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  1. Another Christmas, another Guyver drawing! Happy holidays everyone. Hopefully 2021 brings a lot more than just a new Guyver chapter eh (although a new guyver chapter would be pretty great)
    4 points
  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.
    2 points
  3. 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.
    2 points
  4. 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.
    2 points
  5. PLEASE...for the love of all things Holy, let's not go there.
    2 points
  6. 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.
    2 points
  7. This gave me goosebumps:
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  8. 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.
    2 points
  9. 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:
    2 points
  10. During House of M, Wanda said: "No more Mutants" Maybe here she'll say: "No, more Mutants!"
    2 points
  11. 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.
    2 points
  12. I don't think that the Control Medal would actually merge with a Zoacrystal. As they are completely different types of biological technology. The Zoacrystal provides the user with enhanced strength, powers and psychic abilities. While the Control Medal in a Bio Booster Unit acts as the CPU for the Bio Booster Armor, and acts as a user input device for allowing the host to use the Bio Booster Armor. Essentially the Control Medal is nothing more than a computer, while the Control Medal can take control over the Bio Booster Armor if the host has been rendered unconscious or has had their brain damaged or destroyed. It's main function is to regulate the units power output, the armors essential functions (healing) and the activation of the armor's weaponry.
    2 points
  13. "We just don't know what to expect."
    2 points
  14. I couldn't find any guyver 3d models DL on internet before, so I made them by myself. However, they're everywhere on internet now... I got an idea long time ago... If this project can keep growing well, I will let 3D artists put their own guyver models into the game. Then we can have a guyver fashion show & battle online in the future! Sounds cool?
    2 points
  15. Maybe they are in it - but not as Spider-Man. I mean, in 'Spider-verse' different Peters had different outcomes. Imagine if Andrew plays a Peter who became Venom, instead. Or if Toby plays a Peter Parker who retired from superhero stuff and is happily married with Mary Jane (that way you can even have a teenage Spider-Girl - their daughter May). Interestingly this just made me realize they can totally introduce Miles Morales if they want.
    1 point
  16. First off; hi everyone! Glad to find a bunch of dedicated Guyver fans in 2021 So, I just finished reliving Enzyme II's battle against Guyver I and that started the gears turning... Flash back to episode five. Genzo's got Sho on the ropes with Guyot telling him to go for the kill - but maybe this time he's a little less precise in his order, or maybe the ex-chairman wants to inflict even more pain than he already has. So instead of ripping out the Control Medal, he pulls a Fumio and debrains the hell out of our plucky protagonist. Guyot's satisfied, Enzyme's gloating, Team Five's collective hateboner is off the charts, Mizuki's screaming and Tetsuro's freaking out as only Tetsuro can freak out, all while the tiny part of his head that's still rational is going 'wait a minute, shouldn't he be melting or something...?' All festivities cease*, of course, when Guyver I gets back up in the brutally efficient self defense mode, missing an arm, part of its abdomen, and Sho's brain (and by extension, everything that makes Sho... uh, Sho). Along, of course, with the use of the Megasmasher until the chest plates heal up. So, my question is: 1. Can the self-defense'd out Guyver I successfully beat the super-resilient Zoanoid engineered specifically to kick its ass, and if so: 2. Can it then overcome the odds against the three on one handicap match that'll come when the surviving Team Five members, absolutely fed up with this capital 'B' Bullcrap, decide to put an end to things once and for all? *Except for Mizuki screaming. At this point in the series, it's kinda justified.
    1 point
  17. I bet the timeline Thanos left from and thus became a branch ("the universe without Thanos") was wiped out five minutes after he left by the TVA. He did not have to be wiped from the 'sacred timeline' after that since he was definitively destroyed by the Avengers about an hour after he arrived in the future, along with all his minions. Aha! I just realized why not! Everything that is wiped out, is not really wiped out - it is sent to "Beyond the end of time", let's call it Limbo, to be destroyed by Alioth. I think He-Who-Remains was not confident that even Alioth could defeat Thanos and his minions, and rather than risking it, leave it to the Avengers.
