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I Won't be Turned into a Fighting Machine!
Episode 12
009 '79 Ep. 12
Air date May 22, 1979
Written by Masaki Tsuji
Directed by Masanori Muria
Episode guide
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I Won't be Turned into a Fighting Machine! is the twelfth episode of the 1979 Cyborg 009 Anime. Part of the story of this episode is a recap of the events of 009's origins, which is taken directly from the "Birth" story arc of the original manga.

Plot Summary[]

On a lonely night, Joe drives and wanders through Japan without any particular reason. Upon stopping at a ferry port, he runs into a hotheaded young boxer named Takeshi, who reminds Joe of what he was like in his youth. Soaked in the memories of what led to him becoming a cyborg, Joe soon sees a Ghost from his own past targeting Takeshi!



The 00 Cyborgs[]


Dr. Isaac Gilmore


  • Arthur D. Kent


  • Unlike many iterations of Joe's origins, this version combines the ones from the 1966 movie and the Birth storyline of the manga. Joe Shimamura is a juvenile delinquent who escapes from prison and is found by Black Ghost and then after escaping refoms to become a race car driver.

Video Release[]

This episode was released on Disc Two of the Cyborg 009 1979 Collection Blu-Ray Vol. 1 set in Japan on November 11, 2015.[1] [2]

009 1979 Blu-ray Vol 1

Vol. 1 Blu-ray Set