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Old 2002-05-10, 09:54 PM   #1
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Default Japanese Transformers Episode Guides

Having noticed that there can be a lot of threads started up enquiring about episode guides and episode titles for the various Japanese threads, I thought that starting a thread which covered all of the series might be a useful, helpful idea.


Credits to Doug Dlin for the FSRLT and 2010 lists below, in which episode numbering follows US numbering.

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers (1985):

01 "The Road to Earth" ("More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1")
02 "Secret of the Ruby Crystals" ("More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2")
03 "Escape from Earth!" ("More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3")
04 "Operation: Space Bridge" ("Transport to Oblivion")
05 "The Return of Megatron" ("Roll For It")
06 "S.O.S. Cybertrons!" ("Divide and Conquer")
08 "Birth of the Dinobots" ("SOS Dinobots")
10 "The Mysterious Giant Meteorite" ("War of the Dinobots")
14 "Operation: Obliterate Earth" ("Countdown to Extinction")
16 "The Laws of Seibertron" ("Heavy Metal War")
17 "Frankenstein Spike" ("Autobot Spike")
18 "Steal the Solar Energy!" ("Changing Gears")
21 "Ligier's Betrayal" ("Traitor")
X1 "Birth of the Transformers!" [clip show using animation from previous episodes]
22 "Immobilizer" ("The Immobilizer")
24 "Atlantis, Arise!" ("Atlantis, Arise!")
26 "Shadow of the Nightbird" ("Enter the Nightbird")
30 "Dinobot Showdown!, Part 1" ("Dinobot Island, Part 1")
31 "Dinobot Showdown!, Part 2" ("Dinobot Island, Part 2")
32 "Master Builders" ("The Master Builders")
29 "Insectron Syndrome" ("The Insecticon Syndrome")
27 "Two Convoys" ("A Prime Problem")
19 "Steel City" ("City of Steel")
33 "Capture the Negavator!" ("Auto Berserk")
34 "The Micro Suicide Squad" ("Microbots")
35 "Megatron's Plan to Rule Earth, Part 1" ("Megatron's Master Plan, Part 1")
36 "Megatron's Plan to Rule Earth, Part 2" ("Megatron's Master Plan, Part 2")
37 "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 1" ("Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 1")
38 "Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2" ("Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2")
40 "Time Travelers" ("A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court")
41 "Mystery of the Golden Lagoon" ("The Golden Lagoon") [not aired in the Kanto region]
42 "Sky Gods" ("The God Gambit")
43 "Tracks the Warrior" ("Make Tracks")
45 "Operation: Survival" ("Quest For Survival")
46 "The Secret of Omega Supreme" ("The Secret of Omega Supreme")
47 "Monacus, the Gambling World" ("The Gambler")
54 "From a Young Woman, with Love" ("The Girl Who Loved Powerglide")
48 "Panic--The Kremzeek!" ("Kremzeek!")
50 "Revolt of the Triple Changers" ("Triple Takeover")
44 "Children Play" ("Child's Play")
53 "Search for Alpha Trion!" ("The Search for Alpha Trion")
56 "The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1" ("The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1")
57 "The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2" ("The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2")
49 "The Lake of Transformation" ("Sea Change")
55 "Hoist Goes Hollywood" ("Hoist Goes Hollywood")
58 "Charge, Airbots" ("Aerial Assault")
60 "The Trans-Europe Express" ("Trans-Europe Express")
61 "Terror of the Cosmic Rust!" ("Cosmic Rust")
28 "Defeat Devastar!" ("The Core")
39 "Broadcast Blues" ("Blaster Blues")
51 "Target: Convoy" ("Prime Target")
52 "Broadcast vs. Soundwave" ("Auto-Bop")
62 "Starscream's Army" ("Starscream's Brigade")
63 "The Attack of Bruticus" ("The Revenge of Bruticus")
X2 "The Endless War" [clip show using animation from previous episodes]
X3 "Mortal Combat on Dinobot Island" [clip show using animation from previous episodes]
X4 "The Giant Warrior Devastar" [clip show using animation from previous episodes]
X5 "Unending Desperate Fighting" [clip show using animation from previous episodes]
65 "The Resurrection of Bruticus" ("B.O.T.")
59 "Caused War" ("War Dawn")
64 "Masquerade" ("Masquerade")
07 "The Resurrection of Skyfire" ("Fire in the Sky")
09 "Secret of the Incas" ("Fire on the Mountain")
15 "Mystery of the Insectrons" ("A Plague of Insecticons")
23 "Stop the Transform!" ("The Autobot Run")
11 "Day of Destruction, Part 1" ("The Ultimate Doom, Part 1")
12 "Day of Destruction, Part 2" ("The Ultimate Doom, Part 2")
13 "Day of Destruction, Part 3" ("The Ultimate Doom, Part 3")
X6 "Earth's Greatest Crisis" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]
X7 "Seek the Seibertonium" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]
X8 "The Stuntrons vs. the Airbots" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]
X9 "Mutiny of the Combatrons" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]

