Ranked #5282

009-1

Alternative Titles

English: 009-1
Synonyms: Zero Zero Nine One
Japanese: ゼロゼロナインワン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Dec 22, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, TBS
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.421 (scored by 3,198 users)
Ranked: #52822
Popularity: #2607
Members: 9,813
Favorites: 14
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Synopsis

Mylene Hoffman, a beautiful cyborg spy with the codename "009-1" lives in an alternative world where the cold war never ended, continuously on-going for 140 years. The world is split into two factions, the West and the East block. A masquerade of peace between the two is slowly dissipated as the conflict occurs. Through politics, the two factions battle over supremacy over technology to threats of a nuclear attack. Mylene Hoffman, teaming up with three other agent, gets surrounded by deception, chaos and rivalry as she carries out missions assigned by her superiors.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hoffman, Mylene
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Main
Shaku, Yumiko
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Morikawa, Toshiyuki
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Ootsuka, Houchuu
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Saito, Chiwa
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Staff

Konno, Naoyuki
Konno, Naoyuki
Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Oomori, Hidetoshi
Oomori, Hidetoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Iwasaki, Taku
Iwasaki, Taku
Music

More episodes Episodes(2/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Infiltrators
Senyuusha-tachi (潜入者たち)
Oct 6, 2006
2 Holy Night
Seiya (聖夜)
Oct 13, 2006

Opening Theme

"Destiny girl" by Minato

Ending Theme

"Theme Song of 009-1 (Closing Mix)" by ???



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ZephSilver
Jul 19, 2015
With new series springing up every year many anime titles tend to fall between the cracks and become lost in obscurity. Often overshadowed by more acclaimed shows released around the same time period or forgotten altogether due to a lack of buzz, these shows are often only given any attention by those that come upon it by happenstance. 009-1 is that kind of title; It's one of those shows that many have either never heard of or simply overlooked when it was airing. One simply need to look at the MAL stat section and the proof is in the numbers.
As of late there's been read more
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KD7BWB
Mar 24, 2015
Lion tamers, Lion tamers; come one, come all!

We try to make sense of something that is all too rare. A anime with some true meaning.

I speak of course, of "009-1"

This anime is a product of 2006, and as such; creates very little that people under the age of 20 will actually 'get'. In other words, there will be complaints that the artwork is sub-par, or the soundtrack is a little simple. In other words, production values are not good enough to suit them.

If everyone who ever said that, tried to do an anime before modern production software was available, then they'd have more appreciation for read more
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Luquillo
Jun 22, 2015
Taking place during the Cold War which has continued pass the 90's. The Western and Eastern blocs attempt to gain a decisive edge on each other by utilizing spies, hitmen, and other strategic means. Working for the Western Bloc, Mylene Hoffman aka Nine-One, is a member of an all female group called the Zero Zero Agency. They're a group of intelligence spies equipped with various weapons through cybernetics. Myleen's arsenal consists of dual machine guns in her breast, ray gun, and needle guns in her boots. Her associates sometimes handle napalm explosives in their arms. Together or solo, this well trained group conducts espionage, undercover, read more
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alphiine
Nov 25, 2015
(A.N. Reviews are my personal opinions, these aren't coming from an objective perspective where I try to look at the anime critically. I just want to jot down my thoughts on somewhere where I physically can't lose it)

All right, let's get started. 009-1 is a very interesting watch, but does have a rather difficult story line to follow. Quite often, I found myself rewinding certain parts and rewatching certain episodes to make sure that I had a grasp of what was really going on.
It's a very sci-fi anime, with robots and villains, with a peculiar story behind it. It takes place in a fictional realm read more
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Both series feature sexy agent girls who can kick ass. Stylistically they look different, but the basic premises are rather similar. Also, 009-1 is more mature and bloody. 
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Anime: The Big O
Both have that spy-fiction feel that reminds us of James Bond. To support that feel, they both have creative character designs; some good to look at and some ugly as sin.
They also have very good music composers who make those action scenes as groovy and smooth as a sarsaparilla(it's a rare drink, but it's good!)
They're basically moody shows, that are easy to take in, since they have American characteristics.

Big O has mecha, has an overarching story, has much better animation despite it's age, and has a strong message.

009-1 is orchestrated in a stand-alone manner, making it a bit harder  read more 
reportRecommended by Otaking09
Anime: Cowboy Bebop
Both mix very good music with some very stylish action sequences. Both are episodic and don't really have an interconnecting story, and both were dubbed amazingly well.
As each episode tells its own story, some of them can be quite emotional, and some can be better than others.
But they both have graphic content, have elements that are targeted towards Americans, and are fun to watch now and then.

009 has more of a 007 approach to the stories, as many of the episodes reference the Cold War, deal with multiple countries, and feel a bit old fashioned. It also has a lower episode  read more 
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Anime: Black Lagoon
Both animes feature female protagonists and have a lot of kick @$$ action! Mylene Hoffman (009-1) is a cyborg spy who can dogde any bullet shot at her, besides that she can get out of any predicament (explosion) that life throws at her! Revy (Black Lagoon) is a hired hit-woman who fights with 2 guns in 2 hands, and she causes lots of explosions. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! Black Lagoon is a darker, sort of Underworld Gansta film-type television show. Meanwhile 009-1 takes a softer, yet more feminine James Bond movie type of series. Both are worth watching! 
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