One of my favorite anime/manga series that has bounced around a bit over the years was announced as being done as a live action movie this year with 009-1. The film, which is being directed by Koichi Sakamoto, is set to debut on September 7th and a new trailer has been released to generate interest in the film. The feature stars Mayuko Iwasa. Minehiro Kinomoto, Nao Nagasawa, Mao Ichimichi, Shizuka Midorikawa, Naoto Takenaka, and Aya Sugimoto.
The anime series was released in the US through ADV Films and was eventually distributed later on by FUNimation in a SAVE form on DVD.
Anime concept: The battle between East and West continues to escalate as Agent 009-1 takes on her greatest challenge yet: trying to find time to relax! Just wait ‘til you see what she calls a vacation! First she finds herself going toe-to-toe with a deadly cyborg that has “strategically-placed” golden guns! Then she discovers that an old friend, who originally helped her defect, has gone double agent and is smuggling intelligence to both sides for extra cash! Will she reminisce with him about old times or have to take him out? Meanwhile, Mylene’s superiors think she’s going too soft on the bad guys! Are they actually keeping an eye on the body count?