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Taking place after the Second Season of Transformers, Scramble City is a story in which the Cybertrons... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Yûji Endô 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Toyohiro Andô 

Produced by
Yoshifumi Hatano .... producer
Hirohisa Satô .... producer
Kôji Sekiguchi .... producer
Original Music by
Johnny Douglas 
Robert J. Walsh 
Cinematography by
Masayuki Hirono 
Film Editing by
Masaaki Hanai 
Art Direction by
Shoichiro Sugiura 
Production Management
Susumu Nishikawa .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jun Fukuda .... assistant director
Art Department
Hiroshi Misono .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Katsuyuki Kondo .... sound recordist
Shozo Tajima .... sound
Special Effects by
Nobuhiro Shimokawa .... special effects
Animation Department
Hiroki Abe .... key animator
Shigemi Aoyagi .... key animator
Floro Dery .... character designer
Yasuyoshi Geki .... key animator
George Goode .... character designer
Jun'ichi Hayama .... key animator
Yasue Itasaka .... finish animation
Yasuhiko Izumi .... inbetween artist
Kazuhiro Kaneko .... inbetween artist
Andy Kim .... character designer
Hiroyuki Onodera .... inbetween artist
Yôko Sakamoto .... finish animation
Yoshiko Sakuma .... finish animation
Yoshie Sugimoto .... background artist
Yûji Tsuge .... key animator
Jiro Urakami .... background artist
Satoshi Yamaguchi .... animation director
Toshiyuki Yamaki .... inbetween artist
Shigeru Yamazaki .... key animator

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"Transformers: Scramble City Hatsudôhen" - USA
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Classic Transformers fun, 23 December 2007
Author: DragStrip from United Kingdom

Of all the Transformer spin-offs, this Japanese-language one shot is the one that feels closest to G1. Of course, this is mostly because it was produced in the G1 era and uses the same Animation models and style as the classic series, in addition to a lengthy prologue consisting of footage taken straight from the American cartoons.

"Scramble City" isn't deep, even by Transformer standards. It is a Toy commercial on a level perhaps unrivalled in Transformers at least until the brief Fourth Season. The main purpose of it is to sell the Gestalt (combiner) teams (Constructicons/Devastator, Stunticons/Superion, Aerialbots/Superion, Protectobots/Defensor, Combaticons/Bruticus) and Autobot (Metroplex) and Decepticon (Trypticon) cities. But the sequences showing these characters are fun and exciting, and its engrossing and extremely enjoyable for a Big G1 fan like me just to watch these characters, some of which were underused in the original series, in action. The show is also noteworthy for the first appearance of Ultra Magnus, one of the most beloved Transformer characters.

"Scramble City" is a great watch for all G1 fans, and makes a superb bonus on the DVD of the classic animated movie.

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