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The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Armadura Bio-Aceleradora Guyver (Spanish)
Bio-Booster Armor Guyver
Kyōshoku Sōkō Guyver (Japanese)
Гайвер: Био-Усиляющая Броня (Russian)
強殖装甲ガイバー (Japanese)
강식장갑 가이버 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then, the alien artifact breaks free of its metallic bonds and enters Sho's body, turning him into the Guyver. With this new power, Sho must do battle with the evil Chronos corporation and their genetically enhanced Zoanoids, who seek to get the Guyver back into their labs. No one close to Sho is safe from Chronos. He must fight.
User Ratings: 397 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 9 votes (dub:6, sub:3)
 Excellent: 33 votes (sub:17, dub:16)
 Very good: 77 votes (sub:45, dub:26, raw:2, ?:1, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 123 votes (sub:59, dub:57, edit.dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
1 French subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 72 votes (sub:41, dub:29, ?:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 28 votes (sub:18, dub:10)
 Not really good: 20 votes (sub:13, dub:6, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Weak: 17 votes (sub:13, dub:4)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Awful: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1156 users, rank: #1031 (of 8114)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.521 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9079, rank: #4609 (of 8195)
Weighted mean: 6.449 (Decent+), rank: #4806 (of 8195) (seen all: 6.69 / seen some: 5.70 / won't finish: 4.20)
Bayesian estimate: 6.480 (Decent+), rank: #4363 (of 6196)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
1989-09-25 to 1990-02-25 (eps 1-6)
1992-02-20 to 1992-08-21 (eps 7-12)
Opening Theme:
"Bio-Booster Armor Guyver" (強殖装甲ガイバー) by Shinichi Ishihara
Ending Theme:
#1: "Michishirube -Igyō no Messiah-" (道標 -異形の天使-) by Shinichi Ishihara (eps 01-06)
#2: "Guyver!! Mō Hitori no Ore" (ガイバー!!~もう一人の俺~) by Katsumi Yamaura (eps 07-12)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
Review:
Guyver DVD 2 (Jun 12, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (DVD 1) 2003-02-25
    The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (DVD 2) 2003-02-25
    The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor - The Collection (DVD 1-2) 2004-11-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Kôichi Ishiguro (eps 1-6)
Masahiro Ōtani (eps 7-8)
Naoto Hashimoto (eps 7-12)
Screenplay:
Motonori Tachikawa (eps 7-12)
Riku Sanjō (eps 1-6)
Original Manga: Yoshiki Takaya
Character Design:
Hidetoshi Ōmori
Yoshiki Takaya (draft)
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Animation Director:
Shin Matsuo (ep 5)
Sumio Watanabe
Sound Director:
Hiroyuki Hayase (eps 7-12)
Jun Watanabe (eps 1-6)
Director of Photography:
Seiichi Monishila 
Seiichi Morishita (eps 1-6)
Executive producer:
Hideo Takano
Masaki Sawanobori
Producer: Nagateru Kato

Animation Supervisor: Tsurumi Takeguchi
Assistant producer:
Atsushi Sugita
Ken Matsumoto
Co-Producer: Ken Matsumoto
Color design: Takao Yoshikawa
Color setting: Seiji Nakamura
Effects: Sumio Watanabe
Music Director: Toshimichi Ootsuki
Music Effects: Keizko Inoue 
Production Desk: Tadashi Watanabe
Production Supervision:
Makoto Watanabe
Yoshiki Takaya
Publicity Manager: Takako Oki
Recording: Yoshio Obara
Scheduling: Yoshi Sekiguchi
Special Effects:
Daisuke Inbo 
Ken Oia 
Noriyuki Ohta
Theme Song Arrangement:
Eiji Kawamura (ED2)
Norimasa Yamanaka (OP & ED1)
Theme Song Composition:
Eiji Kawamura (ED2)
Norizumi Morooka (OP & ED1)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Kei Mizuki (ED1)
Yoshiki Takaya (OP)
Yuji Hayami (ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Katsumi Yamaura (ED2)
Shinichi Ishihara (OP & ED1)
Takeshi Kusao as Sho Fukamachi/Guyver
Yuko Mizutani as Mizuki Segawa

Hidekatsu Shibata as Richard Guyot (eps 3-6, 12)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Agito Makishima/Guyver III
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Masaki Murakami (eps 7-12)
Kōzō Shioya as Tetsurō Segawa
Maria Kawamura as Shizu Onuma (eps 8-11)
Seizo Katou as Dr. Hamilcar Barcas (eps 7-12)

