New Cyborg 009 Anime Project Gets Event Screening this Fall
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Cyborg 009 50th anniversary anime project will get an event screening in Japanese theaters this fall.
Selected theaters in Japan will reveal a poster promoting the fall event screening on Saturday. These theaters include:
- Shunjuku Wald9 (Tokyo)
- Yokohama Burg 13
- T-Joy Kyoto
- Umeda Burg 7 (Osaka)
- Hiroshima Wald 11
- T-Joy Hakata (Fukuoka)
- T-Joy Niigata Bandai (Niigata)
Jun Kawagoe (Kotetsushin Jeeg, Mazinkaiser SKL) is helming the Cyborg 009 anime project. The project celebrates the 50th anniversary since original creator Shotaro Ishinomori first serialized the original Cyborg 009 manga in 1964. The official website of the late manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori revealed a visual for the project on March.
Jun Kawagoe previously directed the 52-episode Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier television anime series, which began in 2001 and ended in 2002. Ishinomori's official website teases:
"2015. The battles of the 00-numbered cyborgs will continue."
Ishinomori first launched the Cyborg 009 manga in the Weekly Shonen King magazine in 1964, and the series remained unfinished due to his death in 1998. Three Cyborg 009 television anime series adapting his manga premiered in 1968, 1979, and 2001. Four theatrical anime film adaptations also debuted in 1966, 1967, 1980, and 2012. Kenji Kamiyama directed the latest film in the franchise, 009 Re:Cyborg, in 2012. Mamoru Oshii also directed his own 3D short of Cyborg 009 in 2010 with sponsor Panasonic.