The Golden Lion
Cyborg 009 (1968)
Episode 11
009 '68 Ep. 11
Air date June 14, 1968
Written by Susumu Takaku
Directed by Kenzo Koizumi
Episode guide
The Underground Golden Palace
Giant of the Heavens

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.

Plot SummaryEdit

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.

Episode RecapEdit


  • 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.
    Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 8.59.04 PM

    Kimba on the 009 set.

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