009 RE:CYBORG is the upcoming movie in the Cyborg 009 series. The story takes place after the events of the Cyborg 009 manga amidst a spree of worldwide bombings of skyscrapers in major cities. Written and directed by Kamiyama Kenji [神山健治] (Ghost in the Shell S.A.C, Eden of the East), the movie is being produced by Production I.G [プロダクションIG].
The film is made with 3D cel shaded to look like traditional 2D animation. 009 RE:CYBORG is set to begin screening simultaneously in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea on October 27, 2012.
I've been working with Production IG on various projects and was invited along to the pre-premiere event for industry folks.
Arrival at Wald9 cinema in Shinjuku.
That chair from the movie is asking to be sat in!
The chair is called Dive Gear and is used by the heroine in the movie.
A load of sounds start to whirr...
...my photo gets taken...
...and the photo is automatically uploaded to Facebook somewhere - see if you can find this photo!
Just about everybody from the anime and game industry is here! I managed to bump into comrades at Google, Ascii Media Works and Good Smile Company.
Only 1 screen was planned but because so many people showed up, they quickly setup another screen - a total of two screens for industry folks. This screen slowly filling up - took this snap but didnt realize that Takashi Okazaki is smiling at the camera ^^;
The following photos for those of you who also work in the anime industry - see who you can spot!
Good Smile Company folks near the back.
Its the Max Factory Boss Max Watanabe ^^;
Movie is in 3D but these glasses were not quite designed for folks who already wear glasses...
Producer of 009 Tomohiko Ishii comes on to give a talk.
Then Director Kamiyama Kenji comes on to greet us.
Ishii-san looks like Ichiro ^^;
After the movie, we venture around Wald9 - a load of 009 stuff on display.
Tis my first time here. They got a load of Japanese movies on including anime such as Madoka, Tiger Bunny and more. Do they show Japanese anime movies in the cinema where you are?
Some TV interviews going on.
A 009 themed cafe.
The 009 drinks!
Fumi-san tries out the Dive Gear.
Fukuoka-san cant leave without giving it a whirl too^^
BTW, the Worldwide Otaku Report that we are working on is still in the works - hope for a release this year.
This photo taken together with the producer of 009 RE:CYBORG Ishii-san at AFA Malaysia - he is a mutual friend of Fukuoka-san.
I've been working with IG as an advisor on the project for a while now and its so exciting to see the movie completed.
Following are screenshots from the trailers that can be seen online.
Ivan Whisky, a cyborg possessing psychic powers such as telepathy, psychokinesis and instant teleportation.
Jet Link, a cyborg with the power to fly at Mach 5 speeds.
Françoise Arnoul, a cyborg with enhanced hearing and sight, who is also able to access information from networks around the globe.
Albert Heinrich, a cyborg whose entire body is a deadly weapon.
Geronimo Jr., a cyborg with incredibly thick skin and superhuman strength.
Chang Changku, a cyborg who can blow fire and heat rays from his mouth.
Great Britain, a cyborg who can rearrange his cells in order to transform into other substances.
Pyunma, a cyborg who is able to breathe underwater and sustain depths of up to 10km.
Joe Shimamura, a powerful cyborg possessing all the technology developed for the other 00 cyborgs.
- Cyborg 009: Joe Shimamura [島村ジョー] voiced by Miyano Mamoru [宮野真守]
- Cyborg 001: Ivan Whisky [イワン・ウイスキー] voiced by Tamagawa Sakiko [玉川砂記子]
- Cyborg 002: Jet Link [ジェット・リンク] voiced by Ono Daisuke [小野大輔]
- Cyborg 003: Françoise Arnoul [フランソワーズ・アルヌール] voiced by Saito Chiwa [斎藤千和]
- Cyborg 004: Albert Heinrich [アルベルト・ハインリヒ] voiced by Ohkawa Toru [大川透]
- Cyborg 005: Geronimo Jr. [ジェロニモ・ジュニア] voiced by Tanzawa Teruyuki [丹沢晃之]
- Cyborg 006: Chang Changku [張々湖] voiced by Masuoka Tarou [増岡太郎]
- Cyborg 007: Great Britain [グレート・ブリテン] voiced by Yoshino Hiroyuki [吉野裕行] [li]Cyborg 008: Pyunma [ピュンマ] voiced by Sugiyama Noriaki [杉山紀彰]
The movie is visually a joy to watch which comes complete with an intriguing story - dont go to the toilet during the show or you may loose track of whats going on! Director Kamiyama has done a fab job and fans of his previous works such as Ghost in the Shell SAC and Eden of the East will love this flick.
If you do get to watch the movie then watch right up until the end of the credits - you will see me in there somewhere ^^;