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Kamiyama Kenji, Japan, 2012
Ishinomori Shoutaro’s Cyborg 009 is one of the hallmark sci-fi manga and anime series of the 1960′s and 70′s. Part of a golden age that also brought the world Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), Tetsujin 28-go, Uchuu Senkan Yamato and countless other mecha/sci-fi epics, Ishinomori’s nine cyborgs were firmly entrenched into the imaginations of a generation of young fans as heroes, ordinary people who were kidnapped and turned into weapons of mass destruction, who fought their evil masters and won their freedom.
009 Re:Cyborg brings the series back to life, and into the modern age. Set many years after their final disappearance, a terrorist organisation threatens the world. Mankind needs its heroes once more.
With breathtaking action sequences and relentless pacing, 009 Re:Cyborg is a renaissance not only of its heroes, but also of the children within us - and the children within the animators who worked on this film - who once stared in wonder of how a future of science could shape the world.
Find out more about how Oshii influenced Kamiyama, the director of this film on Sunday, as part of the Oshii panel!
(c) 2012 009 RE:CYBORG Production Committee