Taken from the unfinished 1960’s- 1980’s manga by Shotaro Ishimori (Masked Rider: The First). Now Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) has re-imagined the story of the nine cyborgs after the cold war is over and they have gone their separate ways. Now in the new millennium, after the naughties, there is a new threat. This is a 3 disk set with a Blu-ray 3D version and 2D DVD and a bonus DVD with all the extras.
Be prepared to be stunned.
“In the beginning was the Voice, and the word was Him; and all obeyed His word in great awe. But those who dwelt upon the land, through vanity, cunning and greed, attempted to build a multitude of towers whose tops reached unto heaven, and accumulated great wealth on earth. Scattering across the land and laying it to waste, man turned a deaf ear to His Voice. So He gave unto man an opportunity to atone for his misdeeds; and flame and smoke and the roar of a lion descended upon earth; and shattered the many towers to dust….”
These events have brought the attention of Dr Isaac Gilmore the head and creator of the 00 project, who is recalling all former Black Ghost operatives. Françoise 003 and Geronimo 005 are hot on the heels of their designated leader 009, a cyborg who has his memory wiped every three years by Dr Gilmore, so 009 can carry on going to high school.
But with his memory wiped, 009 has to be reactivated and only extreme danger can bring him back online as the head of the group. So Geronimo has to set about beating nine bells out of him (in glorious slow motion, amazing animation) while Françoise throws herself off a perfectly performing plane. This reawakens 009 and he leaps off the skyscraper to save his love.
The team is mainly reassembled, with Jet 002 staying in the US working for the government. They must work out what is causing people all over the World to try and bring down the skyscrapers. It all began after the discovery of a fossilized angel, or is this a conspiracy set up by countries governments or corrupt industrialists, or “His Voice” from above?
Watch this story unfold in “Simply Jaw Dropping” animation.