New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 11:30AM CDT

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Courtesy of fellow Seibertronian Cyberpath, and coinciding with the Japanese release of the latest Takara Tomy Transformers figures, we have some eight new mini-stories in the Transformers Legends manga series featuring Targetmasters LG-65 Twintwist and LG-66 Topspin, and drawn by artist Hayato Sakamoto.

The mini chapters are all available online in black and white, and can be found here, also featuring the likes of Optimus Prime / Convoy, Ratchet, Jazz, Brawn, Wheeljack, Springer, Whirl and the Wreckers, plus Jetfire and more - check it all out below, as we wait for the in-pack comics to reach us too, and join the discussion in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update

Transformers News: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update

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Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1947824)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 23rd, 2018 @ 6:34pm CDT
And English summaries - http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Jumpstarter_Chapter

G1 Warrior Twin Twist

Twin Twist's love for drilling holes often gets him into trouble when he damages the Autobot base, and when Topspin tries to talk him out of his bad habit, he instead asks his brother to keep watch while he keeps drilling. Topspin accepts, reflecting that he's a huge thrillseeker who loves the risk of getting caught.


G1 Warrior Topspin

The Jumpstarters are caught by Red Alert and flee on Topspin's jet mode, but have no regrets as they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, Twin Twist's urge emerges and he begins considering drilling holes in his brother's wings, which Topspin protests against despite how thrilling it would be.


Operation: Destroy the Decepticons

Twin Twist's drilling continues causing trouble for the Autobots, but Optimus Prime hits upon the idea of using his habit to their advantage by having him dig pitfall traps for the Decepticons. The plan fails after they remember the Decepticons can fly and Twin Twist ends up digging so many holes that the Autobots themselves fall in them.


The Commander's Good Idea

The Jumpstarters are such a bother that the other Autobots complain to Optimus Prime, who appoints Twin Twist leader of the Jumpstarters so that the responsibilities and duties of the post will keep him too busy to think about his urges... and appoints Topspin commander of the Jumpstarters for that same reason. The brothers begin fighting over who is the real leader, which Prime sees as proof that they've forgotten about the drilling, though Sideswipe protests against this solution.


LG-07 Jetfire Sequel

In the 2000s, Topspin and Twin Twist meet Whirl and Roadbuster who introduce themselves as Wreckers from another world. While the two brothers have never heard of such a group, Springer overhears them and announces his intent to create a Wreckers unit in their own world... because the name sounds cool and might impress girls.


G1 Wreckers Birth Story

Springer recruits the other four and goes to Optimus Prime to ask for his approval in creating the Wreckers, though Prime is unimpressed when he asks for the team's purpose and Springer's response is "doing cool stuff". He only approves on the condition that the Wreckers are responsible for cleaning the area around Mount St. Hilary, which Springer finds so boring and uncool that he leaves for Autobot City, leaving his team members behind.


LG19 Springer Sequel

In the 2030s, Springer returns home from the Legends World in his new body, impressing the Jumpstarters who assume he's now ready to confess his love to Arcee. He argues that he's already been turned down, but Whirl tells him that was a different Arcee and the Wreckers push him over to Arcee where he begins to stammer a confession. How this goes, however, is a story for another time...


LG65 Twin Twist Prologue

Some time later, the Wreckers receive a message from Alpha Trion informing them that the Legends World is under attack by Windblade and the mutant Targetmasters. Given their connections to the dimension, Springer, Whirl, and Roadbuster are ready to head out and defend it, but are surprised when the Jumpstarters ask to come along as well. To explain why they feel obliged to help, the two brothers must reveal a well-kept secret... they too were created in the Legends World!
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948369)
Posted by Va'al on March 26th, 2018 @ 8:27am CDT
Thanks again to Matt in Japan, friend of Seibertron.com and regular source for releases of figures from Takara Tomy Transformers, we also have the pack-in comic that came with the Transformers Legends LG-64 Seaspray and Lione set - still written and drawn by Hayato Sakamoto, and still part of the ongoing manga series - this time featuring the titular characters plus Alana, Seaspray's romantic interest in the original cartoon series, in both her human and robot forms, and only minor unnecessary cheesecake.

In addition, we also have some summaries for the previously posted online mini-chapters about the Jumpstarters, now Targetmasters, in the same toyline! Check it all out below, including the two-page comic and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

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G1 Warrior Twin Twist

Twin Twist's love for drilling holes often gets him into trouble when he damages the Autobot base, and when Topspin tries to talk him out of his bad habit, he instead asks his brother to keep watch while he keeps drilling. Topspin accepts, reflecting that he's a huge thrillseeker who loves the risk of getting caught.


