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Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier


Alternative Titles

English: Cyborg 009
Japanese: サイボーグ009 THE CYBORG SOLDIER

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2001 to Oct 13, 2002
Premiered: Fall 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Japan Vistec
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.361 (scored by 6,096 users)
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Ranked: #20712
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Popularity: #2467
Members: 14,816
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Episodes: /52

Synopsis

Skull, the evil leader of the terrorist organization known as Black Ghost, has nine powerful cyborgs under his control. But Dr. Isaac Gilmore, the Black Ghosts cybernetics scientist, decides to go rogue, helping the cyborgs turn against Skull and his evil organization.

Black Ghost wishes to start the next major world war by flooding the market with weapons of mass destruction. It seems the nine brave cyborgs have their work cut out for them, as Black Ghost is determined to bring those nine cyborgs down.

Background

Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier is a modern adaptation of the Cyborg 009 series that retells four of its primary story arcs. The first 48 episodes closely resemble the original series, whereas episodes 49-51 are an OVA exclusive, and are loosely based on the unfinished final chapter of the manga.

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Staff

Kawagoe, Jun
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
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Sound Director
Ashida, Toyoo
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Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Animation Director
Nemoto, Toshizou
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Script


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"What's the Justice?" by Globe

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#1: "Genesis of Next" by Globe (eps 2-26)
#2: "Starting From Here" by Globe (eps 27-38)
#3: "I do" by Fayray (eps 39-48)




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coefore
Dec 16, 2007
Don't blame me, this is my first review. And I'm not american/english, lol.

The story is one of the first of its kind: people transformated in machine, like Astro Boy before and Kyashan after.
Shotaro Ishinomori made out, with an american-like style, a perfect mix of action an drama, in fact in the anime there is more space for feelings and the story isn't centered only on the fight against Black Ghost.
At first, characters weren't well delineated, but they evolved with the art and the flow of the time.
Ishinomori, who was a cinematography fan, put in this work a lot of movie quotes (ex. Jet Link's read more
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trishoverman47
Oct 26, 2010
This anime kinda takes me back. Not back in 1979 when the original was broadcast, but back when Cartoon Network was still broadcasting Toonami. I remember seeing an episode of this program on Toonami. I don't remember when, but I know it was when Toonami was still airing.
But enough about old memories. Cyborg 009 is the anime for you if you are into retro stuff. You know back in the 70s or 80s. The story is about nine people who were transformed into cyborgs by the evil Black Ghost. And now they are rebelling against him. The characters all seem sort of cartoonist esspeacially 007. read more
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GJN7
Mar 26, 2016
After watching the both versions, original and English dub, it must be said that this is one of those unfortunate shows that got "dumbed down" or "softened" when it hit the air outside Japan; There are times when English dub adds dialogue that never took place in the original, English version has censorship when it comes to death (though no blood was shown in the original either) and so on. English version also sometimes changes lines completely. For example let's take the last scene in episode 21 [SPOILER FREE]: in the original version couple people of the cyborg group hear unfortunate news and 009 ponders read more
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