Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers

Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers (ビーストウォーズII 超生命体トランスフォーマー, Bīsuto Wōzu Sekando Chō Seimeitai Toransufōmā) is a 1998 Japanese Transformers anime series, spawning a movie and a toyline. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 1998 to January 1999, and was the first Transformers anime to be produced by Nihon Ad Systems and animated by the studio Ashi Productions. The series was preceded by Beast Wars: Transformers, and was followed by Super Life-Form Transformers: Beast Wars Neo. The series has a much lighter tone and is aimed more towards children, whereas the more accessible Beast Wars was intended for a wider age range. The anime uses conventional animation rather than the CGI of its predecessor. With the exception of the faction leaders, all of the characters within the toyline are either remolds, reissues, or recolors of earlier Beast Wars or Generation 2/Machine Wars toys.[2]

Beast Wars II
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A Poster
ビーストウォーズII
超生命体トランスフォーマー

(Bīsuto Wōzu Sekando
Chō Seimeitai Toransufōmā
)
GenreAdventure, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed byOsamu Sekita[1]
Written byJunki Takegami
Music byYuzo Hayashi
Hideo Takahashi
StudioAshi Productions
Nihon Ad Systems
Original networkTV Tokyo (1998-1999)
Original run April 1, 1998 January 27, 1999
Episodes43 (List of episodes)
Manga
Written byShoji Imaki
Published byKodansha
ImprintBomBom KC
MagazineComic BomBom
DemographicShōnen
Original runJune 30, 1998March 1999
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
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In addition to the 43 episodes, there is also a 50-minute movie, Beast Wars II: Lio Convoy's Close Call!, which takes place sometime between episodes 32 and 38, and a manga adaptation by Shoji Imaki. The only other country it was published in is Korea, and it was done by Daewon Media. The anime was also released in Korea, and it was broadcast on SBS.

PlotEdit

Beast Wars II tells the story of a battle waging between Lio Convoy's team of Cybertrons (Maximals) and Galvatron's army of Destrons (Predacons) on the planet Gaia. As Lio Convoy and Galvatron fight over the mysterious energy source known as Angolmois Energy, many strange occurrences and mysterious properties of Angolmois Energy begin to arise.

CharactersEdit

Theme SongsEdit

  • Openings
  1. "GET MY FUTURE"
  2. "SUPER VOYAGER"
  • Endings
  1. "Places Where Dreams Go" (夢のいる場所, Yume no Iru basho)
    • April 1, 1998 - January 27, 1999
    • Lyricist: Eiko Kiyo / Composer: Hiroto Ishikawa / Arranger: Seiichi Kyoda / Singers: Jun Yoneya
    • Episodes: 1-43
  • Insert Songs
  1. "SPACE DREAMER - Distant Beast Wars" (SPACE DREAMER 〜遥かなるビーストウォーズ〜, SPACE DREAMER - Haruka Naru Bīsuto Uōzu)
    • Lyricist: Kensaku Saito / Composer: Hideki Fujisawa / Arranger: Hideki Fujisawa / Singers: COA
  2. "MY SHOOTING STAR"
    • Lyricist: COA / Composer: COA / Arranger: COA / Singers: COA

