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  1. Well, that's the beauty of what Marvel is doing. They take obscure characters and turn them to box office gold. Obviously if they keep on making movies or series about popular characters, sooner or later, the audience will have hype fatigue. I believe what Marvel is doing is to tell a story that spans multiple formats. Nevermind that one movie or series flopped, it's their relevance to the whole tale is what matters. Even Sony is riding on the Marvel bandwagon. Moon Knight may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the presence of the series is an important aspect to the whole phase. I mean, I'm a little let down with The Falcon and Winter Soldier, but I see their value as they put seeds in the show that the producers can sow later. The only thing they need to do is follow through, which Marvel has been very consistent with.
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  2. Welp, finally got through all 12 eps! It was actually quite a bit of viewing because I watched the dubbed versions first (both US Renditions and Manga) then on a whim I decided to watch the original raws! Was definitely worth it, had a blast reliving some old memories Raws for first six episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFgiVsnRF0UAEjEHb3iQHA/videos The raws for the second half can be found on Dailymotion by Googling the JP titles on here: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=675&page=25 - The majority of the Japanese titles used the format "Hook! Elaborative second chunk!" The US Renditions release sometimes stuck with this syntax (Terminal Battle! The Fall of Chronos Japan) and sometimes they just rolled it into one (Genesis of the Guyver); the Manga release, in contrast, kept the USR titles for the first six episodes but truncated the second half titles pretty noticeably. I will say, though, there's a stark quality about the Japanese title for episode five (戦慄!! ガイバー死す/Shudder!! Guyver Dies") that just... works. - The font for the JP title cards is glowing red kanji/katakana. It's foreboding and I love it. - The original ending sequences for episodes two and three end on shots of Guyver II and III respectively. I guess the English versions just reused the same sequence for the first six episodes? - There are moments here and there in the English dubs that were unvoiced for some reason and it's really jarring when you see them in Japanese. They're mostly grunts/reaction noises but they really do add a lot; for instance, when Lisker flips over Sho and tosses him into the wall during their fight, you hear quite a bit of verbalization from Takeshi Kusao and Norio Wakamoto. That slow upwards panning shot of Guyver II works a lot better with Wakamoto's mocking laughter over it, same with Kusao's freaked out yell when firing the Megasmasher to finish Lisker off. Also, if you close your eyes when watching it really sounds like Trunks just can't catch a break from Cell. - I'm not sure either of the Chronos mooks with accents (episode 2, episode 9) had Japanese dialects that warranted them. Not that I minded it any, it gave the scenes some color! - Common to all versions but I always got a kick out of Sho's dramatic kick on Elegen being the only bit of meaningful offense he lands on Team Five until Agito bails him out and tells him how to roast Gaster. Dude was a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest until Guyver III showed up. - Also common to all versions; Sho's dumbass friends. They're the best. - The big Agito reveal in episode five has Sho kinda parrot what Makishima said (Makishima-san is... Chronos?); not exactly riveting dialogue, but it makes a touch more sense than having EN Sho act like he should have known all along for some reason. - The original version of episode six has a decently lengthy recap sequence before the opening that I can't recall being in either of the domestic versions...? - The fight with ZX-Tole, Sho, and Agito sounds drastically different depending on which version you watch. The Manga release has silence in the background, the US Renditions release has the first verse of Takeshi's Kusao's version of the OP as a backing track and the original Japanese has the second verse of Shinichi Ishihara's. I like the US Renditions one the best! - The original version of Part II's OP is cut slightly differently. - I don't have a damn clue how a hypothetical part III would have proceeded with Team Five long gone, even if they had been given a half-decent budget for the next run. - Finally - and this is 100% subjective - I ended up preferring EN Sho to JP Sho. Agonized death screams aside, I felt like Tom Fahn managed to channel the terrified teenager part of Sho a lot better; in contrast, Takeshi Kusao comes off like a legit badass a lot of the time which would have worked in any show besides Guyver where the protag's about as far from a badass as they come, even with the super-powered alien armor. Like half the time when Fahn does battle cries it sounds like a kid trying REAL HARD to sound intimidating and it's absolutely perfect for the novice that he was.
