Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Monday, October 29th, 2018 7:18PM CDT

Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: ZeroWolf   Views: 11,113

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Cyberpath, we have received word that Takara have uploaded a new chapter in their Transformers Legends Manga series. This chapter has been released in conjunction with the forthcoming release of LG-EX Big Powered, which are retooled versions of Titans Returns figures deluxe class Misfire and Twin Twist with leader Class Black Shadow representing Sonic bomber, Roadfire and Dai Atlus respectively. The chapter can be found here on the official Takara Tomy Mall website. Like other chapters in the Transformers Legends series, it us full to the brim with cameos and easter eggs from transforners lore. Keep your eyes open in the Energon Pub for a translation summary in the coming days.

We have mirrored the chapters below for your convenience!

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

Transformers News: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released

What do you think of this chapter? Can you spot all the cameos? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Credit(s): Takara Tomy Mall website, Cyberpath from Seibertron
Search Got Transformers News? Let us know here!
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991678)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 29th, 2018 @ 9:08pm CDT
Skritz wrote:Looking at this LG-EX Manga reminds me how absurd it is that Zone, of all things, is getting even a tiny bit of live. Wasn't it a complete flop in Japan? The last dying gasps of the brand there, before it got supplanted by the Brave series.
Nay, good sir. Zone was not the end of G1 in Japan. Well, it was as far as animation was concerned, but there were two more G1 series in Japan after it: "Return of Convoy" (A.K.A. "The Battlestars") and "Gattai Daisakusen" (meaning "Operation Combination").

What's more is that Zone did have a complete storyline that spanned 12 chapters of story pages and two catalog mini-stories, which altogether told a fairly lengthy tale that the single cartoon episode and single manga chapter were only a smidgen of in the grand scheme of things.

Afterward, Return of Convoy would likewise have its story told via several story pages and a single manga chapter, and Operation Combination with story pages and telephone-based audio adventures.
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991688)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 29th, 2018 @ 10:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Skritz wrote:Looking at this LG-EX Manga reminds me how absurd it is that Zone, of all things, is getting even a tiny bit of live. Wasn't it a complete flop in Japan? The last dying gasps of the brand there, before it got supplanted by the Brave series.
Nay, good sir. Zone was not the end of G1 in Japan. Well, it was as far as animation was concerned, but there were two more G1 series in Japan after it: "Return of Convoy" (A.K.A. "The Battlestars") and "Gattai Daisakusen" (meaning "Operation Combination").

What's more is that Zone did have a complete storyline that spanned 12 chapters of story pages and two catalog mini-stories, which altogether told a fairly lengthy tale that the single cartoon episode and single manga chapter were only a smidgen of in the grand scheme of things.

Afterward, Return of Convoy would likewise have its story told via several story pages and a single manga chapter, and Operation Combination with get only story pages and telephone-based audio adventures.


Kinda like how back in the US Transformers didn't end with The Rebirth, with the story continuing in the Marvel comics (even advertised as such on TV!). As an aside, the Brave series started directly after Victory, so there was some overlap between the lines.
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991842)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 31st, 2018 @ 1:30am CDT
The Road to Legends' Revival Chapter 2

Having discussed the origins of Transformer life and the existence of their souls with Primacron in 2011, Wheeljack begins researching the subject by examining personality components, the part believed to contain a Transformer's essence. By 2025, he succeeds at extracting the elusive spark from his own personality component, proving once and for all that his species does have souls, though to Perceptor's horror the experiment causes Wheeljack's personality program to reset and leaves him without any memories. Finding records of the research results, Perceptor begins wondering what happens to sparks when Transformers die...

In 2035, the Powered Masters return to the Tenth Planet in response to a disaster, discussing Violen Jiger originating there as an aggregate of Decepticon ghosts and whether or not the location has anything to do with the reappearance of Starscream's ghost. Suddenly, Dai Atlas and Sonic Bomber are decapitated by none other than Violen Jiger himself, whose soul had not been vanquished but used the Tenth Planet's energy to resurrect himself. A couple years later in 2038, Megatron returns from the destroyed Legends World to his proper era and is met by Soundwave, who returned fifteen years earlier and has kept his mouth shut about knowing about Megatron's eventual return. He explains that all Autobots and Decepticons present in Legends World have a secret agreement not to talk about encountering people from the future in order to avoid causing any time paradoxes, though by now Optimus Prime has been informed and should be returning the Zodiac to Dai Atlas.

However, the robots that meet with Prime aren't Dai Atlas and his comrades at all, but Violen Jiger's components—Vion, Lenja and Igern—who are inhabiting of the Powered Masters' bodies in order to take the Zodiac by force! His plot is foiled by the arrival of the real Powered Masters, who were saved by Perceptor and Wheeljack having used the Tenth Planet's resurrective properties to recover their sparks and place them in protoforms, allowing them to return in new Headmaster bodies. A heated battle breaks out as the Powered Masters use their teamwork and new Headmaster capabilities to best Lenja and Igern, but Vion, in the body of Dai Atlas, is able to defeat Optimus Prime and take the Zodiac. He points out that the Powered Masters' new bodies are lacking Powered Engines, devices granted to them by Vector Sigma, and that the reason Violen Jiger took their original bodies is because a Powered Engine allows him to use the Zodiac to its maximum potential.