EpisodesEdit

# Title Written by Original airdate
1"New Forces Arrive!"
"Shin Gundan Tōjō!" (Japanese: 新軍団登場!)
Junki TakegamiApril 1, 1998 (1998-04-01)
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2"White Lion, Run!"
"Shiroi Raion, Hashiru!" (Japanese: 白いライオン、走る!)
Junki TakegamiApril 8, 1998 (1998-04-08)
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3"Bighorn's Anger"
"Bigguhōn no Ikari" (Japanese: ビッグホーンの怒り)
Yukiyoshi OhashiApril 15, 1998 (1998-04-15)
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4"The Lake Trap"
"Mizūmi no Wana" (Japanese: 湖のワナ)
Kazuhiko GodoApril 22, 1998 (1998-04-22)
.
5"Galvatron Resurrected"
"Fukkatsu Garubatoron" (Japanese: 復活ガルバトロン)
Yukiyoshi OhashiApril 29, 1998 (1998-04-29)
.
6"Mystery of the Ancient Ruins"
"Kodai Iseki no Nazo" (Japanese: 古代遺跡のナゾ)
Junki TakegamiMay 6, 1998 (1998-05-06)
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7"The Insect Army Arrives!"
"Konchū Gundan Genwaru!" (Japanese: 昆虫軍団現わる!)
Kazuhiko GodoMay 13, 1998 (1998-05-13)
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8"Friend or Foe? Insect Robos"
"Teki Mikata? Konchū Robo" (Japanese: 敵・味方?昆虫ロボ)
Yukiyoshi OhashiMay 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)
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9"The Strongest Tag Team?"
"Saikyō Taggu Kessei?" (Japanese: 最強タッグ結成?)
Kazuhiko GodoMay 27, 1998 (1998-05-27)
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10"Autorollers, Move Out!"
"Ōtorōrāzu Shutsugeki se yo!" (Japanese: オートローラーズ出撃せよ!)
Kazuhiko GodoJune 3, 1998 (1998-06-03)
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11"Danger! Scissor Boy"
"Ayaushi! Shizā Bōi" (Japanese: 危うし!シザーボーイ)
Yukiyoshi OhashiJune 10, 1998 (1998-06-10)
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12"Galvatron's Great Rampage!!"
"Garubatoron Dai Bōsō!!" (Japanese: ガルバトロン大暴走!!)
Junki TakegamiJune 17, 1998 (1998-06-17)
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13"Destron General Offensive!"
"Desutoron Sō Kōgeki!" (Japanese: デストロン総攻撃!)
Junki Takegami,
Yukiyoshi Ohashi,
Kazuhiko Godo
June 24, 1998 (1998-06-24)
A clip show of the Insectron episodes.
14"Combined Giant Tripledacus"
"Gattai Kyojin Toripurudakusu" (Japanese: 合体巨人トリプルダクス)
Yukiyoshi OhashiJuly 1, 1998 (1998-07-01)
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15"The Festive Jointrons"
"Yōkina Jointoron" (Japanese: 陽気なジョイントロン)
Kazuhiko GodoJuly 8, 1998 (1998-07-08)
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16"A Fearsome Combination Plan?"
"Osorubeshi Gattai Sakusen?" (Japanese: 恐るべし合体作戦?)
Junki TakegamiJuly 15, 1998 (1998-07-15)
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17"Who Is the Leader!?"
"Rīdā wa Dare da!?" (Japanese: リーダーは誰だ!?)
Yukiyoshi OhashiJuly 22, 1998 (1998-07-22)
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18"Black Lio Convoy"
"Kuroi Raio Konboi" (Japanese: 黒いライオコンボイ)
Junki TakegamiJuly 29, 1998 (1998-07-29)
.
19"Space Pirate Seacons!"
"Uchū Kaizoku Shīkonzu!" (Japanese: 宇宙海賊シーコンズ!)
Junki TakegamiAugust 5, 1998 (1998-08-05)
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20"Who Is the Strongest Warrior!?"
"Saikyō Senshi wa Dare da!?" (Japanese: 最強戦士は誰だ!?)
Junki TakegamiAugust 12, 1998 (1998-08-12)
A clip show gauging the best Transformers.
21"The Cool Squid Scuba"
"Ika Shita Sukūba" (Japanese: イカしたスクーバ)
Yukiyoshi OhashiAugust 19, 1998 (1998-08-19)
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22"Megastorm's Reckoning"
"Megasutōmu no Keisan" (Japanese: メガストームの計算)
Kazuhiko GodoAugust 26, 1998 (1998-08-26)
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23"Underwater Showdown"
"Kaichū no Taiketsu" (Japanese: 海中の対決)
Junki TakegamiSeptember 2, 1998 (1998-09-02)
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24"Face the Setting Sun"
"Yūhi ni Mukatte" (Japanese: 夕陽に向かって)
Yukiyoshi OhashiSeptember 9, 1998 (1998-09-09)
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25"The Final Battle"
"Saigo no Tatakai" (Japanese: 最後の戦い)
Kazuhiko GodoSeptember 16, 1998 (1998-09-16)
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26"Enter Lio Junior"
"Raio Junia Tōjō" (Japanese: ライオジュニア登場)
Junki TakegamiSeptember 23, 1998 (1998-09-23)
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27"Megastorm Reborn"
"Shinsei Megasutōmu" (Japanese: 新生メガストーム)
Junki TakegamiSeptember 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)
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28"New Weapon Tako Tank"
"Shin Heiki Tako Tanku" (Japanese: 新兵器タコタンク)
Yukiyoshi OhashiOctober 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)
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29"Artificial Planet Nemesis"
"Jinkō Wakusei Nemeshisu" (Japanese: 人工惑星ネメシス)
Junki TakegamiOctober 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)
A clip show.
30"Gigastorm's Treachery"
"Gigasutōmu no Uragiri" (Japanese: ギガストームの裏切り)
Yukiyoshi OhashiOctober 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)
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31"Starscream's Last Moments"
"Sutāsukurīmu no Saigo" (Japanese: スタースクリームの最期)
Junki TakegamiOctober 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)
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32"The Lio Convoy Assassination Plot"
"Raio Konboi Ansatsu Keikaku" (Japanese: ライオコンボイ暗殺計画)
Junki TakegamiNovember 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)
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33"The Great Angolmois Freezing Operation"
"Angorumoa Reitō Dai Sakusen" (Japanese: アンゴルモア冷凍大作戦)
Yukiyoshi OhashiNovember 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)
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34"Knock Out Nemesis!"
"Nemeshisu wo Buttobase!" (Japanese: ネメシスをぶっ飛ばせ!)
Junki TakegamiNovember 18, 1998 (1998-11-18)
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35"Lio Junior's Revolt!"
"Raio Junia no Hanran!" (Japanese: ライオジュニアの反乱!)
Kazuhiko GodoNovember 25, 1998 (1998-11-25)
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36"Messenger of the Fourth Planet"
"Daiyon Wakusei no Shisha" (Japanese: 第四惑星の使者)
Junki TakegamiDecember 2, 1998 (1998-12-02)
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37"The Crisis of Planet Gaia"
"Wakusei Gaia no Kiki" (Japanese: 惑星ガイアの危機)
Junki TakegamiDecember 9, 1998 (1998-12-09)
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38"Fly Out! Planet Gaia"
"Tobidase! Wakusei Gaia" (Japanese: 飛び出せ!惑星ガイア)
Yukiyoshi OhashiDecember 16, 1998 (1998-12-16)
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39"Assemble! Thirty-Nine Warriors"
"Seizoroi! Sanjūkyū Senshi" (Japanese: 勢揃い!三十九戦士)
Junki TakegamiDecember 23, 1998 (1998-12-23)
A clip show showcasing transforming sequences and the combiners.
40"Revenge of the Space Pirates"
"Uchū Kaizoku no Fukushū" (Japanese: 宇宙海賊の復讐)
Kazuhiko GodoJanuary 6, 1999 (1999-01-06)
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41"Breaking into Nemesis"
"Nemeshisu e no Totsunyū" (Japanese: ネメシスへの突入)
Junki TakegamiJanuary 13, 1999 (1999-01-13)
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42"Legend! The Green Warrior"
"Densetsu! Midori no Senshi" (Japanese: 伝説!緑の戦士)
Junki TakegamiJanuary 20, 1999 (1999-01-20)
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43"Farewell! Lio Convoy"
"Saraba! Raio Konboi" (Japanese: さらば!ライオコンボイ)
Junki TakegamiJanuary 27, 1999 (1999-01-27)
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ChaptersEdit

