Science fiction
Created byCarlos Meglia
Carlos Trillo
Developed byBarry Whittaker
Judy Valyi
Directed byToshihiko Masuda (series director)
Creative directorMakoto Shiraishi
Voices ofCathy Weseluck
Michael Dobson
Alex Doduk
Janyse Jaud
Andrew Francis
Terry Klassen
Scott McNeil
Opening themeLyrics by Robert Olivier
Sung by Coral Egan
Music by Robbi Finkel
ComposerRobbi Finkel
Country of originCanada
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersHerve Bedard
Shunzo Kato
ProducersCarole Ducharme
Koji Takeuchi
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesNoA
TMS Entertainment
Original networkTeletoon (Canada)
Kids Station (Japan)
Original releaseSeptember 6 (1999-09-06) –
October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)

Cybersix (サイバーシックス, Saibāshikkusu) is an animated television series based on an Argentine comic strip series of the same name created by Argentine authors Carlos Trillo (story) and Carlos Meglia (art). The series was produced by the Vancouver-based Network of Animation (NoA) and animated in Japan by TMS Entertainment. Many of the comic's darker themes had to be toned down for the show in order to make it appropriate for all audiences.[1] The series originally aired on Teletoon in Canada,[2][3] Fox Kids in the United States, Kids Station in Japan and Telefe in Argentina.

The show is about a leather-clad female gynoid who works as a male teacher during the day, and fights against the scientist who created her at night.[4]

The music for the series was composed by Robbi Finkel.[5] Its opening and ending songs were composed by Finkel with lyrics by Robert Olivier and sung by jazz vocalist Coral Egan.[6] On May 6, 2000 Cybersix won "Best Animated Production" and "Best Overall Sound of an Animated Production" at the Leo Awards.[7] On April 28, 2001, the series won "Special Mention for the Best Science Fiction Program" at the Pulcinella Awards in Italy for that year's competition.[8]



Each episode had a production budget of US$360,000.[1] The series was cancelled after the first season due to low ratings outside of Canada and conflicts with the studio, most notably TMS Entertainment focusing on its own productions rather than outsourcing animation to other studios, because by the early 2000s, TMS no longer supplied animation services to western studios due to increasingly demanding costs.[9][10]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Mysterious Shadow"Keiichiro FuruyaAndrew D. Hammell
Story by : Koji Takeuchi
September 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
Science teacher Lucas Amato identifies his partner, Adrian Seidelman as a female lab experiment known as Cybersix. They unknowingly work together to defeat Fixed Ideas, creatures created by scientist Von Reichter, and prevent Reichter's son Jose from having counterfeiting scam.
2"Data-7 & Julian"Keiko OyamadaAndrew D. Hammell
Story by : Koji Takeuchi
September 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)
Adrian meets Julian, a young orphaned boy forcing to steal anything from others. Cybersix reunites with Data-7, a panther infused with the DNA and memories of Cyber-29, Cybersix's brother whom Reichter sends.
3"Terra"Keiichiro FuruyaCatherine Donahue Girzyc
Story by : Koji Takeuchi
September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
Reichter summons Terra, a mud creature assimilating other abilities. After battling and attempting to reason themselves, Terra sacrifices himself to save Cybersix from the burning tower.
4"Yashimoto, Private Eye"Nobuo TomizawaBarry Whittaker and Judy ValyiSeptember 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)
After Yashimoto solves the case about Cybersix's ego, he and the latter work together to save Julian and their friend Ikiko from a giant octopus.
5"Lori is Missing"Keiichiro FuruyaJono HowardSeptember 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
Lori falls in love with Adrian, but is disgusted to find Cybersix at the apartment, where she comes to the conclusion about the personality. When discussing this with Lucas, he feels betrayed by Adrian, severely damaging their friendship. Cybersix rescues Lori and stops José from robbing the bank.
6"Blue Birds of Horror"Keiichiro FuruyaTerry Klassen
Story by : Koji Takeuchi
September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)
When José uses the broadcast network for the flock of birds to invade the city, Cybersix defeats the giant bird.
7"Brainwashed"Mayumi MasajiMichael Van Lane
Story by : Koji Takeuchi
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)
Six detectives are brainwashed by José's mind-controlling device, but Cybersix saves them.
8"Gone With the Wings"Keiko OyamadaTerry KlassenOctober 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)
When Reichter deploys a flock of night goblins incapable of living in sunlight, Cybersix defeats them by trapping them in the subway train.
9"The Eye"Atsuko TanakaJono HowardOctober 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)
José discovers an eyeball creature draining consciousness from everyone and growing bigger. Cybersix freezes it with the tank of liquid nitrogen and the explosion destroys it, restoring the city's populace.
10"Full Moon Fascination"Keiko OyamadaBarry WhittakerOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)
When Lucas transforms into a werewolf, Cybersix defeats Elaine, a woman experimented by Reichter.
11"The Greatest Show in Meridiana"Keiko OyamadaTerry KlassenOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)
José forces Cybersix and Data-7 to star in the performance for the robotic animal show. However, this plan fails after Cybersix, Data-7 and Lucas destroy the circus.
12"Daylight Devil"Hiroyuki AoyamaJudi VayliOctober 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
After chasing Adrian during the field trip, Griselda, a reptilian woman, falls from the bridge to her death below the watefall.
13"The Final Confrontation"Toshihiko MasudaBarry Whittaker & Judy ValyiOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
Jose finalizes the counterplan for an island-sized living bomb to destroy the lighthouse and kill Reichter. There, Cybersix and Data-7 escape and return to the city.

Home video release

The series was released in English on DVD in North America by Discotek Media on 26 August 2014.[11] The box set features commentary by Cathy Weseluck and Brady Hartel on episodes 1 and 13, liner notes on episodes 4 and 11, textless opening and ending animations, and the television pilot.[12]


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  11. ^ Discotek Media (April 9, 2014). "Cybersix Complete Series. August 26th 2014. Includes commentary with Cathy Weseluck and Brady Hartel on episode 1 and episode 13!". Facebook. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
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