|Name:||Cyborg 009 (サイボーグゼロゼロナイン Saibōgu Zero-Zero-Nain)|
|Date(s):||July 19, 1964 – 1981 (manga), July 21, 1966, March 19, 1967 (anime films), April 5, 1968 – September 27, 1968 (anime series), January 29, 1979 – February 23, 1979 (audio), March 6, 1979 – March 25, 1980 (anime), December 20, 1980 (anime film), February 25, 1994 (game), October 14, 2001 – October 13, 2002 (anime series), October 10, 2002 (game), 2003 (game), September 21, 2009 – September 28, 2009 (audio drama), October 27, 2012 (anime film), October 17, 2015 (animation)|
|Medium:||manga, anime films and series, audio drama, game, animation|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
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Cyborg 009 is a manga and anime series.
- Nine regular humans are kidnapped by the evil Black Ghost organization to undergo human experiments which resulted in nine cyborgs with each one having super human powers. The nine cyborgs band together to fight for their freedom and to stop Black Ghost. The evil organization's goal is to start the next world war by supplying rich buyers with countless weapons of mass destruction.
- After the destruction of Black Ghost, the nine cyborgs also fought a variety of threats, from mad scientists, to supernatural beings and ancient civilizations.
The Conclusion: God's War
After many years of going unpublished, the final arc was finally completed and made public. God's War was the chilling conclusion in which it was revealed the Cyborgs were living on a corrupt version of the planet, and that the end of all life there was imminent. This arc was noticeably much darker than the rest of the series, which could be dark in its own right; the violence was much more graphic and just about everyone died, but the series as a whole ended up a hopeful note with the Cyborgs alive and well on a beach, seemingly reincarnated.
The most popular pairings back in the fandom's heyday were 009/003 (Joe Shimamura/Francoise/Arnoul), 009/002 (Joe Shimamura/Jet Link), and 002/004 (Jet Link/Albert Heinrich). Shipping wars tended to be common between the first two groups, while some 009/003 fans could get very possessive of their ship, to the point of villifying any other female character who caught 003's eye. One-shot character Princess Ixquic was the most common victim.