Banjou Ginga as Gaster (ep 4)
Chieko Honda as
Barcas's Aide (eps 7-11)
Natsuki Taga (eps 4-5)
Daisuke Gouri as Derzerb (eps 4-6)
Hideyuki Umezu as Takasato (ep 4)
Hirohiko Kakegawa as
Cronos Combatant A (ep 6)
Enzyme II (ep 9)
Hiroshi Naka as Cronos Combatant (eps 7, 9)
Hiroyuki Oshida as Cronos Combatant 2 (ep 7)
Ikuya Sawaki as ZX-Tole (eps 4-6)
Issei Futamata as Aptom (eps 8, 10, 12)
Jun Hazumi as Genzo Makishima (eps 1-3, 5)
Junichi Sugawara as Ramotith Combatant B (ep 7)
Jūrōta Kosugi as Elegen (eps 4-6)
Katsumi Suzuki as
Announce (ep 8)
Cronos Combatant A (ep 12)
Scientist B (ep 6)
Teacher (ep 7)
Kazumi Tanaka as Aota (eps 1, 3-5)
Ken Yamaguchi as Vamore (ep 1)
Kenichi Ogata as Yohei Onuma (eps 8-11)
Kenichi Ono as Sachiko's father (Ramotith; ep 10)
Kōichi Yamadera as Zerbebuth (ep 3)
Kouji Totani as Gregole (Tatsuo Naganuma; ep 1)
Masaki Aizawa as
Cronos Combatant (ep 12)
Enzyme II-04 (ep 11)
Masashi Hironaka as
Thancrus (ep 4)
Yamamoto (eps 4-5)
Masato Hirano as Test Type (Guinea Pig; ep 1)
Michitaka Kobayashi as Nakanishi (eps 1, 3-4)
Mika Kanai as Sachiko (ep 10)
Nobuyuki Furuta as Dyme (ep 8)
Norio Wakamoto as Oswald Lisker/Guyver II (eps 1-2)
Shinya Ohtaki as Scientist A (eps 1, 5-6)
Takumi Yamazaki as
Enzyme II-03 (ep 11)
Student A (ep 10)
Tomoko Maruo as Mizusawa (eps 1-2, 4)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Somlum (ep 8)
Tsutomu Takayama as Cronos Combatant (ep 9)
Wataru Takagi as
Cronos Combatant (eps 8-9, 12)
Nealcos (ep 10)
Yasuhiro Takato as Yamamoto (eps 1, 3)
Yoshio Kawai as
Broiz Combatant A (ep 7)
Enzyme II-02 (ep 11)
Yūichi Nagashima as Cronos Combatant 3 (ep 7)
Yuka Nagamine as Schoolgirl (ep 3)
Yuko Mizutani as Gelpess (ep 7)
Yutaka Shimaka as Fumio Fukamachi (eps 7-9)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Ramotith Cop (ep 2)
Japanese companies
Animation:
Seoul Kids (ep 9)
Studio Happy (ep 9)
Animation Co-production: Visual '80 (eps 1-6)
Associate Producer: Visual HQ
Backgrounds:
E-cho (eps 7, 9-10)
Studio Easter (eps 1-6)
Studio Loft (eps 7-12)
Cinematography:
AC Production (ep 7)
Big Bang
Sangosho (eps 8, 11-12)
Sanko Production (eps 8, 11-12)
SEI YOUNG (eps 8, 11-12)
Studio Cosmos (ep 7)
Studio Korumi (ep 10)
Studio Partner (eps 9-10)
Studio Twinkle
Studio Wood (ep 10)
T. Nishimura (eps 8, 11-12)
Zeeben (eps 8, 11-12)
Coloring:
Suzuki Animation (eps 7-9, 11-12)
Suzuki Animation Planning (eps 7-9, 11-12)
Illustration:
K-Production (eps 8-9, 11-12)
SEI YOUNG (eps 8, 11-12)
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory
Minatures: Max Factory
Music Copyrighted By: King Records
Music Effects: Studio Gen
Original Concept: Takaya Productions
Production: Animate
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production:
AVS (eps 7-12)
Gen (eps 1-6)
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
Ken Iyadomi
Yutaka Maseba
Casting: Victor Garcia
Production Coordination: Victor Garcia
Recording Facility Engineer: Les Claypool III
Remixing: Trevor Barber
Scheduling: Victor Garcia
Supervising Producer: Ken Iyadomi
Theme Song Lyrics: Road Narros (Translation)
Melissa Charles as Mizuki Segawa
Tom Charles as Sho Fukamachi / Guyver
Victor Garcia as Tetsuro Segawa

