Cutie Honey Universe is a 2018 anime series directed by Akitoshi Yokoyama at Production Reed. It is the fifth animated project based on Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga franchise, celebrating the author's 50th anniversary as a manga artist.
ProductionEditThe anime is directed by Production Reed's Akitoshi Yokoyama. The series composition was handled by Natsuko Takahashi while Syuichi Iseki is the character designer and chief animation director. Idol unit AŌP will perform the series' theme song "Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai" (I Can't Fight Without Love). luz is performing the ending theme song "SISTER". The anime will premiere on April 8 on the AT-X, TOKYO-MX channels etc. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime for a spring simulcast season on HIDIVE beginning on April 8, 2018.
The series follows Honey Kisaragi, an amazingly humanlike and fashion conscious android with the unique ability to transform her body into a wide range of outrageous yet stylish disguises, each of which comes with its own dazzling super ability. After a run-in with a sinister secret criminal cabal organization, Panther Claw, the luscious and law-abiding Honey makes it her mission to bring them down.
|1||Everything About You Is Perfect||April 8, 2018|
|2||The True Joy of Having Met You||April 15, 2018|
|3||I Am Made For You||April 22, 2018|
April 29, 2018
|5||Till Death Do Us Part||May 6, 2018|
|6||May Fortune Befall You||May 13, 2018|
|7||Devotion to You Alone||May 20, 2018|
|8||Vows of Love||May 27, 2018|
|9||The Whole World is Just You and Me||June 3, 2018|
|10||Thank You for Your Compassion and Encouragement||June 10, 2018|
|11||You Will Be Mine to the Bitter End||June 17, 2018|
|12||You Will Return with Hope||June 24, 2018|
When the series debuted, the first episodes were met with mixed reviews. Most of the praise went to the fight sequences that flowed together with the music accompanying it. The opening scenes however put in too much detail in displaying the supporting casts and the 'darker' elements felt out of place. Yet, after a few episodes the development of the subplots including the supporting characters interactions with Inspector Genet develop the characters beyond the fast paced roles. By the time episode 6 premiered, the slow pacing of plot was replaced with a world-upending episode that dealt with genuine loss and the next episode going into the fallout of Panther Claw's attack on St. Chapel Academy while still dealing with inconsistent drama and comedy. By the end the series, it was voted one of the Worst Anime of 2018 so Far on WatchMojo at #3.
- ↑ Cutie Honey Universe: A new trailer unveils the cast of the anime signed by Production Reed (Italian)
- ↑ Go Nagai's Cutie Honey gets a 'Cool-Cute' Concept as a 2018 Anime (Japanese)
- ↑ New Cutie Honey Universe Anime Announced for 2018
- ↑ Sentai Filmworks Licenses Cutie Honey Universe Anime
- ↑ Cutie Honey Universe Episode 1-2 Reviews
- ↑ Episode 3 - Cutie Honey Universe (Anime News Network)
- ↑ Episode 6 - Cutie Honey Universe (Anime News Network)
- ↑ Episode 7 - Cutie Honey Universe (Anime News Network)
- ↑ WatchMojo.com. YouTube. Top 10 Worst Anime of 2018 So Far