Directed by Masayuki Akehi
1980, PG, 131 min.
The Cyborg 009 series of manga, TV anime and feature films centres on nine humans who have been turned into superhuman Cyborgs by a criminal organization, Black Ghost. In The Legend of the Super Vortex, the nine Cyborgs, at peace after defeating Black Ghost, must reunite to battle Emperor Zoa of the Planet Dagas, who is trying to take over the universe by mastering a new technology called Vortex Control Theory.
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Anime at The Revue
The Japan Foundation, in conjunction with community partners, will hold four free screenings of Japanese animated films at the historic Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Avenue.
The titles include cult classics Cyborg 009 (1980) and The Dagger of Kamui (1985) and the children’s film Mai Mai Miracle (2009). The series will conclude with a screening of Akira (1988), one anime’s most influential and beloved films.
All four films will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, using 35mm film prints.
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International – TAAFI celebrates the many forms of animation from around the world, while supporting and nurturing the community that creates them.
The Revue Cinema has operated almost continuously for 102 years in historic Roncesvalles Village, and in 2007 began operating as a not-for-profit community centre and theatre with a mandate to promote cultural enrichment through film and educational events. In 2013, The Revue underwent a complete upgrade to digital film projection while retaining the ability to screen 35mm prints, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This fall, The Revue was awarded a second Trillium grant for aesthetic improvements and repairs.