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Title (English) Cyborg 009
Title (Japanese) Cyborg 009

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Fantasy Novel

Notes B/w 50 episodes. Ist br. Apr 5 1968
(Entry in Clements and McCarthy "Anime Encyclopedia")
Classification -
Synopsis Cyborg 009 is the most personable of nine cyborgs created by Professor Gilmore and dedicated to fighting wrong-doing. 009 generally acts as the leader of the cyborgs.
In the first episode, 009's adversaries are a pair of unethical scientists who in their mansion base have rays that vastly increase the size of living creatures. They have used a giant rat to engineer a prison break in the expectation of getting some human subjects. They also have at their disposal an array of technological devices, such as squirrels that act as cameras, swarms of insects, etc. Cyborg 009 gets involved when he picks up an escaped prisoner who has been stung and drugged by an artificial flying insect. Three of the cyborg team investigate the mansion, but the occupants take to the sky in a flying saucer and attack them. Cyborg 003 is also captured by the saucer, and the cyborgs are challenged to a showdown at Monster Island, 50km away. The assault includes an underwater battle with giant sharks, cliff-climbing, and other giant creatures and the Cyborgs show some of their transforming abilities. Finally the island is demolished.
Review Monochrome animation seems rather strange but this is a lively episode with lots of action and gadgetry, and quite entertaining even today.
Credits Dir. Yugo Serikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Saburo Sakimoto.
Scr. Yugo Serikawa, Masaki Tsuji, Akiyoshi Sakai, Masaaki Sakurai
Des. Shotaro Ishinomori.
Ani. Kazuhiro Yamada
Mus. Daiichiro Kosugi.
Episodes 50
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Date 1968 Apr 5
Production Toei, Sunrise, NET
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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