Additional titles (never aired on Japanese TV, but released on laserdisc and DVD):

20 "The Cybertron Insurrection" ("Attack of the Autobots")
25 "The Computer Rebellion" ("Day of the Machines")

"Transformers: Scramble City" (1986)
(only released on video)

Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers 2010 (1986):

66 "A New Battle" ("Five Faces of Darkness, Part 1")
67 "The New Emperor of Destruction Revives" ("Five Faces of Darkness, Part 2")
68 "Trap on Planet Goo" ("Five Faces of Darkness, Part 3")
69 "Secret of the Matrix" ("Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4")
70 "The Quintessons' Plot" ("Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5")
76 "Metroflex vs. Dinosaurer" ("Thief in the Night")
75 "Starscream's Ghost" ("Starscream's Ghost")
73 "The Shadow of Convoy" ("Dark Awakening")
74 "Time Trap" ("Forever is a Long Time Coming")
71 "Four Prisoners" ("The Killing Jar")
72 "Death Crystals" ("Chaos")
78 "Daniel in Wonderland" ("Madman's Paradise")
77 "Surprise Party" ("Surprise Party")
82 "Challenge for the Musical Planet" ("Carnage in C-Minor")
86 "Battle or Death!?" ("Fight or Flee")
80 "Starscream's Resurrection" ("Ghost in the Machine")
81 "Spiderweb World" ("Web World")
87 "The Vampires of Seibertron" ("The Dweller in the Depths")
83 "Quintessons, the Merchants of Death" ("The Quintesson Journal")
84 "The Ultimate Weapon" ("The Ultimate Weapon")
85 "The Big Broadcast of 2010" ("The Big Broadcast of 2006")
88 "Human Transformers" ("Only Human")
89 "Black Money" ("Money is Everything")
79 "Nightmare Planet" ("Nightmare Planet")
90 "Grimlock's New Brain" ("Grimlock's New Brain")
91 "Call of the Primitives" ("Call of the Primitives")
92 "Save the Telepathy World" ("Face of the Nijika") [not aired in the Kanto region]
93 "The Too-Heavy Burden" ("The Burden Hardest to Bear")
Y1 "Daniel's Adventure(s)" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]
Y2 "Good's Desperate Fight" [clip show using animation from previous episodes; not aired in the Kanto region]
94 "The Resurrection of Convoy, Part 1" ("The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1")
95 "The Resurrection of Convoy, Part 2" ("The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2")

"Transformers: The Rebirth" (1987)
(only released as part of the "Headmasters" laserdisc set and on DVD)

96 "Birth of the Headmasters" ("The Rebirth, Part 1")
97 "The Destrons' Counterattack" ("The Rebirth, Part 2")
98 "The Galaxy's Greatest Crisis" ("The Rebirth, Part 3")

"Transformers: The Movie" (1989)
(only released on video, laserdisc and DVD)

- - - - -

SCRAMBLE CITY (addendum)

Scramble City 2 / Scramble City Toys
(remake of Scramble City as stop-motion animation, with some different scenes)


1. Four Warriors Come Out of the Sky
2. The Mystery of Planet Master
3. Birth of Double Convoy!
4. Operation: Cassette
5. Rebellion on Planet Beast
6. Approach of the Demon Meteorite
7. The Four-Million-Year-Old Veil of Mystery
8. Terror of the Six Shadows
9. Seibertron is in Grave Danger, part one
10. Seibertron is in Grave Danger, part two
11. Scorponok, the Shadow Emperor
12. The Dormant Volcano Mysteriously Erupts
13. Head On, Fortress Maximus
14. Explosion on Mars!! Maximus is in Danger
15. Explosion on Mars!! Megazarak Appears
16. The Return of the Immortal Emperor
17. SOS from Planet Sandra
18. The Most Important Thing in the World
19. Battle to the Death on the Beehive Planet
20. Tide-turning Battle on the False Planet
21. Find Megazarak's Weak Spot
22. Head Formation of Friendship
23. Mystery of the Space Pirate Ship
24. The Death of Ultra Magnus
25. The Emperor of Destruction Vanishes on an Iceberg
26. I Risk My Life for Earth
27. The Miracle Warriors - The Targetmasters, part one
28. The Miracle Warriors - The Targetmasters, part two
29. The Master Sword is in Danger
30. The Zarak Shield Turns the Tide
31. Operation: Destroy the Destrons
32. My Friend Sixshot!
33. Duel on the Asteroid
34. The Final Showdown on Earth, part one
35. The Final Showdown on Earth, part two