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  3. I'm late to this thread but I have a good reason - the pen to my graphics tablet broke just before christmas so I couldn't finish drawing my traditional yearly guyver greeting to you guys. I just got a new one so I suppose it's more of a Happy New Year greeting than a Christmas one - so I hope everyone has ahappy new year!
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  4. Been away a long time, sad to see that things haven't improved but then thats a risk with long running Manga. If, and lets not lose all hope here, but if Guyver never comes back lets not forget it. It was my first anime, and it's an amazing series even if it remains unfinished. These days I find myself watching one of the series that inspired Guyver, Ultraman as well as all it's sequels and spin-offs. I even see some of the inspirations for Zoanoids. Zx-tole Zetton Even now I think of Guyver even when I haven't watched the series in years.
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  5. I haven't watched any of the episode as I'm waiting for the series to complete before I binge watch this. It's very hard to avoid spoilers with all the memes and fan theories out there. I accidentally spoiled some of the episodes when I was trying to time the subtitles. But I am excited to watch this as the season comes to a close. For whatever plot twists that's waiting to unravel, all I can say is that it was Agatha all along.
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  6. PLEASE...for the love of all things Holy, let's not go there.
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  7. It has now been 5 years since we have gotten our last chapter. This is the last page from the last chapter we ever got. Jabir running away from his fight with Darkness Exceed, leaving his comrade Luggnagg (or ball boy as we call him in chat) all alone.
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  8. This gave me goosebumps:
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  9. https://io9.gizmodo.com/godzilla-vs-kongs-director-talks-spoiler-culture-and-t-1846546185 An article about the Director and how spoilers were so poorly handled, especially for this one. I knew about Mecha Godzilla many months ago because of the toys.
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  10. I do feel that having them include any fox related material may be too premature. I mean, they started planning this as early as 2018, so they would bound to have already created the outline for Marvel Phase 4. Fox being bought by Disney was only finalized early 2019. So including any fox related material would be like throwing a wrench on their entire planning process, which would further delay phase 4. I do believe timing is everything. The problem with that is that the actors are not getting any younger. In the end, this happened:
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  11. During House of M, Wanda said: "No more Mutants" Maybe here she'll say: "No, more Mutants!"
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  12. Hopefully it is just a case of finding a new current version of it (or one close to it). Either way, any theme we find has to be updated to work fully after the forum is updated. But yeah, the Brown / Red will be back at some point.
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  13. My memory may be hazy, but I had a theory pop into my head just now, as I finally reset my password that I had forgotten and am now back on the forum! Happy New Year everyone! Still patiently waiting for the next chapter, I see! Me too. Anyway, here's my off the top of my head theory: What if Alky activated Guyver 0's unit after using the Remover on the host, and that's what really scared the Creators away? Would explain why Apollyon wants the Remover from Guyot, no? I think Imakarum/Murakami is Apollyon, as much as I'd love for it to be an Advent, and I do think he could be their agent, in some fashion, as some stated above by others in this thread. It could also explain why Alky needs to rest for prolonged periods of time, because being a Guyver Zoalord was said to be unstable and too dangerous, if my memory is correct. Power overload. I think there's a possibility we weren't told the full story about the moon the Advents hurled at Earth. I could easily see Alky not being strong enough to stop it, and activating the Guyver unit as a last ditch attempt. Alky could be in need of all of his Zoacrystals back to control it, perhaps? If Apollyon is indeed Imakarum, perhaps he's being controlled telepathically, or his split personality is kicking up, and he was originally an Advent agent before Chronos got their claws on him. So many possibilities. It definitely *feels* like the Creators are going to make a reappearance going by the art in some of those panels posted above. Murakami started off as a "reporter", right? Then we found out he was a proto-Zoalord. Two personalities. Then Murakami became Imakarum. Two personalities. It could be a trend if we're to assume Imakarum is Apollyon? This is all wild speculation, of course. There's always the possibility that this is just a brand new character being introduced, but all the connections are too coincidental. Also, I can't remember whether or not it was revealed that Guyver 0's unit ended up being someone else's, so someone please inform me about that
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  14. It's deeply personal. Jack Kirby created the Celestials to illustrate that humans can have a cosmic destiny, but that they have to choose between good and evil. Jason Aaron claims humanity exists because a Celestial died on Earth from a literal infection and its vomit, blood and pus oozed into the biosphere, and the other Celestials permitted Earth and humanity to continue to exist because they hoped they could make some kind of vaccine from this mess. It is so petty, hateful and ugly that it convinced me there is something very, very wrong with that man. (He did something similar during his run on 'Thor'. Kirby created Odin as a wise, strict, but ultimately kind and loving father figure to basically the universe. Jason Aaron turned him into a pathetic, literally alcoholic abusive tyrant. His relationship with his own father was pretty bad.) Marvel used to be run by storytellers who either wanted to uplift us or just have fun. Now? It's a frickin' asylum. The only lights left are Al Ewing and, on a good day, Kieron Gillen. Both of whom are British, by the way. Probably not a coincidence. Almost all of Marvel's best and most lauded comics were penned by Brits.
