Beast Wars Second features a new cast of characters set many years in the future, who travel to a post apocalyptic Earth now known as the planet Gaia. The Cybertrons, led by Lio Convoy, are sent to the planet to investigate an unusual change in the planet’s behavior and thus thwart the Destrons, led by Galvatron, who seek to consume the planet’s rich source of energy called Angolmois.
As a long time transformer fan i can say that this is one of the better shows to watch in the transformer franchise
(this show is a spinoff of beast wars)
this show takes place after "beast wars" and follows the japanese g1 timeline which means that headmasters masterforce and victory and zone are also in this timeline and ignores the season 4 of g1 "Beast Wars 2" is essentially a sequel to beast wars and you can watch this without watching any other transformer show beforehand unless you want to get into transformers you will probably not know what a "Cybertron" or "Destron" is despite
having maximal and predacon symbols
Essentially this takes place in the very far future of beast wars
we follow our maximal crew lead by "Lio Convoy" also known as "Leo Prime" who has the "Convoy" Rank leading a small group of maximals who have pursued Galvatron (Not the g1 galvatron) to Planet Gaia , Galvatron wants to get some Angolmois Energy while the (im going to call them maximals but they are called cybertrons in japan) maximals fight on planet gaia two androids known as moon and artemis watch over them essentially they like give their comments and stuff
although not as dark as beast wars there are some clever jokes in it as well
so lets talk about the artstyle ,
i guess its kinda cartoony? different from the 3d animation used for beast wars but it also reminds me of gundam for some reason
Characters Lio convoy is very much like g1 optimus friendly , honorable and a father figure
"Tasmanian kid" whom is a repaint of beast wars snarl is like the "Hot Shot" (referring to armada) of the show kinda reckless sometimes and kiddy
"Bighorn" a hot head because he is a bull.. and he isnt very smart
"Scuba" the calm , cool , clever bot who has a cousin by the name if Ikard
"Diver" a frog im not sure how to put it but his kind of nerdy? in a way
(more characters appear but i dont know if it counts as spoilers if i were to mention them)
"Galvatron" i kind of find him alittle bland but he has his ambitions
"Megastorm" Galvatron's brother who looks up to him and hopes to become the next destron emperor and is a complete fool essentially he is like g1 starscream but not a complete douchebag
"Starscream" not the same starscream as the red and blue jet this starscream is loyal and calm with a black and purple colour scheme a repaint of G2 Smokescreen
"BB" Roger is the only thing he says i love him , his a repaint of g2 Dreadwing who also has black and purple for his colour scheme and he listens to every order starscream gives him and turns into a stealth bomber
"Dirge and Thrust" both of them are not the same as the g1 characters but share the same name and also turn into jets constantly competing with starscream and bb for galvatrons praise
i think im finished with this review theres also the "Insectrons" who fled Cybertron in order to find peace from the war
and Sick and tired of the endless wars plaguing Cybertron
overall story 7
theres also the movie and i watched this show twice
Since there's no review available on MyAnimeList for the Beast Wars II anime that aired in Japan in 1998 and has been fansubbed since 2016 by Karyuudo Fansubs and can be found on Youtube, I really wanted to be the first to give my own nitpicks about the anime Beast Wars II (read aloud as Beast Wars Second) here on MyAnimeList. This is a spin-off of the Western cartoon Beast Wars: Transformers we probably all loved and aired around the time (Spring 1998) between Beast Wars and Beast Wars Transmetals aired in Japan.
*May contain minor spoilers - incase you aren't familiar with Transformers in
The planet Gaia, better known as what we can compair to our own very Earth is home to a powerful but unstable energy source known as Angolmois energy (you can pretty much compair it with lava in my opinion), which has come to attention of the Destrons (or Predacons if you’d prefer, you know the descendants of the Decepticons) being led by Galvatron (not to be confused with the G1 one). The Cybertrons (Maximals) are being led by Lio Convoy, whose mission is to stop Galvatron from extracting the Angolmois Energy and protect the planet Gaia from destruction. Lio Convoy is teamed up by Tasmanian Kid, Diver, Scuba, Big Horn and Apache, while Galvatron’s soldiers include Starscream (not the Starscream G1 one, but a complete other one according to the sourcebook that I own), BB, Dirge, Thrust, the Autorollers and his own younger brother Megastorm. Would Galvatron succeed his plan? Will the Cybertrons (Maximals) stop Galvatron and his team just in time?
Pretty much every Transformers fan knows up on this point “Japanese-made Transformers series” is not a good combination and it has it's good reasons. The fact that it's quite obvious the Transformers franchise only exists for purely one thing; 'to sell toys' (big suprise, huh?) and the Japanese also try to earn some money within the franchise in the form of much more show accurate toys made by TakaraTomy compaired the ones we have gotten by Hasbro. The show itself also aims for a much younger demographic than its Western much darker counterpart. Even though this anime is a fun watch if you really loved Beasts Wars or even the G1 Transformers cartoons. Even though it has a quite boring beginning and I was myself on the verge of dropping the show, but once the ball started rolling the show became much more enjoyable to watch even though with some quite outdated artstyle and re-used clips where our Transformer characters transforms, but once you get past that it's no problem.
The characters are quite enjoyable to watch, despite how childish Beast Wars II can get. I personally loved Scuba, Starscream, BB and the Jointrons the most. The characters Artemis and Moon are two androids who watch over the planet Gaia, frequently commenting on the show’s events and are offering small factoid segments at the end of each episode and would serve almost no real purpose in the plot. The show also has 3 'recap episodes' and it's up to you to skip them if you want. Remember; this show is aimed for childern and is basicly one big toy advertisement just like any other Transformer show basicly is.
Despise it's flaws, I still enjoyed the show and I look forward in late 2018 when Karyuudo Fansubs will have scheduled the release the fansubbed sequal called 'Beast Wars Neo'.