Toonami Wiki
Advertisement
Toonami Wiki

Transformers: Cybertron, known in Japan originally as Transformers: Galaxy Force, is a Japanese anime series co-produced by Hasbro and Takara. The series premiered in Japan from January 8, 2005 to December 31, 2005 on TV Tokyo. The series aired in Japan as a separate rebooted Transformers series, but in America, the English dub was presented as a sequel to the previous series, Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon by adding dialogue and reusing a number of screens to link elements of the Armada and Energon series to the show, giving the impression that it is a sequel.

In the series, all of the Transformers are computer-generated, while the humans and backgrounds are rendered in traditional cel animation. It is the last series in the Transformers franchise to be produced in Japan.

Transformers: Cybertron premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami block in July of 2005 for a short time until it was moved to Kids' WB. It then returned to Toonami in 2006 for another short stint.

Plot

When the destruction of Unicron results in the formation of a massive black hole, the planet Cybertron, home world of the Transformers, is threatened, and its population is evacuated to Earth, taking the forms of local vehicles and machinery to hide from humanity. As this occurs, Optimus Prime's elite team of Autobot warriors are approached by the ancient Transformer Vector Prime, who has emerged from his resting place in the void outside of time to inform them of the legendary Cyber Planet Keys, ancient artifacts of power which can stop the black hole and save the universe. Lost due to an accident during an attempt to create a cross-universal space bridge network, the Cyber Planet Keys now reside on four worlds somewhere in the universe - unfortunately, Vector Prime's map showing their location is stolen by Decepticon leader Megatron, and both forces relocate to Earth as the race to find them begins.On Earth, the Autobots befriend three human children named Coby, Bud and Lori, played by Sarah Edmondson, who aid them in locating the Omega Lock, the focusing device for the Cyber Planet Key's power.

Characters

The series features the entirety of planet Cybertron's civilization evacuating the planet to Earth when it is absorbed by a black hole left by the destruction of Unicron. The Autobots act as the main protagonists of the series, with the Decepticons as the main antagonists. Various characters originate from fictional planets shown throughout the series.

Originally, Cybertron was created in Japan as a separate standalone continuity called Transformers: Galaxy Force, but it was dubbed and edited into Cybertron. During the dub, most characters were renamed into new or previously established character to match with the continuity (e.g. Sideways, Hot Shot, etc.) Cybertron features a large cast of characters, something which has not been seen since the original 1980s cartoon. This show also features an incarnation of popular character Soundwave, again, not seen since the 1980s cartoon.

Voice Cast

Character English Voice Actor Japanese Voice Actor
Coby Hansen Sam Vincent Yukiko Tamaki
Lori Sarah Edmondson Rika Morinaga
Bud Hansen Ryan Hirakida Mayumi Kurokawa
Tim Hansen Terry Klassen Junichi Suwabe
Lucy Suzuki Tabitha St. Germain Machiko Toyoshima
Mike Franklin Michael Dobson Rintarou Nishi
Optimus Prime Garry Chalk Taiten Kusunoki
Scattorshot Richard Ian Cox Tarusuke Shingaki
Red Alert Brian Dobson Yasuyuki Kase
Landmine Paul Dobson Tomoyuki Shimura
Jetfire Brian Drummond Hideo Ishikawa
Vector Prime Richard Newman Shō Hayami
Megatron/Galvatron David Kaye Jōji Nakata
Thundercracker Mark Oliver Kazunari Tanaka
Snarl Scott McNeil Yūto Kazama
Starscream Michael Dobson Takaya Kuroda
Hot Shot Kirby Morrow Daisuke Hirakawa

Gallery

Episodes

Color Season Episodes U.S. Season Premiere U.S. Season Finale
1 52 July 2, 2005 October 2, 2006

In the United States, Shout Factory! released the complete series on DVD on August 5, 2014.

Broadcast History

  • Japan (TV Tokyo) — January 8, 2005 - December 31, 2005
  • United States (Cartoon Network) — July 2, 2005[1] - 2008[9]
  • United States (The WB) — September 19, 2005[2][10] - 2005
  • Canada (YTV) — July 8, 2005 - 2006
  • United Kingdom (Toonami UK) — 2005[11]

Toonami Broadcast History

Transformers: Cybertron aired in the United States on Cartoon Network's Toonami block from July 2, 2005[1] to September 17, 2005, when it was moved to Kids' WB.[2] It then returned to Toonami for a short stint from March 11, 2006[3] to April 15, 2006[4]. The series then moved outside of the Toonami block where the remainder of the new episodes aired. On June 30, 2007, the series returned to Toonami, for one night only, with a special 4 episode marathon to promote the new Transformers feature film.[5][6][7][8] The series also briefly aired on Toonami in the UK.

Toonami Marathons

Transformers: Cybertron only had one marathon appearance during its run on Toonami, the Transformers: Cybertron Marathon.

