I was under the impression that Legend of the Super Galaxy was part of the manga continuity since Queen Tamara is referenced there a few times, but she never appears as herself in the manga. And it has some similarities to other Ishinomori’s space operas such as Starbow and Uchuu Kara no Messeji. I enjoyed the film, and I remember thinking: “I believe this is something Ishinomori would do, unlike most of the 1979 series”.
What was the target audience for Cyborg 009, in particular the ‘01 series?
I get the feeling the 1960s and 1970s versions were more for the whole family, the manga was for young people, and the RE: version was aimed at an older audience. If anyone has actual sources that’d be awesome.
Well, the manga lasted for more than 20 years. It started as a comic for young people, but it has matured alongside its readers. The 2001 series is a relatively faithful adaptation of the original manga. Some stories were cut due to its content not being appropriate for prime time TV. But overall, it was made for new and old fans alike. The 1968 series suffered from a lot of censorship and executive meddling. The 1979 took some liberties with the source material as well and it’s definitely meant for a younger crowd than the 2001 version. There’s some kind of cyborg action and a Villain of the Week in pretty much all its episodes, while the 2001 series has several episodes specifically dedicated to introspection and character development.
The Robot Keiji manga finally makes a comeback with a newly translated chapter from the folks at HappyScans!
I simply can’t recommend Robot Keiji highly enough, it’s one of my absolute favorite Ishinomori works. Such a compelling and sentimental tale filled with gorgeous art, thrills, chills and robots!
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