Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi

Transformers News: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 2:08PM CDT

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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.

Transformers News: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi
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Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519586)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 23rd, 2013 @ 2:52pm CDT
I'm hoping this hints at a Metrotitan repaint... plus a retool in orange of his little car buddy. :-?
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519605)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 23rd, 2013 @ 4:31pm CDT
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:
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519610)
Posted by Coptur on September 23rd, 2013 @ 4:47pm CDT
I love being right i think someone owes me an apology
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519635)
Posted by TulioDude on September 23rd, 2013 @ 8:04pm CDT
Nice!But...[quote]Burn,I'm with fire![/quote] :-?
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519653)
Posted by Samsonator on September 23rd, 2013 @ 10:28pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Nice!But...[quote]Burn,I'm with fire!
:-?[/quote]
"Burn 'im with fire!" as in him, but without the H
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519680)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 24th, 2013 @ 7:00am CDT
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.
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519839)
Posted by MegaDump on September 25th, 2013 @ 4:46am CDT
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 :???:
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519848)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 25th, 2013 @ 6:01am CDT
Metroflex? Is that a typo, or is that what Takara have named the grappling arm on Metroplex? :P
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1519853)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2013 @ 7:17am CDT
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).
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1520067)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:57am CDT
Can't wait for more! Saberblade.....sharp eyes and you rock!
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1520158)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
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.
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1520203)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:22pm CDT
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).
Re: Japanese Generations 2013 Book 'Metro Wars 2' Comic Translated and Extra Commentary by Guido Guidi (1520212)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:39pm CDT
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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