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Friday, March 16th, 2012 8:09AM CDT

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The cast of voice actors for the upcoming Japanese version Transformers Prime (Super Robot Life Forms Transformers Prime) has been revealed as well as the opening and ending themes. Transformers Prime (Super Robot Life Forms Transformers Prime) debuts in Japan on April 7th. See the voice talent below:


  • Optimus Prime - Toshiyuki Morikawa
  • Megatron - Keiji Fujiwara
  • Rachet - Tatsuo Tobita
  • Bulkhead - Takashi Nagasako
  • Arcee - Shizuka Itou
  • Starscream - Satoshi Tsuruoka
  • Cliffjumper - Noriaki Sugiyama
  • Jack Darby - Jun Fukuyama
  • Raf Esquivel - Motoko Kumai
  • Miko Nakadai- Nozomi Furuki
  • William Fowler - Kenji Nomura
  • June Darby - Hitomi Nabatame

  • Opening Theme - "Feeling" by BigBang
  • Ending Theme - "I Believe in All" by Clutcho

Source: http://www.tv-aichi.co.jp/TF-prime/index.html
Credit(s): http://www.tv-aichi.co.jp/TF-prime/index.html
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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1358919)
Posted by BeastProwl on March 16th, 2012 @ 8:22am CDT
Well, the themes themselves aren't on youtube from what I can tell
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1358923)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on March 16th, 2012 @ 8:32am CDT
Wait, no Tessho Genda? I guess it's cool that Tekkaman Blade's doing Optimus, but why not? :???:
I do like that they picked the original Ganondorf VA to do Bulkhead though, he's basically guaranteed to not be as wimpy sounding as he was in Animated. :-?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1358934)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
Optimus Prime - Toshiyuki Morikawa: Beast Wars Metals Jaguar (Ravage)

Megatron - Keiji Fujiwara: Beast Wars Dinobot, Micron Densetsu Devastor (Armada Scavenger), Animated Grimlock

Ratchet - Tatsuo Tobita: No TF roles

Bulkhead - Takashi Nagasako: Isaac Sumdac, Animated Snarl, Animated Brawn

Arcee - Shizuka Itō: No TF roles

Starscream - Satoshi Tsuruoka: Beast Wars Neo Strada

Cliffjumper - Noriaki Sugiyama: No TF roles

Jack Darby - Jun Fukuyama: No TF roles

Raf Esquivel - Motoko Kumai: No TF roles

Miko Nakadai- Nozomi Furuki: No TF roles

William Fowler - Kenji Nomura: No TF roles

June Darby - Hitomi Nabatame: No TF roles


So, we got some who have experience with the Transformers, and some who have been part of mostly non-TF anime.

But, yeah, it's too bad there's no Tesshō Genda for Optimus (they even got him for Omega Supreme and G1 Convoy in the Japanese dub of Animated. Yes, that's right, G1 Convoy/Optimus Prime made an appearance in the Japanese dub of Animated :shock: ).

Or even Seizō Katō for Megatron. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he isn't really doing much voice work these days, right?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1358984)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on March 16th, 2012 @ 1:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Or even Seizō Katō for Megatron. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he isn't really doing much voice work these days, right?


Yeah he hasn't done much as of late, certainly not as much as he used to do, weirdly enough his only time "reprising" the Megatron role was when he did Mesutron from that awesome Panty and Stocking parody. :P

On the subject of Tessho Genda though, he did voice Primus in Super Link and Galaxy Force, so if Primus ever shows up in Prime Genda might be a likely candidate to voice him. ;)
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1358986)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:On the subject of Tessho Genda though, he did voice Primus in Super Link and Galaxy Force, so if Primus ever shows up in Prime Genda might be a likely candidate to voice him. ;)
I sure hope so! The fact that he voiced Primus in both shows make me want him to be the official and definitive Japanese voice of Primus in all his animated appearances. :-B
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359000)
Posted by TulioDude on March 16th, 2012 @ 3:04pm CDT
Does anybody if they voiced any other famous roles?

Sabrblade wrote:But, yeah, it's too bad there's no Tesshō Genda for Optimus (they even got him for Omega Supreme and G1 Convoy in the Japanese dub of Animated. Yes, that's right, G1 Convoy/Optimus Prime made an appearance in the Japanese dub of Animated :shock: ).