G1 Warrior Topspin

The Jumpstarters are caught by Red Alert and flee on Topspin's jet mode, but have no regrets as they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. However, Twin Twist's urge emerges and he begins considering drilling holes in his brother's wings, which Topspin protests against despite how thrilling it would be.


Operation: Destroy the Decepticons

Twin Twist's drilling continues causing trouble for the Autobots, but Optimus Prime hits upon the idea of using his habit to their advantage by having him dig pitfall traps for the Decepticons. The plan fails after they remember the Decepticons can fly and Twin Twist ends up digging so many holes that the Autobots themselves fall in them.


The Commander's Good Idea

The Jumpstarters are such a bother that the other Autobots complain to Optimus Prime, who appoints Twin Twist leader of the Jumpstarters so that the responsibilities and duties of the post will keep him too busy to think about his urges... and appoints Topspin commander of the Jumpstarters for that same reason. The brothers begin fighting over who is the real leader, which Prime sees as proof that they've forgotten about the drilling, though Sideswipe protests against this solution.


LG-07 Jetfire Sequel

In the 2000s, Topspin and Twin Twist meet Whirl and Roadbuster who introduce themselves as Wreckers from another world. While the two brothers have never heard of such a group, Springer overhears them and announces his intent to create a Wreckers unit in their own world... because the name sounds cool and might impress girls.


G1 Wreckers Birth Story

Springer recruits the other four and goes to Optimus Prime to ask for his approval in creating the Wreckers, though Prime is unimpressed when he asks for the team's purpose and Springer's response is "doing cool stuff". He only approves on the condition that the Wreckers are responsible for cleaning the area around Mount St. Hilary, which Springer finds so boring and uncool that he leaves for Autobot City, leaving his team members behind.


LG19 Springer Sequel

In the 2030s, Springer returns home from the Legends World in his new body, impressing the Jumpstarters who assume he's now ready to confess his love to Arcee. He argues that he's already been turned down, but Whirl tells him that was a different Arcee and the Wreckers push him over to Arcee where he begins to stammer a confession. How this goes, however, is a story for another time...


LG65 Twin Twist Prologue

Some time later, the Wreckers receive a message from Alpha Trion informing them that the Legends World is under attack by Windblade and the mutant Targetmasters. Given their connections to the dimension, Springer, Whirl, and Roadbuster are ready to head out and defend it, but are surprised when the Jumpstarters ask to come along as well. To explain why they feel obliged to help, the two brothers must reveal a well-kept secret... they too were created in the Legends World!

Source: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Jumpstarter_Chapter
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948386)
Posted by Rated X on March 26th, 2018 @ 9:25am CDT
Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing. Must have not had any sake that night. But great to have him back ! Without the hot chicks "manga" is just comics...lol.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948398)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 26th, 2018 @ 9:39am CDT
great story between seaspray and alana in that episode.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948406)
Posted by ThunderThruster on March 26th, 2018 @ 10:10am CDT
Dammit. Now I want an Alana figure for my Seaspray.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948412)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2018 @ 10:52am CDT
Rated X wrote:Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing.
But, there's none of that here either. Alana isn't drawn in any compromising or undignified depiction. She's just drawn as her normal self. Sakamoto's treating her with respect (well, with as much respect as the original cartoon's episode did, at least).
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948414)
Posted by Glarryg on March 26th, 2018 @ 10:58am CDT
It makes me smile that the transformation sound is rendered "Gigo-gago." Never noticed that before.

:D

Glarryg
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948441)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on March 26th, 2018 @ 2:00pm CDT
Once more I long for an English translation on the comics.
I actually tried ti use Googles Translate App, but it's really painful and I doubt think it's very accurate.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948463)
Posted by Rated X on March 26th, 2018 @ 3:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing.
But, there's none of that here either. Alana isn't drawn in any compromising or undignified depiction. She's just drawn as her normal self. Sakamoto's treating her with respect (well, with as much respect as the original cartoon's episode did, at least).


Ummmm....shes bent over practically twerking on top of seaspray. I thought you were from Florida homie?
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948466)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 26th, 2018 @ 3:36pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing.
But, there's none of that here either. Alana isn't drawn in any compromising or undignified depiction. She's just drawn as her normal self. Sakamoto's treating her with respect (well, with as much respect as the original cartoon's episode did, at least).


Ummmm....shes bent over practically twerking on top of seaspray. I thought you were from Florida homie?
He's a very tiny but speedy watercraft. She has to bend over to hold on to him and not fall off as he moves. She did the same in the episode itself.

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And don't mistake the rest of our state for Miami.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948469)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 26th, 2018 @ 3:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing.
But, there's none of that here either. Alana isn't drawn in any compromising or undignified depiction. She's just drawn as her normal self. Sakamoto's treating her with respect (well, with as much respect as the original cartoon's episode did, at least).


