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Kudou Denji is a human who's been genetically mutated into a Black Gauna from a very young age for the purpose of fending off the invasion of mysterious alien monsters known as White Gaunas (whom Black Gaunas were based off of as a countermeasure).
One of the defining characteristics of White/Black Gaunas is their uncanny speed. From a Gauna's perspective, what seems like several minutes, is a mere instant for a human; everything is frozen in place from their view, except for other Gaunas. This trait, combined with their supernatural strength and regenerative capabilities, has made them formidable enemies of humanity, practically insurmountable without Black Gauna.
STATS & ABILITIES
Attack Potency/Durability: at least City Block-Level (Kudou and Ayuta destroyed Kegen Hall when they clashed. Battles between Gaunas typically result in surrounding infrastructure being damaged as a side-effect)
Speed: at least Massively Hypersonic (Can easily cross several kilometres in a blink. The world is completely frozen in place from a Gauna's perspective).
Powers: Super Strength, Super Speed, Supernatural Leap (to the point of seeming like limited flight), Regeneration (can instantly re-attach severed limbs and heal small wounds), Body Manipulation (can use his vertebral tendrils as whips/blades and form them into shields), Shape-Shifting (can freely switch between human and Black Gauna forms).
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*All Feats* Display of the General Capabilities of Black Gaunas in combat (and White Gaunas):
Old Man Dream: Hmmmmm... if I had to pick five anime from this year I'd consider favorites in no particular order, would go with the following: Beastars Season 2, Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song, Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Megalobox 2, and Kageki Shoujo.
Dec 25, 2021 2:38:25 GMT
Old Man Dream: Know it's a bit unusual for me to pick a movie with Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. But that one's on Netflix for those curious.
Dec 25, 2021 2:39:15 GMT
Merry Menos: Merry Christmas!!!
Dec 25, 2021 6:34:11 GMT
HungryWorld: Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2021 20:16:14 GMT
Taka: I don't have a list of top anime for 2021 yet.
Dec 26, 2021 3:18:25 GMT
Merry Menos: Me neither. My other endeavors messed me up. I need to fix that...
Dec 26, 2021 4:39:34 GMT
Old Man Dream: This just in: Mahotsukai no Yoru, a Type Moon visual novel focused on Aozaki sisters Aoko and Touko, is getting an anime film adaptation from Ufotable.
Dec 26, 2021 17:38:32 GMT
HungryWorld: I don't have a list of top anime for 2021 either at the moment. Been a bit too busy with everything...
Dec 26, 2021 22:42:28 GMT
Old Man Dream: Only brought up 2021 anime because I'm largely set with viewing stuff for the year. Might go back to sample some stuff since I think ANN's gonna post their favorites for this year. Otherwise, that's what I have for right now.
Dec 27, 2021 2:17:12 GMT