History Manga / Guyver

17th Jan '17 11:17:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Badass}}: Lots and lots.
** Agito Makashima Has a dark and evil looking Guyver unit, is a good fighter, lots of confidence. Has gone to America and recruited an army there of individuals older than himself and of a different country (he is Japanese after all), has gained a scientist to create Hyper Zoanoids/Lost Numbers/Something in between that easily kill any cannon fodder thrown at them, has shown himself to be a determinator to the max, and is crafty enough to not just get the goat of, but even outwit people like Dr. Barcus, who is several hundred years old, or even Waferdanos...who must be a least 110,000 years old, older than Archanfel! Oh and he may not even be 21 years old!
** Sho Fukamachi: See that teenager over there? The one that doesn't look like much? He's Guyver 1 and in a battle of wills he just beat the guy who could outwit 110,000 year olds before the age of 22, yeah. How does it not count?
** Aptom: Hell his human form alone counts for this, leather jacket, shades, a big scar on his face and he doesn't decay into an American 90's anti-hero! Oh yes and then there are his absorbing powers and the fact he is like a cockroach to kill off.
** Archanfel: Let's see....he's about 110,000 years old (roughly) blew up a meteorite that was the size of Mars heading for the Earth, recovered and began a vendetta against the Creators, conquers the world!, oh yeah, and there's that minor instance of pulling himself out of a blackhole and deflecting one and a half Mega Smasher blasts with one hand. Quite possibly the Earth's first badass?
** Guyver 0: Despite being a minor character we know nothing about, his contribution is significant. The first human being to EVER rebel against a higher power should count. How does he do it? By being given a Guyver unit and gives the metaphorical middle finger to the idea of mind control by proceeding to kill Zoanoids left and right. Well, then the above bad ass entered the fray and it didn't go so well. Alas!
** ZX-Tole: an armored beetle Hyper-Zoanoid with 14 freaking laser cannons in his body! One can even rival the power of the Mega Smasher! Blows off his own leg to escape Aptom, and then turns in all the respect and honor of being a Hyper-Zoanoid to be processed into a super power Lost Number and happily wipes the floor with Guyver III and Aptom, all to avenge his friends, the rest of Team Five. Pretty bad ass.
** Richard Guyot: rebel Zoalord with designs on Godhood. Was claimed to be the most powerful Zoalord by Barcas - meaning, he was the most powerful being in the world, after Archanfel. Unfortunately that last bit was a critical detail. All the same he proved virtually impossible to kill - see RasputinianDeath below - and he's ''still'' not given up. Currently, he sports a small army of Zoanoids that can combine with each other to form new combinations with geometrically increasing power - and they can even combine with 'him'' as well.



* BerserkButton: Sho and Purgstall don't like it when civilians get caught up in battles.
26th Nov '16 6:06:41 PM WickedIcon
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** While irritating to readers who've been following the story from the beginning, this may be somewhat of a [[JustifiedTrope necessary evil]] given the manga's LongRunner status and serialized, inconsistent publication (across several different magazines). It's not exactly a guarantee that a Japanese reader picking up a copy of Young Ace will have read ''any'' previous chapters, let alone all of them, and the exposition dumps, while clunky, can be very useful to alleviate confusion if a minor detail becomes important.
20th Oct '16 9:15:39 PM drac0blade
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An [[EvilInc Evil Corporation]] called Chronos, will go to any lengths, using any underhanded measure, to get back the armor, which has bonded itself to Sho. To help itself, Chronos has an army of modified humans called Zoanoids who can transforming into monstrous forms with increased speed and strength, as well as the second suit of Guyver armor.

Originally a manga by Takaya Yoshiki, which began running in 1985 and is still currently serialized (29 volumes have been published so far), Guyver was first adapted as a short tim entitled "Guyver: Out Of Control". Next came the 1989 TwelveEpisodeAnime {{OVA}} series in 1989 ''Kyoushoku Soukou GUYVER'', or ''Bio-Booster Armor GUYVER''. A 1991 American live action film, ''Guyver'', costarred MarkHamill. Its sequel, ''Guyver: Dark Hero'', starring DavidHayter, was released in 1994. A television series aired in Japan in 2005 under the title ''Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor'' (the Japanese title remains unchanged).

