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English Title: 009-1
Kanji Title: ゼロゼロナイン・ワン
Romanji Title: Zero Zero Nine-One
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Espionage, Noir, Science-Fiction
Original Author: Shotaro Ishinomori
Manga series
Published by: Futabasha
Original Run: August 10th, 1967 – November 14th, 1974
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 48
Anime Series
Directed by: Naoyuki Konno
Studio: Ishimori Entertainment
Original Run: October 5th, 2006 - December 21st, 2006
# of Episodes: 12 (+ 1 bonus episode)

009-1 is a manga series by Shotaro Ishinomori serialized in Weekly Manga Action that was adapted into an anime series by Ishimori Entertainment.

Franchise History

The original manga written by Shotaro Ishinomori which was serialized in Weekly Manga Action from August 10th, 1967 through March 5th, 1970 with a total of 6 volumes was adapted into a 13 episode live action TV series titled Flower Action 009ノ1 that ran in 1969 from October 7th through December 30th on Fuji Television. In 2006, an anime adaptation was produced by Shotaro Ishimomori's studio Ishimori Entertainment 8 years after his death in 1998. The anime was directed by Naoyuki Konno and ran from October 5th through December 21st on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) and Animax with a total of 12 episodes plus a bonus DVD only episode. In 2007, the anime series was licensed by FUNimation Entertainment and released in English. On September 7th, 2013 a live-action Japanese film directed by Koichi Sakamoto based on the series was created named 009-1: The End of the Beginning.

Brief Plot Overview

The series stars Mylene Hoffman, a beautiful cyborg spy under the codename "009-1" who lives in an alternate world where the cold war never ended and was 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.

Bathing Scenes

009-1 (manga)

Chapter 6

Released January 11th, 1968

Mylene Hoffman goes Skinny Dipping.

Chapter 8

Released March 14th, 1968

Mylene Hoffman takes a Shower.

Chapter 9

Released April 18th, 1968

There is a Skinny Dipping scene.

Chapter 10

Released June 13th, 1968

There is a Skinny Dipping scene.

Chapter 21

Released April 10th, 1969

Mylene Hoffman takes a Shower.

Chapter 23

Released May 29th, 1969

There is a Bubble Bath scene.

Chapter 28

Released September 25th, 1969

Mylene Hoffman takes a Bubble Bath.

Chapter 29

Released October 16th, 1969

Mylene Hoffman takes a Bubble Bath.

Chapter 38

Released November 14th, 1974

Mylene Hoffman takes an Off Screen Bath in a Hinoki Bathtub.

009-1 (anime)

Episode 2

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Mylene answering her call while she is in a bubble bath
Main article: 009-1/Episode 2

Mylene Hoffman is shown in her apartment on Christmas eve taking a Bubble Bath in a Flat Bathtub while having her Shower run on her. She ends up answering a call from her boss Number Zero asking her for her to report for duty. She then turns the shower off and gets out of the tub covered with soap suds and leaves the bathroom wearing a blue Bathrobe.

Episode 3

The assassin known as Egg who has a routine he always goes by reveals that he takes a shower at 6:00pm. Later on, while Mylene Hoffman was out in the rain, she takes an Off Screen Shower when arriving to her hotel room.



On Screen

Mylene Hoffman

Main article: Mylene Hoffman
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Mylene showering

Mylene Hoffman is a female character who is the main protagonist of the series. In 009-1 episode 2, she is seen taking a Bubble Bath in a Flat Freestanding Bathtub while having a Shower run on her at the same time. In 009-1 episode 3, she takes an Off Screen shower in a hotel room after being out in the rain. The apartment Mylene is shown living in during episode 2 has a Shower Tub Combo with a flat freestanding bathtub and a golden Shower Head. Since Mylene is a cyborg, she has a Communication Device built into her which means that her boss Number Zero can contact her anytime for a mission even when she is bathing.

Off Screen



Egg is a male character from 009-1 episode 3. He is obsessed with his daily routine and says that he always takes a Shower every night at 6:00pm. He is never seen actually showering as they are all Off Screen but it is implied that he showered in the hotel that episode 3 was taking place in.

See Also

  • Skull Man - Both series created by Shotaro Ishinomori.
  • Genma Taisen - Both series created by Shotaro Ishinomori.

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