Women of Sexaroid
Shima, agent G3 from the G Bureau in Matsumoto’s manga Sexaroid, is very lucky with the ladies. Despite living with his Sexaroid partner Yuki, a voracious fembot if there ever was one, he still finds enough time to cavort with an array of women. This is a chronological list of all 33 women that Shima becomes romantically involved with in the 4 volumes of the manga. There are a few reasons why I think making such a list is worthwhile:
a) Leiji is often accused of not being able to draw more than 3 or 4 characters. Looking through this list you will be able to decide for yourself if this accusation is fair or not. I’m not sure what I think myself!
b) Believe it or not, one of the Sexaroid‘s themes is heroic death, and the people undergoing these heroic deaths tend to be the women Shima has met. This series is a veritable carnage of beauty. I will point out specific examples in red as they show up.
c) This is a great excuse to show off Leiji gals!
1. Yuki No. 7
The protagonist of the series, Sexaroid Yuki dies, is dissected, etc etc several times.
2. President Baretara’s Double
The Mu Federation sends a double of its president to Japan, planning to assassinate her and blame Japan. Once this has failed, they shoot her plane down as she is heading home.
3. President Baretara
Once Yuki has given her permission, Shima finds he cannot perform with the head of state. The president is alive and well at the end of the chapter.
4. Shess Sahara
A college friend of Shima’s that has turned evil of late. She repents and blows her secret facility up, effectively killing herself.
A “friend” of Shima’s, she is kidnapped and turned into an ugly monster. Later on, the authorities destroy her kidnappers’ rocket with her inside.
6. Fera (or Fella)
She is a rebel fighting against the government of the Fourth Reich D. She is encased in a see-through capsule as a show specimen, which I’m pretty sure means she dies.
7. Twin Sexaroid
Shima is tricked into sleeping with a clone of Yuki’s. Once this twin is found out, she is blasted to smithereens by the G Bureau.
She comes from Earth in a different dimension. At the end of the chapter she decides to return where she came from. Her ultimate fate remains unclear.
She is kidnapped and taken aboard a cruiseship that sells photon rockets clandestinely. She manages to send the ship to the sixth dimension, possibly resulting in her death.
Her lover Meromelos is a dissatisfied poet who keeps a pack of alien creatures that look like giant slugs and behave like cats. Kai unlocks the door containing the creatures so that they will eat both her and her lover.
She is sent by her country to an all-out brawl for control of Japan’s photon rockets. After meeting Shima, she kills another country’s agent at the same time she is killed by him.
A member of the Helmet Faction, she gets eaten by a space monster when Shima accidentally pulls a rope. Oops.
She is suicidal and she inserts a cyanide pill so that whoever will sleep with her next will also die with her. She uses this ploy to kill a villain and save Shima.
Her husband’s organization, Death Mask, wants to mine cosmonite. Junus has him and herself sent off in a pod to the cold regions of space, where she freezes to death.
She committed suicide but was revived by her biologist husband. After meeting up with Shima, she shoots her husband and dies for the last time.
16. Antman Queen
Queen of the subterranean Antman Empire, she has a brief fling with Shima, and lives to tell the tale.
17. Mira Duffin
Commander for the Japanese section of the Neo-Human League, which wants to kill all ugly people and put the world into the hands of the beautiful. Yuki shoots her in self-defense.
18. (Nameless tank operator)
A Japanese tank soldier captured by the enemy is too ashamed to tell Shima her name. In the end she blows herself up with her captors.
The wife of a grand duke who likes to steal cosmonite, she dies when their space yacht drifts away from the atmosphere and is blown up by the contact between space rays and the cosmonite. Not to be confused with Mira Duffin.
An assassin from the nation of Bandossia, she is sent to eliminate a Japanese villain who operated in that country, exploited the populace and enslaved many women. She arrests the villain and boards an airplane with him and all of the freed female slaves to take go back to Bandossia, but blows the plane up to cleanse the shame of all the slaves, thus dying in the process.
The wife of a camera manufacturer who is stealing Japan’s cosmonite engine technology and selling it to a foreign country in exchange for business concessions. Shima leaves his exploding boxer shorts behind and then blows the camera company up by remote control.
22. (Nameless assistant of Dareya)
Dareya uses women to steal cosmonite fuel rods (the villain has the women hide the rods inside their genitals). The G Bureau boss is captured by Dareya’s group, and when Shima and Yuki save him he tosses an explosive inside their compound and blows them all up.
Her world is in another dimension where men are scarce, so she makes holes in our dimension to capture men for her pleasure. She escapes back to her dimension with 5 of Shima’s enemies.
Her husband is an enemy spy who attempts to kill Shima and is instead killed by Yuki. She comes to have her revenge, “forces” Shima to have sex with her in front of Yuki and then, at the last moment, forgoes her plan of killing Yuki to complete her revenge. Her jetplane blows up as she leaves, it being unclear if she committed suicide or was killed by her nation for failing in her job.
25. Fake Yuki
Shima notices there is something different during sex and the morning after he bashes the android impostor’s skull in with a rod.
This Yura has no connection to the other woman of that name. Her husband is a foreign agent bent on getting information on Japan’s Yayoi Plan. Yura falls in love with Shima and she and her husband shoot each other to death.
Not to be confused with Mira Duffin. A vegetable life form from a planet wrapped in a dark nebula, she doesn’t have any eyes. Shima saves her by giving her “water and protein”, but her spaceship is blown up by the Japanese military when she tries to go back home.
27. Hasu’s Wife
Hasu is the leader of the Delusional Party. His wife sleeps with Shima and then jumps to her death after the party has been eliminated.
28. Anna Maria Spaghettino
She is the wife of Al Capone. The couple enters through a time hole into Shima and Yuki’s apartment. Capone manages to go back to his own time and leaves Spaghettino alone. She jumps from the building after explaining she cannot live without her man.
Shima’s school classmate, she becomes involved in a plot to steal data concerning Japan’s Third Plan. As she is not very clever and is relatively innocent, Shima’s boss takes pity on her and we get the impression she will work for the G Bureau.
She lives billions of years in the future, when humans have evolved into horrible monsters. Sade kidnaps the great figures of history in order to feed them to the future human-monsters and assure her own rule over the Earth of all time periods. The great figures of history escape under Einstein’s leadership and when the human-monsters get hungry they devour her.
Her husband and her call themselves King and Queen of the Future, because they believe they will become all-powerful at some point. Shima’s robots shoot both of them dead when they are about to kill Yuki and him.
32. F.H. Damas’ Wife
Damas is hellbent on wiping all Sexaroid life from the face of the planet. He doesn’t know two things: two-thirds of his 40 wives are Sexaroids themselves, and he is in an advanced stage of cerebral syphillis. Damas’ compound blows up due to sabotage by his crazed wives who have had it with his awful treatment.
33. Shima Shirakawa
Her country is against Japan’s Third Plan, so she infiltrates the G Bureau, detonates a bomb inside and tries to kill Shima and Yuki. Her younger brothers shoot her dead because they believe she’s insane.