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Kyôshoku sôkô Guyver (1989)

Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him... See full summary »

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Takeshi Kusao ...
Shô (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ...
Mizuki (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Tetsurô (voice)
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Agito Makishima (voice) (as Steven Blum)
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Lisker, Zector (voice) (as Gary Michaels)
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Mizuki (voice) (as Melissa Charles)
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Shô / Nakanishi / Malmot (voice) (as Tom Charles)
Martin Ferguson ...
Elegen (voice)
Raymond Garcia ...
Aota / Various (voice)
Victor Garcia ...
Tetsuro Segawa (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Gaster (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Darzerb (voice)
David Hart ...
Narrator / Makishima / Lisker Lackey (voice)
Jun Hasumi ...
Makishima (voice)
Masato Hirano ...
Malmot (voice)
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Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him into the Guyver. With this new power, Sho must do battle with the evil Chronos corporation and their genetically enhanced Zoanoids, who seek to get the Guyver back into their labs. No one close to Sho is safe from Chronos. He must fight.

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The best version of Guyver
5 February 1999 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This version blows away the earlier Guyver anime and the lame American versions. The most accurate to the original manga. High school kid Sho Fukamachi comes across the Guyver unit. It allows him to merge with an alien symbiont that turns him into a living weapon. Chronos, an evil organization comprised of humans altered into "Zoanoid" bio-monsters, wants the Guyver unit back with them. This show has cool characters fighting genetically engineered monsters, with nifty tricks like Bio-Lasers, etc. (Not stupid Urotsukidoji-esque demons!) The bad guys are a pre-X-Files global conspiracy that our heroes, mere high school students, must struggle against. The thing I love about this show that I never see mentioned is the ongoing theme of "don't trust anyone over 30" that seems to be present. With a few exceptions, the series' adults are all evil!


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