30 years ago today, The Transformers: The Movie brought the franchise based on Hasbro's robot toy line, which incorporated elements of the Diaclone and Microman toy lines originally created by Japanese toy manufacturer Takara, to American theaters. On September 13, Shout!Factory will be releasing a 30th anniversary edition of the feature, but in the meantime, they;'ve marked the anniversary of its release date with a look at the restoration process.
The Cemetery Hill doujinshi circle has been bringing Kill La Kill art collections to recent Comiket events. For the end of 2015's Comiket 89, they brought some reprints of those, but the Trigger veterans also had a Hiroyuki Imaishi "Inkbottle" books, and they published "More Than Just A Geek Spark," a collection of tribute art from the Trigger crew, as well as creators from the other side of the Pacific. More after the jump.
The Autobots return to battle the Decepticons (with a gorgeous cel-shaded look) in Transformers: Devastation! Did Platinum Games, the masters of modern video game action, develop another home-run favorite, or is Devastation just here to hit all the right nostalgia buttons and pay the bills? Check out our full review after the jump!
DLE has posted the twelfth episode of Kōtarō Ishidate's half ad-libbed, Flash animated Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy II comedy. This super-deformed figure spin-off has a treat for the season finale. Sugita Tomokazu's Starscream is joined by Kenjiro Tsuda (Gangsta's Nicolas Brown, Tiger & Bunny'sFire Emblem) and Kentarō Itō (Naruto's Choji Akimichi) as Seekers Thundercracker and Skywarp.
More Autobots and Decepticons are joining the cast of the short parody anime Q Transformers, including Arcee, Thundercracker, and Skywarp. Hit the jump to learn more.
When Transformers: Devastation was first announced as a Platinum Games-developed brawler it immediately turned heads. Though the first few trailers got the cel-shaded G1 style across nicely, it wasn't until the latest that I was really sold. Watch some slick combos and animation at work in the Playable Character Features trailer after the jump.
Nintendo has a very special collaboration cooking for the next Splatoon Splatfest event. They'll be joining forces with Hasbro to let players battle over Autobot and Decepticon supremacy in a Transformers-themed take on the online battle celebration. More after the jump.
DLE has posted the seventh episode of Kōtarō Ishidate's half ad-libbed, Flash animated Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy II comedy shorts, which brings back Keiji Fujiwara's Megatron joined by Sugita Tomokazu's Starscream, Kaito Ishikawa's Shockwave and Nobuhiko Okamoto's Soundwave. And, it gets weirder!
DLE has posted the third episode of Kōtarō Ishidate's (Tesagure! Bukatsumono, Straight Title Robot Anime) Flash animated Q Transformers: Return of the Mystery of Convoy II comedy shorts. Notable, the latest toyline and mobile game tie-in has Keiji Fujiwara's (Hunter x Hunter's Leorio Paladinight) Megatron joined by Sugita Tomokazu's (Gintama's Gintoki, Gargantia's Chamber) Starscream, Kaito Ishikawa's (Gargantia's Ledo) Shockwave and Nobuhiko Okamoto's (Raildex's Accelerator) Soundwave.
Transformers: Devastation was revealed in a teaser during E3, and we've been dying to see more of Activision's collaboration with developer Platinum Games ever since. San Diego Comic-Con delivered with a new gameplay trailer that shows a bunch of classic Transformers characters duking it out in the city, with action that definitely looks certified Platinum. More after the jump.
Following an early reveal, Transformers: Devastation has officially been announced, and Platinum Games is indeed handling the cel-shaded brawler. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance director Kenji Saito helms the project along with Platinum staff members who have worked on titles like The Legend of Korra and Bayonetta 2. Hit the jump for more.
Info on a new Transformers game has leaked in advance of this coming week's E3 show, and according to a since-removed Best Buy Canada listing it's being developed by none other than Platinum Games. The folks behind games like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance previously worked with Activision on The Legend of Korra, and we should know more concrete info when the official reveal arrives on Monday.
Kotobukiya's line of cute, chibi D-Style Transformers model kits continues with an upcoming release of a trio of Decepticon Seeker jets: Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last week, Kotobukiya celebrated the 30th anniversary of Transformers with the release of a D-Style Megatron kit for assembling a super deformed version fo the bellicose Decepticon leader. An interesting response came from Yusuke Nakamura, the artist best known for his work on Tatami Galaxy's original novel and the covers of ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION's albums. Check it out after the jump.
The leader of the Decepticons may normally be made of sterner stuff, but in April you can acquire a cute version of Megatron in a new, non-scale plastic model. Hit the jump to learn more.