Transformers: Scramble City (OAV)

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[ spinoff of Transformers (U.S. TV) ]

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]
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Seen in part or in whole by 136 users, rank: #3042 (of 5923)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.500 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.0229, rank: #4996 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 5.506 (Decent−), rank: #5019 (of 5916) (seen all: 5.57 / seen some: 6.00 / won't finish: 4.09)
Bayesian estimate: 5.994 (Decent), rank: #3873 (of 4471)
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
Comment:
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 
Audio Director: Shōzō Tajima 
Background Art:
Jirō Urakami 
Yoshie Sugimoto 
Original Mechanical Design:
Hiroyuki Obara 
Shohei Kohara 
Shoji Kawamori 
Special Effects: Nobuhiro Shimokawa 
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
Narrator 
Soundwave 
Keiichi Nanba as Broadcast  (Blaster) 
Ken Shiroyama as
Blades 
Bruticus 
Firebolt 
Vortex 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as
Air Rider 
Guardian 
Hot Spot 
Kôki Kataoka as
Dragstrip 
Meister 
Kouji Totani as
Menasor 
Motormaster 
Masashi Ebara as
Brawl 
Dead End 
Scavenger 
Teletraan I 
Teletran 1 
Osamu Saka as
Groove 
Swindle 
Wheeljack 
Seizo Katou as Devastator 
Sho Hayami as
Blast Off 
Bonecrusher 
Ironhide 
Spike Witwicky 
Takurou Kitagawa as
Mixmaster 
Scavenger 
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Silverbolt 
Superion 
Toshio Ishii as
Meister(Jazz) 
Scrapper 
Yoku Shioya as Bumble 
Yutaka Shimaka as
Bruticus 
Long Haul 
Onslaught 
Wildrider 

Frank Welker as Jaguar 
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Powerglide 
Keiichi Nanba as Chip Chase 
Ken Shiroyama as
Ratbat 
Skydive 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Grapple 
Masashi Ebara as
Skywarp 
Smokescreen 
Sho Hayami as Tracks 
Takurou Kitagawa as
Skydive 
Warpath 
Toshio Ishii as
Long Haul 
Sparkplug Witwicky 
Yoku Shioya as
Firebolt(Fireflight) 
Glen 
Yu Shimaka as
Bruticus 
Onslaught 
Thundercracker 
Yutaka Shimaka as Thundercracker 
Japanese companies
Animation: Toei Animation 
Audio Production: Cosmo Promotion 
Music Production: Columbia Music Entertainment 
Production: Takara 
English staff
English cast
(none)
Alex Weiner as Commentary(TFW2005.com) 
Rick Alvarez as Commentary(Transformers Collectors' Club) 
English companies
Licensed by: Hasbro (video only) 
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