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Re: Transformers: The Manga Volumes 1 and 2 from Viz Media

Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:33 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Gotta admit, from the looks of those pages, the official translation sure does look more refined than the old fan translation on TFArchive.

Looking forward to picking this up as well as Volume 2 and Volume 3.


Do we know if there will be a volume 3? I had presumed that the remaining G1 content would be in book 2 but it's been a while since I looked at my original compilation so I can't be certain how much content remains.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga Volumes 1 and 2 from Viz Media

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:37 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Gotta admit, from the looks of those pages, the official translation sure does look more refined than the old fan translation on TFArchive.

Looking forward to picking this up as well as Volume 2 and Volume 3.


Do we know if there will be a volume 3? I had presumed that the remaining G1 content would be in book 2 but it's been a while since I looked at my original compilation so I can't be certain how much content remains.
Yes. I posted an Amazon link to it previously. Volume 2 contains The Headmasters, the Headmasters one-shot, and Masterforce, while Volume 3 has Victory, the Zone one-shot, and the Battlestars one-shot.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga Volumes 1 and 2 from Viz Media

Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:24 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:Yes. I posted an Amazon link to it previously. Volume 2 contains The Headmasters, the Headmasters one-shot, and Masterforce, while Volume 3 has Victory, the Zone one-shot, and the Battlestars one-shot.


Thanks for the info, Sabrblade. I updated the news story to have the correct info about Volume 2 and 3. :)
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby BW Megatron » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:32 am

Now will this book work in traditional manga form, where you read back to front?
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby It Is Him » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:59 am

Great review. These stories definitely spark joy, and remind me why I’m such a big Transformers fan in the first place. I read a few chapters last night, and I’m looking forward to reading more tonight. Highly recommended.

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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby triKlops » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:04 am

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Got mine in late last night after work and gave it a quick thumb through. Looks absolutely amazing for a comprehensive compilation. Really looking forward to a chance to sit down and go through it cover to cover. For the low MSRP versus what it would have cost to hunt these all down, its a great value as well.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby ScottyP » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:35 am

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My copy arrived yesterday, went straight to the top of my manga to-read pile and it has me refocused on finishing Gundam: Ecole du Ciel so I can get to it. Excellent review here, helps set expectations though it's in line with what I'd assumed. Very happy to see this released!
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Free preview and additional images of Transformers: The Manga Volume 1 from Viz Media

Postby Seibertron » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:39 am

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Courtesy of the fine folks at Viz Media, we have even more images to share with you from the just-released Transformers: The Manga Volume 1. This is a combination of images that are publicly available in the free preview at Viz.com along with additional images that their PR company sent us to share with all of you. The free preview includes almost the first 20 pages, and then we added in some of the extras (in appropriate order) that we received separately. You can click on the thumbnails below to view the full images.

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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby Rodimus Knight » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:03 am

"Marvel Transformers comics and my prized (embarrassingly) KISS Players Manga collection. "
Truth Be told, I'd like to see the Kiss Players Manga done here too. It sounded so bizarre I'd like to see it.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:46 am

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Rodimus Knight wrote:"Marvel Transformers comics and my prized (embarrassingly) KISS Players Manga collection. "
Truth Be told, I'd like to see the Kiss Players Manga done here too. It sounded so bizarre I'd like to see it.
Eh, it's content is kinda pornographic, though. Not exactly the same audience that this manga was aimed at (as in, young kids).
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby Seibertron » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:02 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:"Marvel Transformers comics and my prized (embarrassingly) KISS Players Manga collection. "
Truth Be told, I'd like to see the Kiss Players Manga done here too. It sounded so bizarre I'd like to see it.
Eh, it's content is kinda pornographic, though. Not exactly the same audience that this manga was aimed at (as in, young kids).


Transformers KISS Players is not pornographic. It does have a level of adult sexual content that some many find inappropriate (especially when associated with Transformers), but it's not pornographic. Hustler and Penthouse magazines are pornographic.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby ZarenPRIME » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:36 pm

Where can I purchase the Kiss Player Manga. I dig anything Japanese and Transformers and they look fun as heck.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby Rodimus Knight » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:38 pm

Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Knight wrote:"Marvel Transformers comics and my prized (embarrassingly) KISS Players Manga collection. "
Truth Be told, I'd like to see the Kiss Players Manga done here too. It sounded so bizarre I'd like to see it.
Eh, it's content is kinda pornographic, though. Not exactly the same audience that this manga was aimed at (as in, young kids).


Transformers KISS Players is not pornographic. It does have a level of adult sexual content that some many find inappropriate (especially when associated with Transformers), but it's not pornographic. Hustler and Penthouse magazines are pornographic.


What I found weird about it, is you couldn't find a copy of it online. Like so many manga and comic books can be found to read, and yet this one, nadda.
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby ZarenPRIME » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:42 pm

I've been trying to find copies of it to buy and can't find anything :(
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Re: Transformers: The Manga, from Viz Media

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:31 pm

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I, uh, have scans. :-|

Never looked at them, knowing what they contain, but I got them since they were included with the fansubbed release of Car Robots.
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