Directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the responsible for the direction of the “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” series and “Eden of the East”, 009 Re: Cyborg is an anime film based on Shotaro Ishinomori‘s Cyborg 009 characters.
In Cyborg 009 nine people, from all over the world, are kidnapped by an organisation called Black Ghost and turned into cyborgs against their will. The cyborgs manage to escape and to battle Black Ghost but find themselves struggling to accept what has happened.
It was an imporant comic, written in many different story arcs, up until 1985 because it was one of the first “super powered” teams to have come from Japan.
The animation for 009 Re: Cyborg certainly looks first class.