Cyborg 009 was created in 1964 by famed artist Shotaro Ishinomori. It's presented in a variety of media since that time, from manga, TV series, movies, to video games, it's been seen all across the world, and beloved my many.
Cyborg 009 Introduction
The reason for this success is not hard to find. It has a strong central cast of characters, who were kidnapped and turned into cyborgs against their will by an evil organization. This organization, Black Ghost, created them to use them as weapons of war for hire. The cyborgs rebel against them and vow to fight on, and rid the world of the atrocities of Black Ghost and others. From hidden wars to biological experimentation, the cyborgs confront these issues and must handle the physical and mental stresses and continue with their mission.
One of the latest incarnations of this series is an anime created in 2001. With bold digital paints, retro styling, and stunning backgrounds, it's a well crafted tribute to th