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 November 6, 1998[3]4-06-323852-0
  • MISSION-001: "Demolish the Superdreadnought Tank!" (超弩級戦車を粉砕せよ!, Chōdokyū Sensha wo Funsai se yo!) (June 30, 1998 ISBN 978-4-06-344025-6[4])
  • MISSION-002: "Infiltrate the Mysterious Island!" (神秘島に潜入せよ!, Shinpi Shima ni Sennyū se yo!) (September 4, 1998 ISBN 978-4-06-344071-3[5])
  • MISSION-003: "Free the Captured Soul!" (捕われし魂を解放せよ!, Torawareshi Tamashī wo Kaihō se yo!) (November 10, 1998 ISBN 978-4-06-344037-9[6])
  • MISSION-004: "Realize the Forbidden Love!" (禁断の恋を成就せよ!, Kindan no Koi wo Jōju se yo!) (December 12, 1998 ISBN 978-4-06-344045-4[7])
2 March 5, 1999[8]4-06-323864-4
  • MISSION-005: "Make a Surprise Attack on the Super Weapon Base!" (超兵器基地を奇襲せよ!, Chō Heiki Kichi wo Kishū se yo!) (November 1998)
  • MISSION-006: "Recover the Bonds Lost!" (失なわれた絆を奪回せよ!, Ushinawareta Kizuna wo Dakkai se yo!) (December 1998)
  • MISSION-007: "All Hands, Make a Special Attack on the Evil Planet!" (総員、凶惑星に特攻せよ!, Sōin, Kyō Wakusei ni Tokkō se yo!) (January 1999)
  • FINAL-MISSION: "Win the Battle of Light and Darkness!" (光と闇の戦いに勝利せよ!, Hikari to Yami no Tatakai ni Shōri se yo!) (February 1999)
  • EPILOGUE: "Beast Wars "Neo" Begins!!!" (ビーストウォーズ"ネオ"開戦!!!, Bīsuto Uōzu "Neo" Kaisen!!!) (March 1999)

Toy lineEdit

The series was primarily repaints of non-show Beast Wars figures and repaints of Generation 2 figures, including two unreleased Autoroller figures and the black Dreadwing/Smokecreen repaint, planned for the cancelled 1996 assortment of figures. In both cases the items were recolored and slightly remolded; repainted versions of five of the Seacons also served as new Predacon characters.

The series did feature new molds for Lio Convoy and Galvatron, as well as the Tako Tank. Generation 1 Trypticon, and Beast Wars Dinobot, Cybershark, Wolfang, and Waspinator were remolded as "upgraded" versions of Megastorm, Starscream, BB, Dirge and Thrust.

The remolded Cybershark saw release as Overbite in the U.S. as Universe exclusive.

ReferencesEdit

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