Sexy Voice and Robo

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Sexy Voice and Robo
English cover of the first manga volume
Genre Mystery[1]
Written by Iou Kuroda
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Ikki
Original run December 30, 2000February 1, 2003
Volumes 2
Television drama
Directed by Tōya Satō
Original network Nippon Television
Original run April 10, 2007June 19, 2007
Episodes 11
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Sexy Voice and Robo (セクシーボイスアンドロボ) is a seinen manga by Iou Kuroda. It was originally serialized in the semi-alternative manga magazine Ikki between 2000 and 2003, and has also been published worldwide, including in North America by Viz Media and Spain by Ponent Mon. In 2007, it was adapted into a live action Japanese television drama, which aired every Tuesday on Nippon Television between April and June 2007, spanning a total of 11 episodes.[2] The manga won an Grand Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival, and has received critical acclaim around the world.[3][4][5][6][7]

Sexy Voice and Robo is currently unfinished. On his blog, Kuroda states that he intends to write more some day, but is too busy. [1]


The story is about the adventures of a 14-year-old girl named Nico Hayashi (林二湖, Hayashi Niko) who uses her talents of changing and altering her voice to manipulate men over the phone who want to participate in Enjo kōsai. Through this she learns a lot about human nature, and gains a keen understanding of people through their voices. An aging gangster notices her talents and decides to hire her to solve various cases. While Nico is on her first case, she meets with a geeky man named Iichiro Sudo (須藤威一郎, Sudō Iichirō), who has an obsession with robot toy models. This obsession that leads Nico to call him "Robo", and the two become an unlikely team. After completing her first case Nico proclaims herself "Sexy Voice" and a variety of short loosely linked character-driven adventures ensue.

TV drama[edit]

On January 24, 2007, it was announced that Sexy Voice and Robo would be turned into a live action TV drama, featuring Kenichi Matsuyama and Suzuka Ohgo.[8]




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