Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier Blu-ray
About Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier Blu-ray
Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier Blu-ray contains episodes 1-51 of the anime directed by Jun Kawagoe in Standard Definition on a Blu-ray disc.
Joe Shimamura never quite fit in. An Orphan with a troubled past, he awakens to find himself imprisoned and changed forever, the unwitting recipient of a new cyborg body, both strong and inhumanly fast. Before he can learn his captors' evil plans, Joe is rescued by a team of eight outcasts from around the world - outcasts just like him, with sad stories and formidable cyborg bodies. With nothing to lose, Joe becomes the ninth member of renegade cyborg group: he is Cyborg 009!
Now, the cyborgs are ready to defend the world against Black Ghost, the ruthless international arms syndicate that created them! Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier is based on the classic manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, and was created in 2001 to retell the original comics' greatest stories. Watch the thrilling adventures of nine astonishing heroes, as they take on crooks, assassins, and the gods themselves!
- Publisher: EASTERN STAR
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure, Mecha
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 1150
- Year Created: 2001
- Release Date: 6/25/2019
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
An excellent series FINALLY released in full in the West!
by GEORGE C -
This series was shown on Cartoon Network during the Golden Era of its anime block. For whatever reasons, it never found a huge audience but those of us who saw it generally liked it a lot. It had many themes in common with American comics. Think of it as a cyborg version of X-Men (when that comic was STILL good!) but with better animation than most superhero series produced in the US have ever had! The closest anime equivalent to Cyborg 009 would probably be Scryed which is half the length of this series.
This is the third TV incarnation of Cyborg 009 and the first to be shown widely around the world. It is also by far the most lavishly produced prior to the more recent Cyborg Vs Devilman OVA series which remains unreleased on home at this time.
The great news of this release is that the unaired episodes are being bundled with the uncut dub. This is perhaps only the third time this series has been released in its entirety on home video.
After over a decade of waiting I finally have it!!!
The best treatment this series has had, highly action packed and engaging with what I think is some very good animation for the time when this was made. I mean it was a no brained for me, I have been waiting over a decade to see this one properly, if you have any interest in this series don’t hesitate to grab it.
Great Series Done Right
by Jin T -
Loaded with extras, a great dub, and professionally subtitled, Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier in SDBD is perfect if you want a classic. Really happy to finally see this series that I loved on Toonami released in full on home video. I hope that Discotek Media can bring the 1968 and 1979 Cyborg 009 shows to the U.S.!
A Rather Satisfying Buy.
by JESSICA -
For a series of this size the convenience of it all being on one disc is huge. I literally put the disc in and left it until we were finished. I could leave it and come back the next day and not have to change discs after five episodes.
The series is well restored, there are a few spots in Eng Dub where it gets quiet or grainy texture but that is due to poor handling of the master copy. It was literally stored in a bag for years.
Over all the blu-ray is efficient and good quality which is a must for collectors.
My one issue is that there is no episode guide leaflet, which makes finding a specific episode a challenge. However it does have production art and character design art on the disc.
This is a fantastic series for all ages that handles some rather serious topics. The story and its execution are beautiful and very captivating.
If you have never read/watched Cyborg 009 than please consider adding it to your list. The story does not dissapoint.