Cosplayer brings to life the symbiotic techno-organic armor of Guyver, Manga’s version of Iron Man

Manga’s version of Iron Man comes to life in a very accurate cosplay rendition of Guyver. The classic hero, created by Takaya Yoshiki in 1985, receives his powers from a symbiotic techno-natural armor that looks as if a precursor of Iron Man’s well-known Extrembiote armor, and that cosplayer and artist Alex Brenot (@Sinistur on Instagram) recreated with outstanding accuracy.

Guyver, known also as Bio-Booster Armor Guyver, is a sci-fi shonen manga that started serialization in Japan in 1985. It follows the tale of Sho Fukamachi, a high-faculty pupil who reveals a techno-natural armor known as Guyver Unit, developed by the effective Cronos Corporation. The armor acts similar to one in every of Marvel’s symbiotes and bonds to Sho, turning him right into a target for Cronos and its genetically engineered soldiers, the Zoanoids, led by the effective commanders known as Zoalords. Years later, Cronos has taken over Earth and Sho and his friends are fugitives, main a desperate resistance. Later in the series, it’s far discovered that Cronos and its secret leader, Archanfel, are related to a mysterious race of aliens who visited Earth in prehistoric times, developing humans, and who’re the original possessors of the Guyver-kind armors.

Answer to Ironman

A lot of Guyver’s enchantment comes from the engaging and original design of its characters, each the Guyver Units and their enemies, Zoanoids and Zoalords. The Guyvers (multiple seems in the series) are living, semi-sentient organisms who merge with a host, improving its physical traits and maximizing their complete genetic potential. This offers the armor its unique look as a mix of natural and technologic material, which Alex Brenot was able to recreate right all the way down to the smallest detail, together with the Control Medal inserted in the forehead. As the cosplayer admitted, it took him years of work to obtain this result, and the attempt is genuinely visible. What is even greater excellent is that the costume is absolutely waterproof, as seen in the photos below, posted on Alex’s Facebook profile, along with many different impressive works.


Alex’s dedication proves that love for Guyver remains very much alive among lovers of the series, in spite of the truth they’ll possibly never get to look its ending. Sadly, Guyver has been on hiatus considering the fact that 2017, and its publication was very sporadic even earlier than that. The writer has admitted he lacks the inspiration to convey forward his work and has no plans to renew serialization soon. However, Guyver stays a traditional manga and a milestone in the genre. Funnily enough, Marvel Comics’ very own well-known symbiote, Venom, debuted just a few months before Guyver. The  share many similarities, together with being created by mysterious all-effective creatures (Knull, in Venom’s case), and bonding to a human host. However, Guyver’s look as a mechanical suit makes it more much like a few variations of the Iron Man armor, together with the effective Extrembiote, which Tony Stark created by using his very own techno-natural virus, Extremis, to overwrite one in every of Knull’s symbiotes.

Alex Brenot’s ability to recreate the Guyver armor is nothing short of fantastic. It might be even greater impressive if his next project will be the upgraded model of the character, known as Guyver Gigantic. Hunter X Hunter fans were recently rewarded for their patience with the statement of the return of their favorite manga. While Guyver readers keep waiting for similar news, they could find comfort in this brilliant cosplay that proves that Guyver is still alive in the hearts of its fans.

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