In 2008, Shotaro Ishinomori was posthumously awarded him the Guinness World Record for most comics/manga published by one author for a body of work over 128,000 pages, which included the creation of seminal superpowered team Cyborg 009. His towering influence also helped define the tokusatsu live action genre. November 17th, the museum in his honor will be holding a reopening ceremony. More after the jump.
At this weekend's New York Comic Con 2012, comiXology announced a distribution deal for legendary manga creator Shotaro Ishinomori's entire catalog. To celebrate, the digital comics platform kicked off their offerings with influential titles Cyborg 009 , Kikaider and Skull Man. More after the jump.
PH9 has posted a new promo for this fall's 009 Re: Cyborg, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex writer/director Kenji Kamiyama's update of the classic fujitive robot sci-fi thriller Cyborg 009. The new version recasts the international cyborg crew as intelligence officers, but the preview is far more Jason Bourne than John le Carré. Get a look after the jump.
Anime director/writer Kenji Kamiyama's work is notable for its smart, political sci-fi as seen in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and it's notable for its commecial tie-ins, from the Nissan Infinity product placement in Solid State Society to all the marketing done with the new Re: Cyborg 009. See its latest Pepsi spots after the jump.
Ahead of this weekend's Comic Con, comic publisher Archaia and Japan's Ishinomori Pro have revealed new projects centered around Cyborg 009, which may also include a new feature film suited to American tastes, Hit the jump for all of the info so far.
The voice cast and updated premises for the super powered heroes of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex mastermind Kenji Kamiyama's update of the classic Cyborg 009 have been announced. See who's who in the 3D animated 009 Re: Cyborg after the jump.
Attentive to foreign audiences, Kenji Kamiyama's PH9 brand has pushed out a new "international trailer" promoting the 009 RE:Cyborg film's October 29 Japanese release date. Check it out after the jump.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama has released a new live-action promo for his adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic sci-fi manga Cyborg 009. Meanwhile, Kamiyama's 009 Re:Cyborg has been doing a lot of promotional work featuring the cyborgs in their civilian clothes. Check them out after the jump.
The most featured advertisements in Japanese newspapers yesterday was Newgin's new pachinko machine "CR Cyborg 009 -Kizuna-". This is the second pachinko machine by Newgin following "Michinaru Kasoku he (to the unknown acceleration)" in May of 2009. Check the PVs after the jump.
Anime director Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East) has been merging his anime development with advertising work. His upcoming 009 Re:Cyborg film is being promoted in a new TV CM for the Staff Service company. See Cyborg 003 loaded out for office temp work after the jump!
"Nengajo" is Japanese New Year's Card. "Yahoo! Japan Nengajo", a web service run by HAKUHODO i-studio and Yahoo! Japan, has started selling "Charity Nengajo" featuring Japanese celebrities and popular anime characters, including Evangelion and Cyborg 009. A part of the profit will be donated to the disaster areas of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake via Japan Red Cross in March 2012. Check the designs after the jump.
Kenji Kamiyama has revealed updated designs for his Cyborg 009 revival, 009 Re:Cyborg. Originally created by Shotaro Ishinomori in 1964, the ethnic caricatures of the international team of fugitive cyborgs didn't age too gracefully, so the idea of updating the crew for the 21st century has been the cause for some curiosity. Check out the results after the jump.
The site for Kenji Kamiyama's (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) 009:Re Cyborg has posted a look at the process by which the classic sci-fi adventure revival will animate the fugitive heroes of Cyborg 009 in 3D. Check it out after the jump.
Production I.G announces the production of a new animated feature film, 009 RE:CYBORG, based on the Cyborg 009 characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the world-acclaimed director of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series and Eden of the East. The full-CG, stereoscopic 3D movie will be theatrically distributed in Japan in fall 2012 by Production I.G and T-Joy. Kenji Kamiyama himself is writing the script for the new film, which is going to be set in the present days. The main staff gathered around the project includes some of Japan’s top creators who have already collaborated with Kamiyama in his previous works. Gato Aso (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of character design duties, the score will be composed by Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East), while the background art will be by Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit). The animation is produced in collaboration with Sanzigen, one of Japan's up-and-coming CG studios.