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Cutie Honey: Live Action (2004)

Kyûtî Hanî (original title)
The adventure of Cutie Honey, a super heroine who can transform into anything using her necklace to switch on and say "Honey Flash!".

Director:

Hideaki Anno

Writers:

Hideaki Anno (screenplay), Rumi Takahashi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô ... Honey Kisaragi / Cutie Honey
Mikako Ichikawa Mikako Ichikawa ... Natsuko Aki
Jun Murakami ... Seiji Hayami
Mitsuhiro Oikawa Mitsuhiro Oikawa ... Black Claw
Hairi Katagiri Hairi Katagiri ... Gold Claw
Sie Kohinata Sie Kohinata ... Cobalt Claw / Rinko Terada
Mayumi Shintani Mayumi Shintani ... Scarlet Claw
Ryô Kase ... Todoroki
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Goki
Suzuki Matsuo Suzuki Matsuo ... Head Supervisor
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Police Manager
Ryûhei Matsuda ... NSA Client
Masaki Kyômoto ... Ryo Utsugi
Hideko Yoshida Hideko Yoshida ... Kyoko Onitani
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka ... Butler (as Tooru Tezuka)
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The adventure of Cutie Honey, a super heroine who can transform into anything using her necklace to switch on and say "Honey Flash!".

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Super cute and super fun.


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Official Sites:

GAINAX [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 May 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cutie Honey: Live Action See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$453,906
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainax, Towani Corp., WOWOW See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Cutey Honey's creator, Go Nagai, has a cameo as the man sitting in the car Honey lands on after being thrown from the twister. See more »

Goofs

The very prominent mustache of Sister Jill's right hand man is fake - in close up's you can clearly see the tape holding it to his upper lip. See more »

Crazy Credits

Outtakes and footage of the actors goofing off are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anime Abandon: New Cutey Honey (2013) See more »

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I also Cutie Honey at the Leeds Film Festival...
8 November 2004 | by aeryn20See all my reviews

And I agree with the other reviewer, i think James totally missed the point! The idea as far as I can tell was to make a live action anime, it was a parody not a serious movie. The way the characters are posed, in particular the journalist, and one scene where a character has a megaphone covering her mouth was a nod to the way animation is shot-ie exaggerated poses, and objects over mouths to save on animation costs.It was supposed to be a large poke of fun at the silliness of magic girl anime series and anime standards, like a live action version of excel saga! I enjoyed it greatly, and laughed the whole way through, i suppose if you have seen the original series its difficult not to get precious about it. But for someone who has watched a lot of anime, it was enjoyable for all the references to other series and the way a master of the medium can poke fun at his own creations.The performances were good and in a way perfectly studied, they all acted like anime characters, which was the point, Anno was having a dig at how simplistic a lot of characters in anime are and in particular female characters. I agree the end with Sister Jill was a bit sappy but again i thought he was trying to make a point about soppy endings to anime series, as well as obviously trying to fill his need to have some comment on human nature in all his productions! All in all a highly enjoyable film!


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