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Transformers X Anime

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The title page for a TFcon 2016 panel about the Japanese franchises that inspired Transformers.

Optimus Prime vs Gundam! Bumblebee vs Astro Boy! Skyfire vs Roy Fokker's Valkyrie!

There is no actual conflict here, of course. Transformers and anime have a symbiotic relationship. This is just for fun. We can all get along, so I better not read any garbage comments in here!
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optimal19822's avatar

Ohh, come on! We saw that already in Death Battles! Been there, done that! Don't you have anymore original ideas?

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The Optimus Prime vs Gundam Death Battle was released in 2018.
The panel that I presented at TFcon 2016, for which I made this illustration, happened in.... *checks math*.... 2016.
Actually I haven't even seen that Death Battle yet anyway. No spoilers.

And for the record, I have more original ideas than I could fit into 7 lifetimes.

Sayonara.
optimal19822's avatar

Thanks. Look, i didn't mean to offend you, but hey! - the outcome of this battle is so predictable, you don't even need a crystal ball to see it. For Example, Optimus Prime can think far more faster than Amuro and has atleast several eons of battle expirience, unlike Amuro, who's just a rookie. We already know, who's the winner. Then there's Bumblebee and Astro Boy. Bumblebee maybe have the atvantage of transforming into vehicle mode, but Astro boy is a space robot! He can even fly into the Outer Space on his own and has way too much firepower, than Bumblebee. The outcome is obvious, as they say. And last, but not least, Jetfire and Valkyrie. I don't know much about Valkyrie, but my money is on Jetfire: he's an Autobot, a former space explorer and scyentist-turned warrior, so that means, he can fly faster and think much faster, than Valkyrie pilot. So i'd say this battle is over even before it's started.

GTxForza's avatar
Transformers and Gundam are both much better than Astro Boy in my opinion.
ninjatron's avatar
But are they better than Chargeman Ken?

Sayonara.
UltramanZenith's avatar
Isn't Transformers technically anime, since it was partially animated in Japan?
ninjatron's avatar
Well, the original seasons were co-productions, like other shows of the time including GI Joe. Technically its not really anime in the sense that most westerners use that word.

But it is a cartoon about toy robots from Japan, and thus is a part of a long history of Japanese animation and pop culture influences, which is what the panel I presented at TFcon 2016 was all about.

In Japan, of course, all animation is called "anime". Transformers isn't really given any special status as an American show. They seem to consider it to be one of their own.

Sayonara.
Randommode's avatar
This is a little unfair LOL 
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Nah. They are all friends.

Sayonara.
lordstorm's avatar
and Jetfire (the toy) *WAS* a Valkyrie. ... mine still stands guard over my home office.
ninjatron's avatar
Hope it doesn't turn yellow. If it hasn't already.

Sayonara.
lordstorm's avatar
little bit on the plastic parts. but he is about 60% metal, and the enamel paint they used is damn tough. ;-) I'm tempted to use a process I've found to un-yellow white plastics, but I'll need to test it on something cheaper first.
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