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Shôtarô Ishinomori (comic-book)
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Nine super-powered cyborg soldiers join forces to combat Black Ghost, the terrorist organization which they were originally created to serve. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 19 of 69)
Mugihito ... Professor Isaac Gilmore (48 episodes, 2001-2002)
Takahiro Sakurai ... Cyborg 009 / ... (48 episodes, 2001-2002)
Satsuki Yukino ... Cyborg 003 / ... (47 episodes, 2001-2002)
Simon Prescott ... Dr. Isaac Gilmore (46 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chafûrin ... Cyborg 006 / ... (46 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Cyborg 003 / ... (45 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Kramer ... Chang Changku / ... (45 episodes, 2001-2002)

Joshua Seth ... Cyborg 009 / ... (44 episodes, 2001-2002)
Yûichi Nagashima ... Cyborg 007 / ... (44 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Sorich ... Cyborg 007 / ... (43 episodes, 2001-2002)
Shôtarô Morikubo ... Cyborg 002 / ... (41 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kirk Thornton ... Cyborg 002 / ... (40 episodes, 2001-2002)
Nobuo Tobita ... Albert Heinrich / ... (39 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mitsuo Iwata ... Cyborg 008 / ... (38 episodes, 2001-2002)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Cyborg 005 / ... (37 episodes, 2001-2002)
Keith Anthony ... Cyborg 008 / ... (36 episodes, 2001-2002)

Beau Billingslea ... Cyborg 005 / ... (36 episodes, 2001-2002)

R. Martin Klein ... Cyborg 001 / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kana Ueda ... Cyborg 001 / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2002)

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Shôtarô Ishinomori (unknown episodes)

Series Animation Department
Masahito Yamashita .... animator (1 episode, 2002)
Series Music Department
Tetsuya Komuro .... composer: end theme (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Saibôgu 009" - Japan (original title)
"Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier" - International (English title), USA
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Japan:30 min (50 episodes) | Argentina:160 min

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First fully integrated Super Hero team by the great Shotaro Ishinomori, 24 February 2006
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Cyborg 009 was created by Shorato Ishimori (before changing his name to Ishinomori in 1986) and ran on weekly comic magazine "Shonen King" in the '60s. Ishimori had a very international flair for his comic characters, as many character he drew had "unknown" nationality or existed outside normal framework of country (like Mutant Sabu was Japanese, but he really didn't belong to Japanese race because he was a mutant). Cyborg 009 I think is a first fully integrated super hero team in history of comic and animation. All came from different country which included native American, and native African. In fact I think it's the first integrated team in drama history period. Early Cyborg 009 showed some influences from different sci-fi comic of the time such as Eight Man (by Jiro Kuwata, Kazumasa Hirai) being able to accelerate to enormous speed by depressing the accelerator switch hidden in his mouth, and Submarine 707 (by Satoru Ozawa) where subs Black Ghost uses looks exactly like Submarine 707. But asides from this, Cyborg 009 is considered to be Ishinomori's signature masterpiece although there are other better known works of his (such as Go Rangers, Kamen Rider, and Kikaida) because all his subsequent super hero stories shows influences of Cyborg 009. The story is somewhat dark for the comic of its time, as the main character was an ex delinquent orphan who escaped juvenile prison (never was main protagonist in Japanese boys comic an ex-con before 009) and was picked up and converted into a cyborg by Black Ghost. No one actually knows about their existence, and they battle the world conquest schemes of Black Ghost in secrecy, and although they have super powers, they can never reveal themselves to the public. So all of them in a way are perpetual orphans. In a way, this was a story ahead of its time from a human perspective. The plot of this series stays fairly true to the original comic with beautiful art work. Kadokawa publishing in Japan recently released the complete works of Ishinomori for a whopping $5000 which encompass 770 titles of his works. It might be interesting to read Cyborg 009 in its original form from this collection.

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