Writer: Kenji Kamiyama (Screenplay) Shotaro Ishinomori (Manga)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Chiwa Saito, Daisuke Ono, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Mamoru Miyano, Noriaki Sugiyama
Plot: Anime adventure from ‘Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex’ (2002) director Kenji Kamiyama. Nine cyborgs created for destructive purposes disappeared for over 27 years after they were forced to turn on their creators in the name of justice. Now, as a number of seemingly unrelated terrorist attacks happen in locations throughout the world, the group reunites to battle against the devastating force and restore order to the globe once more.
Tagline – A classic sci-fi tale, reimagined!
Runtime: 1 Hour 43 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Interesting, but Slow Story
Story: 009 Re: Cyborg starts as the see how the world has come under attack from an unknown threat destroying skyscrapers across the globe, Dr Isaac Gilmore recalls his 9 cyborgs from hiding to help their creator stop this impending apocalypse. The cyborgs from all over the world arrive with Joe battle in China, while Great Britain is investigating the streets in search of the answer.
As the terrorist attacks increase the rest of the cyborgs much come together to learn he truth behind the mysterious attacks which leave the line ‘his voice’ surrounding any attack.
Thoughts on 009 Re: Cyborg
Characters – The characters we meet are the main 9 cyborgs, each from different countries in the world, each trying to protect it from destruction, our main cyborg is 009 Joe who both gets framed and goes face to face with the attacker. Each one of the cyborgs does offer something different about them which does help the story unfold.
Story – The story follows a string of mysterious terrorist attacks hitting the population of the world and nine cyborgs must come together to stop the world be destroyed only to learn more of the origin which plays into religious beliefs. This does make things very interesting to see unfolding even if we do spend way too much time getting through the details.
Action/Sci-Fi – The action is big and plays into the animation style which is what we know we will be getting with the sci-fi world mixing with the religious beliefs.
Settings – The film does take us to known location around the world for the destruction sequences throughout the film.
Animation – The animation throughout the film looks great and helps improve the look of the action.
Scene of the Movie – Final sequences.
Final Thoughts – This is a good animated movie that tells an interesting story even if it can be slow in places.
Overall: Animation well worth watching.