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This is one of the best anime and manga series of Japan.
It's been around for 40 years but it's anime never had an English before.
This here is the only Cyborg 009 series that got it's own English Dub.
It's a good one too where all the characters sound the way they should.
The whole series is about 9 prototype cyborgs who were once regular humans. Each of them was capture by the Black Ghost Organization. Lead by a mysterious being, The Black Ghost who wants to achieve in world domination. The 9 Cyborgs left and betrayed Black Ghost because they prefer world peace than to see the world in pain.
Each one is different from the other. With their skills and teamwork they'll be able to defeat anything the Black Ghost uses to stop them including other cyborgs and machines that are lethal.
The downside is they only released the first 8 episodes of this series on DVD. And I read that there's more than 8 episodes. I think it deserves to have full treatment like other anime do. I hope a different distributor will get the rights to this and the other Cyborg anime for a better treatment in releasing them on DVD.
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