Cyborg 009 is a story about nine experimental cyborgs (eight male and one female), which have been collected by the evil terrorist group, Black Ghost. Those nine cyborgs with the aid of a scientist turn against Black Ghost's control. Black Ghost in turn starts sending more cyborgs to destroy their first nine experimental cyborgs and causing destruction all around the world.
This recap came about due to the fact that both Episodes 47 and 48 were behind on deadlines, which caused the former to initially air partially animated and with several still or repeated shots used as placeholders for the unfinished portions. The recap would air in Episode 48's originally intended place, as a way to showcase the finished sequences of 47. A revised version of episode 47 would later appear on the DVD release and be sourced for the dub.
Nine regular humans from different parts of the world are abducted and transformed into cyborgs with astounding powers for the purpose of being used as weapons. The nine cyborgs rebel and start to fight against their creators in the name of justice and world peace. Decades later, the nine cyborgs seem to be untouched by time, but they live in a world where "justice" has as many nuances as the number of people living on the planet. What is their place in the world now? "In the beginning was the Voice, and the word was Him; and all obeyed His word in great awe. But those who dwelt upon the land, through vanity, cunning and greed, attempted to build a multitude of towers whose tops reached unto heaven, and accumulated great wealth on earth. Scattering across the land and laying it to waste, man turned a deaf ear to His Voice. So He gave unto man an opportunity to atone for his misdeeds; and flame and smoke and the roar of a lion descended upon earth; and shattered the many towers to dust...."
Following a battle with Mythos Cyborgs, a warning is given about an approaching Devil. Devilman also senses his enemy approaching. An encounter between them is about to unfold!
The cells on Joe's wounds begin to mutate. Who is the worst enemy of humankind? Humans. Joe and Akira's fates are unknown.
The search for an abducted Miki leads Akira to Devilman. Coming face to face with a horrifying ritual: generating cybernetic demons.