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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: 7.931 (scored by 4,474 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #6382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3582
Members: 6,531
Favorites: 73
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Episodes: /1

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
Galvatron
Galvatron
Main
Katou, Seizou
Japanese
Katou, Seizou

Staff

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


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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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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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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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Paraturtle
May 13, 2016
To preface, I watched the English dub for this film.

Story:
It's a small part of a larger war. Anyone watching this film won't get anything like character development, political agendas and strife, or really any semblance of care towards the events taking place. That being said, it's still pretty cool. Unicron is humblingly dreadful, his influence over Megatron is sinister, and the events the Autobots experience during the adventure are all fun and exciting. Despite the terrible pacing and constant action, the story never feels boring or uninteresting. It's just fun.


Art:
Pretty good animation. No real issues here. I thought the settings looked lively and immersive while read more
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