| The Golden Lion|
Cyborg 009 (1968)
|Air date||June 14, 1968|
|Written by||Susumu Takaku|
|Directed by||Kenzo Koizumi|
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The Golden Lion is the eleventh episode of the Cyborg 009 1968 anime series. It is adapted from the "Golden Lion" story in the original manga. Cyborg 008 guest stars in this episode.
A group of meteorites crash in the African savanna, causing strange things to appear in the jungle and disasters to start happening. Cyborg 008 accompanies 009, 007 and 003 on a safari near Mount Kilimanjaro to verify sightings of a glowing gold lion and to investigate the disappearance of an American military jet that was enroute to test a new kind of atomic bomb.
- Parts of the character model for Professor Alfred resembles Dr. Tenma from Astro Boy. This is because Ishinomori's art style during his early years was the result of his time with his mentor Osamu Tezuka.
- Another Tezuka art trace is the cub of the Golden Lion, who in one shot resembles Leo aka Kimba the White Lion.