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 Sho Fukamachi 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Yûko Mizutani ...
 Mizuki Segawa 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Kôzô Shioya ...
 Tetsuro Segawa 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
 Agito Makishima 12 episodes, 1989-1992
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 Agito Makishima 12 episodes, 1989-1992
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 Mizuki Segawa 12 episodes, 1989-1992
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 Sho Fukamachi 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Victor Garcia ...
 Tetsuro Segawa 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
 Masaki Murakami 6 episodes, 1990-1992
Marvyn Byrkett ...
Susan Byrkett ...
Steve Cassling ...
 Masaki Murakami 6 episodes, 1990-1992
Hal Cleaveland ...
Seizô Katô ...
 Dr. Hamilcar Barcas 6 episodes, 1990-1992
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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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21 March 2002 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

I thought that this had ALOT going for it! I wasn't *that* into Anime when i first saw this buttttt it was quite a good show! I just didn't like it after eposode 6 when the animation got really crappy :(

This show has ALOT going for it and i remember watching it and thinking "WOWWWW" hehehe, it was something that you can watch and then go racing off into the sunset as lil' kids pretending who you were! LOL

I didn't like the fact that the guyver (at times) appeared TOTALLY INVINCIBLE against the normal types, and the fact that Guyver 3 was SUPER strong, but when fighting the ONE boss, all types of things would happen to him? I mean, the unit has got TONS of weapons that it could use, and then it gets its but whipped? (Btw, i DID like the wholesale cloning done at the end of eposode 6!! Highly orginal i think!) Butttt like most Anime that i've seen recently, it seems that your SUPER strong, until something comes along and then gives u a good but whipping, and like all good guys you just come right back again and kick its but... Fun?

Watch this even if you don't really know what Anime is all about, its a good starting point, and then you can move on after this to more "harsh" stuff, at very least when you watch some other Anime, you won't have to worry about things like "What the HELL was THAT all about!?!?"


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