Bio-Booster Armor Guyver: Heart of Chronos TPB (Part Five, VIZ 1995) – Yoshiki Takaya

3 out of 5

This is mostly recap.  It’s well done, and with excellent artistry from Yoshiki Takaya, but Bio-Booster Armor Guyver isn’t really all that complicated – once you’ve swallowed the zoanoid / zoalord stuff – stuff I’m not sure of the necessity.  Perhaps this was originally published a while after the previous parts…?  But: there are still some definitely important plot points / shifts herein, with another key zoalord introduced, Gyro’s plans moving significantly forward, and learning of the whereabouts of Murikami and the other survivors.  It’s very much a calm before the storm, though, with Takaya taking the lull and recap to sort of re-frame the zoanoid origins and to add another level of intrigue – the reason it’s called ‘Relics Point’ – which we’re set up to explore moreso in the concluding book.