Don't get me wrong, the opening theme song is hilarious (when translated) in how different the U.S. and Japan's views on what constitutes a kick-ass tune about battling robots. It's kind of like watching an 80's cartoon that you enjoyed when you were young, but then realizing how lame and/or silly it really was... only I didn't see TRANSFORMERS: HEADMASTERS when I was young. Yet I still got that weird feeling, only MUCH weirder! This is more of a comical viewing experience than the properly-intended action, fun-ride that is normally associated with these interstellar, shape-shifting bots.
Another off aspect that I couldn't help taking notice of was the fact that all the humans on the show were drawn as Americans. This is a Japanese-made tv series, yet no people on the show were shown as being of Asian descent. Seeing as how the audio on this thing was non-stop, rapid-fire Japanese dialogue, I was, again, taken out of the events onscreen and reminded of how ridiculously strange the whole experience was.
I guess I can see why a hardcore TRANSFORMERS/Japanese Anime fan would be into this. The animation is pretty good, considering its origin era. The battling is pretty fierce and all the robots do faithfully adhere to their American counterparts. And in terms of capacity, this set certainly doesn't skimp, by including a whopping 35 total episodes. I just found the odd combination of Transformers speaking Japanese and English subtitles too frustratingly distracting.
Audio Japanese dolby digital with English subtitles.