Or even Seizō Katō for Megatron. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he isn't really doing much voice work these days, right?



Pics or didnt happen :D
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359020)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 4:03pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Does anybody if they voiced any other famous roles?

Sabrblade wrote:But, yeah, it's too bad there's no Tesshō Genda for Optimus (they even got him for Omega Supreme and G1 Convoy in the Japanese dub of Animated. Yes, that's right, G1 Convoy/Optimus Prime made an appearance in the Japanese dub of Animated :shock: ).

Or even Seizō Katō for Megatron. Correct me if I'm wrong, but he isn't really doing much voice work these days, right?



Pics or didnt happen :D
Audio only. His was a voiceover appearance at the beginning of the Japanese dub of "TransWarped, Part 1" in which he had a brief conversation with Animated Optimus Prime.

Though, I can't locate the exact video, but I did find one close to it. It's a preview for the episode I'm referring to, with Tesshō Genda and Hiroki Takahashi as G1 and Animated Optimus Prime, respectively, promoting the episode together.

The deeper voice with the red text is G1 Optimus Prime, and the younger voice with the blue text is Animated Optimus Prime.

http://nicoviewer.net/sm12221102
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359039)
Posted by Chaoslock on March 16th, 2012 @ 5:19pm CDT


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Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359040)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 5:30pm CDT
Chaoslock wrote:

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WHY?!!!! Why another rap theme song?!!!

It barely worked for Beast Wars (though, most would say that it *didn't* work at all), so why would they ever try it again with this?!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Transformers and rap do NOT mix! In ANY form. >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359045)
Posted by LadyBug on March 16th, 2012 @ 5:39pm CDT
Coming from an anime background, the opening and ending theme songs have been disappointing within the last several years. It sets the whole show up, yet why did they even have to change the opening song in the first place? I'm kind of excited for the voice cast list, so I may end up watching it in Japanese if I can find it when it comes out.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359051)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 5:47pm CDT
LadyBug wrote:Coming from an anime background, the opening and ending theme songs have been disappointing within the last several years. It sets the whole show up, yet why did they even have to change the opening song in the first place? I'm kind of excited for the voice cast list, so I may end up watching it in Japanese if I can find it when it comes out.
Both Animated and all three of the Micron Trilogy series had great Japanese openings and endings (though, some of the endings were just okay). This is the first lukewarm-sounding opening theme since Beast Wars Neo's "Love For Ever —Kimi wo Mamoru Tame ni—" (I'm not counting Beast Wars Returns's "Phat Planet" opening since it didn't change the song and so isn't a Japanese-original song).
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359090)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 16th, 2012 @ 8:24pm CDT
Why the hell can't Japan just keep the damn theme song for once? Why do they feel the need to change the theme song, every TF series. Why don't they just dub the freaking song in Japanese? It doesn't make sense!!! The TFP song doesn't even have words, it would have been much easier!!! :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359097)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2012 @ 8:39pm CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Why the hell can't Japan just keep the damn theme song for once? Why do they feel the need to change the theme song, every TF series. Why don't they just dub the freaking song in Japanese? It doesn't make sense!!! The TFP song doesn't even have words, it would have been much easier!!! :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :BOOM:
Becuase 9 times out of 10 the Japanese theme songs are million times better than the English theme song (though, this looks to be one of those rare 1 out of 10 times that the song isn't better).

Face it, aside from the Beast Era theme songs and the Prime opening, the English Transformers theme songs are mere rehashes of the same darn song over and over and over and over and over again! We get it! They're "more than meets the eye", they're "robots in disguise", the "Autobots wage their battles to yadda yadda yadda"! We've heard it a million times and it's barely gotten any original changes made to it! There's a distinct lack of originality that just makes it all repetitive and restrained from innovation.

The Japanese themes, however, have never waned in their ability to get a firm grasp on diversity and uniqueness, being very original and creative each time. Some/most of which tend to hot-blooded, hardcore, rockin' good tunes just bursting at the seems with blood-pumping energy and excitement ready to explode into sheer awesomeness and catchiness!

Animated, Micron Densetsu, Beast Wars Metals, Car Robots, Galaxy Force, Beast Wars II, and even Super Link all had especially good theme songs that simply wipe the floor with their American counterpart songs. Why, the Japanese Animated theme song was even performed in a live symphony orchestra, and that's sure saying something! 8) 8) 8) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359163)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on March 17th, 2012 @ 1:38am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:Why the hell can't Japan just keep the damn theme song for once?


