Cyborg 009

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Joe Shimamura (島村ジョー Shimamura Jō?) - Cyborg 009 

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Ōta (1966 & 67 Anime films)
Katsuji Mori (1968 TV anime)
Akira Kamiya (1979 Radio Drama)
Kazuhiko Inoue (1980 TV Anime)


Cyborg 009 or  "Joe" is originally from Japan, although he is actually half-Japanese. A delinquent youth, he escaped from a juvenile detention facility before being captured by Black Ghost.

Although Joe received several body enhancements during the process of being turned into a cyborg, his most prominent ability is the power to move at a speed so fast that everything else looks like a statue to him, this is triggered by a switch embedded in his teeth. However, he cannot touch any normal creatures such as humans in this state; the high speeds would kill or otherwise cause serious injury to the creature through air friction.

Other principle abilities include: durable skin and skeleton, superhuman physical strength, self-contain oxygen supply, night vision, and computer assisted brain enhancements. During each of the series, he acts as the field leader of 00 Cyborgs.


The pictured Takatoku Toys (T.T.) Cyborg 009 features a fold down chest, a ton of diecast, guns, and glossy details to delight.  Cyborg is like other Takatoku toys, in that engineering is excellent and box presentation is straight-forward.

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