ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, announced it has acquired exclusive home video and broadcast rights in North America for the new sci-fi action series 009-1!
009-1 is based on the manga series by acclaimed artist and creator Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Gilgamesh, Kamen Rider) and brought to us from production studios Aniplex (Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto) and TBS (Chobits).
The 009-1 manga was serialized weekly in Weekly Manga Action from 1967 to 1970, and briefly re-appeared in 1974. Over thirty years later, a newly animated version of this manga classic breathes new life into the title. Crisp animation and sleek character designs, along with a compelling story updated for modern times, make 009-1 a popular title in Japan. Strap in and enjoy the ride as the sexy sophisticated Mylene unveils her ‘wad of gadgets to die for, making her like a female James Bond, Josephine Baker and Emma Peel all rolled into one’ (Anime Insider).
Synopsis: Set in an alternate world where the Cold War has continued on for over 140 years, civilization is split in two and the world lies on the brink of nuclear destruction. Mylene Hoffman is a cyborg with no past, who works as an undercover agent for a mysterious organization engaged in an international political war. Follow the exploits of Mylene as she uncovers political corruption, shocking revelations and government conspiracy.