Staff Members Behind Cyborg 009 to Launch New Cyborg 009 Manga

The May issue of Akita Shoten’s Champion RED magazine revealed on March 19 that scriptwriter Masaki Tsuji (Cyborg 009 anime) and artist Masato Hayase (Genma Taisen, 8 Man vs Cyborg 009) will launch a new manga titled Taiheiyō no Bōrei (Cyborg 009: Ghost of the Pacific) in the magazine’s next issue on April 19. The manga is an adaptation of the episode “Taiheiyō no Bōrei” from the 1968 anime series.

The story centers on 009 and other cyborg warriors’ battle against the former Japanese naval forces and their supposedly sunken battleships, the Yamato and Nagato, that suddenly appear in the Pacific Ocean and started attacking various regions.

Author Kyoichi Nanatsuki (Project ARMS, Genma Taisen Rebirth) and Hayase recently ended their 8 Man vs Cyborg 009 crossover manga in May 2023. The manga launched in Champion RED in July 2020. Akita Shoten simultaneously published the manga’s two compiled book volumes in July 2023.

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Shōtarō Ishinomori’s manga inspired television anime series in 1968, 1979, and 2001 and films in 1966, 1967, and 1980. More recently, the manga inspired the 009 Re:Cyborg movie in 2012 and the Call of Justice movie in 2016. The manga also inspired a crossover original video anime (OVA) with Devilman in 2015.

Tsuguo Okazaki launched the Cyborg 009 Bgooparts Delete manga based on Ishinomori’s original series in July 2019, and the manga ended in September 2022.

About Cyborg 009

cyborg 009

Cyborg 009 is a Japanese manga series created by the acclaimed mangaka Shotaro Ishinomori first serialized in Weekly Shōnen King magazine in 1964.

The narrative of Cyborg 009 centers around a group of nine individuals from various backgrounds who are kidnapped by the malevolent organization Black Ghost and subjected to cybernetic enhancements, transforming them into powerful cyborg soldiers. Each cyborg possesses unique abilities and skills, ranging from super strength and speed to telepathy and shape-shifting.

Led by the titular character, the team embarks on a mission to thwart Black Ghost’s sinister plans for world domination while grappling with their own identity as both humans and machines. Throughout their journey, they encounter other cyborgs, allies, and adversaries, delving into themes of identity, justice, and the consequences of technological advancement.

The success of the manga led to the adaptation into various media formats, including anime series, films, video games, and novels. Notable adaptations include the 1966 anime series produced by Toei Animation, which helped popularize the franchise both in Japan and internationally.

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Source: ANN

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