In 2016, Machinima Inc. and Hasbro Studios created an Internet-based animated series titled Transformers: Combiner Wars. When I joined the pre-production team, There's no finished script or any visual references yet. I was working closely with Animation Director Kenji Nakamura (Gatchaman Crowds) to guide clear creative direction and tone & manner for the show.
Optimus Prime, Wind Blade and Megatron confront Combiner Devastator. Line art by Kaichiro Terada. Art Direction and Color rendering by Manabu Inada.

StarScream awake with Enigma. Line art by Kaichiro Terada. Art Direction and Color rendering by Manabu Inada.

Dawn of Metroplex City
Sunset of Metroplex City
Metroplex city with a different weather system. Line art by Kaichiro Terada. Art Direction and Color rendering by Manabu Inada.
First rough Sketch by Inada
Kaichiro's drawing based on Inada's rough sketch
Early concept sketches of StarScream by Manabu Inada (Left). Kaichiro Terada's first sketch of StarScream (Opposite).

Early concept sketches of Devastator by Manabu Inada (Top). Kaichiro Terada's first sketch of Devastator (Bottom).

Final line drawing by Kaichiro Terada

Client: Tatsunoko Production, Hasbro Studios, Machinima Inc.
Creative Director, Designer:  Manabu Gaku Inada
Layout Artist: Kaichiro Terada
Year: 2015

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