistant Animation Director

Opening Theme

"Transformers" by Lion

Ending Theme

"Transformers" by Lion



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literaturenerd
May 11, 2015
Overview:

Is there an objective definition of what is and isn't an anime, or does MAL's policy reflect the original Supreme Court ruling on pornography, "I know it when I see it"? This is a rhetorical question, I actually know the answer and this "anime" directly violates Article 1 section 1 of MAL's own rules of what constitutes an anime. The only thing Japanese about this movie is that it was partially animated in Japan, which is explicitly stated to NOT be enough! Now, I'm going to review a cheesy, nostalgic movie from my childhood! Why? Mostly because it doesn't actually belong on this read more
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ParaParaJMo
Feb 17, 2009
Some things I can say about this movie can be described in the following terms: dark and gritty, controversial, engaging and exciting, and some what revolutionary and ground breaking. And a lot of all of that had to do with the death of Optimus Prime along with other G1 characters such as Ironhide and Wheel Jack who really had no presence in the movie except being a corpse. But first I would like to talk about the controversial death of Optimus Prime. It’s interesting that amongst not just children, but the hardcore fanbase of all ages had emotions sparking within ourselves every time we see read more
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Messi
Nov 2, 2008
Fans of '80s anime are bound to like Transformers the Movie. It takes place after the original series and transitions to a new cast of characters (involved in the second season) very effectively. The storyline is great with a good mix of humor, action, and adventure. Even those who've never watched one lick of the original series can follow the storyline, though they may not be able to feel same the depth of connection with the characters many die-hard fans may, especially at one part when the leader of the autobots passes on the matrix of leadership, which invovles one of the best uses read more
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Kotori_Sonoda
Apr 26, 2012
Transformers the Movie is set after the first two seasons of Transformers G1.
It is the year 2005, and the decepticons have taken over cybertron. As the autobots prepare to strike back, the Decepticons enter the Autobot's earth base and launch an assault. As if that were not enough, the giant Planet-eater Unicron is slowly approaching Cybertron. Can the autobots defends against these two new threats?

The movie introduces many characters that would star in the new season 3 of the cartoon: Ultra Magnus, Arcee, Springer, Blurr, Kup, Hot Rod, Wheelie and Wreck Gar. There's also new bad guys Galvatron, Cyclonus an Scourge.

The only problem is read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Macross F Movie 1: Itsuwari no Utahime
Wait! Don't report me! Think about it! Shape changeing robots in space with a loud, high energy soundtrack. Sound familiar? Transformers just lacks a love story and Macross lacks the death of a certain, beloved icon. 
reportRecommended by Felixman95

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Blackouting - Oct 27, 2012
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This is not anime.
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