Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver (1989)

The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Bio-Booster Armor Guyver, The Guyver, Гайвер, Guyver: The Bio-boosted Armor
Japanese: 強殖装甲ガイバー
English: The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor
German: The Guyver: Bio-Boosted Armor
French: The Guyver: Bio-Boosted Armor
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1989 to Feb 25, 1990
Producers: animate Film
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: Visual 80
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 60066,006 users)
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Ranked: #38342
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Popularity: #5499
Members: 14,409
Favorites: 123


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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Watanabe, Sumio
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director
Ishiyama, Takaaki
Ishihara, Shinichi
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Bio Boosted Armor Guyver" by Shinichi Ishihara

Ending Theme

"Guidepost-Alien's Messiah" by Shinichi Ishihara


Sep 22, 2009
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,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 ...
Apr 8, 2009
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 ...
Apr 6, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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