Mamoru Miyano, Chiwa Saito Lead 009 Re:Cyborg Cast
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Kenji Kamiyama's 009 Re:Cyborg film revealed the film's main cast on Wednesday:
Sakiko Tamagawa as Cyborg 001: Ivan Whisky
Daisuke Ono as Cyborg 002: Jet Link
Chiwa Saito as Cyborg 003: Françoise Arnoul
Toru Ohkawa as Cyborg 004: Albert Heinrich
Teruyuki Tanzawa as Cyborg 005: Geronimo Jr.
Tarou Masuoka as Cyborg 006: Chang Changku
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Cyborg 007: Great Britain
Noriaki Sugiyama as Cyborg 008: Pyunma
Mamoru Miyano as Cyborg 009: Joe Shimamura
009 Re:Cyborg, which is Kamiyama's first in full-3D animation, re-imagines Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science fiction manga Cyborg 009. Kamiyama's previous credits include Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit.
In the original manga, the secret Black Ghost organization transforms nine unsuspecting humans into cyborgs. However, the nine cyborgs turn on their masters and protect the rest of humanity from Black Ghost's plans for world war.
Update: Kamiyama auditioned the voices by blindly listening to the tapes of over 200 candidates. The official website also presented Medicom Toy's 300-millimeter (1-foot) Real Action Hero figure of Joe Shimamura, as well as Ishinomori Store's three iPhone 4/4S jackets and three original T-shirts:
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