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  15. I got the zephyr mask. Only took me 6 tries to get it. I like it but I'm super self conscious about wearing it in public. I dont like the attention.
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  16. Is it possible Viz still has the rights to Guyver? Or would they need to re-license it just like they did with Fist of the North Star? I remember reading the Viz scans and the last one said something like: “Guyver is going on a hiatus. We’ll see you in the funny papers!” which was awkward especially since they never returned to it. I’ve tried to inquire to Viz about the manga and one time they answered. They said more or less they want to expand their library but it would take time. I tried again they re-licensed Fist of the North Star but they didn’t respond this time. I hope one day this manga will be in print in English again.
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  17. I would honestly just be fine if Viz or another good US manga publishing company just re-licensed or license rescued Guyver and publish it in proper form. I could at least have a physical copy that’s right to left and in English.
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  18. Uh Tom, about this whole spoiler thing...
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  19. Thanks! ^^ Good point; his death may not have been permanent, but Sho still ate his words. Yeah, I can see that. I admit I also enjoy a lot of older dubs like the Guyver OVA series; even though things have come a long way since then. The cheesiness makes my day! Ah, I understand now; he did sound needlessly blasé at times.
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  20. Dude, I really like your painting. Quick question, why did you paint venom blue, and add purple to black panther? (Which looks cool) Also, I liked your second wolverine, nice take on the brown out fit.
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  21. You know, I miss the good old days, when you have to literally finish the game by brute force. There was no save and there was no cheat. I'd like to believe that this was what honed my hand and eye coordination. Sega Genesis was my second console, after the NES (or Famicom as it was popularly known here). Fond memories of playing Thunderfoce IV and Eswat.
    1 point
  22. Saw the movie last night, had a good time (but no Green Jelly -- DAMMIT!!!!) However, that mid-credit scene...THAT rocked.
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  23. Were ya able to find the U.S Renditions Dubs of episodes 7-12 online, or did ya have the tapes? The U.S Renditions dub tapes have the unique Lisker & Agito ending shots. It's unfortunate that Gravarthel didn't include them in his uploads, though it might've been an oversight on his part. I love those accents used in the dub, especially the Scottish Cronos Soldier! XD (I've memorized that entire scene BTW) Yeah, Yamamoto, Aota, and Nakanishi are pretty funny! XD I wish they showed up in the Manga. I also don't how they could've worked in Aptom gaining his new forms after his second fight with Sho with Team 5 outta the picture. Though I assume we would've seen Murakami telling them about his past and Sho would've fought Guyot along side Agito & Murakami. Then the stuff that happened in the basement would've played out. Agreed, Tom Fahn's voice and performance fit Sho very well!