Violen Jiger calls upon the Zodiac and transforms into Dai Atlas's Zone Mode, but fortunately Topspin and Twin Twist arrive and grant Dai Atlas access to their own Powered Engines by connecting their own Zone Modes to his, allowing Dai Atlas to counter Violen Jiger's attack. The blast causes the power of the Zodiac to run dry, so Violen Jiger retreats to replenish it with Energon Z. Optimus Prime intends to give chase, seeking to recover the Zodiac and create a new home for the displaced Legends World citizens, but Dai Atlas already knows where Violen Jiger is headed: the home of Energon Z, Planet Z.

Huh. This seems like it's trying to be an introduction for Sparks in the Japanese G1 cartoon continuity, placing their first discovery in 2025. But the Binaltech story, which was set in 2003-2005, had Sparks already a known thing way back then. What's worse is that this very Wheeljack who makes the Spark discovery here is specifically the one who came over to the main JG1 continuity from the Binaltech world, taking the place of his main universe counterpart who died in Transformers: The Movie. And yet, despite this bit of awkward contradiction, this story's opening scene deliberately references the manga story "Controverse" that first brought Binaltech Wheeljack into the JG1 world in the first place. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991847)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 31st, 2018 @ 4:11am CDT
Aside from that confusing element the rest is pretty good, also which storyline was it when Prime returned to his g1 form instead of his star convoy body?
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991858)
Posted by Coptur on October 31st, 2018 @ 7:55am CDT
I really don't like the convoluted story behind Wheeljack's revival, it could've been vastly streamlined without time travel/alt universes blah blah blah :BANG_HEAD: (no one mention Prowl either :-$ )

Vio, len & Jiger should've been different colours once they took on the old Dai Atlas (& friends) bodies.


On a side note i really dislike non transformer decepticon leaders DevilZ, ViolenJiger & maybe Scrash etc
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991865)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 31st, 2018 @ 10:18am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Aside from that confusing element the rest is pretty good, also which storyline was it when Prime returned to his g1 form instead of his star convoy body?
He took on his MP-10 body after G2, around the time when Megatron (in his then-new Leader class toy body) first left the JG1 world for the Legends World. So, this 2038 setting would be around that post-G2 time.

Whereas he took on his Star Convoy body earlier during the still-undated time between 2025 (Victory) and 2035 (Operation Combination, United EX, and Metrowars), after the events of Zone that also took place somewhere during this decade.


Coptur wrote:I really don't like the convoluted story behind Wheeljack's revival, it could've been vastly streamlined without time travel/alt universes blah blah blah :BANG_HEAD: (no one mention Prowl either :-$ )
Well, that was all Ichikawa's doing back in that "Controverse" story. Sakamoto, here, is innocent on that one. ;)

Coptur wrote:Vio, len & Jiger should've been different colours once they took on the old Dai Atlas (& friends) bodies.
But then Vion, Lenja, and Igern wouldn't have been able to fool the other Autobots into letting them get as close to the Zodiac as they did before they tried to take it by force.
Re: Takara Tomy LG-EX Big Powered Transformers Legends Manga Chapter Released (1991986)
Posted by Coptur on November 1st, 2018 @ 5:43am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Aside from that confusing element the rest is pretty good, also which storyline was it when Prime returned to his g1 form instead of his star convoy body?
He took on his MP-10 body after G2, around the time when Megatron (in his then-new Leader class toy body) first left the JG1 world for the Legends World. So, this 2038 setting would be around that post-G2 time.

Whereas he took on his Star Convoy body earlier during the still-undated time between 2025 (Victory) and 2035 (Operation Combination, United EX, and Metrowars), after the events of Zone that also took place somewhere during this decade.


Coptur wrote:I really don't like the convoluted story behind Wheeljack's revival, it could've been vastly streamlined without time travel/alt universes blah blah blah :BANG_HEAD: (no one mention Prowl either :-$ )
Well, that was all Ichikawa's doing back in that "Controverse" story. Sakamoto, here, is innocent on that one. ;)


true but it still hurts the grey matter lol

Coptur wrote:Vion, Lenja, and Igern should've been different colours once they took on the old Dai Atlas (& friends) bodies.
Sabrblade wrote:But then Vion, Lenja, and Igern wouldn't have been able to fool the other Autobots into letting them get as close to the Zodiac as they did before they tried to take it by force.


Very true but i was thinking 'hey guys where's the repaint fodder' lol

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Roadtrap" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Ratchet Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 07 Leader Class Movie 4 Grimlock" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 10 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Jazz" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Swoop" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Voyager Class Elita-1" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Hot Rod and Firedrive" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Prowl Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Power Plus Series Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Bumblebee Evolution 3-Pack (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #213 - How to Say Expensive and Mean It
Twincast / Podcast #213:
"How to Say Expensive and Mean It"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2018

New Items on eBay

Buy "Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots MEDIX The Doc-Bot Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G2 Motormouth Generation 2 GO-BOTS SEALED ON CARD MOC MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "Motormouth Vintage Transformers Generation 2 G2 Go-Bots MOC Figure Car 1994 New" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G2 Mirage Generation 2 GO-BOTS SEALED ON CARD MOC MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "HASBRO TAKARA TOMY TRANSFORMERS 'SIDESWIPE' SIEGE WAR FOR CYBERTRON TRILOGY" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Siege War for Cybertron Deluxe Sideswipe Hound Skytread Cog Set 4" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G1 OPTIMUS PRIME vintage cab w Roller lot Autobots" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro Playskool Transformers Rescue Bots Medix The Doc Bot Wave 5 2012" on EBAY