After the 00 Cyborgs destroyed the Black Ghost Base on X Island, they fled to Japan and lived with Dr. Gilmore's friend Dr. Kozumi. They're living peacefully at the doctor's home. But Black Ghost is ...
Black Ghost captures nine men and women, and turns them into cyborg soldiers. The evil organization doesn't count on their cyborg soldiers rebelling against their masters. The second television anime adaptation of the manga Cyborg 009.
Anime adventure from 'Ghost in the Shell - Stand Alone Complex' (2002) director Kenji Kamiyama. Nine cyborgs created for destructive purposes disappeared for over 27 years after they were ... See full summary »
Superhuman organization appears to be responsible for previous events. They manipulate authorities and turn U.N. guardians against cyborgs. Cyborgs become fugitives and can't prevent their leader "Ivan" from being captured.
Genki is a young teen boy who gets zapped into an alternate world called Monster Rancher (Monster Farm in the Japanese version) where he must stop the evil Moo which can only be done by ... See full summary »
Eighteen-year-old Joe Shimamura, a rebellious, spiky-haired half-Japanese youth, wakes up one afternoon to find himself lying on an operating-room table with a strange suit and superhuman abilities such as the ability to move faster than the human eye. After escaping from the laboratory, he soon discovers that he is the ninth in a series of cyborg weapons - ordinary humans from all over the world, captured and augmented against their wills to become devastating warriors. Some of these include a genius baby from Russia, an impoverished cook from China, and a freedom fighter from Africa. The culprit behind this act is Black Ghost, a terrorist group that aims for money and power by selling illegal weaponry to warring nations worldwide. Based on the classic but unfinished Japanese comic book by the late manga godfather Shoutarou Ishinomori, Cyborg 009 follows the story of the nine cyborg rebels as they seek to halt the sinister intentions of Black Ghost while also attempting to deal with ... Written by
This is an engaging story that involves some good-hearted rebel cyborgs versus the big corporate machine...in every sense of the robotic and figurative word. It's an adventure that includes a social message, even though it wasn't written for the US audience.
Poor 008, though. His English voice actor must be learning the business. Maybe his reading will get smoother as more episodes are revealed.
The closing theme, "Genesis of Next" by globe is one of my J-pop/trance/dance favorites. IMHO, it's worth tracking down the single or globe's "Global Trance" CD. It was a really neat surprise to hear it on my telly!
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