Transformers: Scramble City

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Synonyms: Transformers - Scramble City: Hatsudou-hen, Scramble City: Mobilization
Japanese: 戦え!超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマー スクランブルシティ発動編


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1986
Producers: Takara
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #102582
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Popularity: #10578
Members: 2,177
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Beginning with a recap of the coming of the Transformers to Earth and the story of Devastator, the OVA then gets its original story underway, as the Autobots are shown to be in the midst of constructing the powerful "Scramble City," overseen by their newest arrival, Ultra Magnus.

When the Decepticons learn of this, their combiner robots are deployed to attack, and a battle between them and their Autobot counterparts ensues.

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Fukuta, Jun
Episode Director
Shimonari, Satoko
Theme Song Performance
Kawamori, Shouji
Mechanical Design
Hayama, Junichi
Key Animation


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Jun 21, 2020
Mixed Feelings
This 1986 OVA only released in Japan is incredibly nostalgic to me, yet completely strange and unfamiliar. Opening with footage from early G1 episodes, after about 7 or so minutes gets into the original OVA story. This is about where things get odd to me. While it largely features Transformers I recall from childhood, the whole Scramble City plot (which is unique to Japanese Transformers continuity) is peculiar. Add to that I saw this raw (which is better than fan commentary like on the Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary dvd), and it made for interesting viewing. Nevermind my confusion of when in the timeline this ...
Jan 23, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Is there "more than meets the eye" to this "Transformers" OVA? The answer is no; what you see is what you get.

Everything happens so fast in this show that you're not given time to digest what is occurring. There's a recap that lasts about a third of the OVA's runtime where the narrator rushes through a quick history of the robots' home planet, their arrival on Earth, and why they're fighting each other. The rest of it deals with the titular "Scramble City," which is a fortress the Autobots are constructing to aid them in their eternal (?) struggle against the Decepticons. Robot after robot ...

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