External Links

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Transformers Cybertron 6/2/05 ". Toonzone.net. July 7, 2005. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-6-2-05.3917721/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Talkback: Transformers Cybertron "Race" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. September 17, 2005. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/talkback-transformers-cybertron-race-talkback-spoilers.3971241/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "Critical" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. March 11, 2006. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-critical-talkback-spoilers.4083951/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "Balance" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. April 15, 2006. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-balance-talkback-spoilers.4106921/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "Cybertron" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. June 30, 2007. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-cybertron-talkback-spoilers.4374291/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "Showdown" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. June 30, 2007. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-showdown-talkback-spoilers.4374301/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "End" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. June 30, 2007. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-end-talkback-spoilers.4374311/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Transformers Cybertron: "Unfinished" Talkback ". Toonzone.net. June 30, 2007. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/transformers-cybertron-unfinished-talkback-spoilers.4374321/. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  9. "The Click - February 23 - 29 ". animenewsnetwork.com. February 23, 2008. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/the-click/2008-02-23. Retrieved on December 7, 2017. 
  10. "Cybertron Cartoon Moving to Kids WB ". tformers.com. September 12, 2005. https://web.archive.org/save/https://tformers.com/transformers-cybertron-cartoon-moving-to-kids-wb/4998/news.html. Retrieved on March 18, 2020. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "STATIC SHOCK - UK PREMIERE - BRAND NEW SERIES ". toonami.co.uk. September 24, 2005. http://web.archive.org/web/20050924203240/http://www.toonami.co.uk/news.jsp. Retrieved on August 1, 2016. 
Toonami Series
Cartoon Network (1997-2008)
Thundercats Ring.png Roulette Ring.png Voltron Ring.png JQuest Ring.png Robotech Ring.png Beast Wars Ring.png Sailor Moon Ring.png DBZ Ring.png Super Friends Ring.png
Reboot Ring.png PPG Ring.png Ronin Warriors Ring.png GForce Ring.png Gundam Wing Ring.png Batman TAS Ring.png Tenchi Muyo Ring.png Tenchi Universe Ring.png Tenchi in Tokyo Ring.png
Blue Sub Ring.png Superman TAS Ring.png Outlaw Star Ring.png Big O Ring.png Star Blazers Ring.png Cardcaptors Ring.png Mobile Suit Gundam Ring.png 08th MS Team Ring.png Dragonball Ring.png
Batman Beyond Ring.png Zoids NC Ring.png Gundam 0080 Ring.png Harlock Saga Ring.png Record of Lodoss War Ring.png Patlabor Ring.png Hamtaro Ring.png Zoids CC Ring.png G Gundam Ring.png
He-Man Ring.png Transformers Armada Ring.png GI Joe Ring.png Samurai Jack Ring.png Hack Sign Ring.png Martian Successor Nadesico Ring.png Gigantor Ring.png Neon Genesis Evangelion Ring.png Dai Guard Ring.png
YuYu Hakusho Ring.png Rurouni Kenshin Ring.png Justice League Ring.png Cyborg 009 Ring.png SD Gundam Ring.png Dragon Ball GT Ring.png Clone Wars Ring.png Duel Masters Ring.png Astro Boy 2003 Ring.png
Transformers Energon Ring.png Jackie Chan Adventures Ring.png Gundam SEED Ring.png Megas XLR Ring.png Rave Master Ring.png Teen Titans Ring.png JLU Ring.png DICE Ring.png Zatch Bell Ring.png
The Batman Ring.png One Piece Ring.png Transformers Cybertron Ring.png Yugioh Ring.png Naruto Ring.png BoBoBo Ring.png IGPX Ring.png Wulin Warriors Ring.png Pokemon Chronicles Ring.png
FF4 WGH Ring.png Pokemon Ring.png Yugioh GX Ring.png Prince of Tennis Ring.png MAR Ring.png Storm Hawks Ring.png Megaman Starforce Ring.png Bakugan Ring.png Blue Dragon Ring.png
Ben 10 Ring.png
Adult Swim (2012-Present)
Bleach Ring.png Trigun Ring.png Astro Boy Ring.png Deadman Wonderland Ring.png Casshern Sins Ring.png FMA Brotherhood Ring.png GITS 2nd GIG Ring.png Cowboy Bebop Ring.png Samurai 7 Ring.png
Eureka 7 Ring.png GITS SAC Ring.png Symbionic Titan Ring.png Thundercats 2011 Ring.png Inuyasha Ring.png Tenchi Muyo GXP Ring.png Naruto Ring.png Soul Eater Ring.png IGPX Ring.png
One Piece Ring.png SAO Ring.png Big O Ring.png Star Wars The Clone Wars Ring.png FLCL Ring.png King Star King Ring.png Korgoth Ring.png Space Dandy Ring.png Shippuden Ring.png
Samurai Jack Ring.png Blue Exorcist.png Black Lagoon Ring.png AOT Ring.png Beware the Batman Ring.png Gurren Lagann Ring.png Hellsing Ring.png DBZ Kai Ring.png Inuyasha Final Act Ring.png
Kill la Kill Ring.png SAO II Ring.png Michiko & Hatchin Ring.png Akame Ga Kill Ring.png Parasyte Ring.png Samurai Champloo Ring.png Dimension W Ring.png HunterxHunter Ring.png Iron Blooded Orphans Ring.png
One Punch Man Ring.png JoJos Ring.png Dragon Ball Super Ring.png Gundam RE96 Ring.png Sand Whale Ring.png Tokyo Ghoul Ring.png Lupin the Third IV Ring.png Outlaw Star Ring.png Black Clover Ring.png
My Hero Academia Ring.png FLCL Prog Ring.png Pop Team Epic Ring.png FLCL Alt Ring.png Boruto Ring.png Mob Psycho Ring.png Megalo Box Ring.png SAO III Ring.png Promised Neverland Ring.png
Lupin the Third V Ring.png Food Wars Ring.png Gundam The Origin Ring.png Fire Force Ring.png GenLock Ring.png Dr Stone Ring.png Demon Slayer Ring.png Paranoia Agent Ring.png Ballmastrz Ring.png
Assassination Classroom Ring.png Gemusetto Ring.png Primal Ring.png SSSS-Gridman Ring.png Yashahime Ring.png Harley Quinn Ring.png Fena Pirate Princess Ring2.png Blade Runner Black Lotus Ring.png Made in Abyss Ring.png
Shenmue Ring.png Uzumaki Ring.png
Advertisement