While the nations of the world are trying to abolish warfare and the existence of armies, private companies are creating their own armies. The Kuryu group has been trying to create the perfect weapon; human beings capable of mastering their "mind shadow" named Vajura. They were hoping for an edge, but the experiment seemingly went wrong. However many years later a strange young girl named Elaine escapes the Kuryu research facility. Confronted with hostile gangs, hunted by cybernetic agents, and other strange members of the Kuryu group she is forced to become the Genocyber, the first Vajura. Confronted again and again with the experiments of the Kyuryu group and the inhumanities of mankind, she has no choice but to continue to fight, but at what cost?
Genocyber is without a doubt, one of the worst animes I have ever seen.The story for Genocyber is about a girl named Elaine who has psychic powers and she end's up having the ability to transform into a killing machine known as: The Genocyber. As the OVA series progresses, she end's up facing off with the military and goes on the run. The story may sound interesting but it's filled with some plot holes that make no sense including the final scene in the show and the anime is also filled with bad character development and the series is mostly boring. I did not care about the characters because there were times where I was like: "Hmmm, that mean bully is going to die", they're bland along with the villains since they're boring and underdeveloped, and they felt more like characters from a horror movie.For example: In episode 4, we're introduced to a guy that rules a utopian city and acts like Adolf Hitler. That's it. The same can be said for these two cyborgs who go to Hong Kong and capture Elaine but the writers don't tell us why they want to kidnap Elaine. I will give the series some credit for it's animation and fight scenes. The animation was good but nothing special and I have to admit: the claymation sequences from the first episode were pretty cool. The designs for the Genocyber and cyborgs were cool as well. The fight scenes are very intense and cool to watch. Overall, Genocyber is one of the worst animes I have ever seen. It's filled with lots of gore, bad character development, and the OVA is mostly boring.
Story Genocyber has a somewhat a lame way of representing war and human expirements.It starts off strange and ends off strange,it was a good idea behind how the genocyber was created but there were a lot of things left to be explained such as how did Mel come back to life?How was her child born if she died while pregnant? How Diana went in the chamber(in episode 1) and somehow fused with Elaine? These are just some of the questions left out by this anime.One good thing though, there was no true enemy the Kuryu were wiped out after episode 3 and then they moved on to Mel, and she destroyed a city and the anime ended,which was kind of lame because there was no real purpose in doing things like that,the only thing that you would call purpose is survival.Like those who lived in the underground all they wanted was survival or could be for the sake of research like that crazy scientist from the spisode when they were on the boat. To be honest I dont think there was any real enemy it just focuses on those who can use the genocyber power so it somewhat felt like the entire series was just all random fillers,thats just the feeling you would get anyway. To sum it up,this plot is too loose and nothing is really that connected just the genocybers and off course there is a lot of random war that takes place in Elaine's,Diana's and Mel's, lives. Animation Genocyber does haave some brutal scenes of gore(which is my favourtie type of anime).The design of the genocyber is also well done the action is very violent guts and all human body parts are thrown all about for sure its way more violent like anime such as gantz and elefin lied. The violence reaches somewhere slightly above violence jack.I really dont have any complaints about the animation for it was very well done and the creators did an amazing job because I beleive back then anime was hand drawn and yes the genocyber design was very complex and amazingly drawn. Just saying what would have made this animation perfect was the detailed animation of that in the ninja scroll movie or vampire hunter D bloodlust, well thats me just saying most shows nowadays dont really have this good quality of animation yes the graphics are better but nothing beats the good old classics. Sound Well the soundtracks was very well done it was the cool 80's music not the heavy metal sadly though but still the soundtracks were good.The voice acting could have been better(for the english dub),the japanese was dub was good. Characters What can I say other than they were pretty dull, when they developed you might want to know just what was going on because the story dosent explain anything. Overall I do like gore as I said before it is my favourtie type of anime.Genocyber has alot of gore but it fails in terms of story to keep the viewer's interest and the chracters in the anime are very blunt and not too deep,thats where genocyber fails.In terms of brutal animation and soundtrack selection,genocyber does a great job.This anime will however apply to certain people only,those who like violence should love this anime.
Genocyber is an odd anime and tough I have not read its manga I heard that it was odd too.This one belongs to cyberpunk genre and my personal opinion about it is that it falls far behind other title's in this genre. As I took my seat and started watching it I was honestly expecting a better story but sadly it wasn't the case.For some reason I couldn't connect with characters even though there were many sad and dramatic moments.I believe that my lack of sympathy for the characters in this anime is caused by lack of background story in the anime.But two things were done right despite the shallow story details,namely those are audio and animation.At some point in the second episode for the first time in my anime watching career,I felt that this one was really gory.General look at its animation I can say that it is dragonball z with way too much body parts scatterd on the floors and blood blood and more blood.Sound effects are repeating and could have more variety but nice theme songs make up for that lack. My final decicion on this one would be an okay but not everyone will enjoy it especially those who do not fancy cyberpunk anime's.If you have lots of spare time and nothing to watch you can give this one a chance just for the sake of nice animations and sounds,but you certainly should not expect a great story with interesting characters and complex links between those characters.
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