1. Arise, Pretenders!
2. The Destrons' Terrifying Manhunt!
3. The Targeted Jumbo Jet
4. Birth of the Headmaster Jrs.
5. Little Demons Run Wild
6. Showdown in the Wilderness
7. Panic! Protect the Wildlife
8. The Super Warriors, the Godmaster Brothers
9. The Cybertrons are in Danger
10. The Chosen Hero is Ginrai
11. Ginrai's Angry "God On"
12. The Miraculous Friendship
13. Is the Monster Friend or Foe?
14. Destroy Ginrai
15. Super Ginrai is Born
16. Lightfoot - A Dramatic Encounter
17. An Enemy? The Third Godmaster
18. A Powerful Foe - Sixknight the Wanderer
19. Four Godmasters, Assemble
20. The Cybertron Warrior, Sixknight?!
21. Rescue the Girl
22. Lightfoot Finds His Back to the Wall
23. Expose the Destrons' Dark Trap
24. Battle in the Desert
25. Destroy the Godbomber Plan
26. God Ginrai Goes into Space
27. Showdown on the Moon
28. The Psionic Whirlwind
29. Undersea Volcanic Eruption
30. Destroy Godbomber
31. The Final Godmaster
32. Destroy the Cybertron Base
33. The Cybertron Base Explodes
34. Black Zarak, Destroyer from Space
35. The Day of Mankind's Destruction
36. Save Cancer?
37. Showdown at the Destron Undersea Base
38. The New Black Zarak
39. The Reborn Darkwings
40. The Battle for Survival
41. The True Form of Devil Z
42. The Ultimate Battle


1. Star Saber, Hero of the Universe
2. Dinoking's Surprise Attack
3. Charge, Leozak
4. Multiforce, Combine
5. Go Rescue Squad
6. Invasion of the Uranium Mine
7. The Energy Base Explodes
8. Terror Under the Big City
9. The New Warrior, Hellbat
10. Attack the Shuttle Base!
11. Tanker Theft Operation
12. Rescue Jan!
13. Mach and Tackle
14. Battle on the Asteroid
15. The Warriors of Planet Micro
16. Rescue Gaihawk!
17. Liocaesar, Merge!
18. The Destron Fortress Resurrected
19. The Power of Rage
20. Struggle at the South Pole
21. Ambush in the Desert
22. A Battle of Life and Death
23. Farewell, God Jinrai
24. Fight, Victory Leo
25. Awaken, Victory Leo!
26. The Victory Combination
27. Jan, Protect the School
28. Mystery? The Base-Exploding Trap
29. The Death-Bringing Space Bug
30. Terror of the Giant Tsunamis
31. The Resurrection of the Space Fortress
32. Charge! The Fortress against the Victory Combination


1. Dai Atlas To The Rescue

ZONE series (From TV MAGAZINE)

Dai Atlas' Rival, Metrotitan, Appears!
Metrotitan Takes On The Zone Station!
Attack! Decepticon Ultimate Emperor, Violenjiger!


The Debut of a New Series!
The Six-Bot Merging Warrior Sixliner Appears!
Move Out, Heoric Grandus!


The Decepticon Emperor Of Destruction, Super Megatron Appears!
Birth Of Star Optimus Prime!
Star Optimus Prime's New Mission!
Mission 1: Move Sixliner In On The Microcarrier!
Mission 2: Trio Combination, Battlestar Attack!

More information in general can be found here:



1. The New Army is Here!
2. White Lion, Run!
3. Bighorn's Fury
4. Lake Trap
5. Galvatron Revived
6. Mystery of the Ancient Ruins
7. The Insectrons Arrive
8. Friend or Foe? Insect Robo
9. The Strongest Tag Team?
10. Galvatron Runs Wild
11. Danger! Scissorboy
12. Autorollers, Roll Out!
13. Predacon General Offensive!
14. Combined Giant Tripledacus
15. The Cheerful Jointrons
16. A Terrible Combination Plan?
17. Who is the Leader!?
18. Black Lioconvoy
19. Space Pirate Seacons!
20. Who is the Strongest Warrior!?
21. Scuba is Saved
22. Megastorm's Reckoning
23. Showdown in the Sea
24. To Face the Setting Sun
25. The Last Battle
26. Enter LioJunior!
27. Megastorm Reborn
28. New Weapon: The Octo-Tank
29. Dark Planet Nemesis
30. Gigastorm's Treachery
31. The End of Starscream
32. Lio Convoy Assassination Plan
33. The Great Angolmois Freezing Operation
34. Knock Out Nemesis!
35. Lio Junior's Revolt!?
36. Emissary of the Fourth Planet
37. Crisis of Planet Gaea
38. Fly Out! Planet Gaea
39. Assemble, 39th Warrior
40. Revenge of the Space Pirates
41. Breaking Into Nemesis
42. Legend! The Green Warrior
43. Farewell! Lio Convoy


