Cyborg 009 Call of Justice Manga Ends This Month, Gets 2 Volumes in March

posted on 2018-02-09 05:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga based on Kenji Kamiyama's films launched in November 2016

Akihiro Kimura revealed on Wednesday that his manga adaptation of Kenji Kamiyama's Cyborg 009 Call of Justice films will end this month, and that there will be more pages for subsequent chapters until the manga ends. The official page for the manga revealed on Friday that the manga will end in two volumes. Both the manga's first and second volume will ship on March 30.

Kimura (Emerald Dragon game) published the manga's 15th and latest chapter on Friday, with the next chapter slated for February 16. Kimura launched the manga on Kadokawa's manga website Comic Clear in November 2016.

The films, based on Shotaro Ishinomori's classic science-fiction hero manga Cyborg 009, opened in Japan for limited two-week theatrical runs in November and December 2016. The anime consists of three feature-length parts. Netflix streamed the entire anime as 12 shorter episodes.

The anime's story depicts 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.

The anime celebrates the original manga's 50th anniversary.

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