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Anime Profile: Beast Wars: Transformers

Fields
USA Info
Japanese Info
Image
Title
Beast Wars: Transformers Beast Wars: Chou Seimeitai Transformers(season 1) Beast Wars: Transformers
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  Beast Wars Metals(seasons 2-3)
Released
52 TV Episodes(3 seasons) 52 TV Episodes(3 seasons)
Dates
September 16, 1996–May 7, 1999  
Company
Mainframe Entertainment/Hasbro TV Tokyo/Takara
Creator
   
Director
  Various(Bob Forward, Ian Pearson, Craig McEwen, Jonathan Goodwill, etc)
Genre
Action, Mecha Action, Mecha
Related
-- listed below -- -- listed below --
Characters
Airrazor Air Razar
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Black Arachnia Black Widow
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Cheetor Cheetas
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-- more listed below -- -- more listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Beast Wars: Transformers

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Airrazor Air Razar Ravage Jaguar
Black Arachnia Black Widow Rhinox Rhinox
Cheetor Cheetas Scorponok Scorpos
Depth Charge Depth Charge Silverbolt Silverbolt
Dinobot Dinobot Tarantulas Tarans
Inferno Inferno Terrorsaur Terrazaurah
Megatron Megatron Tigatron Tigatron
Optimus Primal Convoy Tigerhawk TigerFalcon
Quickstrike Quickstrike Transmutate --?--
Rampage(Protoform X) Rampage Waspinator Waspittar
Rattrap Rattor    

Anime Description: Beast Wars: Transformers

Note: Beast Wars: Transformers is NOT Japanese Animation, though it has been broadcasted in Japan, and also spawned a few anime spinoffs that have yet to be released in the U.S. Therefore, I have decided to include it on this site. (It is also worth noting that a lot of the English VA's on this show went on to voice characters for the more recent Transformers anime.)

Beast Wars is both a sequel and prequel to the original Transformers series. Taking place three hundred years after the Great War between the Autobots and Decepticons, their descendents the Maximals and Predicons now reside in Cybertron. The Maximals (Autobot Descendents) have reigned as the main power of Cybertron and have created co-existance between the Predicons (Decepticon descendents).

However, one Predicon known as Megatron (named in honor of the Decepticon leader) steals a Cybertronian relic known as the Golden Disk. Sent to chase Megatron and the Predicons is Optimus Primal and his band of Maximals. After chasing down the Predicons, both teams of Transformers mysteriously land on a planet (which is later revealed to be Prehistoric Earth).

Trapped on the planet, the Beast Wars begin between the two factions. However, Megatron's ambitions grow bigger by the day, and the Beast Wars will soon erupt into a battle that could place the history of Cybertron and the fate of the entire universe at stake....