The Guyver - Bio-Booster Armor, Vol. 1
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- Zoanoid Data Files
- Character Bios and Trailers
- Original Japanese Intros and Credits
- Photo Gallery
Top Customer Reviews
Originally, the episodes were available in six VHS volumes with two episodes each (at about twenty to thirty dollars a pop) with original opening and closing credits and music. They were released through U.S.Renditions and L.A.Hero. Later, Manga Video revived the series by releasing each episode on its own videotape (called "datas" and for about twelve to fifteen dollars a pop) which seemed pretty economical (especially if you were picky about your favorite episodes) until you actually watched the tapes and found out that Manga video had changed the opening and closing credit music with "Guyver Rock!" If that does not make you cringe, you are of a stronger will than I. Also, Manga decided to change some of the voice actors for the english track (namely the Zoanoid Data files and some of the zoanoids themselves) which should probably not bother anyone, but I think it is still worth pointing out.
The quality of the transfer is spot-on, which may not exactly be a good thing. We get to see all of the poorly cleaned cels, all the sloppy camera moves, all the discolorations in skin-tones, and all the lousy english-text-boxes laid over the japanese credits. But fear not, you can see and hear the original opening credits in the special features menu.Read more ›
The series revolves around Sho, a young boy who has the mixed fortune of merging with an alien super weapon called the Guyver!
In this bio booster armor, Sho is nearly invincible and immortal but he must discover his pwoers while facing an evil corporation known as Kronos that is bent on conquering the world with its army of humans that can transform into Zoanoid monsters.
The action and battles are intense as is the mystery of one of Sho's allies who is also a Guyver.
The only downside is that only 12 episodes were ever made and the series is wide open for more, but to get the whole saga of the Guyver, you must locate the back issue comics from Viz Comics.
Also this anime series spawned 2 live action movies. The first one was horrid and the second one was more tolerable. Do not judge the anime by them, please. In fact if you must see the live action movies, do your self a favor and skip the first one. You'll thank me for that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great series. My only complaint is they didn't make more original ep's.Published 7 months ago by vital04
It would have been a full 5 stars if the bottom of the CD wasn't scratched up.Published 7 months ago by Salaam Al-Aziz
Im not going to get into the anime and give anything away. I feel its the best anime out there with the best subject matter. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Wayne Cooper
So happy to have finally found the right version been looking for this one for a while now! Thank You!Published on June 16, 2013 by Barbara
The Guyver has had 3 anime versions over the years. Since I find it hard to pick a favorite I kind of have to group them together. To me they are "The Guyver". Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by An Anime Seeker
I bought this from goHastings thinking that I got Guyver vol. 1 but instead I received a copy of the movie If These Walls Could Talk 2. horrible service.Published on May 22, 2010 by Zachary Mcjessy
The Guyver is one of the best anime I have ever watched. Be careful when buying the second one, make sure it says Bio-Booster Armor or else you will have episodes that do not match... Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by M. W. Lamar