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Cyborg 009

Manga, vol.36 (1964)

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction, Shounen
Tags: Cyberpunk, Cyborgs, Robots & Androids, Space, War
Release Date: 19.07.1964 ‑ 1981
Studios: Shounen-Gahousha Co., Ltd.
Type: Manga (1964)
Volumes: 36

Alternative names:

サイボーグ009
Cyborg 009
サイボーグ009
The World at the Brink of Self-Annihilation The nuclear age has brought with it the arms race, which has led to the advent of weapons powerful enough to destroy the world itself several times over. Unwilling to take the plunge into Armageddon, the world powers, in league with a group known only as the Black Ghost, have developed super soldiers known as the Cyborgs, designed to fight the wars of the world in space. Unfortunately, the Black Ghost didn't ask the Cyborgs how they felt about their role in the new world order. This classic work from manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori (Masked Rider) not only told a thrilling tale set against a backdrop of Cold War tensions, but it also helped define the genre of super team stories such as Battle of the Planets, Voltron and The Power Rangers.
Cyborg 009 is the story of a half-Japanese juvenile delinquent, Shimamura Joe AKA 'Cyborg 009.' 'Black Ghost,' a top-secret organization bent on promoting global warfare, kidnaps Joe along with eight other unwanted members of society from the four corners of the world and turns them into cyborgs. Though the organization intends to turn the group into super-powered killing machines, it's not long before Joe and his new companions rebel against Black Ghost and make their escape with the help of an old scientist.
Once Joe and friends have freed themselves, Black Ghost sends a series of other cyborgs and giant robots in hot pursuit. Using their new powers and abilities, our heroes stay one step ahead of Black Ghost and its evil machinations, but can they save the world from its diabolical scheme?

Production:

Shoutarou Ishinomori (Story & Art)

Related anime:

Cyborg 009 (1979) TV, 1979, Adaptation
Cyborg 009 Kaijuu Sensou Movie, 1967, Adaptation
Cyborg 009 TV, 1968, Adaptation
Cyborg 009 (1966) Movie, 1966, Adaptation
009 Re:Cyborg Movie, 2012, Adaptation
Cyborg 009 - The Cyborg Soldier TV, 2001, Adaptation
Cyborg 009: Chou Ginga Densetsu Movie, 1980, Adaptation

Related manga:

Cyborg 009 Manga, 1964
009 Re:Cyborg Manga, 2012, Sequel
Cyborg 009 VS Devilman: Breakdown Manga, 2015, Crossover
3.11 o Wasurenai Tame ni Heroes Comeback Manga, 2013, Side story
Cyborg 009: Kanketsu-hen Conclusion - God's War Manga, 2012, Sequel

Related characters:

Joe Shimamura
Joe Shimamura
Jet Link
Jet Link
Françoise Arnoul
Françoise Arnoul
Albert Heinrich
Albert Heinrich
Pyunma
Pyunma
Skull
Skull
Ivan Whisky
Ivan Whisky
Geronimo Jr.
Geronimo Jr.
Chang Changku
Chang Changku
Great Britain
Great Britain
Isaac Gilmore
Isaac Gilmore