Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Guyver - The Collection|
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
The Guyver is the ultimate weapon - A mysterious mecha of alien design. When activated the unit interfaces with human subjects, transforming them into powerful combatants. — When high school student Sho unwittingly activate... more »
It's about time...
BLACKMASTER | HOUSTON, TEXAS United States | 01/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For all of us who have long awaited the release of this classic you might be wondering why not 5-stars-I actually would've rated it 4-1/2 but that option wasn't available. Anyway, the reason behind the rating is a minor technicality...the producers of this release decided to improve upon what was already a fantastic cartoon. The intro & outro's have been change from the original theme songs to something more reminiscent of the Spiderman cartoons,(bad move). In addition, the audio tends to be a little be a little flat, no doubt a result of digital reproduction, so while you can understand the characters a little better the end result is the characters sound like they have a cold. That aside, this is still one of the best anime series out there, and a must for any collector. I just recommend that if you're a parent purchasing for your child, this is true Japanimation not Pokemon. Violence is everywhere.:)"
Waste of money
Kimiden | 05/24/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Don't get me wrong folks, I love this OVA series to death. It's just that the Manga Entertainment release was horrible and insulting even to the source material.
We get a badly edited opening montage made up of clips from the show and the actual original theme footage, set to a new theme entitled "Guyver Rock" (a song by the way that sounds like it was an abandoned take for the "Go Go Power Rangers theme" with all the prolonged repitions of "GUYYYYYYYYYYVEEEEEER!").
You'd think this would change for the Japanese track. Instead, the original song plays alongside the Guyver Rock montage but ends before the montage does, giving you 5 seconds of silence before the episode begins.
In addition, Episode 6 of the Act 2 DVD is edited. BADLY edited I might add. As in they didn't bother trying to match the music up, it just jumps all over the place and there's no reason for it considering that there's a teen rating on it (one might think this is the after product of the attempt to get Guyver on TV).
All in all folks, this is not worth shelling the money out for. Manga lost the license to the OVA series last year so one can only hope that ADV who had a hand in doing the 2005 Guyver anime will snatch it up and release unedited DVDs."