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Part of a Complete Breakfast

San Diego Comic Con is, as usual, full of news about movies, toys, and oh yeah, comics, but this year the best thing to come out of it is undoubtedly this poster:

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My 10 Favorite Anime OPs of the 1980s

Martial arts and robots dominate this decade pretty heavily, so it’s no surprise what genres most of the best OPs are from.

10. Dragon Ball, “Makafushigi Adventure” by Hiroki Takahashi

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Sun Wukong Battles The Transformers

So it’s been rumored that Transformers: The Last Knight has Merlin in it, but it looks like the Monkey King from Journey to the West also exists in the Transformers movie universe.

Apparently this is a Chinese movie that is actually being made. Not much else is known.

Sun Wukong Battles The Transformers

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TRANSLATION:
Movie title: “Sun Wu Kong Battles The Transformers”
Category: 3D, Fantasy & Si-fi
Team: Spielberg, Hollywood top tier production
Story: Sun Wu Kong and the Transformers bury the hatchet, together they fight against an alien invading force and eventually save the world

Apparently there were a lot of fan comics of this nature in China in the 1980s. Which makes this an official movie inspired by fanfic?

5 More Impractical Robot Transformations

Last year I did a list of unusual transformations that are still among my most popular posts, so here’s an addition to it.

Oh, and here is a more complete article about the McDonalds Changeables, which I included on the previous list but had difficulty finding much about.

#5 – Mirage

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One of the original Transformers. I mentioned him as a side note in the previous list, but didn’t think race cars should take more than one spot on the list. But after completing the list I was made aware of something I hadn’t known.

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Formula 1 cars cannot drive on normal roads. I don’t mean they just aren’t street legal; they literally can’t drive on any road that has a “crown”, or on any surface that isn’t completely flat.

(Mirage does manage to drive on regular roads in the cartoon despite the fact that the real vehicle he looks like can’t, but this could only be accomplished by some kind of inaccuracy, and is only one of several factors that make him by far the most conspicuous of the original Autobots.)

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Search engine terms

It’s been a while, so I might have a few this time.

“hentai futanari idol first time” – I hope all these people looking for hentai aren’t too disappointed when the only reason my blog shows up in their searches is the song from Parade Parade.

“craziest anime hairs” – no surprise that found this, it’s just not the phrasing I’d expect

“kinder and bryant songs” – glad to see someone searching for this; Anne Bryant and Ford Kinder don’t get enough credit. They wrote the theme songs for many 80’s cartoons, most notably Transformers and Jem.

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Song Challenge Day 27: Making Fun

“A song you make fun of”

Liking a song and making fun of it are nowhere near mutually exclusive, especially if the song is Japanese; have you heard the Engrish in some of the songs that are in anime? “Just Wild Beat Communication“. “Going Your Days Grow Up“. And of course “I Believe in Drastic My Soul“.

But “Honoo no Overdrive” by Koji Wada, the theme song of Transformers: Car Robots (original Japanese version of Robots in Disguise…er, the first one; say what you will about Japanese Transformers series having equally generic titles, but at least they’ve never repeated one.), is my go-to example.

(uploaded by Kenro200x)

“Go Boy! Convoy!”

“Fire Flush!” (Actually supposed to be “Fire Flash!”)

Song Challenge Day 3: Makes me Laugh

“A song that makes you laugh”

“Cybertron Banzai”, the ending song for Transformers: Victory. This song asks some questions that I don’t think very many people would think to ask about a robot who turns into a jet.

(uploaded by Mike Sweetser)

And back to Steven Universe for a couple here:

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