    1 point
  18. Well, this actually came up on the first episode when Loki was debating with Mobius. It was explained by Mobius that this was supposed to happen on the sacred timeline which is why the TVA didn't do anything about it. My guess is that the nexus where past Thanos came from didn't diverge enough to cause damage to the sacred timeline. But then, how did Loki know about the Avengers going back in time trying to collect the infinity stones when it hasn't even happened yet on his point in time. I wouldn't know much since I'm still up to episode 2.
    1 point
  19. Part of that was I didn't want to turn it back on for it to just fall over again during that week (it had gotten to the stage where if I done the temp fix, that only lasted half a day or less). I found the part to get it fixed but getting it setup was something I didn't do before so waited until the weekend as there was a hole series of updates and changes I wanted done and out of the way and if things went to hell I wanted time to focus and trouble shoot it properly. Part of that is the Message Board is now on the latest version which has given us new "Features" like the rank icons which involved resetting stuff to match old settings... I've not had a chance to play around with it yet but this weekends focus will be on the Chat box first. Then getting other tasks the new version of the board wants setup done next, then I'll worry about making things pretty
    1 point
  20. the sound effect is pretty awesome. you need to enunciate better though. It was very difficult to understand what you were saying because you were merging your words.
    1 point
  21. Okay, it's 4 years late, but I've started playing Near: Automata. I've only heard about this game from collaborations from another game. The music is enchanting and the characters are likeable. Although I find this to be a typical hack and slash game, it offers something unique. Story is interesting as well. It's been a long time since I felt this excited about a game.
    1 point
  22. ...I sometimes wish Guyver wasn't my first anime.
    1 point
  23. As this is an indie game project without official copyright, I can't get any investment from some big sponsor. That's why I setup a patreon a/c for funding. If I got enough funding, at least for my living. I will continue to work on this project in full time. So, the progress will be much faster. If it's possible, I can hire some 3D artist or programmer to join this project too. Yeah, I want to start working on new characters too, also the online mode. That'll get every guyver fans on fire I think. Ha..
    1 point
  24. You've come really far and it's impressive work, G'-illusion Studio. However and this just me personally. It would be cool to see your Guyvers (it doesn't matter which one) slashing through hoards of NPC zoanoids in the streets and taking on a boss NPC like Aptom in his mixed form or a random hyper zoanoid. I know you have that one zoanoid in the above post and that was great and all. But do you have something like that available? Aside from all of that. You're doing a wonderful job and I can't wait to see the final product.
    1 point
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. I wasn't interested in this to be honest, but these two clips have changed my mind. Finally see something intriguing with the characters, how they talk to each other and how their relationship will evolve.
    1 point
  27. I would say we agree with our sentiments, but our use of language is different. I think when we use the term 'free speech' we are thinking about it in a different way. for example, you mentioned social media amplifying a message and said that is not free speech. in my own concept of it, that would qualify as free speech. so from that, I understand where you are coming from better. from this basis, I agree with you whole heartedly, free speech is important. you brought up the fact you are asian and that brought to mind the situation in hong kong. Their free speech has been taken from them and that is awful. that kind of freedom of expression is very important. I also find it interesting what you say about responsibility. I believe that this is essential. should this not be enshrined in law in some way? because we can say that leaders should be responsible, but many influencers are not responsible and there is nothing we can do about it. I think this may be why cancel culture could be a good thing. JK Rowling is being cancelled by a lot of people now, because she is a major influencer and she is using that platform to attack LGBT people. well, I am sure that she has a right to voice her opinion, but at what point does that become hate speech? maybe Mr Atkinson is right? maybe this conversation should play out? Maybe in so doing, people can show JKR how she is wrong?
    1 point
  28. we didn't know what was going to happen, and there was already so much to wrap up. I do think these trolling bits by marvel are being kicked down the street a little, whilst also giving us some form of confirmation. they are kind of saying "just wait a little, we want to take our time with this" I mean... what kind of a name is that.... clearly that's a pseudonym, right?
