This is a series that get progressively worst in quality as it runs on. While starting off as an okay, yet subpar, look into the evils of genetic engineering for its first episode, Genocyber eventually decides to just revel in its depravity and ultra-violence having limited to no depth on characters, rushed pacing, sudden time skips between arcs that offer little continuity between them outside of the titular monster's appearance and gets too fixated on showing how nihilist society can be with political corruption, obsession with science and little to no regard for human morality demonstrated by the scumbags introduced in this series. Each arc features a different set of sympathetic protagonists who wind up being victims of the depraved element of society that threatens them and then Genocyber steps in to raise all hell onto the threat. This was okay for the first arc featuring Elaine and the street kid she befriended, but gets stale and not so intriguing as the series pressed on thanks to how cliched the storytelling approach progressively got.
As mentioned, Genocyber is quite infamous for its violence having some very graphic onscreen murders that feature dismemberment, exploding heads, disembowelment and even some graphic onscreen killings of children at the start of the second episode. Those who get squeamish at the sight of gore, regardless of a title's quality, shouldn't bother picking this up.
This is quite disappointing as Genocyber does possess a surprisingly solid visual presentation for a mid-90s OVA series featuring smooth details on characters and scenery, subdued colors that do well to complement the dark, gritty presentation given off by the series, and moments of fluid animation coming from Genocyber's battles against enemy threats and the gore seen throughout the OVA.
But even with its solid visuals, Genocyber still revels too heavily in its ultra-violence and depravity to offer any solid focus on its plot and characters, making it more memorable as one of anime's most infamous duds.
Last updated Saturday, July 20 2013. Created Saturday, July 20 2013.