With the release of 009 RE:CYBORG this week, director Kenji Kamiyama (dir Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) has been making the rounds in the UK press discussing his history, success in the anime industry and his experiences making this film. As you can imagine, the technical and visual feats conquered with 009 RE:CYBORG are hugely impressive – it’s definitely one thing that unites the reviewers. Creating a classic anime film in 3D CGI to look like 2D cel animation is quite the accomplishment and does make for interesting discussions on the potential of similar action-based anime, such as 009, in the future. What is interesting about this accomplishment is the wealth of talent, the pedigree of the production team and the gamble taken by Production I.G in making the film 3D.
We’ve rounded up the various interviews with Kamiyama-san discussing 009 RE:CYBORG from the wild, crazy badlands of mediadom to save you scouring through the oftentimes frightening and foreboding wastelands of the internet. They make for very interesting reads.
Den of Geek
Grolsch Film Works
Don’t forget, 009 RE:CYBORG is released this Friday, June 7th in cinemas and will be simultaneously available to stream online. For more details, check out our 009 RE:CYBORG page here