Most people who come into this most recent Guyver series, has probably been witness to the glory of the classic Guyver ovas and movies from the early 90s. Though, nothing made has really caught up with the original manga. All 3 guyver movies had mostly conclusions in them, but only the OAV movie even resembled the manga at all. Well here comes the new series, hoping either to catch up or even conclude the guyver series. Though....does it succeed? Kindof, but not really. As of now, there are 26 manga books out for the guyver, and this series only goes up to the 10th. Anybody who has watched the original series from the 90s will figure out, this series doesn't go much farther than it honestly. While yes sure, this does very much so follow the manga, but thats ultimately its downfall as well. Think of a normal shonen like a dbz, sailor moon, or inuyasha where you can just about predict everything. If a battle can't be won, some new technique has to be used. There just really isn't a sense of emotion or a connection. Though if you watch the original series, everything just seemed to blend in. It felt more like a Berserk or Ninja scroll than dragonball. Not saying its bad this way, its just never really exciting. Which mentioning more comparisons to dragonball, this series has a dramatic loss in gore. The oav and the ovas were some of the most gory animation you could ever watch. Arms flying off left and right, a few snipits of nudity, and some mild cussing. Though, this is toned down for more of a early teenage audience. Of course, its not pokemon or anything, but you'll deffinately notice the difference. Its almost bothersome actually.
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