Page 2, top left panel. That's the only bit that could be remotely considered questionable. I'll leave the hook alone now.

Some interesting things:
- Tigerburn is still in Lione's body, but Lione seems to attempt to reject the former.
- The chariots make an appearance, and Tigerburn's is in fact the golden mailaway prize.
- Alana changing to a robotic form upon the touch of (special) water is tied to the G1 episode Sea Change. Apparently Seaspray shoots that very same water from the episode and it's the wish-granting quality of that water that allowed Lione to exorcise Tigerburn.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948541)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 26th, 2018 @ 11:25pm CDT
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the female human anatomy...........Eeeeeeeeeeew! :lol:
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948542)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 26th, 2018 @ 11:28pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the female human anatomy...........Eeeeeeeeeeew! :lol:


Technically speaking she's not human, but Tlalakan (try saying that 3 times fast). She's humanoid however :P
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948543)
Posted by Rated X on March 26th, 2018 @ 11:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Hell yeah !!! Sakamoto is back !!! Those last few cartoons couldn't have been him because his signature sleeze was missing.
But, there's none of that here either. Alana isn't drawn in any compromising or undignified depiction. She's just drawn as her normal self. Sakamoto's treating her with respect (well, with as much respect as the original cartoon's episode did, at least).


Ummmm....shes bent over practically twerking on top of seaspray. I thought you were from Florida homie?
He's a very tiny but speedy watercraft. She has to bend over to hold on to him and not fall off as he moves. She did the same in the episode itself.

Image

And don't mistake the rest of our state for Miami.


Look at the difference between sunbows picture and sakamotos picture. On the sunbow shes sitting skirt down Sakamoto has her bending over, skirt ready to pop up and expose whatever is under there lol. I guess it takes a Miami boy to see the obvious intent. Uncle Luke would be proud. :D
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948559)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 27th, 2018 @ 1:49am CDT
How many more of these are left now? Won't be long before the mangaka is finished drawing these (since he likes drawing girls maybe he would be better suited sticking to ecchi series instead)
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948562)
Posted by fenrir72 on March 27th, 2018 @ 1:57am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:How many more of these are left now? Won't be long before the mangaka is finished drawing these (since he likes drawing girls maybe he would be better suited sticking to ecchi series instead)


No different from what Marvel,DC and Image had been churning these past years( less cloth more skin ). Loli style aside (Sue is so kawaii), his mech designs, from the simplified ones in the manga and those in the boxes are kick azz awesome!
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948569)
Posted by Black Hat on March 27th, 2018 @ 5:41am CDT
Putting aside the "M-muh icky fictional 2D girls!" argument, Sakamoto is an excellent artist, and a master of the lost art of "Having fun". I'd love to see an entirely original TF manga done by him rather than a pack-in comic. Especially if he got to make his own continuity with original designs.

Though I still maintain the ideal man to get to do a TF manga would be Kenichi Sonoda. Between his insane attention to detail, wonderful sense of style, impeccable artistic ability, love of FUN and huge amount of respect for his fans both in Japan and the West, he'd be an excellent candidate. Shame that AFAIK he's too busy/worn out to do much these days.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948571)
Posted by Michael Alex Kawa on March 27th, 2018 @ 6:00am CDT
I agree with both of the above comments that Sakamoto is a great artist, I would love for him to get an official on-going Transformers Manga. I also agree that his depiction of females is no worse then what Marvel or DC does, and as for the "under age" argument, have you seen how the "teenager" Starfire from DC is drawn and dressed, and she is just the tip of the iceberg.
Anyways getting off that subject, I really liked this comic/manga chapter since Sea Change was always a favorite episode of mines, and it is sad that these mini-manga/comics are coming to an end.
Also I agree that a Transformers manga drawn by Kenichi Sonoda would be the bomb, that is like one of the best ideas I have ever heard.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948575)
Posted by Burn on March 27th, 2018 @ 6:16am CDT
Marvel and DC have nothing on Zenescope, heck, they probably outdo Sakamoto.
Re: New Takara Tomy Transformers Legends Online Manga Mini-Update (1948579)
Posted by ZeroWolf on March 27th, 2018 @ 7:10am CDT
Kenichi sonada...ah! The mangaka of gunsmith cats and riding bean. Thought the name was familiar. Also don't mistake my comment for "2d girl = bad" i just said I think his style would fit an ecchi series, then he could have free reign to go even more over the top! I mean have you seen to love ru?

Though what we really need is studio trigger to step in with another tf anime it's been twelve-thirteen years since transformers cybertron, it think it's over due them being allowed a cracking at it.

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