Anime / Cyborg 009 VS Devilman

Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman is a 3-episode OVA Crossover between Cyborg 009 and Devilman. The OVA was a joint production between Ishinomori Productions and Dynamic Productions and saw the return of director Jun Kawagoe, who had previously worked on the 2001 Cyborg 009 anime.

The OVA takes place right before the Final Battle against Black Ghost in Cyborg 009 and final arc of Devilman.

The 00 cyborgs and the Devilman cast crossing paths as a Black Ghost scientist by the name of Dr. Adams releases his "High-Teen Number" cyborgs as a threat, along with the appearance of mysterious demons in Tokyo.

This anime provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: The soundtrack dubs Seth/Atun's final form as "Azazel".
  • Astral Projection: 0015 uses a projection of herself to communicate with Seth's spirit and convince him to separate from Atun.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Dr. Adams alliance with the demon Atun drives the plot. Eventually though, Atun kills Adams and becomes the sole Big Bad.
  • Broad Strokes: The series features references and Flashbacks to previous events in both series, but the timing is said to be impossible if it occurred in the original canon.
  • Bloodier and Gorier: Whenever the Devilman parts of the story kick in, expect this. It contrasts interestingly enough with the 009 parts of the story, which were mostly battles against fellow cyborgs, and therefore not as bloody.
  • Damsel in Distress: Miki gets kidnapped by Cyborg 0015 in order to lure out Amon.
  • Deal with the Devil:
    • Eva Maria Pallares made one with Dr. Adams, allowing him to experiment on her brother, because she believes his research will cure Seth's coma. Dr. Adams neglects to mention to her that allowing a demon into Seth's body will completely overtake his personality.
    • Dr. Adams also makes one with Atun, offering up Seth's body for him to possess so he could prove his Cyborg Demon research.
  • Demonic Possession: Invoked by Dr. Adams, who offers up Seth's cyborg body for Atun to possess in order to create a Cyborg Demon.
  • Evil Counterpart: The High-Teen Number Cyborgs are ones to the 00 Cyborgs.
    • 0014 to 009, both possessing Super Speed and being the leaders of their respective teams.
    • 0016 to both 005 and 004, being The Big Guy and having multiple weapons inside of him and
    • 0017 to 006. While 006 can spew fire, 0017 can generate ice.
    • 0015 to 003 and 001, being The Chick and having Psychic Powers.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Dr. Adams is well aware of this, though he at least thinks he can keep Amon under control for long enough so he can prove his Cyborg Demon research. Unsurprisingly, he's wrong.
  • Flashback: The beginning of the work retells 009's fight with Apollo and Devilman's battle against Jinmen.
  • Genre Savvy: When the 00 Cyborgs first encounter the High-Teen Numbers, 002 correctly guesses that they're assassins sent by Black Ghost.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Skull and Van Vogt only make brief appearances in Flashbacks, but they're shown to be the ones who authorized Dr. Adams "Cyborg Demon" research, and thus are responsible for a great deal of the plot.
  • Ill Boy: Seth/0018 was made sickly and put in a coma by Black Ghost's experiments. His older twin sister, Eva/0015, made a Deal with the Devil with Dr. Adams, who was looking for a test subject to do his demonic-cyborg hybrid experiments on, under the belief that being fused with a demon will cure Seth/0018. It didn't work, instead going horribly right (at least for Dr. Adams).
  • Let's You and Him Fight: 009 and Devilman fight each other when they first meet, though they eventually work together to defeat Atun.
  • Light Is Not Good: Azazel has an angelic appearance, but it's shown to be just as sinister as Atun.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Lilith attempts to get the 00 cyborgs to lower their guard by creating illusions of their loved ones, but they manage to see right through them.
  • Mad Scientist: As with most other Black Ghost scientists, Dr. Adams values his research above all else.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: Atun makes short work of Adams and the High-Teen Number Cyborgs before turning his attention to the 00 Cyborgs and Devilman.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The Anti-Energy wave sent by 001 and 0015 has the effect of making Seth/Atun go One-Winged Angel.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Dr. Adams seeks to create a "Cyborg Demon".
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Most of the new characters introduced in the OVA are named after Biblical figures.
  • That Man Is Dead: After going One-Winged Angel Seth/Atun declares himself an entirely new being.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Miki is the tomboy to Eva's girly girl.
  • Would Hurt a Child: 0014 tries to punch 001, a cyborg infant, in the third OVA episode.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Right after being awakened, Atun states that Dr. Adams has served his purpose before snapping his neck.
  • You No Take Candle: When Ryo looks up the profiles of Black Ghost's scientists, they're all written in incredibly broken English.