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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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 25, 1989 to Feb 25, 1990
Producers: animate Film
Licensors: Manga Entertainment
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 4,039 users)
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Ranked: #27322
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Popularity: #4340
Members: 8,843
Favorites: 106


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Sep 22, 2009
mishka-cun (All reviews)
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
Apr 8, 2009
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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
Jun 24, 2014
NealTenshio (All reviews)
Firstly, I would just like to say that this anime adaptation of the Guyver manga is incomplete. Therefore it leaves you unfinished at the end and you will have to read the manga if you want to see the rest. So depending on the person, the score may be lower if having to continue the story via reading the manga is a critical negative to you.

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 read more
Apr 6, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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
Nov 16, 2013
Smudger (All reviews)
Really enjoyed all 12 episodes and even more so after seeing the more recent 24 episode remake. Great story and concept and even liked the 2nd live action movie staring David Hayter (Voice of Solid Snake)

I think both the older and the newer ones have there pros and cons regarding certain elements.

The older series felt very rushed and did skip alot of the original material which was a shame. However, the character development was just right even thou they missed out key events. The action and gore was great and even thou the newer series advertised itself as the 'new face of ultra violence' read more