Earlier this year Anime Limited announced it had acquired 009 RE: Cyborg and would give it a theatrical run for some time later in the year. Now we have information on the Anime Limited website, confirming the dates and locations.
– Edinburgh – Edinburgh Filmhouse June 7 to June 10.
– London – Hackney Picturehouse June 7 and 8
– London – Ritzy Picturehouse (Brixton) June 7 and 8
– London – Stratford East (Stratford) June 13
– Liverpool – FACT June 22
The website also goes on to detail the other viewing options,
“We’ll also have the film up for order on iTunes rental (Download-to-Own will start from September 1st onwards) and FilmFlex into July too – so you’ll be able to support the film over a range of different platforms. Don’t worry too – we’ll be looking to schedule the film into more cinemas in 3D over the next month too! If you want it somewhere specific – let us know and well do our best!”
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).