009 Re: Cyborg

009 movie009 Re:Cyborg is a 2012 Japanese anime film by Kenji Kamiyama. The film takes place in Cyborg 009’s future timeline.

The year is 2013. Skyscraper bombings are happening all over the world, by the direction of a force called “His Voice”. 27 years after the 00 Cyborg team disbanded.  Joe (009) is hidden as a high school student whose memory is reset every three years by his creator, Professor Gilmore.

To fight the menace, the team has to be resurrected and Joe’s memories restored.  The cyborgs all have super-powers which become more amazing as the movie progresses.

This is a dramatic film with continuous action and some strikingly framed shots. The plot, involving a religion, philosophising about the need for destruction and so forth is a bit hokey but the action and visuals make up for it. Worth a look.