Cyborg 009 was created by Shotaro Ishinomori. The anime show ran for 26 episodes in 1968.
The plot revolved around nine people from around the world who are kidnapped by the evil Black Ghost organization and undergo experiments which turn them into cyborgs with superhuman powers.
The nine cyborgs band together in order to stop Black Ghost in its’ goal of starting the next world war by supplying rich buyers with countless weapons of mass destruction.
After the destruction of Black Ghost, the nine cyborgs go on to fight a variety of threats such as mad scientists, supernatural beings and ancient civilizations.