Ok.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:I have a translation that was given to me. I will pass it to you when I can. Because there was a portion where they detail (see response below) the issue of how Predaking was killed immediately in the OVA, but not in the story pages.
Meh, the Transformers media is no stranger to continuity errors.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Problem with that is the fact that Trypticon and Predaking were around as late as Part 6. Which is something that TOMY could have retconned, but instead implied it still happened... Which also means that the events in the OVA lasted a lot longer than we were shown. (I feel ripped off.)
By "commentary", i meant that he's posting in this thread talking with us about the stories and answering questions about them and such. I gave you the link so you might also talk with him and such.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Meh. I do not need no commentary. I just have a lot of stuff to discuss with him. Get in his head and whatnot.
I'm honestly not quite understanding what you mean here.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Because from what he is saying, UNITED would be based on the "Autobot edition" (see below) continuity. Namely because it has been a Japanese continuity since 1986 (The Rebirth came first). And because of that, Masterforce could have been about the Powermasters... Not the Godmasters. And Victory is untouchable, as they could simply say Ginrai is an Autobot that was based on Powermaster Optimus Prime... Which could also further validate Star Saber saving the lovable former Dinforce member.
From what he's mentioned about the bios, he figured that they were telling bits of events taking place off screen at various point in the cartoon timeline, probably at some point when Megatron's alive.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:Yeah. I am assuming that they are not all based in the same continuity. I mean, unless Galvatron was reformatted back into Megatron by this mysterious leader, Optimus Prime may be the only core character that did not dimension hop.
As for the point in time United EX takes place, since it's concurrent with Operation Combination, Scrash is the current leader with (Ultra) Megatron out of commission for the time being.
Wait. Them making two different LD sets doesn't make one more canon than the other. It's not like the content of one overrides the other. Even though the Pioneer sets lacked the clip shows and had the missing English episodes ("Attack of the Autobots", "Day of the Machines", and "The Rebirth") dubbed into Japanese, that doesn't mean the Takara LDs no longer matter. "The Rebirth" and them were likely dubbed into Japanese just to complete the dubs of the American episodes, but The Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory/Zone/RoC/OpCom/G-2 is the official path taken by the cartoon timeline. To the Japanese, "The Rebirth" is an alternate path.KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:From what I was told, there are two LD sets - The Takara set and the Pioneer set. The Takara set was said to cover season 1 (Convoy Set), season 2 (Megatron Set), 2010, and The Headmasters (which included a Japanese dubbing of... ugh... The Rebirth). Whereas the Pioneer set does not have the additional clip shows and (along with their DVD set) also caps off with (again, ugh) The Rebirth.
Problem is that I have no real confirmation on if they did a Japanese dubbing for the Sunbow version or just did the packaging for international appeal. Or if it a fusion of the Sunbow and Takara versions. Because as we speak, until TOMY decides to put out an edition that combines the two sets, it is only a speculation that Pioneer did a new dub for their set.
However, if it is confirmed that this was done, then we can calmly say which Japanese continuity UNITED EX comes from.