There were all-together 8 issues of the "Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformer" manga which ran in TV Magazine. The manga took place shortly after the end of Season 2 of the Generation 1 cartoon, before and after the events of the Scramble City OVA.
Taking place within the continuity of the cartoon series, the manga introduced a few concepts which explained away the odd "logic error" here and there or simply added furhter background to the characters. A few of these notable additions:
- The Autobot Road, an underground mass-transit highway which helped the Autobots drive from one end of the planet to the other so quickly.
- Trypticon was built using designs of Metroplex stolen by Astrotrain and Reflector.
- Optimus Prime admits to considering Ultra Magnus as his "kid brother".
- The Ark is apparently located in Arizona.
The story revolved around the Autobots and their new Japanese friend, a boy named Kenji. The stories were completely episodic, with one never leading into the other. Kenji appeared in all 8 issues of the Super Robot Lifeform manga and made his final appearance in the Scramble City mail-away special.