Cyborg 009: The Legend of the Super Galaxy (サイボーグ009 超銀河伝説 Saibōgu Zero Zero Nain: Chou Ginga Densetsu) is an animated film adaptation of the manga Cyborg 009 by Shotaro Ishinomori. The film was created after the abrupt cancellation of the 1979 anime, though has no connection to it.
The movie was the first of the Cyborg 009 franchise to be dubbed into English.
The movie was dubbed by Frontier Enterprises in 1986 upon commission from Toho for an International English dub of the movie. Though the dub was largely faithful to the original, it contained a few changes (004/Albert Heinrich became "Heinrich Struller", 007/Great Britain became Irish and was named "O'Shaughnessy"). Implications of one of the characters death was softened largely. While the ending theme "Love of 1 Billion Light Years" was kept, it was retitled "Light of Love" and given an English localization by Brian Haverty, and sung by Michelle Hart (who voiced 003). However, an earlier song titled "We'll Never Say Goodbye" was swapped out for "Light of Love" as well, and another vocal song was left as an instrumental track. The reasons why are unknown, likely due to budget or not receiving proper translation/music tracks.
It was first released on VHS in 1988 by Celebrity Home Entertainment under its "Just For Kids" label as Defenders of the Vortex. Their release was heavily edited, cutting scenes of violence and trimming down the runtime from 130 mintues to 92. In 1995, the company Best Film & Video would release the uncut original print of the film on VHS.
|Cyborg 009 (Joe Shimamura)||Kazuhiko Inoue||Walter Carroll|
|Cyborg 001 (Ivan Whisky)||Fuyumi Shiraishi||Mary Malone|
|Cyborg 002 (Jet Link)||Keiichi Noda||Don Pomes|
|Cyborg 003 (Francois Arnoul)||Kazuko Sugiyama||Michelle Hart|
|Cyborg 004 (Albert Heinrich)||Keaton Yamada||Richard Nieskens|
|Cyborg 005 (Geronimo Jr.)||Banjō Ginga||Frank Rogers|
|Cyborg 006 (Chang Changku)||Sanji Hase||Jeff Manning|
|Cyborg 007 (Great Britain)||Kaneta Kimotsuki||James Keating|
|Cyborg 008 (Pyunma)||Kazuyuki Sogabe||Clay Lowrey|
|Professor Isaac Gilmore||Jōji Yanami||Cliff Harrington|
|Dr. Cosmo||Ichirō Nagai||Mike Worman|
|Saba||Noriko Ohara||Gerri Sorrells|
|Emperor Zoa||Tōru Ōhira||William Ross|
|Commander Garro||Chikao Ōtsuka||Lanny Broyles|
|Princess Tamara||Hiroko Suzuki||Deborah DeSnoo|
|Narration||Ryō Ishihara||Avi Landau|
|Celebrity Home Entertainment||1987||NTSC||United States|
|Best Film & Video Corp.||1995|