Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga

Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga

Friday, June 7th, 2019 12:16PM CDT

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The Legends line is practically over,. The wider retail line was replaced during brand unification and now we see that even the exclusives are under the Selects line rather than the Legends EX line. With this end in mind, Takara has released their final chapter in the Legends manga and fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade sent that our way. This was published on their website.

Sabrblade wrote:We have now reached the end of an era.

The following is the final Legends manga chapter, simply titled Transformers Legends Final Story "Epiloge" (that is not a typo on my part, btw).


Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
Transformers News: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga
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Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023755)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2019 @ 12:39pm CDT
Interpretation time!


Dai Atlas (in his five-Powered Master robot mode configuration) has struck down the Star Giant by completely bisecting it in half, killing both Dark Nova and G1 Megatron, as previously seen in Dai Atlas's pack-in comic. The survivors of the Legends World mourn the loss of G1 Megatron, as he had been a great and benevolent mayor to them. Optimus Prime appears to reassure them that Megatron's dying wish of having the Legends World restored will be fulfilled.

By the year 2039, Hot Rod does some stuff with Hooligan and Triggerhappy (whose Targetmaster partner Blowpipe is now drawn to match his Siege toy) and meets up with the Eldedroid-suited Daniel Witwicky, who informs Hot Rod about the discovery of a new energy source called Angolmois Energy. A grown up Atari Hitotonari works with who I presume to be an aged Chip Chase on the project working with this new "Gaia Energy" and the creation of a new line of Androids (including Artemis and Moon from Beast Wars Second). An aged Spike Witwicky is also present and, elsewhere, Soundwave and the Decepticons hold a press conference that mentions the Decepticons, the Autobots, Cybertron, the late Megatron, and the Legends World.

In space, Ultra Powered brings Perceptor and Windblade to the planet Zamojin to speak with Katsu Don about the possibility of recreating the Legends World. Katsu Don seems resistant to the idea at first, but seems to relent (need more clarification on this). Ultra Powered then heads to Planet Zone (but not before a brief flashback of Dai Atlas conversing with an injured Star Saber), where it is discovered that several beast-moded Microns (Mini-Cons) have been created from Protoforms that were exposed to Beast Power. These Mini-Cons are the ones from the Micron Booster 4 set that included ones with Maximal and Predacon insignia. Here, these Mini-Cons are used to explain the origins of the Maximal and Predacon insignia in the Japanese continuity. What's more is that the Beast Power granted these Mini-Cons the ability to scan organic lifeforms, explaining that bit of Beast Wars technology as well.

All five Powered Masters then transform into their Zone Base Modes to prepare for the recreation of the Legends World. A ceremony is held involving the direct interaction of at least Zodiac, Energon Z, Zamojin telepathy power, Beast Power, and the little Legend World version of Botanica. As Leo Prime and Rattrap watch the spectacle unfold, G2 Smokescreen and Dreadwing (in their upgraded forms) watch from afar, too ashamed of their previous siding with Dark Nova to interact with anyone else. However, they are approached by the surprising appearance of Devcon, who offers to let them join up with him and his pals, Slizardo and the Skuxxoid. Smokescreen is convinced (having previously worked with Devcon back when he, Smokescreen, was an Autobot) while Dreadwing seems hesitant. Smokescreen seems to reassure him and bring him over as well.

At last, the universe of the Legends World is reborn and Broadside carries its survivors over to the newly restored world, bringing them all home. In this new world, the people of the Legends World get right to work building a brand new body for G1 Megatron, restoring him to life. This new body of his is based directly on his Masterpiece MP-36 body. From here, life goes on in the Legends World as many of its people goes to see the new Bumblebee movie and love it! But then, Legends World Megatron comes running with some shocking news: G1 Megatron is planning to leave the Legends World!

The people of the Legends World are immensely sad to see their mayor wanting to back home to the G1 World, but Megatron is sympathetic and a heartfelt farewell is held in his honor, with everyone seeing Megatron off. Legends World Megatron is the most sad out of everyone, even thinking back to four different moments of G1 Megatron's time in the Legends World. but life must continue forward.

And so it does! Presented in the style of end credits, Pages 13-15 of this story show us glimpses of many more epilogues to other series, including:

