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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:06 am

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Our friends over at the Allspark have been busy translating Yuki Ohshima's "Metro Wars" and Guido Guidi's "Starcream's New Power" mangas from the recently released Transformers Generations 2013 book. Click here to view the full set of translated pages.

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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:42 am

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Reading it now.

I wonder why "Chief Commander" was used instead of "Supreme Commander". :-?

Surprised to see the use of the old pre-2007 Japanese names in this day and age for something that's neither Masterpiece- nor Encore-related.

Nebulans! In the JG1 cartoon continuity! Then again, Hi-Q certainly can't be the only one of his kind. ;)

Is this the first time Omega Supreme and Metroplex have directly interacted with each other together?

Metrotitan is Darkmount?! :shock:

So many cameos! I am loving this! :KREMZEEK:

Only one page for the Starscream story? Bummer.

So... which continuity is the Starscream one set in, exactly? :???:
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:59 am

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There's something strange to me about seeing Superion and Omega Supreme sitting inside Metroplex and using gun turrets.
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:01 am

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"Metrowars 2" is up - http://www.allspark.com/content/view/11469/37/

There's also an addendum with notes from Guido Guidi posted for the previous "Starscream's New Power" story - http://www.allspark.com/content/view/11417/37/
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Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi

Postby Va'al » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:06 pm

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Our fellow Transformers fans over at the AllSpark have been busy translating more of the manga included in the Generations 2013 book, as we previously [url]reported[/url]. Thanks to Seibertron user sabrblade, we have now been made aware of Metrowars 2 being translated too! You can read the full set here. In addition, Guido Guidi posted some notes for Starscream's New Power, also included in the book.

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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:52 pm

I'm hoping this hints at a Metrotitan repaint... plus a retool in orange of his little car buddy. :-?
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:31 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:So many cameos! I am loving this! :KREMZEEK:


What's curious is that the cameos mostly stem from a semi-unplaced piece of Transformers continuity: Robot Masters. Most blatantly so with Delta Seeker loosing an arm to X-Gunner, like his Robot Masters bio said. Well, makes it a bit easier to place the new characters from that line :lol:
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Coptur » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:47 pm

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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby TulioDude » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm

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Nice!But...
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Samsonator » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:28 pm

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TulioDude wrote:Nice!But...
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00 am

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If anyone's wondering, what Straxus is doing to Metrotitan is he's infusing him with Megatron's evil nature, since Megatron lost it in the last story.
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby MegaDump » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:46 am

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LMAO @ the last panel:
"Nice one Metroplex!
You WIPED him good!"
What, did Metroplex go potty and need his butt wiped? Surely it was supposed to be translated as "whipped?" Crazy Engrish :???:
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:01 am

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Metroflex? Is that a typo, or is that what Takara have named the grappling arm on Metroplex? :P
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:17 am

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MegaDump wrote:LMAO @ the last panel:
"Nice one Metroplex!
You WIPED him good!"
What, did Metroplex go potty and need his butt wiped? Surely it was supposed to be translated as "whipped?" Crazy Engrish :???:
"Wiped" as in "wiped out" is a phrase that can be used in that context.

Sodan-1 wrote:Metroflex? Is that a typo, or is that what Takara have named the grappling arm on Metroplex? :P
Ohshima chose to use the original pre-2007 Japanese G1 names for these comics, so Metroplex is "Metroflex" and Optimus is "Super Convoy" (being in his Nucleon Quest body, that is).
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:34 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Sabrblade wrote:Ohshima chose to use the original pre-2007 Japanese G1 names for these comics, so Metroplex is "Metroflex" and Optimus is "Super Convoy" (being in his Nucleon Quest body, that is).

Gotcha. Thanks very much.
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:22 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Ohshima chose to use the original pre-2007 Japanese G1 names for these comics, so Metroplex is "Metroflex" and Optimus is "Super Convoy" (being in his Nucleon Quest body, that is).

Gotcha. Thanks very much.
And, to be honest, there isn't all that much a difference between "Metroflex" and "Metroplex" when spelled in Japanese:

Metroflex: メトロフレックス
Metroplex: メトロプレックス

The difference lies in the フ (fu) vs. プ (pu).
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Re: "Metro Wars" and "Starscream's New Power" Translated!

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Yeah, in my (small) understanding of Japanese, there are a few letters you can "upgrade" to a slightly different sound by adding a tiny circle or double hatch to the character. Ka to Ga is another one... Ta to Da... Ha to Ba or Pa. (Correct me if I'm referencing these incorrectly.)

It's all really interesting how the language is constructed, and how the letters are almost always pairs of English letters - a consonant and vowel. (except for N. N is a loner. Ha.)

Understanding it a little bit helps wrap your head around how odd translations come about.
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