If you're talking about the one we get, they never had that theme song. :oops:

Sabrblade wrote: Why, the Japanese Animated theme song was even performed in a live symphony orchestra, and that's sure saying something! 8) 8) 8) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

I must see this, show me the way! :grin:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1359214)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 17th, 2012 @ 8:13am CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote: Why, the Japanese Animated theme song was even performed in a live symphony orchestra, and that's sure saying something! 8) 8) 8) :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

I must see this, show me the way! :grin:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361789)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2012 @ 1:15am CDT
Last week the voice actors and opening/closing themes for the Japanese version of Transformers Prime ("Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Prime") were revealed. Now we have sort audio clip of "Feeling" by BigBang, the song that will serve as the show's opening theme. Keep in mind this clip was not specifically released as a teaser for the show's theme, but it is the song they will using and this should give us a good idea of what it will sound like. Check it out in the YouTube clip embedded below.

Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361791)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 24th, 2012 @ 1:29am CDT
Ew.

Never watch Japanese versions of shows or anime anyway I suppose. Though I'm guessing someone will like it.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361794)
Posted by Mkall on March 24th, 2012 @ 1:40am CDT
Meh.

Now Jam Project's Animated Intro - that was a theme song.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361795)
Posted by mattwhite924 on March 24th, 2012 @ 1:44am CDT
That song doesn't really feel like Transformers to me. I think the US theme is kind of generic, but at least it fits in with the tone of the show.

Transformers Animated still has my favorite opening theme. I love how they modernized the G1 theme for it.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361797)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 24th, 2012 @ 2:02am CDT
Is that...English I'm hearing??
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361809)
Posted by Mykltron on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:53am CDT
That's so lame. Sounds more like the theme for a show aimed at very young girls. Or very young gays.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361814)
Posted by Shadowstream on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:22am CDT
Y'know, after Transformers EVO I knew there was absolutely no way they could live up to that for any TF series to follow... and now they're not even trying.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361816)
Posted by guarayakha on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:33am CDT
God I duckin' hate K-pop so much. How does that even fit in with what Transformers Prime is all about? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361832)
Posted by KnightStrike on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:36am CDT
Okay so TF Prime has a fantastic score with a film quality feel to it and the Japanese are using this?? Not knocking the song or group, but it just doesn't feel like it fits to me. I have now been reminded of why I gave up anime years ago and have no interest in most Japanese pop culture anymore, it has become far too goofy/weird/bubblegum pop for my taste. I just hope this thing never makes it way into the US release in any way shape or form.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361837)
Posted by KnightStrike on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
In other news, character name changes for the Japanese version will include Bieberbee(for once his broken voice module would be a blessing) and HannahMontanatron.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361849)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2012 @ 10:08am CDT
Is it just me, or is there way more English than Japanese in that Japanese song? O.o

Since it still sounds like a rap to me, I said it once before and I'll say it again:
Sabrblade wrote:Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

WHY?!!!! Why another rap theme song?!!!

It barely worked for Beast Wars (though, most would say that it *didn't* work at all), so why would they ever try it again with this?!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Transformers and rap do NOT mix! In ANY form. >:oP


Also, I just found this:


The song sounds a little better in this video, but not by much.

Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Ew.

Never watch Japanese versions of shows or anime anyway I suppose. Though I'm guessing someone will like it.
You're missing out. And you're gonna kinda have to with the Shout! Factory DVDs, of the Japaense G1 cartoons. ;)

Mkall wrote:Meh.

Now Jam Project's Animated Intro - that was a theme song.
Amen! Transformers EVO. = =P~ =P~ =P~

Autobot032 wrote:Is that...English I'm hearing??
Yes. Whiule the Japanese are all for Gratuitous English, the level of it in this song is ridiculous.

guarayakha wrote:God I duckin' hate K-pop so much. How does that even fit in with what Transformers Prime is all about? :BANG_HEAD:
What does Korea have to do with this?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361896)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on March 24th, 2012 @ 2:54pm CDT
Bleh :SICK:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361936)
Posted by Blurrz on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:09pm CDT
Would've been sick if they threw in some the brilliant green/tommy heavenly6, but I guess they want to draw in a more diverse crowd by using a K-pop group instead


Sabrblade wrote:
guarayakha wrote:God I duckin' hate K-pop so much. How does that even fit in with what Transformers Prime is all about? :BANG_HEAD:
What does Korea have to do with this?