  • The main Japanese G1 storyline, with Megatron reuniting with Optimus Prime and formally reestablishing the Cybertron Alliance (with Sakamoto sneaking some Power of the Primes toy cameos of Grimlock, Elita One, and Slash)
  • Kiss Players (sort of), with Marissa Faireborn, her daughter Sue, Atari, and Shaoshao, along with Hot Rod, Artemis, and Moon, in a sort of bridge to the Beast Era
  • Beast Machines, with Rattrap, Waspinator (happy at last), and the reborn Rhinox living peacefully on the Technorganic Cybertron and having a campfire celebration near Mount Megatron with Cheetor, Silverbolt, Nightscrean, Blackarachnia and Botanica, along with Obsidian and Strika looming in the sky above, making their way back to the planet
  • Prime, with Knock Out and Breakdown (still in his Unite Warriors toy body) working on new Decepticon armor from the Beast Hunters Cyberverse and Adventure toylines (making this the Japanese Prime/Go!/Adventure universe instead of the English one wherein Knock Out switched to the Autobot side)
  • Animated, taking place right after the BotCon 2011 and 2015 Season 3.5 fiction, with Slipstream (in her Legends body) teamed up with Swindle and a seemingly revived Starscream in what looks like a plot to spring Megatron's Decepticons out of prison
  • Car Robots, with Devil Gigatron combined with God Fire Convoy as the oxymoronically named Devil God Fire Convoy
  • Car Robots again, withe Black Convoy, Baldigus, and Dark Ai on some planet out in space
    Armada, with Alexis at the beach reminiscing about Starscream Super Mode
  • Leo Prime's personal story, with him also departing the Legends World to continue his adventures, seen off by the Legends World versions of Lio Convoy and Lio Junior
  • A Legends World homage to Beast Wars Neo, with Big Convoy's students all having their graduation ceremony, styled after the ceremony that was supposed to happen in the final episode of Beast Wars Neo
  • Another Legends epilogue, with Officer Ai trying to arrest Tarantulas, much to the confusion of the other employees at the Tera Kura Company (featuring the debut appearances of Rampage and Transmutate!)
  • And finally, a new beginning...
...in which a new employee comes to work at the Axalon Trading Company. He is the Legends World version of Depth Charge's shark drone (which was characterized as its own speaking character in the Japanese dub) and is a huge fan of Transformers: Armada. He is welcomed by the other employees, including a surprise appearance by Depth Charge!

In the year 2040 of the G1 World, Hawking (G2 Eagle Eye) and Magnificus bring the (still-living?) body of Skyquake to a secure area, where Assaultmaster (from the United EX line) is immobilized. A burst of energy shoots out from Assaultmaster's body and entering Skyquake. Magnificus places a cloak over the form of Skyquake, now inhabited by the Decepticon High Regent, Scrash.

But, the two leaders of the Cybertron Alliance, Optimus Prime and Megatron, arrive on the scene to engage these new enemies. Working together, they charge!


As the old saying goes, it never ends.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023757)
Posted by Randomhero on June 7th, 2019 @ 12:46pm CDT
IM NOT CRYING! YOURE CRYING!
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023761)
Posted by ScottyP on June 7th, 2019 @ 1:04pm CDT
End of an era :(

The energy and fun factor behind this little side comic was very appreciated.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023764)
Posted by Munkky on June 7th, 2019 @ 1:39pm CDT
Goodnight Sweet Prince.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023768)
Posted by Skritz on June 7th, 2019 @ 2:22pm CDT
Well, it was a sendoff as bonkers, silly and continuities-referencing as the entire run, wasn't it? :APPLAUSE:
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023780)
Posted by Moonshot on June 7th, 2019 @ 3:05pm CDT
Man Im going to miss Legends. Love the crazy, weird stuff Sakamoto been doing, his artwork and stories tying so much together in a bizarre patchwork that somehow worked. Since I bought quite a few Legends figures, I have some of the comics at least.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023792)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on June 7th, 2019 @ 4:00pm CDT
It was a lot of fun while it lasted.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023797)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 7th, 2019 @ 5:25pm CDT
We need the entire Legends manga collected together, for posterity. It wouldn't hurt to have it all translated into English too! ;) Please, Takara! Make it happen!
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023798)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2019 @ 5:29pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:We need the entire Legends manga collected together, for posterity. It wouldn't hurt to have it all translated into English too! ;) Please, Takara! Make it happen!
Karyuudo Fansubs has expressed interest in translating the Legends manga, and have translated a few previous chapters (the Blue Big Convoy one being their most recent one), but there's a lot of other things on their plate right now so we'll just have to be patient and settle for the TFWiki summaries for the time being.

Though, let's not forget that a lot of those earlier chapters were pretty skeevy in their depiction of females.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023806)
Posted by Lore Keeper on June 7th, 2019 @ 7:28pm CDT
On a semi-related note, has anyone managed to recreate the Ultra Powered configuration in a way that isn't a floppy mess that falls apart when you look at it?
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023897)
Posted by TulioDude on June 8th, 2019 @ 6:34pm CDT
I didnt keep up with this series,but this ending still feels very emotional.Well done on the creators parts on conveying so much on these pages.

Too bad they couldnt use more movie characters.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2023981)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 9th, 2019 @ 8:06pm CDT
Great end to a fun little adventure.

Really liked that image of God Fire Convoy with Devil Gigatron as his right hand!
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2024022)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on June 10th, 2019 @ 8:37am CDT
All we need now is for it to be collected into a nice book form and then also translated into english.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2024029)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2019 @ 9:25am CDT
Rodimus Knight wrote:All we need now is for it to be collected into a nice book form and then also translated into english.
Sabrblade wrote:Karyuudo Fansubs has expressed interest in translating the Legends manga, and have translated a few previous chapters (the Blue Big Convoy one being their most recent one), but there's a lot of other things on their plate right now so we'll just have to be patient and settle for the TFWiki summaries for the time being.

Though, let's not forget that a lot of those earlier chapters were pretty skeevy in their depiction of females.
Re: Final Story from the Takara Transformers Legends Manga (2024110)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2019 @ 11:12pm CDT
Complete compilation of every single Legends comic strip (courtesy of Allspark.com user Creedence):

https://mega.nz/#F!y6pAhaQS!WMO11FJmknzs43QaD7hxKQ

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