Guyver: Complete Box Set [Blu-ray]
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Top Customer Reviews
I was, as a teen, captured by the Guyver Manga comics which, back then, were really hard to get (I lived in Holland and it was the 80's). Somehow my older brother was able to get them and shared them with me. Then, a few years after, I got Guyver on video (the first anime of this series). It really brought Guyver to life for me and I became a big fan. Naturally I also got the Guyver feature movies on video but that is a whole other story and I will not go into that here.To make a long story short: this is a remake of the original Anime of Guyver that, I believe, stems back to the mid 80's. This remake was done in 2005.
The story is brutal and intriguing as it progresses through increasing levels of attack and opponents that get stronger by the episode. It's never clear upfront whether Guyver will or will not win and the story does not get repetitive. There are a few 'quiet' episodes but overall this series deserves the large fan base and the remake.
About this 2005 remake of Guyver:Bioboosted Armor
Here are a few key anime stats that might satisfy those shopping for this item:
- 26 episodes
- total of 625 minutes of anime
- 4 DVD's in a single cover
- you can have as English or Japanese voice over
- TVMA: yes, I know Funimation tends to clean up gore, but this series was left intact. The blood flows richly, bodies get sliced in half and heads are blown off. Not for kids. Note that I bought the item on Amazon advertised as the Viridian Collection, in case Amazon switches pics or items. TVMA= TV Mature Audience
About the actual anime
For those of you that never saw the original series: this one is at a faster pace and much more gory. The English voice acting is actually very very good.Read more ›
Monsters Disguised as humans, Evil Corperation controling evil plots, Super Heros that are anti-hero's this has got it all. Guyver a Boy who quickly must become a man and relize his ultimite destiny and with his friends help take down chronos the evil corpration doing inhuman things to humans and bent on world domination.
If you have seen any of the Orginal OVA's or even read the manga I think you will enjoy this remake. If you have not you will enjoy the Sci-fi and action. It is cut into 26, 30 min episodes with a bonus disc of some neat extra features. This Remake is very Violent Gorey,some very Brief Nudity and some strong language.
There really is a red pill or blue issue going on with the older series as opposed to this bioboosted series. You should ask yourself a few questions first;
1) Am I turned off by the gore that has made asian film famous?
2) Do I enjoy teenage romance?
3) Have I recently fantasied about making out with a vampire?
If you answered yes to any of these then I would suggest the first series. However, if the above made you laugh at my logic and snark you will enjoy the better drawn,well formed plot. It also demonstrates much more violence than it's predecessor coupled with the class and elegance of the frequently used british or irish accent. If you are still unsure which is the series for you, I suggest sampling them on youtube first. See for yourself.
Well here comes the new series, hoping either to catch up or even conclude the guyver series. Though....does it succeed? Kindof, but not really. As of now, there are 26 manga books out for the guyver, and this series only goes up to the 10th. Anybody who has watched the original series from the 90s will figure out, this series doesn't go much farther than it honestly. While yes sure, this does very much so follow the manga, but thats ultimately its downfall as well. Think of a normal shonen like a dbz, sailor moon, or inuyasha where you can just about predict everything. If a battle can't be won, some new technique has to be used. There just really isn't a sense of emotion or a connection. Though if you watch the original series, everything just seemed to blend in. It felt more like a Berserk or Ninja scroll than dragonball. Not saying its bad this way, its just never really exciting.
Which mentioning more comparisons to dragonball, this series has a dramatic loss in gore. The oav and the ovas were some of the most gory animation you could ever watch. Arms flying off left and right, a few snipits of nudity, and some mild cussing. Though, this is toned down for more of a early teenage audience. Of course, its not pokemon or anything, but you'll deffinately notice the difference. Its almost bothersome actually.
Though, here comes the most bothersome thing about this set. Be prepared to turn on the japanese audio, even if you HATE subs.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Story - aliens existed before long ago. Yep, definitely fits with alot of stories in anime out there. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Zeon
AMAZING SERIES! This is not the original series though. It's the revamp from the early 2000's. Still gets the story across, but kind of not as bloody/violent as the original... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Steven A. Mandell
Amazing series. I had no idea the live action movies had been based of a series and had to have this!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are a fan, THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT!!!! Quality is very good, as in the video quality. I have had knock offs before that are like watching a vhs copy of a copy, recorded off... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Doren C.
I bought this because I wanted to open my brothers eyes to other anime and he ended up loving Guyver. I told him it was awesomePublished 5 months ago by Paul
This anime may not be linked directly to the movies. but it has a really cool story and the Zoanoids and the Guyver suits were awesome!!Published 6 months ago by Tyson