Cutie Honey’s evil sister Jill has used her goon squad, Panther Claw, to kidnap Cutie Honey’s uncle, a renowned scientist — and Cutie Honey’s got to save him! With her heart-shaped armor, Honey Flash choker and stunning blade, she takes down armies of goons and bad guys and, presto, changes her costumer for the next adventure.
Say “Hajimemashite” to your new favorite Japanese superhero — Cutie Honey.
Cutie Honey has perhaps the greatest opening scene in history. The first thing you see is a kitty. The second thing is a beautiful girl in a bubble bath. The next thing you know, she’s running down a busy street in a makeshift dress composed entirely of torn plastic bags while downing rice cakes and tea. Luckily, the rest of the movie holds up to those high standards.
Cutie Honey has perhaps the greatest opening scene in history. The first thing you see is a kitty. The second thing is a beautiful girl in a bubble bath. That is AWESOME. Luckily, the rest of the movie holds up to those high standards. The film, a live-action adaptation of the old anime series, was directed by Hideaki Anno; best known for his animation for GAINAX, including Neon Genesis Evangelion and Kare Kano/His & Her Circumstances. This isn’t his first live-action film; it’s his third, after the beautiful Love & Pop and the not-released-in-the-US-yet Ritual, and though it’s a bit of a departure from those two “serious” films, Cutie Honey still fits right in with Anno’s style. Lots of his signature shots as well as his trademark style of exploring character emotions — though admittedly not quite as in depth this time.