Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
|Season 2, Episode 4|
|Air date|| May 19, 2002 (TV Tokyo)|
July 10, 2004 (Cartoon Network AM block)
The Blue Earth
Computopia is the fourth episode of the second season of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. It loosely adapts the "Computopia"/"City of the Future" story from the 1979-1981 run of the manga.
The team visit a super futuristic city called Computopia, which is operated by the Sphinx supercomputer. The machine becomes infatuated with 003 and tries to destroy the team as it views them as a threat to his love for her.
The Cyborgs visit the technology based city of Computoia which is run by the super computer Sphinx. Sphinx is capable of human emotion. It develops a crush on 003 and abducts her. The other cyborgs work franticly to find her while the super computer tries to destroy them.
- Originally, this story took place during the "Neo Black Ghost" era in the manga, and this was evident by a sequence of the team defeating some NBG soldiers at the start, hence why Dr. Eckermann had called them to Computopia in the first place.
- The anime adaptation omits a final sequence from the manga, where the computer system is shown to be constructing a pair of robotic duplicates of Joe and Francoise, with both sleeping soundly next to each other in a pod.