Anime Limited Acquire 009 RE:CYBORG Anime Movie

Anime Limited has announced that it has acquired Production I.G.s recent adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori’s sci-fi anime 009 RE:CYBORG anime movie and will give it a theatrical run some time in April. This is a co-production between Sanjigen and Production I.G. and it was animated with CGI and shown in 3D.


The story follows a group of nine people who were kidnapped from across the world for a project involving human experimentation. These people are turned into cyborgs but escape and turn their new powers against their former captors in order to protect humanity from them. When skyscrapers in London, Moscow, Berlin, and New York are destroyed by simultaneous bombings, causing widespread panic throughout the world, the nine cyborg fighter reunite, but their former leader is living alone in Tokyo with his memories wiped.

The anime is based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s manga which ran from 1964 to 1981 and was collected into 36 volumes. There have been three films and three TV series. Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, GitS: Stand Alone Complex) has taken on the roles of director and screen-writer for the movie. Music is composed by Kenji Kawai (Patlabor The Movie).

The film has a date around April chalked in for a theatrical run. If you love anime and you want to see it in a cinema, make an effort to see this action extravaganza.



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