Kenji Kamiyama's Full 009 RE:CYBORG Trailer Streamed
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The YouTube channel of director Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) began streaming the full-length trailer for Kamiyama's upcoming feature film, 009 RE:CYBORG, on Thursday. The trailer introduces the film's story and highlights the action sequences. It also offers the first preview of the voices of Cyborg 002 (Daisuke Ono), 003 (Chiwa Saito), 004 (Toru Ohkawa) in the film, as well as the first glimpse of the cyborgs' progenitor Dr. Gilmore in the film.
The story begins in 2013 when skycrapers in London, Moscow, Berlin, and New York are destroyed by simultaneous bombings. The indiscriminate terrorism by an unknown group with unknown motives sets off widespread panic throughout the world.
There was once a group of nine cyborg fighters who rescued humanity from threats, but they had disbanded to their home countries. Now the man who created them, Dr. Gilmore, has summoned and assembled them back together again. However, the 00 Number Cyborgs' former leader, a Japanese man named Joe Shimamura (Mamoru Miyano), is now living alone in Tokyo's Roppongi with his past memories erased.
The film, which is Kamiyama's first in full-3D animation, is based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction manga Cyborg 009 that was famously left uncompleted by the creator's passing. 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.
The film will open simultaneously in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea on October 27. The Facebook page for PH9 Global, the official account for director Kenji Kamiyama's titles, revealed that an English script for his upcoming 009 Re:Cyborg anime film is in development.