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Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver  
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Description
Sho and his friend, Tetsuro, stumble upon a strange orb-like mechanism, the Guyver Unit, in the woods. It physically bonds with Sho and turns him into the alien soldier, Guyver. His mission is to protect the Guyver Unit from the Japanese corporation known as Chronos. They are after it and two other units just like it. To retrieve the object, they send out vicious monsters known as Zoanoids. So no one is safe in Sho's life; not even himself.

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Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
強殖装甲ガイバー
强殖装甲
强殖装甲凯普
Bio Booster Armor Guyver
Guyver
Kyoshoku Soko Guyver
The Guyver

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.28 by HobbyJapan (956d ago)
v.4 c.27 by HobbyJapan (957d ago)
v.4 c.26 by HobbyJapan (1029d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
30 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 59

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Forum
1 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (51 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.88 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 3rd 2013, 12:11pm PST

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Year
1985

Original Publisher
Kadokawa Shoten (Vols 16-?; Vols 1-15 = 2006)
Tokuma Shoten (Vols 1-15; 1985)

Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen A (Kadokawa Shoten)
Shounen Captain (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Chuang Yi (9 Volumes - Dropped)
Viz (8 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1073 increased(+150)
Monthly Pos #2536 decreased(-71)
3 Month Pos #3066 increased(+778)
6 Month Pos #4514 increased(+533)

List Stats
On 339 reading lists
On 234 wish lists
On 16 unfinished lists
On 59 custom lists

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guyver 1286 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes ago

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Bloody Cool   
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by Hell_Clues
November 14th, 2011, 7:18pm
as in it's bloody, and cool. I actually first saw the american movie which was kinda bad but kinda ok, as a sampling. And I've watched the OVA.

Guyver is a fast paced series. Tons of actions, and it can be graphic. Sho is out to survive, willing to kill this para military corporation. This manga evolved out of the same style as Devil Man, as oppose to a lighter shonen type.

I feel like it has a lot of cross cultural appeal. It's no wonder someone adapted it.

At the same time, the manga does show its age but It's not necessarily bad either; the dialogue is very fast, almost terse, and it's heavy on action. Sho definitely has emotions but it doesn't linger how an audience might expect, and the shots of these events aren't usually the main shots. It like how in old American comics, some iconic shots were tiny panels that are usually recreated to take on a whole or half a page.
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Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Cone1234
December 7th, 2010, 9:58pm
Summary

A test type Zoanoid escapes from the Kronos Corporation with three Guyver Units. Kronos soldiers attempt to recover the units from the test type, but are thwarted when the test type detonates a bomb that he has concealed in his bag. The Guyver Units are scattered in the blast. Two young high school students, Shō Fukamachi and Tetsurō Segawa, stumble across a lost Guyver Unit known as "Unit I". The second one is retrieved by Kronos and merges with Oswald A. Lisker to become the second Guyver later on. The final unit falls into the hands of Agito Makishima, who merges with it at an unspecified time. Shō accidentally activates the unit which then painfully merges with him.

Over time, Shō learns more about the Guyver and its abilities. The Guyver is virtually invulnerable with its only weak point being the Control Metal. With this part intact, it can rebuild the host from the data stored within. If this part is damaged, however, the host is eaten alive by the unit and perishes. This is disconcerting and Shō starts to question whether he will ever be free from the Guyver. The situation gradually gets worse with continuously more powerful Zoanoids appearing. This makes it increasingly difficult to protect his friends, who are not immortal.

As the story progresses it also takes a startling turn, in which the antagonist organization, Kronos, actually succeeds
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A classic.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leosten
December 5th, 2010, 10:50am
Being a big fan of the anime adaptation, I started this series with some expectations, and I wasn't disappointed! It's really good, a good story, interesting characters, the drawings are not so bad and come on ... the bio-booster armor is so cool!

Read it, and dont worry, it's nowhere as horrible as the movies American adaptations, which raped this awesome manga.
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gerne mature   
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by laughing_man
June 21st, 2009, 3:27pm
Well, I only saw the anime which is based on vol 1-10...however, if the manga is only a bit alike it's by far not mature enough to fit in this genre. The only difference to mangas like one piece is that the story is set in the real world with a rather dark scenario. Mangas like Death Note, Gantz or NGE are mature but Guyver is definitely not!
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"Sci fi, monster perfection"   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Se3D03
October 27th, 2007, 10:08pm
This is my favourite manga. It has an amazing story and awesome characters and artwork. The designs for the different characters are awe inspiring. It's really surprising that this manga ain't that popular compared to other greats such as berserk. This manga should definitely belong to the same league!!! Read this manga everyone!!!!!
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