TOHO Animation’s CG anime project based on Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic manga, Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, will premiere on Netflix tomorrow (February 10).
The original series was a three part movie that aired in Japan back in November. Netflix has spread these three parts into a 12 episode series.
Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) takes the role as chief director on the anime while Koudai Kakimoto (director on the Psycho-Pass movie) will be the film’s director. Both of them have previously worked on 009 Re:Cyborg film.
“Blessed, a group of people who possess superhuman powers and intellect, and have manipulated human history since ancient times. Their goals are unknown and they cast a dark shadow over the world.
Though few people believe in the Blessed’s existence, one journalist named Lucy Davenport heads to Texas to contact a certain family, and she meets the cyborgs who escaped from the clutches of Black Ghost and have defended humanity from them and other threats. 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 Blessed draw Joe and the others once more unto the breach of a new battle”.