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Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (1989)

Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (1989)

Alternative Titles

English: The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor
Synonyms: Bio-Booster Armor Guyver, The Guyver, Гайвер, Guyver: The Bio-boosted Armor
Japanese: 強殖装甲ガイバー

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1989 to Feb 25, 1990
Producers: Animate Film
Duration: 29 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 2395 users)
Ranked: #19852
Popularity: #3244
Members: 4,344
Favorites: 62
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Synopsis

Shou and his friend, Tetsurou, stumble upon a strange orb-like mechanism, the Guyver Unit, in the woods. It physically bonds with Shou and turns him into the alien soldier, Guyver. His mission is to protect the Guyver Unit from the Japanese corporation known as Chronos. They are after it and two other units just like it. To retrieve the object, they send out vicious monsters known as Zoanoids. So no one is safe in Shou's life; not even himself.

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 6
Aired  Sep 25, 1989 to Feb 25, 1990
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Guyver
Sequel: Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver II
Alternative version: Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (2005), Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver

Characters & Voice Actors

Fukamachi, Shou
Fukamachi, Shou
Main
Kusao, Takeshi
Japanese
Kusao, Takeshi
Segawa, Tetsuro
Segawa, Tetsuro
Main
 
Zx-Tole
Zx-Tole
Supporting
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese
Sawaki, Ikuya
Michaels, Gary
English
Michaels, Gary
Lisker, Oswald
Lisker, Oswald
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Michaels, Gary
English
Michaels, Gary

Staff

Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Ishihara, Shinichi
Theme Song Performance
Higashi, Junichi
Art Director
Oomori, Hidetoshi
Character Design



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Jun 24, 2014
NealTenshio
The story of this anime is actually quite believable in that there is this secret corporation, called Chronos, that plans on obtaining world power (similar to the "Illuminati"). Unlike other anime that rely on magic and supernatural, this one is scientific and also often makes references to the unknown of beasts and aliens.
The art has a retro look to it and I would say is the weakest aspect of this anime. If you really like action anime (because the action is great), do not let the art stop you from enjoying this epic anime. In fact, I like the idea and concept for Guyver read more
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Apr 6, 2015
Luquillo
The Guyver Volume 1 is the first six of a twelve episode series loosely based on Yoshiki Takaya's manga. The anime has gained a huge cult following over the years. This was mainly due to its graphic violence which can be brutal at times. To the best of my knowledge the manga spawned this particular series, two live action films, and a 26 episode remake that was released in 2005. Some fans actually hail this version as the best. I on the other hand just can't agree with that.

The Guyver is a sci-fi action series which in my view succeeds in two areas. This would read more
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Apr 8, 2009
ParaParaJMo
All I can say is that if you have seen the newer TV series, the plot of this oav pretty much follows the same story line except some changes and being a 12 episode series, the pacing is more condensed and less material is covered. The beginning of the oav this time will be that the man on the run from Cronos is accidentally ran over by a truck as opposed to being stopped by two officers. But these events still lead up to the same result: Tetsuro and Sho go to a lake to hang out, and the man being chased causes an explosion read more
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Sep 22, 2009
mishka-cun
******
First of all,it was the first anime i've ever seen! I remembered was 6 years old, my father took me from a kinder gurden,we went to a videoaudio technics shop,there on screens was the Guyver...wow,it impressed me,i was so excited...My father noticed my interes,so it wasn't a problem,he bought it
******
So many years passed but I still love it.
+Breathtaking plot,the story won't let you get out of a screen!

+great animation (those monsters are so cool,how was I not afraid of them when i was a kid O,o), a lot of blood,meat :D

+Characters' temper and their nature are showed well!

+It is the first anime movie watched by read more
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Recommendations

oldskool anime, violent and vicious as hell, both are simmilar in the armor and the explicit unscensored gore scene´s that u don´t see anymore in anime today! and both are cultclassics!
A limited number of weaponized/genetically augmented humans must defeat a seemingly endless population of engineered monsters, for the sake of humanity. Where the characters of Terra Formars are determined to exterminate highly evolved cockroaches on Mars, to stop the spread of a fatal virus plaguing earth, the MCs of Guyver stumble into a society of genetically engineered monsters, with the intent and resources to dominate humanity.

(Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver is continued in Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver II)
Well, basically that's a remake but it covers a bit more of the chapters from the manga. Everything else is pretty much the same but if you want to see a better character development and more from the story you should watch this. Plus if you like the original you will also like the remake.
Amon is much bloodier and has better gore, but some of the action scenes are similiar and it has the same feel to it. I would call Guyver a PG-13 version of Amon.
Both Devilman OVA's are similiar in story line and presentation. Animation is a little different and Go Nagai's touch is missing from Guyver, but I found myself thinking how similiar they are as I watched the Guyver series.

Opening Theme

"Bio Boosted Armor Guyver" by Shinichi Ishihara

Ending Theme

"Guidepost-Alien's Messiah" by Shinichi Ishihara

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