Bob Sessions as Mr. Makishima
David Hart as Mr. Makishima (Original Version)
Steven Jay Blum as Agito Makishima / Guyver III

Bill Kestin as Rehalt Guou
Dan Martin as Onuma
David Hart as Narrator
Debra Jean Rogers as
Natsuki
Shizu
Dougary Grant as
Guard
Zoanoid Team Member
Garrick Hagon as Gaster (Manga UK Edit; ep 4)
Gary Michaels as
Aptom
Oswald Lisker / Guyver II
Zector
Hal Cleaveland as Narrator
Mimi Davies as Newscaster
Sonny Byrkett as
Dr. Balcus
Fumio Fukamachi
Steve Areno as Masaki Murakami
Stuart Milligan as Zector (Manga UK Edit; ep 4)
Susan Byrkett as Secretary
Yutaka Maseba as Yamamoto

English companies
ADR Production: Animaze
Distributor: Manga Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Production: Manga Entertainment
Licensed by:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment
U.S. Renditions (Expired)
Post Production: Atlantic Editorial
Producer: L.A. Hero, Inc.
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Translation: L.A. Hero, Inc.
Video Services: VDI, Inc.
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Patrick Borg
Catherine Privat as Mizuki Segawa (eps 9-12)
Fabrice Josso as Sho Fukamashi / Guyver (eps 1-8)
Gérard Malabat as Testsuro Segawa (eps 9-12)
Malvina Germain as Mizuki Segawa
Mark Lesser as Tetsuro Segawa (eps 1-6)
Olivier Korol as Sho Fukamashi / Guyver (eps 9-10)
Philippe Vincent as Sho Fukamachi / Guyver (eps 11-12)
Pierre Tessier as Tetsuro Segawa (eps 7-8)

Franck Capillery as Agito Makishiwa / Guyver III (eps 1-8)
Julien Sibre as Agito Makishiwa / Guyver III (eps 9-12)

Catherine Privat as Shizu Onuma (eps 9-12)
Eric Chevalier as
Oswald A.Lisker / Guyver II
Zector (eps 3-4)
Eric Chevallier as Oswald A.Lisker / Guyver II
Eric Legrand as
Dr Hamilcar Balcus (eps 7-8)
Masaki Murakami (eps 7-8)
Franck Capillery as
Derzeb (eps 5-6)
Zancrus
Gerard Berner as
Elegin
Gaster
Genzo Makishiwa
Laurence Dourlens as Natsuki Taga (eps 1-4)
Laurent Mantel as Masaki Murakami (eps 9-12)
Luc Bernard as Aptom
Malvina Germain as
Natsuki Taga (eps 5-6)
Shizu Onuma
Patrick Borg as
Commandant Gu
Derzeb (eps 3-4)
Fumio Fukamachi (eps 7-10)
Narrateur
Patrick Olivier as Zector (eps 5-6)
Philippe Vincent as Fumio Fukamachi (ep 9)
Yann Pichon as
Aptom (ep 12)
Dr Hamilcar Balcus (eps 11-12)

French companies
Distributor: Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts:
Juan Comellas (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas (Spain dub; title)
Aurora Ferrándiz as Mizuki Segawa (Spain dub)
Jordi Pons as Sho Fukamachi/Guyver (Spain dub)

Juan Comellas as Genzo Makishima (Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Agito Makishima/Guyver III (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Tetsuro Segawa (Spain dub)

Alfonso García Zambrano as
Gregole (Spain dub)
Nakanishi (Spain dub)
Oswald A. Lisker/Guyver II (Spain dub)
Ana Romano as Mizusawa (Spain dub)
César Martínez as
Aota (Spain dub)
Vamore (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Yamamoto (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas as Narrator (Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as Test Type (Spain dub)

Ana Romano (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano (Spain dub)
Juan Comellas (Spain dub)
Miguel Marquillas (Spain dub)
Rafael Calvo (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain; ep 1)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina

Dialogues: Elisa Bellia
Claudio Ridolfo as Sho Fukamachi / Guyver
Diego Sabre as Tetsuro Segawa
Lara Parmiani as Mizuki Segawa

Claudio Moneta as Agito Makishima / Guyver III

Antonio Guidi as Genzo Makishima
Massimiliano Lotti as Oswald Lisker / Guyver II
Italian companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Broadcaster: SBS6
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
(none)

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