    1 point
  29. I don't think so. It would be strange to introduce the villain in the final episode. Ultron always comes back, but we haven't seen hide or hair of him in anything since AoU. Also, in the comics Ghost-Vision was not Ultron - he was just Vision without emotions, without a soul. Agatha is very different. I do not like her characterization one bit. It's cheap to have the villain act like a complete smarmy douche. Of course, there could be one more twist for Agatha. We now know she was from the seventeenth century, and once Vision broke her out of her trance she asked whether she was dead. We assumed she was centuries old because she's a witch... but what if she actually is dead and Wanda resurrected her?
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  31. Newest episode, ep 5 clears up who is doing this (something long time Marvel comic readers probably assumed already) And that reveal at the end was fun.
    1 point
  32. 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.
    1 point
  33. I remember those from when I first joined long ago. I don't think I ever used any of them though.
    1 point
  34. I can't wait for this movie! Very much looking forward to it.
    1 point
  35. Looks good. What platform will you release on?
    1 point
  36. No, the control medal is far more than a CPU. It is also an operating system that handles and regulates the bio-boost systems, as well as handles recording the data of the host for healing and the self defense systems. That much has been noted officially (included the VDF page regarding it). The regulation of the bio-boost system is also why there is a significant difference between Humans wearing the armor, and the creators wearing the armor, and why even they believed that it could get much worse. The problem is that we have only seen humans as Guyvers, but we do know that creators say that the humans get more than 10 times the boost from the unit. The Zoacrystals on the other hand, HAVE been proven to be essentially batteries. Zoa-forms have their abilities hard wired into their DNA, but cannot use them without energy. This is why things like the Libertus and Griselda require to be recharged in tubes if they overuse their powers, and why Carleon did not die and aged terribly after his crystal was removed. As well we have had Zoalords require rest or being placed in a bio-tube after over exerting themselves. The crystals don't seem to be able to regenerate power quickly. So if a unit bio-boosted on a Zoalord, it would not bio-boost exactly same way it does on a human and would likely adjust it levels and abilities for the new organism it just merged with. If the new organism can handle more energy, it is fair to say that the Unit could pull more energy quicker.
    1 point
  37. wow... this is the very definition of necro posting!!! the control metal has broadcast ability and also small scale energy siphon from boost dimension. those are functions that could interface with a zoacrystal since that is an energy storage and transformation structure and a transmission system too, in the way it transmits thoughts and commands.
    1 point
  38. The TVA! And... the Time Keepers! The Time Variance Authority has been Marvel Comics' "Time police" for a long time; people who messed with the time lines would soon find themselves being arrested by one of their agents, such as Justice Peace. They were, however, not traditionally affiliated with the Time Keepers, three beings from the end of time (If I remember Correctly, they were actually created by the last agent of the TVA) who governed the timelines much like the TVA did. So this makes sense. However, one of the beings who never cared about the TVA and actively opposed the Time Keepers was Kang the Conqueror! Like Loki, Kang is one of the Avengers' oldest foes; but he had his origin story in a Fantastic Four book, so they couldn't use him... Until now.
    1 point
  39. I wonder if, when it finally returns, they'll have Valkuria on the cover.
    1 point
  40. It was in 1985! Monthly Shonen Captain issue 1! I celebrated. Alone and sad... we need to make a Guyver convention and bring it back!!
    1 point
  41. Ok so update. I love it. I downloaded a few guyver models from thingverse. I'll upload some pics i took.and here is the photo of the model cleaned up and base coats applied.
    1 point
  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!!
    1 point
  43. Amen dude. I am hopeful we will see a proper ending to this at some point.
    1 point
  44. If the Creators could wait millions of years for their ultimate biological weapon to finish baking... I just hope we won't be as gypped as they were.
    1 point
  45. I don't believe in marriage.
    1 point
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