God Magnus wrote:
Sort of don't need to. Japan continued G1 for several seasons after "The Rebirth" aired in the US. They created three major series "Headmasters", "Masterforce" and "Victory".
I found some of the post-"Rebirth" Japanese episodes (with English subtitles) on Youtube once, and tried to watch them. But I found them pretty unwatchable. It seemed like the episodes were just a couple of minutes of plot being used to set up nonstop combat scenes. Yes, the American show was cheesey, but I remember the plots having a bit more substance than that, even when said plots were extremely silly.