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This is what got me into Guyver.
on 30 October 2003
Guyver: The dark hero is a film based loosly from the manga Guyver bio-booster armor. It follows the story of a boy who finds a mysterious Guyver unit, accidently activating it he is entrusted with the powers of the Guyver. And so the story starts.
Although the film and the anime are not really the same story-wise its still a good thing to watch if your a Guyver fan. Non-guyver fans may find it abit tedious and at times boring.
The main difference is that Sho (or Shaun, in the film) is now a man and not a high school boy. After the first movie, Mutronics, Shaun defeats the evil Zoalord and rescues his girlfriend.He tries to live a normal life. Although with most films like this you know that will never happen.
Drawn by the Guyver to an archeological dig Shaun must uncover the secrets of the Guyver and find his own destiny whilst trying to thwart the plans of Chronos who have suddenly emerged again.
The action is there, the romance, the drama etc. The fights are choreographed well and the Guyver suit looks pretty true to the original manga design (and it looks much better than from the first movie). I agree that the Zoanoids could of had better designs and powers. It is like they are just there for the Guyver to kill. The last fight between the Guyver and the Guyver-zoanoid is one you will want to watch again and again. Especially when they use the blades on their arms to fight.
All in all its a good movie. You will enjoy it more if you have some Guyver history though so be warned if you know nothing about Guyver.