Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005 anime review)

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Series: Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor
Studio: OLM
Year: 2005

Intro

I decided to revisit some of my childhood. A lot of series I had watched in the anime world have gone through reboots and remakes. This one particular series called Guyver never had the same buzz as much as various other anime series, but it got the reboot to maybe bring in new folks into this underrated classic

Plot

Chronos Corporation is an organization using technology to transform soldiers and various other people into lethal monsters known as Zoanoids. They are hell-bent on taking over the world with this unorthodox method with experiments done willingly and unwillingly on all kinds of people.

One day a guy who was experimented on and became a Zoanoid escaped with a few things called Guyver units which Chronos was studying. One of the units got into the hands of a teenager named Sho and caused him to transform into something called a Guyver which gave him such things like enhanced abilities, various weapons, health regeneration, and super armor. It made him into a major target along with his friends and family.

Over the course of the series, he has to protect everyone close to him and create alliances with other people who want to take down Chronos and unravel the truth behind the secret operation they are running.

Good

It has a lot of action scenes I know and remember. The character Guyver I is super awesome and made me feel like I’m revisiting my childhood. The action is amazing and almost all the episodes included fight scenes.

Bad

Outside of the fight scenes, the pacing was very slow and dull. Most of the characters were pretty monotonous and felt boring. To get to the cool scenes, we had to endure a lot of mundane dialogue.

Not to spoil anything, but the story never felt like it concluded. There were many questions left unanswered, and it feels like it ended with no winner or stalemate. It left viewers wondering what was next, and it never came.

Overview

I don’t think it did the job in terms of getting people into the anime as many people are still unfamiliar with the story and franchise. As much as it’s dear to my heart since I had watched the original series as a kid, I’ve learned that this series is pretty much an obscure one and that a lot of my friends won’t ever watch it.

Overall rating: 3/5
Reviewed by: Timtastic

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