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Beast Wars II
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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
)
Genre Adventure, Mecha
Anime television series
Directed by Osamu Sekita
Written by Junki Takagami [ja]
Music by
  • Yuzo Hayashi
  • Hideo Takahashi
Studio Ashi Productions
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 1, 1998January 27, 1999
Episodes 43 (List of episodes)
Manga
Written by Shoji Imaki
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Kodomo (boys)
Imprint BomBom KC
Magazine Comic BomBom
Original run June 30, 1998March 1999
Volumes 2 (List of volumes)

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.

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.

Plot

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.

Characters

Theme Songs

  • Openings
  1. "GET MY FUTURE"
    • April 1, 1998 -September 30, 1998
    • Lyricist: Cyber Nation Network / Composer: Cyber Nation Network / Arranger: Cyber Nation Network / Singers: Cyber Nation Network
    • Episodes: 1-27
  2. "SUPER VOYAGER"
    • October 7, 1998 - January 27, 1999
    • Lyricist: Cyber Nation Network / Composer: Cyber Nation Network / Arranger: Cyber Nation Network / Singers: Cyber Nation Network
    • Episodes: 28-43
  • 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

Episodes

# Title Written by Original airdate
1 "New Forces Arrive!"
"Shin Gundan Tōjō!"
Junki Takegami April 1, 1998 (1998-04-01)
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2 "White Lion, Run!"
"Shiroi Raion, Hashiru!"
Junki Takegami April 8, 1998 (1998-04-08)
.
3 "Bighorn's Anger"
"Bigguhōn no Ikari"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi April 15, 1998 (1998-04-15)
.
4 "The Lake Trap"
"Mizūmi no Wana"
Kazuhiko Godo April 22, 1998 (1998-04-22)
.
5 "Galvatron Resurrected"
"Fukkatsu Garubatoron"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi April 29, 1998 (1998-04-29)
.
6 "Mystery of the Ancient Ruins"
"Kodai Iseki no Nazo"
Junki Takegami May 6, 1998 (1998-05-06)
.
7 "The Insect Army Arrives!"
"Konchū Gundan Genwaru!"
Kazuhiko Godo May 13, 1998 (1998-05-13)
.
8 "Friend or Foe? Insect Robos"
"Teki Mikata? Konchū Robo"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi May 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)
.
9 "The Strongest Tag Team?"
"Saikyō Taggu Kessei?"
Kazuhiko Godo May 27, 1998 (1998-05-27)
.
10 "Autorollers, Move Out!"
"Ōtorōrāzu Shutsugeki se yo!"
Kazuhiko Godo June 3, 1998 (1998-06-03)
.
11 "Danger! Scissor Boy"
"Ayaushi! Shizā Bōi"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi June 10, 1998 (1998-06-10)
.
12 "Galvatron's Great Rampage!!"
"Garubatoron Dai Bōsō!!"
Junki Takegami June 17, 1998 (1998-06-17)
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13 "Destron General Offensive!"
"Desutoron Sō Kōgeki!"
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"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi July 1, 1998 (1998-07-01)
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15 "The Festive Jointrons"
"Yōkina Jointoron"
Kazuhiko Godo July 8, 1998 (1998-07-08)
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16 "A Fearsome Combination Plan?"
"Osorubeshi Gattai Sakusen?"
Junki Takegami July 15, 1998 (1998-07-15)
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17 "Who Is the Leader!?"
"Rīdā wa Dare da!?"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi July 22, 1998 (1998-07-22)
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18 "Black Lio Convoy"
"Kuroi Raio Konboi"
Junki Takegami July 29, 1998 (1998-07-29)
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19 "Space Pirate Seacons!"
"Uchū Kaizoku Shīkonzu!"
Junki Takegami August 5, 1998 (1998-08-05)
.
20 "Who Is the Strongest Warrior!?"
"Saikyō Senshi wa Dare da!?"
Junki Takegami August 12, 1998 (1998-08-12)
A clip show gauging the best Transformers.
21 "The Cool Squid Scuba"
"Ika Shita Sukūba"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi August 19, 1998 (1998-08-19)
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22 "Megastorm's Reckoning"
"Megasutōmu no Keisan"
Kazuhiko Godo August 26, 1998 (1998-08-26)
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23 "Underwater Showdown"
"Kaichū no Taiketsu"
Junki Takegami September 2, 1998 (1998-09-02)
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24 "Face the Setting Sun"
"Yūhi ni Mukatte"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi September 9, 1998 (1998-09-09)
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25 "The Final Battle"
"Saigo no Tatakai"
Kazuhiko Godo September 16, 1998 (1998-09-16)
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26 "Enter Lio Junior"
"Raio Junia Tōjō"
Junki Takegami September 23, 1998 (1998-09-23)
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27 "Megastorm Reborn"
"Shinsei Megasutōmu"
Junki Takegami September 30, 1998 (1998-09-30)
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28 "New Weapon Tako Tank"
"Shin Heiki Tako Tanku"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi October 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)
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29 "Artificial Planet Nemesis"
"Jinkō Wakusei Nemeshisu"
Junki Takegami October 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)
A clip show.
30 "Gigastorm's Treachery"
"Gigasutōmu no Uragiri"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi October 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)
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31 "Starscream's Last Moments"
"Sutāsukurīmu no Saigo"
Junki Takegami October 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)
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32 "The Lio Convoy Assassination Plot"
"Raio Konboi Ansatsu Keikaku"
Junki Takegami November 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)
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33 "The Great Angolmois Freezing Operation"
"Angorumoa Reitō Dai Sakusen"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi November 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)
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34 "Knock Out Nemesis!"
"Nemeshisu wo Buttobase!"
Junki Takegami November 18, 1998 (1998-11-18)
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35 "Lio Junior's Revolt!"
"Raio Junia no Hanran!"
Kazuhiko Godo November 25, 1998 (1998-11-25)
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36 "Messenger of the Fourth Planet"
"Daiyon Wakusei no Shisha"
Junki Takegami December 2, 1998 (1998-12-02)
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37 "The Crisis of Planet Gaia"
"Wakusei Gaia no Kiki"
Junki Takegami December 9, 1998 (1998-12-09)
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38 "Fly Out! Planet Gaia"
"Tobidase! Wakusei Gaia"
Yukiyoshi Ohashi December 16, 1998 (1998-12-16)
.
39 "Assemble! Thirty-Nine Warriors"
"Seizoroi! Sanjūkyū Senshi"
Junki Takegami December 23, 1998 (1998-12-23)
A clip show showcasing transforming sequences and the combiners.
40 "Revenge of the Space Pirates"
"Uchū Kaizoku no Fukushū"
Kazuhiko Godo January 6, 1999 (1999-01-06)
.
41 "Breaking into Nemesis"
"Nemeshisu e no Totsunyū"
Junki Takegami January 13, 1999 (1999-01-13)
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42 "Legend! The Green Warrior"
"Densetsu! Midori no Senshi"
Junki Takegami January 20, 1999 (1999-01-20)
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43 "Farewell! Lio Convoy"
"Saraba! Raio Konboi"
Junki Takegami January 27, 1999 (1999-01-27)
Galvatron and Lio Convoy have their final confrontation.

Chapters

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 November 6, 1998 ISBN: 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 )
  • MISSION-002: "Infiltrate the Mysterious Island!" (神秘島に潜入せよ! , Shinpi Shima ni Sennyū se yo!) (September 4, 1998 )
  • 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 )
  • 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 )
2 March 5, 1999 ISBN: 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 line

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.

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