Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012

Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 9:15am CST

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Takara Tomy on twitter has posted a tweet that announced the Japanese version of Transformers Prime cartoon is to be aired in Japan from April 2012.

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Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323519)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:01am CST
It's about time we heard about the Japanese dub. I wonder which seiyuu they'll get this time.

Did the Japanese ever get War for Cybertron as well? I know they at least know of it since the WFC designs were used in the first United manga, but did they actually get the game itself?
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323526)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:22am CST
Sabrblade wrote:It's about time we heard about the Japanese dub. I wonder which seiyuu they'll get this time.

Did the Japanese ever get War for Cybertron as well? I know they at least know of it since the WFC designs were used in the first United manga, but did they actually get the game itself?


Nope, WFC never got a Japanese release, neither did the movie games after the first one, kinda weird. :-?

Also while I doubt this is gonna happen, I hope they use the original Japanese terminology and names for this dub instead of using the American names like with the Movies and Animated, it's just weird hearing them say Optimus Prime, Decepticon and all this other stuff that they ain't used to.
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323530)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:35am CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:Nope, WFC never got a Japanese release, neither did the movie games after the first one, kinda weird. :-?
Heh, no wonder they mistook the WFC designs for G1 iterations in the United fiction. ;)

cannonfodder4000 wrote:Also while I doubt this is gonna happen, I hope they use the original Japanese terminology and names for this dub instead of using the American names like with the Movies and Animated, it's just weird hearing them say Optimus Prime, Decepticon and all this other stuff that they ain't used to.
I kinda wish this too, if only they hadn't done so for the Movie and Animated to begin with. But I got a feeling that, aside form a few special cases, "Cybertron/Destron/Convoy/etc." have been officially replaced with "Autobot/Decepticon/Optimus Prime/etc."

It's kinda sad, seeing as how they were so used to them for 20+ years, and now they suddenly switch over to using foreign terms. Imagine how it would be like for us if they suddenly dropped all existing English terms for new ones (I know they did something like this in the Beast Era, but that was later altered to have them coexist with the previous terms and wasn't permanent).
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323533)
Posted by Mkall on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:39am CST
I'm hoping that the Japanese version will get an awesome opening song like Transformers Evo was for Animated.
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323537)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:44am CST
Mkall wrote:I'm hoping that the Japanese version will get an awesome opening song like Transformers Evo was for Animated.
YES! Absolutely! Though, it'll likely be made form existing footage from the show, rather than newly-created footage like Animated had.

Still, as long as the song is good. The current one in English is alright, but it's kinda mellow.
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323685)
Posted by Heavy B on December 15th, 2011 @ 3:24pm CST
holy god, I can't imagine what japan will do to this series. After what they did to Beast Wars, its obvious we can't trust them...
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323756)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 7:02pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:holy god, I can't imagine what japan will do to this series. After what they did to Beast Wars, its obvious we can't trust them...
Whoa whoa whoa, back the track up, man. Do you not know what they did to Beast Machines and Animated for those dubs? They dubbed them both GOOD and faithful to the English version. I think we can say that Japan has learned its lesson from what they did for Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals. Besides, G1 got a fair dub as FSRLTF and FSRLTF 2010. Prime's dub will probably be alright too.
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323818)
Posted by Heavy B on December 15th, 2011 @ 9:35pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:holy god, I can't imagine what japan will do to this series. After what they did to Beast Wars, its obvious we can't trust them...
Whoa whoa whoa, back the track up, man. Do you not know what they did to Beast Machines and Animated for those dubs? They dubbed them both GOOD and faithful to the English version. I think we can say that Japan has learned its lesson from what they did for Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals. Besides, G1 got a fair dub as FSRLTF and FSRLTF 2010. Prime's dub will probably be alright too.

Depth Charge sang folk songs and Megatron shriekd like a girl.

Japan aint getting off that easily
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323825)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:00pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:holy god, I can't imagine what japan will do to this series. After what they did to Beast Wars, its obvious we can't trust them...
Whoa whoa whoa, back the track up, man. Do you not know what they did to Beast Machines and Animated for those dubs? They dubbed them both GOOD and faithful to the English version. I think we can say that Japan has learned its lesson from what they did for Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals. Besides, G1 got a fair dub as FSRLTF and FSRLTF 2010. Prime's dub will probably be alright too.

Depth Charge sang folk songs and Megatron shriekd like a girl.

Japan aint getting off that easily
That was over a decade ago. Beast Wars Returns and Animated came much more recently, and were both dubbed accurately (or, as accurately as they could be). I'm sure Prime won't suffer as badly as Beast Wars did.
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323829)
Posted by Heavy B on December 15th, 2011 @ 10:10pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Dr. Heavy B wrote:holy god, I can't imagine what japan will do to this series. After what they did to Beast Wars, its obvious we can't trust them...
Whoa whoa whoa, back the track up, man. Do you not know what they did to Beast Machines and Animated for those dubs? They dubbed them both GOOD and faithful to the English version. I think we can say that Japan has learned its lesson from what they did for Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals. Besides, G1 got a fair dub as FSRLTF and FSRLTF 2010. Prime's dub will probably be alright too.

Depth Charge sang folk songs and Megatron shriekd like a girl.

Japan aint getting off that easily
That was over a decade ago. Beast Wars Returns and Animated came much more recently, and were both dubbed accurately (or, as accurately as they could be). I'm sure Prime won't suffer as badly as Beast Wars did.

Animated and Beast Machines weren't as good as Beast Wars.

Besides, can you IMAGINE what they did to "Code of Hero"?
Re: Japan To Broadcast Transformers Prime in April 2012 (1323849)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2011 @ 11:21pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:Animated and Beast Machines weren't as good as Beast Wars.
In America, yes. In Japan, their dubs were superior to Beast Wars and Beast Wars Metals.

Dr. Heavy B wrote:Besides, can you IMAGINE what they did to "Code of Hero"?
Having seen some of that episode in Japanese (the first 1/3 of it), I can imagine very well. I can imagine it adding some new bits of dialogue to make all of the Preds' defeats seem more humiliating for them and hilarious for us, and Dinobot's death seem more passionate and emotional with more energy put into it the voice performance. Though, some silly bits added in too, but given the overall tone of the episode, they'd be overshadowed by Dinobot's story.

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