Transformers: Scramble City (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Transformers: Scramble City Hatsudôhen (Japanese) 
戦え!超ロボット生命体トランスフォーマー スクランブルシティ発動編 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , super robot 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: The movie or special begins with the history of the Transformers on earth utilising the clips from the Chou-Robot Semeitai Tatakae Transformers. The story begins with the Cybertrons on a secret mission constructing a gigantic Cybertron warrior which resembles a city, Metroplex (Scramble City). The Destrons sent spies to monitor them and later sends the Constructicons to wreak havoc. Convoy and the aerialbots defeats Devastator but later faces Menasor. Bruticus (Combatrons) arrive to battle and later joined by Defensor (Protectobots). The battle was later joined by Metroplex and ends with the shocking appearance of Dinosaurer (Tripticon in US). 
User Ratings: 38 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
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 Very good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 138 users, rank: #3302 (of 6418)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.500 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.0229, rank: #5404 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 5.511 (Decent−), rank: #5458 (of 6417) (seen all: 5.57 / seen some: 6.00 / won't finish: 4.08)
Bayesian estimate: 5.995 (Decent), rank: #4240 (of 4884)
Running time: 15 minutes 
Number of episodes: 1 
Vintage: 1986 
Opening Theme:
"Transformers" by Satoko Shimonari 
Ending Theme:
"Peace Again" by Satoko Shimonari 
Trivia: We have 1
Originally meant to be an OAV series, Scramble City was created to take place between the second and third season of the original Transformers Series. This was meant to take the place of Transformers The Movie which didn't see a release in Japan until 1990. Unfortunately the first episode ended on a cliffhanger and a second episode was never released. However, there was an informal sequel created by Takara using stop motion footage of the actual toys. 
Scramble City is featured on Disc 1 of the Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD release. Due to licensing issues, the U.S. release has no audio; instead, it features commentary by two Transformers fans. 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yuji Endo 
Script: Toyohiro Andô 
Character Design:
Andy Kim 
Floro Dery 
George Goode 
Art Director: Shoichiro Sugiura 
Animation Director: Satoshi Yamaguchi 
Art Advancement: Hiroshi Misono 
Assistant Director: Jun Fukuda 
Audio Director: Shōzō Tajima 
Background Art:
Jirō Urakami 
Yoshie Sugimoto 
Editing: Masaaki Hanai 
Finishing Advancement: Susumu Nishikawa 
Original Mechanical Design:
Hiroyuki Obara 
Shohei Kohara 
Shoji Kawamori 
Photography: Masayuki Hirono 
Production Assistant: Yasukazu Makihara 
Recording: Katsuyuki Kondō 
Special Effects: Nobuhiro Shimokawa 
Theme Song Arrangement: Shiro Sagisu 
Theme Song Composition: Kyohei Tsutsumi 
Theme Song Lyrics: Akira Ootsu 
Theme Song Performance: Satoko Shimonari 
Banjou Ginga as Ultra Magnus 
Seizo Katou as Megatron 
Tesshô Genda as Convoy 

Gara Takashima as Carly 
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Starscream 
Issei Masamune as
Keiichi Nanba as Broadcast  (Blaster) 
Ken Shiroyama as
Kenyuu Horiuchi as
Air Rider 
Hot Spot 
Kôki Kataoka as
Kouji Totani as
Masashi Ebara as
Dead End 
Teletraan I 
Teletran 1 
Osamu Saka as
Seizo Katou as Devastator 
Sho Hayami as
Blast Off 
Spike Witwicky 
Takurou Kitagawa as
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Toshio Ishii as
Long Haul 
Meister (Jazz) 
Yoku Shioya as
Bumble  (Bumblebee) 
Firebolt (Fireflight) 
Yutaka Shimaka as
Long Haul 

Frank Welker as Jaguar 
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Powerglide 
Keiichi Nanba as Chip Chase 
Ken Shiroyama as Ratbat 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Grapple 
Masashi Ebara as
Osamu Saka as Wheeljack 
Sho Hayami as Tracks 
Takurou Kitagawa as
Toshio Ishii as Sparkplug Witwicky 
Yoku Shioya as Glen 
Yutaka Shimaka as Thundercracker 

Japanese companies
Animation: Toei Animation 
Audio Production: Cosmo Promotion 
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry 
Music Production: Columbia Music Entertainment 
Toei Animation 
Sound Effects: Shin Onkyō 
English staff
English cast
Alex Weiner as Commentary ( 
Rick Alvarez as Commentary (Transformers Collectors' Club) 
English companies
Licensed by: Hasbro (video only) 

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