BB is K-pop/from South Korea
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1361995)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:56pm CDT
Compared to this.

Usually I can actually withstand the force of terrible J/K-pop, since I simply cannot understand the lyrics. But as an opening/ending theme for TFPrime? Any words I could use to describe my feelings would be highly offensive and I'm not certain I could get away with that language on this board. Heck I wouldn't even call this good for a J-pop song.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362048)
Posted by guarayakha on March 25th, 2012 @ 2:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What does Korea have to do with this?


Blurrz wrote:BB is K-pop/from South Korea


What Blurrz said. This is a Korean group performing a Japanese song with Engrish in it.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362187)
Posted by Nekoman on March 25th, 2012 @ 3:17pm CDT
I like it. I think the lighter sound fits well enough with the style of the show. I think Flow could have sung a similar song, better, but it's good enough.

Then again, after mentioning Flow, I think it would've been 10x better had they done it.

Sabrblade wrote:Since it still sounds like a rap to me, I said it once before and I'll say it again:
Sabrblade wrote:Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

WHY?!!!! Why another rap theme song?!!!

It barely worked for Beast Wars (though, most would say that it *didn't* work at all), so why would they ever try it again with this?!!! :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:

Transformers and rap do NOT mix! In ANY form. >:oP


Srsly? I loved the Beast Wars track. That first OP was the absolute best. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362297)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2012 @ 11:05pm CDT
Nekoman wrote:Srsly? I loved the Beast Wars track. That first OP was the absolute best. :michaelbay:
This song is the one I'm referring to:


Don't get me wrong, I enjoy it too. It even made it onto my top 20 list of the greatest Japanese Transformers opening themes. But, it's purely guilty pleasure material, as this song is, by no means, an excellent song.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362917)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 27th, 2012 @ 6:03pm CDT
Korean Pop group Big Bang have uploaded the full version of the Japanese Transformers Prime opening song titled "Feeling" from their album Alive. This hip hop grounded track borders electronica with a heavy western/house influence. The entire album is available on iTunes Japan, which you can view by clicking here. Enjoy the track via Big Bang's youtube.com video!

Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362926)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2012 @ 6:18pm CDT
Listening to it now.


EDIT: Well... that was... something.

Honestly, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been. It did have some genuine catchy and upbeat parts in it, but... yeah, it just doesn't have that right "feeling" (ironic, isn't it? :P ).

Admittedly, the more I listen to it, the more it grows on me (as has been the case with every Japanese TF song I've heard). I honestly don't think this song is bad at all, just that it isn't anything that special either. At best, it's... okay.

It's nowhere near as cool as some of the previous JTF opening themes. I mean, RiD got Koji Wada! Micron Densetsu got Psychic Lover! Animated got JAM Project! So, yeah, with this, there is no comparison.

But, all the same, it isn't a bad song. It's just one that none of us was expecting after all the more epic-sounding theme songs we've had in the past. And, who knows, maybe the ending theme song will be cool. And, maybe the visuals of the theme song will help make this one work better.

For now, it's not great, but I've honestly heard much worse. It isn't "bad", it's just "different". :-|
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362932)
Posted by Optimus1116 on March 27th, 2012 @ 6:26pm CDT
I don't like it... :BOOM:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362949)
Posted by Mkall on March 27th, 2012 @ 6:58pm CDT
It's not bad, but it's not something I'll willingly listen to again.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362965)
Posted by Kylehudson1996 on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:24pm CDT
That is..... that.... that's not Transformers Prime... anywhere, anyhow. Its just not =;
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362980)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:54pm CDT
The song is awesome and I love it cause of the fact that I like Japanese song better than English/American songs xD.

But I will say this though...That doesnt sound like a Transformers song at all. AT ALL. That sounded like an opening theme of an anime >.>....An actual anime rather than TF Prime translated to Japanese.

Summary : Awesome song choice for a shonen anime. The worst song choice for a Transformers theme song -.-...
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362987)
Posted by JEDI ALCHEMIST on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:58pm CDT
:sad: Whay can't they ever have intros like the original Fight Super Robot Life Form Transformers? Or even Transformers 2010?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1362988)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:59pm CDT
CrimsonPrime wrote:The song is awesome and I love it cause of the fact that I like Japanese song better than English/American songs xD.

