Richard Eisenbeis writes: "009 Re:Cyborg is a new anime film based on Cyborg 009 by Shotaro Ishinomori. It was written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the director of Blood: The Last Vampire and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Based on those previous works, I went into the movie expecting a military-related story that explored what it meant to be a cyborg. Needless to say, it was not at all what I expected. But my expectations aside, was it worth a watch?"