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An [[EvilInc Evil Corporation]] called Chronos, will go to any lengths, using any underhanded measure, to get back the armor, which has bonded itself to Sho. To help itself, Chronos has an army of modified humans humans, called Zoanoids Zoanoids, who can transforming transform into monstrous forms with increased speed and strength, as well as the second suit of Guyver armor.

Originally a manga by Takaya Yoshiki, which began running in 1985 and is still currently serialized (29 volumes have been published so far), Guyver was first adapted as a short tim entitled "Guyver: Out Of Control". Next came the 1989 TwelveEpisodeAnime {{OVA}} series in 1989 ''Kyoushoku Soukou GUYVER'', or ''Bio-Booster Armor GUYVER''. A 1991 American live action film, ''Guyver'', costarred MarkHamill. Its sequel, ''Guyver: Dark Hero'', starring DavidHayter, was released in 1994. A television series aired in Japan in 2005 under the title ''Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor'' (the Japanese title remains unchanged).
19th Sep '16 5:18:06 AM starofjusticev21
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* MoodWhiplash: The first live-action movie can't decide whether it wants to be a DenserAndWackier adaptation or dark and violent, ending up rather schizophrenic as a result.

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* MoodWhiplash: The first live-action American movie can't decide whether it wants to be a DenserAndWackier adaptation or dark includes the gore and violent, ending up rather schizophrenic as a result.dismemberment from the manga, but mixes it in with totally out of place cartoonish humor. The sequel plays things straight.
17th Sep '16 7:30:15 PM starofjusticev21
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** Also Neo-ZX-Tole. He takes a level in badass, thus sending his bad ass scales off the level, gains all the powers of his other four teammates, an anti-Aptom germ that stops Aptom from absorbing him, and slows Aptom's healing, all at the cost of becoming a Lost Number and losing his high rank. Due to all these powers he only has only a few days to live.

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** Also Neo-ZX-Tole. He takes a level in badass, thus sending his bad ass scales off the level, gains all the powers of his other four teammates, an anti-Aptom germ that stops Aptom from absorbing him, and slows Aptom's healing, all at the cost of becoming a Lost Number and losing his high rank. Due to all these powers he only has only a few days to live. Similarly the powered-up form he gets by absorbing Elegen's power in the OVA, which gives him a massive spike in his offensive abilities but which will burn him out in a short time. [[spoiler: He doesn't live long enough for it to come up in either case.]]
6th Sep '16 12:02:29 AM Smeagol17
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Originally a manga by Takaya Yoshiki, which began running in 1985 and is still currently serialized (29 volumes have been published so far), Guyver was first adapted as a short tim entitled "Guyver: Out Of Control". Next came the 1989 TwelveEpisodeAnime {{OVA}} series in 1989 ''Kyoushoku Soukou GUYVER'', or ''Bio-Booster Armor GUYVER''. A 1991 American live action film, ''Guyver'', costarred MarkHamill. Its sequel, ''Guyver: Dark Hero'', starring DavidHayter, was released in 1994.. A television series aired in Japan in 2005 under the title ''Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor'' (the Japanese title remains unchanged).

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Originally a manga by Takaya Yoshiki, which began running in 1985 and is still currently serialized (29 volumes have been published so far), Guyver was first adapted as a short tim entitled "Guyver: Out Of Control". Next came the 1989 TwelveEpisodeAnime {{OVA}} series in 1989 ''Kyoushoku Soukou GUYVER'', or ''Bio-Booster Armor GUYVER''. A 1991 American live action film, ''Guyver'', costarred MarkHamill. Its sequel, ''Guyver: Dark Hero'', starring DavidHayter, was released in 1994..1994. A television series aired in Japan in 2005 under the title ''Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor'' (the Japanese title remains unchanged).
22nd Jun '16 2:02:16 PM Willbyr
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The series is, at its core, an affectionate tribute to the {{Toku}} series of the seventies, in particular ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''{{Kikaider}}''.

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The series is, at its core, an affectionate tribute to the {{Toku}} series of the seventies, in particular ''Franchise/KamenRider'' and ''{{Kikaider}}''.
''Series/{{Kikaider}}''.



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28th May '16 12:32:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Lisker and Guyot fullstop; also a JerkAss.
10th May '16 5:17:41 PM EatLaserBeams
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** Sadly, it looks like for much of one chapter for book 27, Agito recounts the history of mankind's creation...FOR THE THIRD OR FOURTH TIME IN THE MANGA!

