HEY! A new anime that’s a new version of a classic well-known and influential ’70s anime from a well-known and influential manga artist!
Oh, and it’s on their 50th anniversary as a manga artist and of course, I’m talking Go Nagai.
This is Cutie Honey Universe.
Director: Akitoshi Yokoyama
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi
Music: Masato Nakayama (F.M.F)
Original creator: Go Nagai
Character Design: Syūichi Iseki
Art Director: Satoshi Shibata
Chief Animation Director: Syūichi Iseki
Art design: Satoshi Shibata
Sound Director: Toru Nakano
Animation Production: Production Reed
Internet Streaming: HIDIVE
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Plot Summary: Cutey Honey is an android created by Prof. Kisaragi. Within her is the ‘Fixed System of Air Elements’, a device that can create anything out of air. The evil organization Panther Claw desires this device. While trying to steal it, they kill Prof. Kisaragi. Now furious, Honey makes a vow to get revenge, and destroy the Panther Claw.
First Thoughts: Welp, if you have seen another Go Nagai anime as of recent, that being the Netflix Exclusive Devilman Crybaby, you notice that subtlety is not his strong suit. You will see a lot of naked ladies and yuri galore in the start from a palace of girls with some making out to Cutie and her friend Natsuko finding the school principal or instructor (?) making out with some other woman and….OK, aside from that, the show has that standard fight someone from that evil organization feel and what made this work in the first place, although I’m very unfamiliar with this, just like I was with Gatchaman with Gatchaman Crowds.
CONTINUE WEEKLY. You know the drill. This was pretty OK.
I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and I should probably check out Devilman Crybaby soon even though I already know how it ends……