Japanese cover of the manga
|Written by||Tony Takezaki|
|Published by||Byakuya Shobo|
|Original run||1993 – 1994|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Koichi Ohata|
|Produced by||Masashi Abe
|Written by||Koichi Ohata
|Music by||Hiroaki Kagoshima
|Released||May 24, 1994 – July 21, 1994|
|Runtime||45 minutes (episode 1)
25 minutes (episode 2-3)
30 minutes (episode 4-5)
Genocyber (ジェノサイバー Jenosaibā?) is a 1993 Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tony Takezaki. One volume of the manga was published and the story remains unfinished. It was adapted into a original video animation (OVA) series a year later by Bandai Visual.
The series is centered on a young girl named Elaine and details the development and creation of a "Genocyber", an ultimate biological weapon created by combining the powers and consciousness of two psychic sisters, Elaine and Diane.
Written by Tony Takezaki between 1993 and 1994. It was one volume.
Original Video Animation
Bandai Visual produced a five-episode original video animation (OVA) and released between May 24, 1994 and July 21, 1994. U.S. Manga Corps licensed the series for North America while Manga Entertainment released the first three episodes in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
|1.||A New Life Form||May 24, 1994|
|4.||Legend of the City of the Grand Ark Part I|
|5.||Legend of the City of the Grand Ark Part II||July 21, 1994|
The anime was heavily criticized for its extremely graphic horror violence. Justin Savakis of Anime News Network stated that the OVA "breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed" and "takes sadistic glee in being as graphic as possible" Chris Beveridge of Mania.com absolutely hated the anime along with Ohta's other two directorial works, MD Geist and Cybernetics Guardian, and asked if someone "make sure Koichi Ohta never directs another show".