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  24. Hey Hello, welcome!! Well, based on my opinion, Guyver's are raw weapons in the hands of humans. Having one in Sho's hands is like giving a child a complex weapon he couldn't fully use. If you've read up to the latest chapters, you will know how deadly the Guyver units are in capable hands. Sho being defeated during that time frame was not due to the superiority of his opponents, but due to his lack of experience and ferocity. Self defense mode acts with swiftness and efficiency, so basically it can brutally murder any zoanoid it faces, in the presumption that we don't factor how cunning the opponent is. Otherwise, there is no way an automaton can defeat a thinking individual, much less a group of them.
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  25. So, I've kinda been on a Digimon V-pet kick lately, and Bandai made an announcement regarding both Digimon and Kamen Rider.
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  26. I meant that Marvel has now become self-referential. I liked him as a villain, even if I did not like the way he looked.
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  27. Not just in maximum carnage, but even in the most current comics he is gathering together the symbiotes to create his twisted view of a family. He also did this back in u.s.a.carnage and in the knull arc. Tora, it makes my heart warm to see you say that about carnage. As a mega spidey fan(some would call it obsession) I do get real annoyed when things are "off" even cosmetically. Norman's carnage had the white teeth and kinda grey underskirt until he mixed carnage with the goblin serum. And in the last venom movie, venom not having the white emblem on his chest bothered me like a OCD tic. Even the cartoons rarely get them right. Ultimate Spiderman cartoon carnage was a big let down.
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  28. If I understand it correctly alternate universes (maybe not 'alternate') were always separate, like siblings, while alternate timelines branch off from a universe.
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  29. Finally got caught up again and man do i miss guyver. It's kinda sad how long these breaks can be.
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  30. Things could change between now and the release date. Hollywood loves to make changes before a release date. Hell, maybe Carnage might evolve into something closer to the comics throughout the movie. Personally, I hope they have this in the film's soundtrack...
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  31. Saw it. It was good. Some people claimed it was better than 'Avengers', which in some ways it was and in other ways it was not. The characterization remains skewed compared to the source material (Except Gal Gadot who was perfect), the epilogue was cringy and Jared Leto cemented his position as World's Worst Joker. But damn if it wasn't a hunk of film. I really feel something happened. And it really does have a je-ne-sais-quoi that the Marvel movies lack. That is good. The franchises don't need to be identical, and DC always had a little more grandeur than Marvel. And the Snyder cut is of course infinitely better than the Whedon cut. But I don't blame Whedon. Hindsight is 20/20.
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  32. Ok whats your faviort piece of badly dubbed anime dialog. Be it a bad performance, writing etc. For me it's this little gem. Please note that this is THE English dub, as in people got payed to wright and perform this for western localisation. From what I hear this series, Ghost Stories, did so badly in Japan that it's creators pretty much told the English staff that they could do what the hell they liked with the dialog as long is it didn't change the over all story. How that led to this I'll never know.
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  33. Yes. I think he and Panadyn were his hench men. Until Sho killed them in self defense. I think so. That would probably explain why Guyot overestimated Zerbebuth so much. Guyot said that Hyper Zoanoids were a new thing in episode 4 of the 2005 anime when he was bragging about Zerbebuth. No. The Hyper Team 5 worked specifically for Dr. Barcas at Relic's Point.
