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    New Chapter status?

    I know that, but I'm beginning to wonder whether it fits with their target demographic anymore. Doesn't really look like it
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    New Chapter status?

    Doesn't look like Guyver even fits in with Shonen Ace anymore. Maybe it's time it changed magazine. I wonder if there was any kind of hiatus when it changed from Shonen Captain to Shonen Ace? Not that that would be the sole reason for such a long period of nothing..
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    Dragon Ball Super Movie - Broly

    Well it's obviously been its own thing for a long time now, and it's always just been fun to read. Even if the story is silly, Toriyama's artwork and action has always been absolutely fantastic.
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    Dragon Ball Super Movie - Broly

    While I dropped Super quite a long time ago, I'm pretty hyped to see a Dragon Ball movie with animation as elaborate as that trailer makes it out to be. And since it's supposed to have a big backstory for the Saiyans I'm hoping the plot won't be as silly as most other DB movies (with the exception of all this S-Cell business I've been hearing about...)
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    Old Guyver anime vs New one

    I'm very surprised then, I find it unbelievably hard to hear anything other than "... For I'm ... Enzyme" at the end. Thanks for clarifying!
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    Old Guyver anime vs New one

    I personally prefer the UK version which if I'm understanding correctly is the newer one? Is that just the Manga Ent. release? I've gotten a little confused reading your posts. Although I admit some of the sound mixing is better in the older dub - certain bits of music, grunts and sound effects that I didn't know where there until watching the US version got lost in the UK. While we're on the subject though, does anyone have ANY idea what Enzyme is saying in the UK version at 0:48? https://youtu.be/0poOZLGfl9s?t=48s It has been a mystery since I first saw it all those years ago.
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    The Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Rewatch Thread

    Just because we all love Guyver doesn't mean we can't be critical of it! Even if you were the only to dislike it I doubt anyone here would've given you a hard time for it.
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    The Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor Rewatch Thread

    Absolutely not because it wasn't a very good adaptation. I've actually spent the last few weeks re-watching numerous Guyver clips (gotta stay interested somehow!), mostly of scenes that have been adapted numerous times into anime and the 2005 series ALWAYS misses the mark. I can't actually be bothered to watch the whole of the first episode of the 2005 series but I watched the key scenes earlier this week and while, yes it's well drawn (most of the time), everything lacks punch and emphasis. The changes to the manga don't offer anything positive to the narrative or watching experience. Turning the truck driver into two police men makes for a fess interesting situation, and even though the driver was an asshole in the manga you could at least relate to the fact that he was just a guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. Making Malmot a family man was also completely uninteresting because it wasn't developed - why should the viewer care about this guy when all they've seen from him is the murdering of the two police men? He was more pitiful in the 12-part OVA just by having him talk to Agito on the phone at the beginning of the episode. Malmot's transformation is done okay, and he's actually drawn extremely well, but Gregole's transformation lacks any emphasis. It looks like they just didn't want to go through the effort of making it more dramatic so they have him transform far from the camera so they could skimp on the details of it. Same thing goes for their fight - I can only imagine they didn't want to go through the effort of animating the arm wrestling match so instead we get... basically nothing before Malmot blows himself up. Out of Control's fight on the other hand is unbelievably well animated for something that came out 30 years ago. Removing the arm wrestle completely ruins the setup for the wrestle with the Guyver; the power scale from Malmot - Gregole - Guyver is less evident. Sho bonding with the unit is slow and lacks the dynamism it had in the 12-part OVA. The fight with Gregole looks amazing and thank goodness they kept the arm wrestle this time but what is with Gregole aiming his punch to the side of the Guyver's head? I imagine it's supposed to represent the Guyver dodging the punch but he doesn't move at all. And the finish of the fight also makes me feel like, once again, they just couldn't be bothered to animate the Guyver's last attack, so creating that moment of suspense was the easy way out. I appreciate it must be an absolute nightmare animating Guyvers and Zoanoids but if they got it right 30 years ago pre-digital animation then there's absolutely no reason they shouldn't be able to do it now. If the budget was too tight then they may as well have not done it at all. Maybe it's just one of those series that needs that 80s/90s anime grit to work. The English voice acting is also pretty bad - the delivery is often flat and the quality difference between the JP and ENG acting gets pretty bad in some parts of the series. (For the record I'm not always opposed to english voice acting - FMA has a great dub). But this is a more general criticism rather than being directed to the first episode specifically. That said, I disagree with you Maze on the soundtrack. It's not as good as the 12-part, but it's still pretty cool. I like the idea of this thread, I might play along for a little while but it's hard to stay entertained while watching this series. I would never recommend it to anyone wanting to get into Guyver - at least not until the last few episodes.
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    A Little Guyver 2 Dark Hero reunion

    Lovely to see they're still good enough friends to be partying together even after all these years! (especially Marisa Cody whose part I can't even remember. Is Mary the female Zoanoid?)
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    If I may ask a question

    Guyver1 posted a thread about it a little while back: http://www.japan-legend.com/forums/topic/14776-monthly-shonen-captain-guyver-covers/ Some of them are very nice, but as to be expected these are all from well over 10 years ago. edit: oh shoot, I just re-read your post and saw you've already seen these Captain ones. In that case, I think I remember there being an Ace cover for the reveal of the Gigantic Exceed? Or maybe I'm just making that up? Sorry.
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    New Chapter status?

    It's still on the Shonen Ace website: https://web-ace.jp/shonenace/ And is definitely not the sort of thing that would happen quietly. You could be sure that at least the Relax Point would post something about it. Speaking of Relax Point, the guy who runs it posted a reply to an inquiry he made to Kadokawa: "I got an inquiry to KADOKAWA about the situation that Guyber was closed for more than a year and a half and got an answer. I also posted it on Twitter, "It is being adjusted for the series and the timing of restart is undecided." It is unknown why the holidays have continued so far and what is being adjusted, but we only hope for good news. " http://unit-g.sakura.ne.jp/ Bad translation aside, it still seems quite vague and the hiatus is still indefinite. But at least they've acknowledged the series.
  12. Bio-Boosted Dude

    New Chapter status?

    Sure is getting harder and harder to keep interested in this series.
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    Monthly Shonen Captain Guyver covers

    Good stuff, thanks for posting! My favourite is the pink and yellow April one for sure. It's a shame that it seems unlikely that Guyver will get a cover these days. It doesn't seem to go with the look that Shonen Ace pushes for on their contemporary covers. Do you own all these old issues of Shonen Captain?
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    Prime 1 Studios - Guyver Statues

    Absolutely love the updated Gigantic Dark and Razell! These are such love letters to the fans. Wish I had space/money for these. That'd definitely be my top pick
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    Website Update Thread

    For when the red theme is fixed, will the option to change the theme still be at the bottom of the forum? It's been so long since I've had to change it I've forgotten if that's where it always was - it doesn't seem to be there now...
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