Guyver - Bring a full English translation to Western Audiences

Guyver - Bring a full English translation to Western Audiences

7 June 2022
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Why this petition matters

Started by Ben Burton

So I went over and contacted Viz about whether they still have the publishing rights to Bio Booster Armour Guyver, a Sci Fi/Horror Manga created in the 80s.

The Manga (comic/graphic novel) spawned two American live action films, two anime series and a OVA.

I watched the anime via Manga Entertainment in the UK when it was released on VHS in the 90s and fell in love with it.

But the Manga only got a limited English translated release which overseas continued way up until the present over in Japan (although it's muddled what's going on with it now with conflicting reports with the creator).

I always wanted to get the complete manga series but Viz put it on Hiatus way back in the 90s and I only got to continue the story via fan sites with translations. Still it was a series I wanted to own.

Although I didn't get a definitive answer I made some progress.

Thanks for writing in! Unfortunately, VIZ no longer publishes Bio Booster Armor Guyver. If you'd like to suggest Guyver to be published again in the future, we are currently accepting series suggestions over on our contact page here:

Simply select "Series Suggestion" from the drop down menu and you will be brought to a form where you can suggest any series you’d love to see VIZ publish!

So I'm guessing they do?
Either way I'm going put in a request via the link under Series Suggestions, I wanted to share the details in case anyone wanted to do the same who were fans of this series.

Hopefully enough people can request this to bring it back to Western audiences and it will gain enough momentum over in Japan to finalise the story.

I can see it doing well in the age of Superhero movies.

If anyone wanted the details for the form on Viz...

Via Wikipedia I got the following...

Title: Bio Booster Armor Guyver
Creator: Yoshiki Takaya
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

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