Later this year, Japan will get a live action adaptation of 009-1, a cyborg-filled manga created by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider).
But while it shares many themes, its creator, and a “009” in the title with popular anime and manga Cyborg 009 (which had a brand new anime film released this past year), the plots of the two series are completely unrelated.
009-1 The End of the Beginning takes place in a world where the cold war never ended and has continued for 140 years. Mylene Hoffman, codename “009-1,” works for the western block as part of an all-female group of spies. To help her with her various missions, she has been outfitted with all kinds of cybernetic augmentations—including a pair of 9mm machine guns hidden in her breasts.
To see the trailer of the film, check out the video above.
009-1 The End of the Beginning will be released in Japanese theaters on September 7, 2013. There is currently no word on an international release.
009-1 Science-Fiction Action Manga Gets Live-Action Film [Anime News Network]
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