Cyborg 009 (1979)

Cyborg 009

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Cyborg 009 (TV 2)
Japanese: サイボーグ009
English: Cyborg 009
German: Raumstation Cyborg 009
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Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 6, 1979 to Mar 25, 1980
Premiered: Spring 1979
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 37123,712 users)
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Ranked: #23952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6087
Members: 11,366
Favorites: 38


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Joe Shimamura and his companions may seem like regular men, but they are anything but. Joe is actually Cyborg 009, member of a team of cyborgs who fight for the greater good. Each cyborg is outfitted with a special power, from the ability to melt any material, to underwater breathing and flight. He and the other eight cyborgs were modified against their will by the Neo-Black Ghosts organization in order to further their own interests. But instead, they decided to band together and use their powers to fight against their former captors, and all forces of evil.


Cyborg 009 (1979) is the original adaptation of the first manga to be featured in colour. Come the 1980s, Fuji Television allowed a subtitled English version to air in certain areas of the United States.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahashi, Ryousuke
Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Takizawa, Toshifumi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Dare ga Tame ni (誰がために)" by Ken Narita

Ending Theme

"Itsu no Hi ka (いつの日か)" by Koorogi '73


Feb 12, 2016
Let me tell you the strange tale of one of the most obscure cult-anime ever created. Back in the 80’s, when countless critically acclaimed classics were born, and movies like Akira created the first stepping-stones for anime to be recognized in the west, some countries were introduced to anime in a different way. This is not just a review, but also the story of Cyborg 009, the Swedish dub.

The year is 1979. The cold war is fresh on people’s mind, the regime of Pol Pot just got thwarted, relations with China and the west are shaky, any opponent of the Bolsheviks gets funding from the ...
Jul 20, 2017
If I could choose one anime that I think the anime community doesn't appreciate enough, it would be this one. A sequel to the 1968 series (and the 2001 series aired on Cartoon Network, a remake of the '68 series), the 1979 series deserves to be recognized as a memorable series of its time, similar to Captain Harlock and Space Battleship Yamato. However, its limited online availibility (had to watch the last 15 episodes in Italian without English subtitles, for crying out loud), could be the reason for this lack of knowledge of its existence. Someone should change that availability problem, but without further ado, ...
Mar 19, 2023
Preliminary (4/50 eps)
Usually I don't make reviews of series I dropped after few episodes because I don't see much reason to do it, but this must be done because I've seen this crap (which reminded me of the god friggin' awful comic The Life Eaters by David Brin) referenced as an "underrated classic" of sorts and I don't understand why. These four episodes were amongst the WORST WRITTEN stuff I've seen in months: the action is completely nonsensical, the religious overtones are hamfistedly bashed in your head with no subtetly whatsoever (the classic of Tokusatsus Ultraseven, which I finished watching a week ago, was FAR MORE subtle ...

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Recent News

New Anime Project for 'Cyborg 009' Announced

New Anime Project for 'Cyborg 009' Announced

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise, a new anime project related to manga Cyborg 009 has been announced on its official website. Director Jun Kawagoe more

Script Writer of Mazinger Z and Cyborg 009 Passes Away

Script writer Takaku Susumu passed away on July 22nd. He was 77 years old. He wrote the scripts of anime, TV drama and Tokusatsu programs in Toei. Source: Tokyo more

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