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 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 1994)
Louis Atlas ...
 Ryu (2 episodes, 1994)
David Berberian ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 1994)
Colin Bruce ...
 Sakomizu (2 episodes, 1994)
Shigeru Chiba ...
 Radonekku (2 episodes, 1994)
Ben Coates ...
 Master (2 episodes, 1994)
Brian Driscol ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 1994)
Masashi Ebara ...
 Captain (2 episodes, 1994)
Rosemary Elliot ...
 Diana (2 episodes, 1994)
Eric Flynn ...
 Captain (2 episodes, 1994)
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
 Diana / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
Keith Howard ...
 Grimson (2 episodes, 1994)
Masako Katsuki ...
 Maira (2 episodes, 1994)
Seizô Katô ...
 Kenesu (2 episodes, 1994)
Shira Kirshner ...
 Mel (2 episodes, 1994)
John Knox ...
 Additional Voices (2 episodes, 1994)
Pamela Merrick ...
 Amachii (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Davey (2 episodes, 1994)
Rachael Nanstad ...
 Diana (2 episodes, 1994)
Kumiko Nishihara ...
 Meru (2 episodes, 1994)
Masayuki Omoro ...
 Vice-captain (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Kenneth (2 episodes, 1994)
Toshiharu Sakurai ...
 Katsu (2 episodes, 1994)
Toshihiko Seki ...
 Sakomizu (2 episodes, 1994)
Kaoru Shimamura ...
 Ratto (2 episodes, 1994)
Emi Shinohara ...
 Tenchi (2 episodes, 1994)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
 Gurimuson (2 episodes, 1994)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Ryuu (2 episodes, 1994)
Norio Wakamoto ...
 Wakayama (2 episodes, 1994)
Kôsei Yagi ...
 Priest (2 episodes, 1994)
Tamio Ôki ...
 President Kyuuryuu (2 episodes, 1994)
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A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence! Written by Laurens Koehoorn

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An Interesting Entry in Exploitation
19 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some call Genocyber an underrated OVA. Others call it one of the worst anime ever made. I can't agree with either, although it certainly is something. Dumb and violent anime OVAs and movies were a dime a dozen during the time, but Genocyber sticks out, for better or for worse. It has a big scope, something resembling character, and even less restraint. Some designs and concepts are neat.

But make no mistake - Genocyber is terrible. And I'm not saying that because it shows no mercy. There's barely a point to the madness. Genocyber itself is the only connection between the three settings. Within each, most of the plot focuses on the gore, with little character development. Equally small is our understanding of Genocyber's abilities. The rare times its brought up, its absolute gobbledygook. The dialog is bad, the acting is garbage, the animation is mediocre, and the action only has a few good scenes. Genocyber is a mess.

But I will give it this - its uniquely bad. Its not pure trash, by the numbers, or hilarious. Its terrible, but its kind of intriguing. Although I do have a bias towards retro sci-fi animation. Its not the bad anime that you pull friends in front of, but watch by yourself at 1:00 A.M. If you're not a fan of body horror, robot brutality, 400 year time skips, and anticlimactic endings, you'll hate it. There is nothing to salvage from the plot. But I don't regret seeing this...thing.


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