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    Volume 30-32 Scanlations

    taking a breather for 3 years? I'd say we can be plenty mad. It's pretty clear that he fell out with kadokawa over something. They probably wanted him to produce more substantial work. The chapters did become increasingly meagre.
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    Guyver Back on the Big Screen

    yes I was surprised that Edward Norton was uncredited. I saw him and I was certain it was him right away. Alita was mindblowing... just freaking amazing. It certainly gives me hope for Guyver. it has everything going for it.
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    His Blog

    STAR FLEET!!!!! I loved the music to that! my brothers used to watch it. I don't remember much of it myself but the music was awesome and the robot was really cool.
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    New Chapter status?

    Thank you for this insight. this is very interesting. They have also been working on the giant prime figures for a long time. If the Mangaka had lost interest, he would not have worked on those statues. I have also heard in the past that Kadokawa are an awkward company to deal with. Perhaps this is a situation where Yoshiki Takaya is finding it difficult to work with them?
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    Faviort or Currently Reading Manga

    It's just Dragonball for me. I'm very simple in my manga taste. Dragonball is so addictive, I can't just read one chapter. I haven't found another manga that is so addictive.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    perhaps the barrier technique is not an airtight/watertight bubble? what do we know about it?
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    I find that really interesting actually. if they could have turned that lake into a processing tank earlier, they would have. so perhaps that suggests they just couldn't do that kind of thing until recently. I just had another thought. they can't get inside relics normally. the time they did, and got the guyver units, the zoanoid melted as son as he got back outside. the one in arizona was pretty much dead. i think the pod where archanfel was found, was a very rare occurrence. I think that relic, that was shot by guyver zero was very much dying, but maybe held on for a long time and provided some sort of sustenance for that pod?
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    he said that crystals taken from archanfel were cleaved and cultivated. the crystal itself seems to be pretty marvelous. barcas maybe used archanfel's pod to do some work, or he used a well equipped chemistry lab. we had a scene in the manga where barcas was able to locate the nav spheres in arizona. I believe it was said that was the source of all his information. he could scan it for data on zoanoid production. from that, he would mainly be limited by technology available. no computers. since the process is also called 'adjustment', I think it's necessary to be able to make slight variations in various chemicals and possibly genetic engineering etc. this stuff needs complex lab equipment so over time they would have had finer control. just thinking now... the other zoalords have never seen silha so they were not processed in archanfel's pod. they needed a proper processing tank for it. they wouldn't even be able to do that without having the necessary materials science for it. they'd need vats that are strong and able to be kept adequately sterile etc. is there even anything we could compare it to? I am tempted to think of a brewery because that is a process that deals with fine biology and careful measuring of different chemicals. could we extrapolate from that?
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    Isn't it all relevant, since we are using this to ascertain if zoanoids were likely around in world war 2? in any case, I am not really trying to support or promote any idea that barcas wasn't processed, just that i think we need to accept that we can't really say for sure to what extent that technology was available based on what the manga shows. is that fair to say?
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    We haven't seen barcas even have a zoalord form, so we don't know if he was fully processed ever. I don't think we can take the appearance and abilities he shows to mean that he is a fully processed zoalord. I mean, I suppose the bare minimum had to take place to insert the zoacrystal and allow it to be used, but is that a full processing, or can you just shove it in someone's head and it's all good or can it be done with archanfels pod simply by placing them inside and adding the crystal? maybe it does a basic automatic process. but not on the level of what we see when shin transforms for example.
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    Looking for a female persepctive on Guyver

