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  1. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    I here ya on that, but forget the price, for me it's more a question of just finding them!! Been checking YAJ, Mandarake and even eBay for a while now and nothing. It's sods law, finally when I can afford something I can't find it anymore!! lol
  2. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Awesome stuff my man! If Guyver was my only series I'd get more, but with other stuff it becomes impossible to get everything. So what do we think? Guyot or Imakuram? I've narrowed it down to 2!
  3. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Thanks a lot dude! Your stuff is incredible. I've limited myself to action figures for now, never done busts or statues, but I do like 1:6 scale stuff. Looking forward to the Guyver I & III, they will look good with the 1:6 Gigantics! As far a BFC/BFW, I have more in the attic I want to add, but only have room to add one more to this display. Out of Murakami, Guyot, Aptom, NEO Zx-Tole, Imakarum, Pluqsthal & Evil Aptom, which one should I choose?? I'm also still desperately after a BFW Zerbebuth and Barcus, but could never find them!!
  4. Kanji

    Guyver collections... the REVISIT!

    Been a while, but decided to get my figures out the attic, dust them off and set up a display!! Finger crossed for some more reveals at WonFes next month!!
  5. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Can anyone corroborate the statements made by a reddit user last month? https://www.reddit.com/r/Guyver/comments/bd5gjw/was_anyone_else_aware_that_guyver_is_over/ In it he says that the reason production halted was that Takaya's primary assistance passed away in 2016, who had become an integral part of story boarding and plot development. It almost sounds as though Takaya was no longer writing the story, but providing the art and character designs, a bit like a Buronson/Hara deal. If this is true, than it might explain why the series suddenly stopped, as mayble Takaya's has no idea where things were going with the story anymore. It's sad if this is true, but I'm kinda surprised they were never credited if that had this level of creative control.
  6. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Good catch! Yeah, I just consulted my chapters and saw there were 13 pages released in April 2016, with the last page saying "Guyver will continue in May" May 2019 maybe? lol
  7. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Volume 32, from Chapter 197 onwards was Agito's assault on Kurumegnik's base that contained both him and Jabir. They both transformed and battled Gigantic Dark Exceed. The last chapters, which would combine to be ch200 in vol.33) had Jabir burst out of some kind of eyeball trying to escape.
  8. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Yep, and if if i'm not mistaken next month marks precisely 3 years of hiatus.........34 years of serialization..........and Takaya's 59th birthday. .............with not even a hint or why and when it may resume. All we have is an e-mail from Shonen Ace a year ago saying it's not cancelled and they'll make an announcement when it returns. Maybe we'll hear something next year for its 35th Anniversary?? At this point I really feel like the man has just retired from being a manga artist.
  9. Kanji

    What inspired Guyver.

    Good subject, and if we're talking earliest influences, I think we have to start with the films Alien and The Thing ('79 & '82, respectively). Both films had a huge influence on the culture and popularised the themes of parasitism and symbiotics throughout the 80's. Japan was heavily influenced by American culture after the WW2 and the post-war economic boom that had it's height throughout the late 70's, 80's and early 90's. I believe Baoh, Guyver along with Venom were some of the earliest comic book characters to incorporate this theme, and I dare say they all had some influence on each other since they all appeared '84/'85. Being a huge "monster" fan, it's also inconceivable that Takaya wouldn't have been influenced by not only Mazinger Z, but also by Go Nagai's other classic, Devilman. I consider Guyver an awesome hybrid between symbiotic alien anti-hero and giant mecha genres. Throw in some classic Super Sentai and giant Kaiju (like you mentioned, Kamen Rider, but also Ultra-man) and mindless sci-fi body horror like Videodrome and you've got the perfect concoction! Of course you could always go back further to find roots in Superman/Godzilla, but they were pretty much the precursors to everything. Nice topic btw!!
  10. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Example of Comic Ryu's last cover for comparison, lol, at least they are monster girls with big tits, lol
  11. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    sounds like legal troubles...............I bet Takaya doesn't own the publishing rights, and Kadokawa have decided to drop it. There's nothing Takaya can do. He can't get it published via another outlet without getting the rights signed over, and if Kadokawa don't want to publish or sign over then it's stuck in indefinite limbo. Even if he leaks the manuscripts on the internet, he's liable to get sued. Only chance we have is if another publisher comes along and purchases the IP rights, or there's a sudden increase in popularity (high profile endorsement), that makes it financially attractive for Kadokawa to resume publication. It's a shame. Probably explains why he continued with Zeorymer Omega, since Tokuma are still willing to put it out (He dropped a tank last year). If only they had the buying power to transfer guyver to them. It would be a much better fit in Monthly Comic Ryū. Only time will tell, but the poor dudes gonna be 59 next year!
  12. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Geez, Blockbuster! That takes me back. Didn't that company go under 5 years ago?? My intro to Guyver was also via VHS rental, but at a local convenience store. Probably back in 1999/2000. My dad let me rent out Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend, thinking it was a kids cartoon After that I was hooked on everything 'Manga Entertainment UK' was distributing at the time. Guyver, Crying Freeman, Fist of the North Star, Ninja Scroll, Akira, Ghost In The Shell, etc.! Wow, that was a blast from the past just recalling all that! Such nostalgia from almost 20 years ago!! Good times!!
  13. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    Really, after all these years? I dunno, maybe he signed a ****ty deal with Kadokawa and gets paid peanuts and never realised the potential, or the licensing revenue that the publishers have been pocketing. Maybe he's on strike pending a contract negotiation and can't legally publish his manga through any other media outlet. Maybe it's a Lil Wayne & Cash Money scenario! Maybe he's under a non-disclosure agreement to mitigate against reputational defamation. Whatever it is, I really hope it gets sorted.................rant over
  14. Kanji

    New Chapter status?

    That would explain why trying to get him to pen more chapters is like pulling teeth...............
  15. Kanji

    New Guyver Figma's

    Indeed it is, and as much as I want to climb aboard the hype train with you my brother, I have doubt's we'll see any more from Figma until the manga resumes. Just based off the way GSC operate. If we do see a new Figma though i'd prefer it to be a character we've seen more recently, like Apollyon or Aptom.
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