1. Move Out, Big Convoy!
2. Get The Mysterious Capsule!
3. Burning Spirit Below Freezing
4. Hang In There, Stampy!
5. Mirage In The Sand
6. Dinosaur Combiner Magmatron
7. Duel In The Midst Of The Labyrinth
8. Danger Of The Black Hole
9. Sub-Commander Longrack
10. Whoa! He Got Eaten
11. Planet Of Time
12. Hydra Alone
13. Break Is A Destoron?
14. Ship's Log
15. Mach Kick Enlists!?
16. Planet Of The Ultimate Weapon
17. Troubled DNAVI
18. Attack! Randy
19. Physicist Bump
20. Hardhead Is Hardheaded
21. Deep-Sea Personal Combat
22. The Stolen Gung-Ho
23. Hot-Blooded Instructor Survive
24. Assemble, New Warriors!
25. The Mysterious Beast Warrior!?
26. The Stolen Capsule
27. Pursue the Blendtrons!
28. Angered Magmatron
29. Illusion? Lio Convoy
30. Unicron Revived!
31. Unicron's Ambition
32. Fight, Maximals!
33. The End of the Maximals!?
34. The Last Battle
35. Graduation!!

Hopefully, this big long list will eliminate the need for anyone to ask for a Japanese episode guide. There's a couple of things which I'd be interested to know, if anyone actually has the information - that is - the Japanese re-titlings of the original American series and Beast Wars series....If you know, post it here.

Hope that's been helpful, please correct any mistakes I've made.


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Old 2002-05-11, 09:09 AM   #2
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Smile Brend's Guide To Japanese Bad Guy Factions

Decepticons = Destrons (w/ Decepticon sigil/rubsign)

BW Predacons = Destrons (w/ Predacon sigil/rubsign)

BWII villains = Destrons (w/ Predacon sigil/rubsign)

BW Neo = Destorons (w/ Predacon sigil/rubsign)*
and also Blentrons (third faction, three fuzors, with Unicronian affiliation/sigil)

Car Robots = Destrongers (w/ Predacon sigil/rubsign)
also including a subgroup (comprising Black Convoy and the Combatrons) who have an upside-down G2 Autobot sigil.

(*note the superfluous "o" - Japanese pronounciation remains unchanged, but that's the official romanisation on the toy boxes and catalogues)

Takara print the faction names on the boxes and catlogues in romanised text.

For Beast Wars Neo, they spelt the faction names "Cybertoron" and "Destoron"
In all other instances, they didn't.

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Old 2005-07-22, 06:59 PM   #3
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[ Edited into top list. ]

Looking for a complete Energon Sky Shadow (from Superion Maximus).
Offering: Binaltech Hound, Swindle, Ravage (Corvette), Skids.
Can buy in stores: Robot Heroes Tigatron/Inferno, Ricochet/Predaking.
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Old 2005-10-05, 05:45 AM   #4
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Could someone with mod powers clip out all the more irrelevant stuff from this thread [for a start, the info on the long-defunct Archive hub] and possibly lock it so we don't get general Japanese Qs stuck to it?

And edit Torsten/Doug's names for the dubbed 'US' episodes into Dai's posts as well? It'd make the topic a whole lot more coherent and useful IMO
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Old 2005-10-09, 04:51 PM   #5
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Can someone remind me where "Scramble City Toys" fits into the FSRLT and 2010 list, and is it worth keeping rayden's post in?
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Old 2005-10-09, 06:42 PM   #6
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SC: Toys is basically "sideways" from SC, as it's more or less a remake with toys... it'd be akin to doing a TV commercial ripping off a couple of TF:TM scenes, represented by the toys, with a couple of other toys just chucked in.... It's certainly not regular continuity, but should be listed really to stop people going "But you missed Scramble City Toys and it's the sequel, but with toys!" etc.

Lord Rayden's post... without any offence meant, it's the standard "This is how things split off in Japan", done with a bit of poor grammar and not very linearly presented... I'm up for doing a brief summary along the same lines to possibly be stickified [I'd get The Big N and Da Spengla to give it a once over to check for accuracy] as it is a common question... I just don't think that's the best definitive answer we could come up with

As a segue, a batch of links to Doug Dlin's summaries [Rob Jung's place seems to be a stable home] is more useful than an email address
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Old 2006-07-25, 01:15 PM   #7
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So Operation: Combination is actually a continuation so direct from battlestars that it could be considered a part of Battlestars itself? Judging from those titles, it certainly seems so!

Also, when o' when are we gonna get translated versions of the manga and the text stories!?
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Old 2007-10-26, 07:50 PM   #9
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Memo to self: transfer this info to the main site.
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