    Personally, I like mostly shonen anime and manga. I love dragonball, naruto, my hero academia, etc. The thing about all these manga and anime I like is how the characters develop over time. When a character pushes themselves beyond their boundaries and achieve something spectacular, it just puts me into tears of joy. I grew up on pokemon cartoon too, in a house full of boys. it was hard to find anything they were willing to watch that I found interesting. al the stuff they used to watch was boring, like transformers, turtles, pizza cats, etc. I could get into the themes of them quite well and I liked some of the cool ideas, but when it came to the actual shows themselves, they were really boring. So I guess I adapted as much as I could to see the interesting parts about them. same with power rangers and super sentai etc. there are some wonderful bits of drama in these shows. Guyver has excellent drama and excellent achievement. Sho's mastery of the guyver is something to behold and the clandestine operations of cronos are so intriguing. the relationships between the different zoalords is so interesting. I'm also fascinated by the detail in the lore. I am intensely interested in biology, chemistry and engineering and there is a bit of each in guyver. the buildings that yoshiki takaya draws are very impressive. interestingly, I think there have been some other forum members who are lesbian. I am mostly, so I wonder if there is any real link there.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    Ah ok, so I stayed up a bit longer... I will admit I have no basis for what I have said. I searched and I found the part that led me to make an assumption. Mr Heckaring assisted in the processing of the 12 zoalords. that is what was said. nothing more though. We don't know that Barcas wasn't processed 400 years ago. it might explain why his face is messed up and the zoacrystal never goes away. The only thing I can imagine is... their processing technology must have only ever been on the cutting edge of what we know for any given time period. I guess that means that perhaps they had zoanoids as far back as 400 years ago but they may be very crude? who can say for sure.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    But that doesn't mean he was processed 400 years ago. What I was trying to say is that he was turned into a zoalord more recently, but he obviously had the zoacrystal for a lot longer. the zoacrystal will work without a processing tube. it did so on waferdanos. @Larz Zahn Sorry it's almost bedtime now but I can have a look tomorrow if you like?
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    New Chapter status?

    I think it signifies more of a changing trend amongst japanese boys. since actual relationships are on a decline, more japanese men are seeking relationships with video game characters, comic book characters, love pillows, etc. This may sound disparaging but It's not, it is actual truth. This seems to be reflected in what Monthly Ace is advertising. edit: I question though... is it doing this to increase desire in an effort to push boys to pursue women more, or is it training them to have affections for fictional characters?
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    I think it was noted somewhere that Barcas was processed relatively recently. like it was done by A Heckering or something like that.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    Genzo makishima boasts about having success with the development of zoanoids. his age... can't be more than 60. so from 1985 or thereabouts, if we put his birthday around 1925 or later, he could have been 20 years old in 1945. maybe. it's unlikely he would have been in cronos working on zoanoids before that. I think we can safely guess that moderately successful zoanoids first started to take form in the 60s or 70s. 50s at a real push. I'm just guessing.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    yes I would say that zoalords could survive nukes because they have their barrier don't they. I was re-reading today and I noticed that zoanoids were probably not around in 1945. I say this because of how gyuot talks about how the zoanoid development was increasing after japan branch had been successful. it seems to me that zoanoids were not really made properly until the latter part of the 20th century.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    surely you're joking.... a nuke will melt granite. I really can't see any zoanoid surviving that, hyper or otherwise.
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    Any World War II era weaponly effective against Zoanoids?

    nukes existed in world war 2. I would say job done.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    I think if it talks from a third person at any point, then maybe that is the right one. I say that because the ambiguity sometimes comes when pronouns are omitted etc. I think that makes sense?
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    ain't that apocalypse??
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    Our Guyver Wiki Page

    Guyver Advocacy were afforded a great luxury. being the only ones who translated guyver, they could actually help protect it from piracy to some degree and help to push the franchise. more popular series just can't do that because if one group limits translations, another group will do it anyway. is that out of date though? most of those group members, I haven't really seen around here lately.
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    What inspired Guyver.

    It has been said before. main influences are megadiver and godzilla. Then Takaya was asked to make it more grotesque. that's what gave us guyver. There may be more in it though of course so your suggestions are really interesting to consider.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Yuki posted the novels in a thread just below this one. is it the same book or a different one?
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    Guyver bonded to none humanoids?

    the g unit is a tool. I think we need to consider if the unit would bond with a species that is not naturally inclined to make use of tools. I mean, the unit configures itself based on the host. in terms of humans, humans are warlike. we often think of ways to defeat our enemies. that instinct is very likely the source of guyvers weaponry. a t-rex' instinct includes chasing prey, catching it and eating it. in my mind, the only thing a unit would do with a t-rex is make it run faster. I do find it interesting that the guyver does not increase mating potential. or maybe that is what the unit retraction is about? maybe that is a mechanism that exist in humans because of the need to mate? maybe if the guyver bonded to a species that was not sexual, then it would not have a mechanism to be stowed in the boost dimension?