Monkey Majik Performs Theme Song Cyborg 009 Call of Justice CG Film Project
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of Cyborg 009 Call of Justice, Toho Animation's new 3D CG anime project based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction hero manga Cyborg 009, revealed on Friday that Monkey Majik will perform the project's theme song "A.I. am Human."
In addition, the site revealed a visual promoting the theme song showing the members of Monkey Majik in costumes similar to the 00 cyborgs, alongside Joe Shimamura and Francoise Arnoul. The project's character designer Masatsugu Saitō drew the visual.
TOHO previously streamed a teaser for the project in July.
The cast includes:
(From left to right)
- Keisuke Koumoto as 009/Joe Shimamura
- Risa Taneda as 003/Françoise Arnoul
- Misato Fukuen as 001/Ivan Whisky
- Takuya Satō as 002/Jet Link
- Satoshi Hino as 004/Albert Heinrich
- Kenji Nomura as 005/Geronimo Jr
- Mitsuaki Madono as 006/Chang Changku
- Setsuji Satoh as 007/Great Britain
- Haruki Ishiya as 008/Pyunma
The cast for the new anime is different from previous incarnations of Cyborg 009, including 2012's 009 Re:Cyborg film and last year's Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman project.
Both the teaser video above and the visual pictured at right have the tagline, "When a crisis threatens the world, they're always there."
The anime will consist of three parts, and all three will receive limited two-week theatrical runs in Japan starting on November 25, December 2, and December 9, respectively.
The story will depict Joe Shimamura and the other cyborgs' struggle with the Bresudo, a group of people who possess superhuman powers and intellect, and have manipulated human history since ancient times. Bresudo's goals are unknown, and they cast a dark shadow over the world.
Although only a few people believe in the Bresudo's existence, one journalist named Lucy Davenport heads to Texas to contact a certain family, and she meets the cyborgs. The cyborgs themselves have been freed from their duty of protecting humanity ever since the establishment of the UN Guardian troops, and they now live quiet lives of peace. However, Lucy's visit and the return of the Bresudo draw Joe and the others once more into battle.
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit, Eden of the East is credited as chief director of the project. Koudai Kakimoto (Psycho-Pass movie unit director, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC assistant director) is directing the film. Kamiyama and Kakimoto previously collaborated on the 009 Re:Cyborg anime film, which Kamiyama directed and Kakimoto served as unit director. I.G Port's new anime studio subsidiary Signal.MD (Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note, Anime Tamago's "Colorful Ninja Iromaki " short) is animating the films, with Ishinomori Production and Production I.G producing. Masatsugu Saitō (Captain Earth, Expelled From Paradise) is designing the characters.
The anime celebrates the manga's 50th anniversary.
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. The Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman crossover anime debuted last year.
Source: Comic Natalie