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)
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: 40 ratings have been given [details]
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 Very good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:2, ?:1)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
 So-so: 6 votes (sub:4, raw:1, dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 141 users, rank: #3522 (of 7012)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.475 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.0247, rank: #5983 (of 7028)
Weighted mean: 5.521 (Decent−), rank: #5938 (of 7028) (seen all: 5.58 / seen some: 6.00 / won't finish: 4.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.010 (Decent), rank: #4593 (of 5296)
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
Art Director: Shoichiro Sugiura
Animation Director: Satoshi Yamaguchi
Sound Director: Shōzō Tajima
Art Advancement: Hiroshi Misono
Assistant Director: Jun Fukuda
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
Tesshō 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 
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
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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