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November 16, 2004

Honey Flash!

Cutey Honey
(Cutey Honey after blocking LOTS of bullets with her sword)

So I finally got a chance to see the Cutey Honey live action movie. It was one of the more fun movies I've seen recently. Cutey Honey first came out years and years ago as a TV series by Go Nagi (the individual responsible for many classic shows) and has had numerous other animated versions throughout the years. Finally, someone did enough drugs to decide that the next incarnation really needed to be a live action movie.

What makes this movie great is that instead of going and tweaking the story too much it sticks with the same over the top feel that the anime has. It almost feels like you are watching an animated movie with live actors subbed in. It's cheesy as all hell, but then again Cutey Honey is cheesy to begin with. My only complaint would be that the ending battle where she goes up against Sister Jill left me wanting more, but in the end it works out alright. Now I just think they should do a live action TV series. I mean, if they can do a Sailor Moon one this should be no problem! Oh yeah, and the theme song for the movie, performed by Koda Kumi, rocks.

Posted by snooze at November 16, 2004 01:10 PM


Can I ask how you managed to see it? There's a DVD out but it's not English subtitled, as far as I know -- my pal Chris, who saw it with me in Montreal, is yearning for a copy with subs.

Posted by: Bryant at November 16, 2004 01:18 PM

There's a version floating around with subtitles. Man, the story was seriously cheesy, but Eriko Sato has an amazing ass! :)

Posted by: blakwolf at January 19, 2005 12:16 AM

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