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** Sadly, it looks like for much of one chapter for book 27, Agito recounts the history of mankind's creation...FOR THE THIRD OR FOURTH TIME IN THE MANGA! ''for the '''third or fourth''' time in the manga!''



** Natsuki too. Who would have a thought getting an ImportantHaircut could change a background character so much?

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** Natsuki too. Who would have a thought getting an ImportantHaircut could change a background character so much?



* AuthorExistenceFailure: Some fans are worried about Takaya has gotten sick enough to suspend Guyver for over a month.



* ExecutiveMeddling: According to an interview with Steve Wang, the director of the first live action film ([[AscendedFanboy and a fan of the original anime and manga]]), the film's producer Brian Yuzna wanted to make a [[CompletelyMissingThePoint kids film]] out of the licence while Wang wanted to keep the original tone of the series. This ended up resulting with the two having big fights over the film's direction and Wang getting zero creative control at all.
** If that isn't bad enough, the DVD was released as a DirectorsCut, which added a few scenes and transitions.... And cut all the violence out. By the way, Wang had nothing to do with it despite the cut labeled as such. It was Yuzna who commissioned it.
** That said: given ValuesDissonance between America and Japan, and the premise being ''much'' more suited to a {{Toku}} project than a serious BodyHorror film, [[FridgeBrilliance Yuzna may have actually been thinking fairly straight.]]



* GodCreatedCanonForeigner:
** Inspector Valkyria, originally created by the author for the first one-shot animated movie to replace Oswald Lisker in the role of Guyver 2, has recently made her debut in the manga as [[spoiler:what else but a new Guyver identical to her anime appearance]].
** Takaya has also canonized the aquatic Hyper-Zoanoid Synevite, and even the Powered Zerebuth.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Both ''Out of Control'' and the OVA are out of print (the latter because MangaEntertainment lost the rights for the series to Creator/ADVFilms). Luckily, both can be found online and on YouTube (for now, at least).
** The original USRenditions tapes of the OVA, which included an uncut English dub of episode 12, are also out of print.
** The Creator/VizMedia and StarComics English translations of the manga. Unless the other Volumes are translated anytime soon, good luck finding those anywhere (Don't get too worried about the manga however, There are plenty fan translations around).
** The unedited version of the first live action film from it's release on VHS. Why? As mentioned under ExecutiveMeddling, the DVD cut all the violence out of the film.



** Book 26 [[spoiler: The appearance of another Guyver and a Zoalord getting completely curbstomped by Apollyon]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the second live action Guyver film, the Ancients' spaceship plays a key role. They were ''thiiiiis'' close to setting up Guyver Gigantic.
** While on the subject of the live action Guyver films, imagine WhatCouldHaveBeen with the first film had Steve Wang been allowed to make the movie he wanted to make.....
*** [[https://twitter.com/DavidBHayter/status/172816481204183040 David Hayter]] had pitched an outline for a third live action Guyver movie after the success of ''Dark Hero'' on the home video circuit. But the rights had reverted to the original owners in Japan.

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** Book 26 [[spoiler: The appearance of another Guyver and a Zoalord getting completely curbstomped by Apollyon]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the second live action Guyver film, the Ancients' spaceship plays a key role. They were ''thiiiiis'' close to setting up Guyver Gigantic.
** While on the subject of the live action Guyver films, imagine WhatCouldHaveBeen with the first film had Steve Wang been allowed to make the movie he wanted to make.....
*** [[https://twitter.com/DavidBHayter/status/172816481204183040 David Hayter]] had pitched an outline for a third live action Guyver movie after the success of ''Dark Hero'' on the home video circuit. But the rights had reverted to the original owners in Japan.
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10th Apr '16 4:22:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: A before-he-was-famous SteveBlum was Guyver III in the US release of the 12-episode OAV.
** Likewise, Melissa Fahn (later Ed on ''Anime/CowboyBebop'') was Mizuki.
** Creator/NorioWakamoto is Guyver II/Lisker in the Japanese dub of the same OAV. This isn't the first time he had a role in anything Guyver related, He played Chief Ishiwatari [[spoiler:(Vamore)]] in ''Out of Control''.
** [[Creator/MichieTomizawa Sailor Mars]] is Mizuki in ''Out of Control''.
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