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  34. I'm not saying this as a fan boy. I'm really not. There's a lot of anime protagonists and antagonists who could turn Guyver 1 into a carpet stain BUT. Sho Fukamachi would win because of how LUCKY he is. You have to admit it. For a 15 year old boy starting out in the beginning. He has had LUCK on his side. He was lucky to find that unit and he's been lucky ever since. And if I remember correctly; before Sho and Tetsuo activated the unit. Sho could barely put up a fight to anyone. If you think about it really hard. You should compare Sho to King from One Punch Man. Sho has ridiculous amounts of luck both good and bad. He's had his control medal ripped out only for the end result to be the same. He's been winning against Chronos from the very beginning. He didn't even have to try to upgrade his unit into a gigantic. He even got lucky twice against Aptom who was about to waste him both times. First time Murakami interferes. Second time Sho miraculously opens the mega smasher. Sho has either A.) Miraculously won every fight he's been in with the guyver or B.) has gotten out of the fight and someone else kills his enemies. Sho also seems to be able to bring people together. Aptom took care of the Hyper Zoanoid Team 5. Sho got out of having to take care of them. Because if Aptom didn't eat them. Agito and Sho would have had to deal with that head ache. Aptom even proved that Sho, on his own and without the Exceed, would have had his ass handed to him if it weren't for Aptom having devoured the Hyper Team 5 just because he wanted the POWER to kill Sho and avenge his friends. And I'm pretty sure Sho would have had to dealt with the Hyper Team 5 before getting inside the Relic. But if Sho doesn't partake. It's normally Agito or Aptom doing the fighting. So either way, it's another loss for Chronos and another win for Sho. Not just that but when Archanfel blew up the Relic. He survived that too and became an EXCEED. So there's that. I'd say Sho is lucky. All I'm say really and my argument is this. Those robots that would be pitted against Sho would lose. Sho Fukamachi would win because of his good luck. Just a thought. Who knows really. They're different characters from different franchises.
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  35. Yes!!! That's why Erskine chose him! You can make anyone into a Super Soldier, but there is only one Captain America. Lol! Magical Frisbee.
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  36. I think there needs to be a distinction between Free speech and Bullying. A lot of the negative actions in the present all have the same denominator. Bullying. Many people have the mentality of "I don't like what you said so I'll rally some folks and shame you". I may be wrong but that is how I see cancel culture. Lambasting a person whether the intentions are good or bad, it's still a form of bullying. You commit one mistake and you are branded for life. And because of that mistake, your mental health takes a toll. I don't know if people are much harsher now or are much weaker mentally.
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  37. I made a new music track! It's a tribute to an old Russian cartoon "Antoshka":
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  38. Yeah, I've moved the topic to the zone where it should be for such language and the topic itself on a si fi / anime forum. and yeah I thought the same on cussing... it used to auto correct that... another thing to look into this weekend.
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  39. I have to say, while I understand your passion and agree with it... the use of language makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I thought cussing was not normal here?
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  40. Looks interesting. I'm sure it'll be good. I'll reserve judgment until I've watched the film and looked at ratings on Rotten Tomatoes.
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  41. TheGuyver.Net last night had major foundation put in place. It has being upgraded to have an SSL cert. While it is a boring step it means I can now go ahead and start putting up content over the coming weeks and hopefully get some new stuff together. NOTE to visitors and long term members of the website. If you've any official Guyver related content you want to put up, add, edit you can post it here for it to go up on the website: https://www.japan-legend.com/forums/forum/323-theguyvernet-site-editing/
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  42. I don't really have much to say on the above, but as somebody who has lived here in Japan for 20 years now, I can say that Jess' comments about how Japanese people conduct themselves is pretty accurate. A lot of people know what's really going on, but they aren't spilling the beans because to do so would be inappropriate. I know many creators in the industry and could probably get a scoop but like Jess has said, I wouldn't dream of asking as it would be mighty impolite. We will find out when the time is right, and Takaya alone gets to choose the timing and method in how he reaches out. That's just the way things go. Anyway, as Sully says, LOOK AT THEM PANTIES!!
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  43. Amen dude. I am hopeful we will see a proper ending to this at some point.
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  44. Well. I guess seeing as it was never covered in the anime or the manga. I'm sure that it hints that the host and the unit are both screwed.
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  45. Sure. Aptom can reproduce. As seen in the anime, he split himself up into 3 selves. Not that it's the same thing.
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  46. Officially it has not been said whether or not they are sterile, only that theirs forms and powers cannot be replicated and that it tends to weaken the control of the Zoalords on their minds. Now, it has been mentioned before that things like Werewolves and such may have been leftover Zoanoid genes through the ages... So we know Zoanoids are not infertile and can also pass along Zoaformed gene's. That being said, it probably would have been an idea that Balcus likely could have had, especially after Aptoms final reprocessing in which he gained his assimilation ability... So I am going to guess that they very well could be stertile, and their abilities truly be "Lost".
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