That classic masterpiece Cyborg 009 is back in the updated remake 009 RE:CYBORG featuring brand new looks for all the characters. 009 RE:CYBORG is set to hit theaters throughout Asia on October 27, 2012. Some of the distinct style of the original Cyborg is lost, but the new movie ups the stylishness and brings the Cyborg 009 world into the 21st century.
As part of the prerelease movie marketing, a new Cyborg-themed app has been released, titled 009 RE:CYBORG News Reader (here's the iOS version). As the name implies, this app gives you news updates regarding the release of the new Cyborg movie.
The app also features a Cyborg 009 quiz that lets you test your Cyborg knowledge and rewards you with your very own double-0 Cyborg number!
Be careful though, this app has a strange requirement. You have to set the app's live wallpaper as your wallpaper, or else you can't use the app. So let's turn on the live wallpaper and test it out.
The black and red theme of the wallpaper looks pretty sweet. Double tap on the 009 news section in the middle of the screen and the app starts up.
The app itself also has a pretty slick interface. If you tap on the menu button in the bottom left, the menu slides up to show you its contents. You can also view a list of news stories and promotional videos available on the internet.
One highlight of the app is the 009 quiz that tests your knowledge of characters and stories in the 009 universe. I read through the series quite a while ago, but I was surprised how many details I was able to recall. That's a sign of a classic, if the story and characters still stick with you years after you last read about them.
I was able to get through the quiz without a single mistake and got my own double-0 number! From today, please call me 0002542 Daisuke Watanabe. My superpower is being able to eat more than I should.
So, before the movie is released, download this app to keep up on the latest Cyborg news and use the quiz to reacquaint yourself with the storyline and characters. I can't wait for RE:CYBORG!
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Device used: HTC J ISW13HT
Publisher: AOI Pro. K.K.
Last updated: 10/5/2012
Compatibility: Android 2.1-4.0.3
Translation by Jason Morgan