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PostSubject: Cyborg 009   Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:00 pm

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Cyborg 009! This is THE anime that got me into anime! It is about some humans who are kidnapped by terrorist organization Black Ghost to be turned into cybernetic weapons. They escape, and vow to fight the evil group.

It's soooooo great. I love it. It first begun in the sixties, got it's first anime in the same decade, a reboot in the seventies, and another reboot in the early 2000s.

By the way, in the B&W photo, the bigger dark skinned guy(Cyborg 005) is Native American. Despite looking like the exact same race as the actual black guy(Cyborg 008), only 8 has big lips, while 5 does not. What's up with that?
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PostSubject: Re: Cyborg 009   Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:13 pm

To answer your question~ It's them trying to be racially diverse and failing and looking racist.
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PostSubject: Re: Cyborg 009   Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:22 am

Japnese guy in the sixties...not a paragon of political correctness...

The work actually has a very anti racist theme, to the point where I would say it's a major theme. The stereotypes, like 005 being a big "My people this and the colors of the wind that" and 002, the American, being a hot headed jerk, seem to come more out of naivete. Observe:

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I'm reading the Cyborg 009 manga now. That is where I got the screen from. As far as I can tell, it all seems to be available on Manga Fox.
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PostSubject: Re: Cyborg 009   Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:37 pm

Well that's pretty cool, especially with how old it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Cyborg 009   Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:17 pm

I was just thinking...it's kind of interesting that the author included a Native American, despite that tipping the national balance a bit. I mean, how many American Indians show up in anime usually?
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PostSubject: Re: Cyborg 009   Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:24 pm

Interesting point. Seems kinda random and weird, but cool, IMO.
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