YMMV / Geno Cyber


  • Adaptation Displacement: The OVA is much more well known than the manga; then again, said manga is unfinished.
  • Awesome Art: Say what you will about the Gorn, it's still some of the most detailed and realistically drawn Gorn in cartoon history. The mechanical designs are also genuinely impressive; the Genocyber itself looks like the Guyver as interpreted by Rob Liefeld, and then re-interpreted by somebody who can actually draw.
  • Awesome Music: The ED, Fairy Dreaming.
    • Also we can't forget Genocide now can we.
  • Complete Monster: Dr. Kenneth Reed was an amoral research assistant to Dr. Nguyen Morgan. Arranging for Morgan and his wife to die, Kenneth takes their super-powered daughters for his own research. When a detective helping the girls hides them in a hospital, Kenneth and his goons slaughter the entire building, gruesomely eviscerating the detective. Even as he dies, Kenneth watches with glee as the girls merge into the titular Genocyber, destroying Hong Kong and killing millions in the process.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: As out of place as it is, "Fairy Dreaming" is awesome.
  • Cult Classic
  • First Installment Wins: The first episode/story is widely considered the best.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Brazilians love this series, possibly because it was one of the first series to be shown in the popular "U.S. Manga" programming block in the now extinct TV Manchete. It was also the first ultra-violent, mature anime to be broadcast in the country in a reasonably big TV station: the Brazilians who watched "U.S. Manga" were in the 8 to 14 age range and, up to that point, the goriest thing was Saint Seiya or Detonator Orgun, which Genocyber managed to top on the very first episode. As if that wasn't enough for it to become a legend, the first episode was aired uncut (or darn near it) on the first run only, while the other episodes either weren't aired or were chopped senseless (and gore-less), and later reruns either didn't exist or were also chopped down; as a result, the series became some sort of an Urban Legend as not everyone watched it the first time around.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Say what you will about the series itself, it will make your jaw plummet.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Crossed in the first episode at the hospital scene, or alternatively in the second episode at the infamous "shredded children" scene; it certainly makes you feel much less sympathy for the soldiers when they start bursting into Ludicrous Gibs.
  • Narm: The shredded children.
  • Nausea Fuel: The whole damn show.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The hospital scene, as well as a number of the more creative deaths.
    • The scene in which one of the teenagers try to rape Elaine while the other two pull down the boy's pants and grab his penis. The molestation is bad enough in the original, where the boy is merely squeaking in discomfort, but in the dub he is horrifically screaming in pain.
  • Sequelitis: The third arc, due to the Time Skip, Mind Screw, Gainax Ending, and atrocious dubbing, is the most hated part.
  • Squick: The series is infamous for this.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The scenes with Elaine and the boy she befriends are exceptionally well animated, and legitimately poignant. Bennett the Sage points out if the anime had focused on developing their relationship, and not the extreme Gorn, Genocyber might have been something quite different than what its reputation holds it to be (Read: Mecha Elfen Lied).


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