Its an anime
Its not an anime
I think it is not an anime it is and cartoon and it doesnt have a manga and it does not look like an anime so i think its not and i think this section should be taken down.
The show was originally created in the US, but it was animated in Japan and South Korea. So technically, it is, but it isn't.
And just because an Anime doesn't have an originating Manga, doesn't mean that its not an Anime. Look at Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is considered one of the greatest anime of all time, the manga came out AFTER the anime ended.
hhmm well some of the transformers series seem anime and then some of them are not..but regardless if anime or not ..I never was really into transformers..I mean I watch it sometimes..but it never grab my attetion like most anime..but now recent;y I have been into b/c I saw the moive ..lol (with shia..lol) i think the show is pretty awsome..anime or not..i'll still watch it..
Well so what is it comes out after Transformers has been around for years and has had tons of series i think out of the 10 billion series they would at least make 1 manga you see what im talking about .
The Transformers aired in Japan. My boyfriend and I watched the movie together and we talked about how he had a "Battle Convoy" (Optimus Prime) when he was a kid.
He thought the series was Japanese.
I thought it was American.
We had to look it up.
Turns out the series is based on a JAPANESE series of toys. The producers were American and bought the toy liscence for the US thinking it needed a cartoon to push the line in the states. So they hired a Japanese studio to make the cartoon with a storyline written entirely in the US. The Japanese toy company then used the resulting show to air in Japan as a push for the toys it originally made. It aired in Japan AND in the US (around the same time). The characters are icons to Japanese 20 somethings too.
Something else to shock you: Tenjo Tenge was produced in the US too :P So was GPX. Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust. Animatrix. etc.
What the heck difference does it make?
Anime is just animation anyway.