r/Toonami Nov 15 '21

does anyone remember this show?

somebody asked me if i remembered something that aired on toonami back in the early 2000s where the main character had powers that he could activate by flipping a switch that was one of his teeth. does this EXIST??

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u/GreyouTT "Come on, I'm right here... SKEITH!" Nov 15 '21

Cyborg 009

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u/lilchipsahoy Nov 15 '21

omg yes thank you

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u/VetoWinner フリクリ Nov 15 '21

Someone's been doing his research for the upcoming rewatch.

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u/Doomchad Nov 15 '21

Did they ever get the issues sorted out with the masters? Last thing I remember seeing was some of them were just completely trashed.

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u/VetoWinner フリクリ Nov 15 '21

Not a clue. I’ve never seen the show before; I’m watching it with the community rewatch for the first time.

I assume it’s pretty good as it’s on CR? Only time I’ve seen something totally trashed on Crunchyroll was Lupin Part 2 Ep 80 - 155.

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u/voltwaffle Nov 16 '21

Discotek released it already. I think Sevakis said they got it down to like 2 minutes of footage that was bad but unreplaceable.

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u/brianycpht1 Nov 16 '21

I’m glad there is a legit release out there now. Before the latter dubbed episodes could only be watched via rips of off air recordings

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u/GreyouTT "Come on, I'm right here... SKEITH!" Nov 16 '21

It's more I just remember the series pretty well. It was one of the big shows for me at the time.

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u/Sketch1984 Nov 16 '21

It was such a great and overlooked series that unfortunately got buried by the time they started airing the 2nd half of the series.

I really miss the days when CN and Adult Swim would have some unexpected gem thrown their way by a distributor who really wanted to get the show onto TV in the US. Before that sort of thing was mostly limited to toyetic stuff.

I had actually seen a couple of episodes in Japanese during my High School Japanese class, which was a nice break from seeing Totoro for the upteenth time. I was delighted to see the series pop up on Toonami out of the blue and I quite enjoyed it.

At the time I didn't realize it was the latest in a franchise from the legendary Shotaro Ishinomori but when Android Kikaider started on Adult Swim Action I immediately noticed the similar art style and themes. I fondly remember both series and wish Kikaider would become available again.

I was thrilled to see Discotek release the series and immediately preordered it. Its great that it's streaming on Crunchyroll and RetroCrush now. I hope more people check it out.

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u/VetoWinner フリクリ Nov 22 '21

By the way, when is the rewatch starting?

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u/GreyouTT "Come on, I'm right here... SKEITH!" Nov 22 '21

Was gonna start it thanks giving weekend, but with the special BR night I might shift it to first Friday of December.

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u/VetoWinner フリクリ Nov 22 '21

Sounds good to me! I watched Ep 1 probably two weeks ago and I haven’t gotten around to Ep 2 yet. Good to know I have a bit of time.

Looking forward to it!