Transformers: Car Robots

Transformers: Robots in Disguise

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Alternative Titles

English: Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Japanese: トランスフォーマー・カーロボット


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2000 to Dec 27, 2000
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: Gallop
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, MechaMecha, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.541 (scored by 20732,073 users)
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Ranked: #58132
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Popularity: #7349
Members: 4,177
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The evil Gigatron has led his forces of Destrongers to Earth, where they seek to pillage the planet for its vast energy resources in order to fuel their war against the Autobots. If successful, the Destrongers will finally be able to tip the scale of power in the war to their favor, eliminating the Autobots and moving on to conquer the universe. To this end, the Destrongers kidnap the scientist Dr. Ohnishi, Earth's leading scientist on energy and natural resources.

Dr. Oonishi's son, Koji, is contacted by none other than Fire Convoy, who takes the boy on a mission to rescue his father. Although Fire Convoy and the other Autobots fight valiantly, they are unable to rescue the doctor from the Destrongers. Now it is up to the Autobots and Koji to rescue Dr. Oonishi and protect the Earth and its resources from Gigatron and his army.


Transformers: Car Robots was the first Japanese-produced Transformers cartoon to be dubbed and broadcasted in the United States. The show was brought to the U.S. in order to keep a Transformers series on the air while Transformers Armada remained in development.

Note: The U.S. broadcast episode order is different from the Japanese broadcast episode order.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sekita, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Honoo no Overdrive" by Wada Kouji

Ending Theme

"Marionette" by Nishikaku Mami

Nov 29, 2015
Haneken2086 (All reviews)
The Transformers saga – thirty years of a war between shapeshifting alien robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons – has had many iterations in its history. It's gone from a fun adventurous cartoon in the 1980s, to a live-action series of brutal war films. This particular show is perhaps the most little-known chapter of the whole saga, but is able to stand on its own as an enjoyable work in its own right.

This show was one of the first Japanese TF shows to be brought over to the US; it was part of the anime boom that occurred in the 1990s and 2000s read more

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