| The Awakening|
Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
|Season 2, Episode 2|
|Air date|| May 5, 2002 (TV Tokyo)|
May 4, 2004 (Cartoon Network AM block)
The Blue Earth
The Awakening is the second episode of Season 2 of Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier. It adapts the rest of the "Cosmo Child" arc.
- In the manga, 004 was the character who wound up motivating the alien children, by threatening them and telling them that they had to grow up and become the "new adults" of their world. Due to the personality changes that both 004 and 002 experienced in this adaptation, 004 was no longer the appropriate character for the role, and his part was re-assigned to 002.
- 002's motivational speech towards the end may have been a remnant of an alternate and eventually discarded character setting that had appeared in Hobby Link Japan before the series aired; in order to tone down on the violent part of his past, an origin involving Jet being kidnapped while trying to infiltrate a crime syndicate had been presented. In this origin, Jet would have grown angered by children being used for crime, necessitating his need to try to take the mob down.