But I will say this though...That doesnt sound like a Transformers song at all. AT ALL. That sounded like an opening theme of an anime >.>....An actual anime rather than TF Prime translated to Japanese.

Summary : Awesome song choice for a shonen anime. The worst song choice for a Transformers theme song -.-...
Surely this isn't the only one that doesn't like a JTF opening. Like, all the Japanese Beast Era openings don't sound very TFish, so how do those sound to you?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363037)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:11pm CDT
All the comparisons to the Japanese opening for Beast Wars S1 have me wondering, could it be because of the detailed style of CG? Is that style considered distinctly American enough that it must be complimented with the most distinctly American style of music that permeates Asian markets, namely rap? That's the only conclusion I can come up with.

The other unfortunate parallel is that the song is so light, it seems to be actively undermining the dark, ominous tone established in "Darkness Rising", in much the same way American Beast Wars was initially lightened and dumbed-down a bit in translation.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363044)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:28pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:All the comparisons to the Japanese opening for Beast Wars S1 have me wondering, could it be because of the detailed style of CG? Is that style considered distinctly American enough that it must be complimented with the most distinctly American style of music that permeates Asian markets, namely rap? That's the only conclusion I can come up with.
Well, Beast Wars Metals (Japanese seasons 2-3) had more upbeat, rockin' good tunes for their openings, which maintained the serious nature of the show.

Though, both "Bad Spark" and "Cutting Edge" (both having been released as theatrical movies in Japan) had more lively tunes for their themes, so... yeah.

Bumblevivisector wrote:The other unfortunate parallel is that the song is so light, it seems to be actively undermining the dark, ominous tone established in "Darkness Rising", in much the same way American Beast Wars was initially lightened and dumbed-down a bit in translation.
It was lightened and dumbed-down all the way through the show, even in Beast Machines (Beast Wars Returns).

But, frankly, I would not mind if TF: Prime were to be dubbed in a more cheery way. The show seriously needs to lighten up, as season 1 just wasn't all that fun, and took till episode 12 to really pull me in. Which is why I'm grateful we have Rescue Bots. :-B
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363049)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:42pm CDT
Whooaa, hold up there Sabrblade, the serious, not-so-fun-and-kiddy thing is great. I can deal with a lot of change in Transformers, but I like this dark thing they got going on, so don't go giving anyone any ideas! :D

Personally, the song has grown on me. I love electronica, and even though this is upbeat and poppy, I like it!

I'd like to see them use something more like this:
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363053)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:54pm CDT
Does not feel like Transformers.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363054)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:55pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:Whooaa, hold up there Sabrblade, the serious, not-so-fun-and-kiddy thing is great. I can deal with a lot of change in Transformers, but I like this dark thing they got going on, so don't go giving anyone any ideas! :D
At this point, there's probably no changing any plans Japan has for their dub of this series. ;)

Though, I will say that Animated got a great Japanese dub, being very faithful to the English version. 8)
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363057)
Posted by SlyTF1 on March 27th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:But, frankly, I would not mind if TF: Prime were to be dubbed in a more cheery way. The show seriously needs to lighten up, as season 1 just wasn't all that fun, and took till episode 12 to really pull me in. Which is why I'm grateful we have Rescue Bots. :-B


Oh no. No, no, no. TF Prime is already too damn light for my tastes. I like how Animated always had a dark overtone to it while still being bright and happy looking on the outside. But I'd like for Prime to be dark outside and on the inside. We've had too much happiness.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363093)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on March 28th, 2012 @ 12:01am CDT
That... was.... Horrible. I don't see how this fits TF:Prime on any way regardless how they change the opening scene. Thank god we have Brian Tyler!!
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363190)
Posted by Decepticon Spike on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:02am CDT
I don't like it. The boy band sound doesn't fit with TF.
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363201)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
Juat out of curiosity, how many of ya'll have listened to all the previous Japanese TF opening themes?
Re: Transformers Prime Japanese Voice Actors and Opening / Closing Themes Revealed (1363205)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on March 28th, 2012 @ 9:40am CDT
And now I cannot get the image of the Decepticons dancing out of my head...
*shudder* Megatron boyband dancing...

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