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The Wild Cries of the King Lion
Episode 38
009 '79 Ep 38
Air date December 25, 1979
Written by Masaaki Sakurai
Directed by Hiroshi Yoshida
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The Wild Cries of the King Lion (百獣の王ライオン 野性の雄叫び?) is the thirty eighth episode of the 1979 Cyborg 009 series. Elements of the story's environmental message were taken from the manga story "Farewell, Nessie".

Plot Summary[]

A lion in Africa has been altered by Neo Black Ghost with an artificial enhancement to its brain to boost its intelligence and gain the power to control animals. It is up to the 00 Cyborgs to prevent an uprising against the human race for their acts against nature without harming the animals.



The 00 Cyborgs[]


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    At one point in the episode, 007 tries to infiltrate a pride of lions by changing into a yellow anthropomorphic panther, only for a lion to see through his disguise by smelling 007's scent and then biting him. During his attempt to sneak by, a small bit of Henry Mancini's Pink Panther theme is played on synthesizer. 007 even resembles the famous cartoon cat in his disguise, aside from his yellow and white coloring.