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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 ... Mizusawa / 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 

Cinematography by
Koji Aoki 
Katsuaki Kamata 
Koji Sawada 
 
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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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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good, but not particularly memorable in many ways, 6 July 2007
Author: dee.reid from United States

"Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor," an Anime' adaptation of the hit Manga created by Yoshiki Takaya, is a good effort but is not particularly memorable in many ways. I'm a huge fan of The Guyver, which you could consider the Japanese equivalent of Spider-Man because you can see the great amount of stress placed upon the hero in his battles against evil.

But "Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor" doesn't really hold you the way it should. I guess for the time it was on television (the late 1980s), it was good for what it was but when compared to the Manga itself and the far superior 2005 series, it simply pales because not a whole lot was done with it and plus it condenses much of the material, so it seems rushed and important, or key, character-driven scenes are lost and don't really connect with one another. The writing doesn't seem all that good either, so the dialogue seems a bit hokey (which could be because of the American dubbing). The animation is what "Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor" has working best in its favor, although that too seems dated.

The plot: high school student Sho Fukamachi accidentally activates an alien suit of armor, called a "guyver" unit, that transforms him into an exponentially enhanced mechanized warrior with a vast array of weapons, powers, and abilities. He becomes the quarry of the Chronos Corporation, a powerful conglomeration with designs on world power. Sho uses the Guyver's abilities to square off against Chronos and its army of shape-changing foot-soldiers, the Zoanoids, human mutants that can turn into monsters at will. He must use the Guyver to defeat Chronos and the Zoanoids while protecting his friends and family from their terrible onslaught.

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