CYBORG 009 of Shoutaro Ishinomori, a genius manga writer who was called the “king of manga” rivaling Osamu Tezuka, will be released as a 3DCG animation movie and it will have a completely original story.
There have been many CYBORG 009 stories created for monthly magazines, weekly magazines, newspapers, TV anime series, anime movies and OVA since its release 50 years ago in 1960. The TV anime series and comic books are also available overseas.
Kenji Kamiyama who worked on Koukaku Kidoutai S.A.C is taking the role of general director.
Kamiyama was assigned as the director for the movie 009 RE : CYBORG which was created based on CYBORG 009 in 2012. The movie was a great success.
Koudai Kakimoto who worked on 009 RE : CYBORG (as a choreographer) and Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio : Ars Nova (as an assistant director) is assigned as the director of the movie.
Masatsugu Saito, a genius that attracted attention in Expelled from Paradise and Captain Earth, is doing the character design.
As it is a 3DCG animation with an original story of CYBORG 009, there are high expectation both from domestic and overseas fans. With new technology and new staff, we can’t wait to see how they will depict the new CYBORG 009 world.
It will be a three-part movie and it will be aired at the theaters for two weeks. The first part will be released in November 25.
Comments from the Cast and Director
009/Jou Shimamura : Keisuke Koumoto’s comment
I am Keisuke Koumoto acting Jou Shimamura. This movie is one of those that would be loved by a wide range of people and that will carve its name in history so I truly feel honored to be able to participate in this movie. I acted very carefully not to betray the feeling that has been created in all these years!
003/Francoise Arnoul : Risa Taneda’s comment
I enjoyed the anime version of “CYBORG 009” many times so I feel very honored to be able to participate in the series as 003, an important role. It was my first time doing the prerecording so I was a little nervous at the beginning but I was able to feel my colleagues’ act more closely.
Director Koudai Kakimoto’s comment
This work is created by using the prerecording method so images were made while listening to voice actors voices. Unique and skilled act of the staff stimulated the image of the staff who was making the animation and resulted in producing various fantastic scene cuts.
Among them, 009 acted by Koumoto led the production process with his voice that has a strong core in its sweetness and Taneda’s 003 which was gentle and feminine enveloped the 00 number cyborgs.
“Blessed” is a title given to those who have an abnormal power beyond human capabilities.
These people have been manipulating the history of humanity from the background since ancient times and now they started making a threatening move.
What is their purpose? The dark clouds of battle are falling upon the world.
Lucy Davemport, a journalist who is one of the few that noticed the existence of “blessed”, visited Texas, America. She met 009 and other 00 number cyborgs there. They received an operation on their body to become existences that can even fight against nuclear weapons and they have been saving humanity since the Cold War era. But later, thanks to the formation of the UN Force Guardians, cyborg fighters were released from duty and they were finally able to spend a quiet life.
However, Lucy’s visit and Blessed’s threat brings Jou and the other members back into the chaos of battle.
Can’t people stop fighting each other? What would be the future of humanity?
Introduction of 00 Number Cyborgs
009/Jou Shimamura (CV : Keisuke Koumoto)
He is from Japan.
He is an all-purpose cyborg fighter who has all the technology which was developed during the production process of the other 00 number cyborgs. He has a strong sense of justice and is the leader of the 00 number cyborgs. He can move in the speed of sound with his special skill “Accelerator”.
002/Jet Link (CV : Takuya Satou)
He is from America.
With the flying unit that is embedded in his chest, he can fly freely at the speed of Mach 5. He has a wild character and gets mad easily.
001 /Ivan Whisky (CV : Misato Fukuen)
He is from Russia.
Right after he was born, his father performed numerous brain enhancement processes on Ivan that gave him several phychic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation.
003/Francoise Arnoul (CV : Risa Taneda)
She is from France.
She has enhanced vision and hearing, and has good searching abilities and information-collecting abilities. She is strong-willed but with a gentle heart.
004/Albert Heinrich (CV : Satoshi Hino)
He is from Germany.
His whole body is equipped with weapons. He has a cynical way to look at things and often acts carefree.
005/Geronimo Jr. (CV : Kenji Nomura)
He is from America.
He has a heavily armored skin with the strength of 100 million horses. He is proud of being a native American and can feel spirits that reside in nature.
006/Chang Changku (CV : Mitsuaki Madono)
He is from China.
He breathes high-temperature flames and heat rays. He is a coward, but also a very generous person.
007/Great Britain (CV : Setsuji Satou)
He is from Britain.
He can take the form of any person, creature or object by reshaping his cellular structure. He is a compassionate person.
008/Pyunma (CV : Haruki Ishiya)
He is from Kenya.
He has an enhanced ability to act underwater and he can even move around at 10,000 meters under the sea. He is intelligent and very quiet.
Title : CYBORG 009 CALL OF JUSTICE
Release date :
First Part : November 25 (Fri.) – December 8 (Thu.)
Second Part : December 2 (Fri.) – December 15 (Thu.)
Third Part : December 9 (Fri.) – December 22 (Thu.)
Original Work : Shoutarou Ishinomori/ General director : Kenji Kamiyama/ Director : Koudai Kakimoto/ Character design : Masatsugu Saitou/ Animation production : SIGNAL. MD・OLM Digital, Inc/ Production : Ishimori Pro・Production I.G/ Distribution : Toho Movie Division/ First Part : November 25 (Fri.)/ Second Part : December 2 (Fri.)/ Third Part : December 9 (Fri.)/ Each part will only be aired for two weeks/ Official Website : www.cyborg009.jp/ Official Twitter : @cyborg009coj
Original work : Shoutarou Ishinomori
Planning : Mitsuhisa Ishikawa,Yoshimitsu Nebayashi
General director : Kenji Kamiyama
Director : Koudai Kakimoto
Character design : Masatsugu Saitou
Story : Kenji Kamiyama, Ryo Higaki, Kurasumi Sunayama, Harumi Doki,
Music : Yoshihiro Ike
Animation production : SIGNAL MD・OLM Digital,Inc.
Production : Ishimori Pro, Production I.G
Distributor : Toho Movie Division