This article is for the Cybersix series. For the character of the same name, see Cybersix (character).
The Cybersix series has produced three mediums within a decade. Much effort has been made to compile all known information.
The story follows the eponymous character, Cybersix. She is number six of the Cyber Series, created by Dr. Von Reichter. After having escaped her creator when he destroyed the Cyber Series, she adopted the male identity of a young boy who had died in a car crash, named Adrian Seidelman. She escaped to the city of Meridiana and later became a literature teacher of the local delinquent high school. By night she fights the creations of her creator, and is soon aided by her surviving brother, now named Data 7. The extended cast includes Cybersix's colleague and love interest Lucas Amato, a student named Lori Anderson in love with her male guise, a young street wise kid named Julian as well as others.
The Argentine comic book series is the first and original instalment of the Cybersix series, written by Carlos Trillo and illustrated by Carlos Meglia. The comic was made for a mature audience and features content unsuitable for children. The idea for Cybersix was initially conceived by the Italian publishing house, Eura Editoriale, in 1991 and first appeared in the magazine, Skorpio, in May 1992 and ending in January 1999, making a total of 24 weekly issues and 45 monthly issues. Parts of this series was translated in Spanish and French and distributed to Spain, Latin America and France.
It was generally well-received but lost popularity as it neared its last issues as the quality notably dropped, and due to conflicts between the Argentine creators and the publishers, saw the end of Cybersix in issue 45 in 1999. It has never been officially published or distributed in English.
The live-action television series was the first adaptation of the Cybersix comic book series. It was conceived sometime during the comic's run in 1995, and was loosely based on the original comics. The first episode aired in Argentina on the channel Telefe on March 15, 1995. The last episode aired at an unknown date. The series was filmed in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina; produced by Luis Ganulfo, Sebastian Parrotta, Fernando Rascovsky, and Andre Ronco; screenplay written by Ricardo Rodriguez, Carlos Meglia, and Carlos Trillo. The cast of characters includes model Carolina Pelleritti starring as Cybersix, Claudio Da Passano as Lucas Amato, Gonzalo Urtizberéa as Krumens, Iván Espeche as Von Reichter, Verónica Ponieman as Lori Cadenas, Rodrigo De la Serna as José, Mario Moscoso as Doguyy, as well as Jorge García, Jorge Marrale and Cecilia Milone playing additional characters.
The series was cancelled after airing an approximate eight episodes, making this series the shortest run Cybersix incarnation. It purportedly had bad writing and bad special effects, which brought about it's low ratings and cancellation. The series has never been aired internationally.
The animated television series is the second and last adaptation of the comic book series. It started production in 1998 and made its premiere in September 6, 1999, it finally completed its run in October 23, 1999. The series was created with the intention of appealing to US audiences, leading to a loose adaptation that became more child-friendly, ironically this was the first international cartoon to be created and was better received worldwide than in the US. It was originally voiced in English then dubbed in various languages for international viewers. It broadcasted worldwide at various dates, having first broadcasted in Canada on the channel Teletoon and Telefe in Argentina. It ran for a single season with thirteen episodes and was re-aired in Canada, Europe, and Japan, however, in the US the series was pulled off the air after airing 10 episodes, it only became available to US viewers 13 years later on the streaming website Hulu in 2013.
The series was very well received internationally and had won two awards, having won "Best Animated Production" and "Best Overall Sound of an Animated Production" at the Leo Awards in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as having won "Special Mention for the best Science Fiction" at the Pulcinella Awards in Italy. However, the series was received poorly in the US, and the release of the series' soundtracks and the continuation of the second season never came to be, the series was cancelled due to the conflicts between the production companies (NOA and TMS) as well as the high production costs.
- The Cybersix series has seen four Lost Media
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/19980626060728/http://www.telefeinternational.com/english/programas/series/cybersix/index.html Produced in 1995 according to the website TelefeInternational
- ↑ http://www.quintadimension.com/node/49 Produced in 1998 according to an interview with Carlos Meglia
- ↑ http://playbackonline.ca/2000/05/15/29145-20000515/ Awards for Cybersix
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20110928132846/http://www.telecom-anime.com/cybersix/english/prize/prize.html Another award as seen on the official Telecom website
- ↑ http://lostmediaarchive.wikia.com/wiki/Cybersix_(1995_live-action_TV_show) Live-action
- ↑ http://lostmediaarchive.wikia.com/wiki/Cybersix_(full_theme_songs) Full theme songs
- ↑ http://lostmediaarchive.wikia.com/wiki/Cybersix_(various_dubs) Various dubs
- ↑ http://lostmediaarchive.wikia.com/wiki/Cybersix_(2000_Fox_Kids_edited_episodes) Fox Kids episodes