Okay, friend of mine just literally linked me the live feed of Kamiyama’s live stream announcement of his new anime. And by the looks of it…it’s a remake of Cyborg 009?!?! Supposedly an episode aired 2 hours ago. Now, I’ve watched some of the original 1960s version of Cyborg 009. I seriously hope whatever was in that live stream promo is NOT a true indicator of how Kamiyama’s adaptation will be! The 007 baby freaked me out! The 008 black man looks even more racist than the 60s version! 009 has ginger hair?! 003 is now a blonde?! That music was as corny as hell…The visuals looked decent but it feels miles away from the 009 that inspired Kamen Rider and the Sentai series which then led to Power Rangers and the like. I dread to thing of what my old school friends think about this. If Kamiyama gets it right, power to him. But he could be in deep trouble if he blows this. Remakes of old classics can go very pear-shaped. The remake of Dororon Enmka-kun earlier this year was a farce. Cool, funny show gets turned into an ecchi/loli-fest with none of the quirky edge that made the 1970s original good. Well, people have been asking me tonight if I knew what Kamiyama’s new work is. Supposedly it’s Cyborg 009! I seriously hope this is better than what the final Eden of the East movie was, because most Eden fans I know were mortified by how that ended up.
Well, THAT was unexpected!
Preview vid in that link.
So…stunned by Kamiyama’s choice?! Think he can make it work or that it will go down in flames?! This one is definitely a surprise.