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Transformers Go! Anime Video Introduces Samurai & Ninja Teams

posted on 2013-06-28 02:00 EDT
New Transformers in Warring States period & modern day on DVDs starting in July

Hunter Optimus Prime (from the ongoing Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters CG series) introduces the new Autobots protecting Earth, the Swordbot Samurai Team:

  • Kenzan, the police car Transformer who practices the "Emergency Two-Sword Style" of swordsmanship
  • Jinbu, the jet Transformer who will never lose a battle of speed, and a practitioner of the "Super Aerial Sword Style"
  • Ganoh, the fire truck Transformers with unparalleled power and the "Fire-Fighting Charging Style"

While each can transform into a robot on their own, they can combine in multiple ways to form three unique giant robots — Go-Kenzan, Go-Jinbu and Go-Ganoh, depending on who is the head.

In addition there is the Swordbot Shinobi Team: the Gekisōmaru Lion Ninja of Land, Hishōmaru Hawk Ninja of Wind, and Sensuimaru Shark Ninja of Water.

The story follows a boy who is tasked with protecting "legend discs" with the help of the Transformers in the Warring States period and in the modern day.

Takara Tomy launched the Transformers Go! toy line in April. The anime will be bundled on DVDs with Shogakukan's Terebi-kun (TV-kun) magazine (for the Samurai arc) and Kodansha's TV Magazine (for the Shinobi arc) beginning this July.


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