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Cast

  (in credits order)
Takeshi Kusao ... Shô (voice)
Yûko Mizutani ... Mizuki (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ... Tetsurô (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Blum ... Agito Makishima (voice: English version) (as Steven Blum)
Gary Dubin ... Lisker, Zector (voice: English version) (as Gary Michaels)
Melissa Fahn ... Mizuki (voice: English version) (as Melissa Charles)

Tom Fahn ... Shô / Nakanishi / Malmot (voice: English version) (as Tom Charles)
Martin Ferguson ... Elegen (voice: English version)
Raymond Garcia ... Aota / Various (voice: English version)
Victor Garcia ... Tetsuro Segawa (voice: English version)
Banjô Ginga ... Gaster (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ... Darzerb (voice)
David Hart ... Narrator / Makishima / Lisker Lackey (voice: English version)
Jun Hasumi ... Makishima (voice)
Masato Hirano ... Malmot (voice)
Masashi Hironaka ... Zancrus (voice)
Chieko Honda ... Natsuki (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Chronos Combatant A (voice)
Maria Kawamura ... Shizu (voice)
Bill Kestin ... Guou / Vamour (voice: English version)
Michitaka Kobayashi ... Nakanishi (voice) (as Sanshirô Nitta)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Elegen (voice)

Dan Martin ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Dan Martin)
Tomoko Maruo ... Mizusawa (voice)
Yutaka Maseba ... Yamamoto (voice: English version)
Yuka Nagamine ... Schoolgirl (voice)
Debra Rogers ... Natsuki (voice: English version)
Ikuya Sawaki ... ZX-Tole (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ... Guyot (voice)
Katsumi Suzuki ... Scientist B (voice)
Yasuhiro Takato ... Yamamoto (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Agito (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ... Aota (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Gregole (voice)
Hideyuki Umezu ... Takazato (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Lisker (voice)
Lee West ... Scientist (voice: English version)
Mimi Woods ... Anchor (voice: English version) (as Mimi Davies)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Zerbebuth (voice)
Ken Yamaguchi ... Vamore (voice)
Shinya Ôtaki ... Scientist A (voice)

Directed by
Kôichi Ishiguro 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yoshiki Takaya 

Original Music by
Reijiro Koroku 
 
Cinematography by
Koji Aoki 
Katsuaki Kamata 
Koji Sawada 
 
Production Design by
Hidetoshi Ômori (Character Design)
 
Sound Department
Raymond Garcia .... adr direction
 
Other crew
Raymond Garcia .... adr script
 

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Also Known As:
"Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor" - USA (dubbed version)
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Runtime:
Australia:53 min (12 episodes)
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Australia:M | Australia:PG (volume 2) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14A (Ontario/Manitoba) (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (Data 4) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:PG (DVD Volume 2) | UK:15

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Referenced in Chrono Trigger (1995) (VG)See more »

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What are the differences between the PG-13 Version and the Japanese Version?
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What a Tease!, 11 October 2014
Author: Donald F from United States

This adaptation of Guyver could have been a retro action classic. Its not a masterpiece by any means, and it isn't humorously bad. But as a dark, animated Tokusatsu show, its very fun. It has a plot, cool designs for our hero and the monsters, brutal action scenes, good pacing, even a good soundtrack! Usually I'm not a fan of "simple" stuff, but I'm biased towards retro sci-fi anime, so Guyver was close to scratching my itch.

But as I got deeper into this 12-episode OVA, it dawned on me that there was no time for Guyver to finish. And finish it did not. Guyver is based on a manga...that's ongoing to this day. While it changed parts of the story, it still followed the manga closely. It didn't create its own plot and ending, and didn't even have enough time to finish the second arc. Its like Guyver, a direct-to-video anime, somehow got canceled.

Booooooo!

So, does Guyver merit watching at all? Maybe. Again, the series is pretty awesome while it lasts. There's nothing to take away, though, and retro action is a niche few can enjoy. If you like the idea, you can watch it if you got nothing else to do. Just be prepared - what you're watching isn't art, and you're not getting an epic final battle. A shame, but c'est la vie.

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