Cutey Honey - Collection 1
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Honey is an android capable of changing into many different forms, all with their own special skills and uniforms. Unfortunately, that means she must end up in the buff for at least a few moments while the old uniforms shreds away for the new one to come. Though clearly shameless, it's usually funny because no matter how modest she attempts to be it just doesn't work. She must use a vast array of uniforms and skills in order to battle the evil Dolmeck, the man responsible for taking control of an entire city. Helping Honey is a young boy--who blushingly idolizes Honey--and his family, including the lecherous grandpa and the boy's criminal parents. When mixed together, it adds an interesting and unique cast.
Though filled with action and some drama, this is not a drama in any way. It's pure slapstick comedy from start to finish, never meant to be taken seriously. The animation quality is pretty high for an anime of that time, and Go Nagai, one of the legendary directors and animators, applies his well-known style. I'd recommend this to people who either enjoyed the original Cutey Honey series, are a fan of Go Nagai and his many anime, or like anime similar in design such as Golden Boy, then pick this up. Rated 17+, though, I would keep it away from children.
The story is not particularly strong, deep, and/or complex. However, some of the characters are all very likeable, and they'll probably grow on you, as they have on me. The anime starts weak, but it eventually gets better as the episodes progresses. There are a total of 4 episodes on this DVD. I regretted buying this anime during the first episode, was mildly interested in the second, curious by the third, and won over completely by the fourth. I'm looking forward to the rest of the unfortunately short series.
In Cosplay City, where all the buildings close up look suspiciously like The Flintstones' houses, there are all kinds of He-Man reject villians attacking anything right and just. Mayor Light is the last bastion of justice for the city. Little Grandpa Danbei, whose body is really a cyborg, enhanced with powerful weapons, knows Honey's secret. His grandson, Chokkei, and Chokkei's parents, live with him and Honey. Chokkei's dad is also a pervert. One disturbing scene shows an enraged Chokkei's mom, naked and ranting about what a good body she has, after she has captured her husband and father-in-law spying on Honey in the shower. The scene is disturbing because Chokkei is grabbing his naked mom, trying to stop her.
Where does Honey come from? Much more of the mystery of her past has yet to be revealed. In the third episode, it is revealed she is an android. The main He-Man Villian Reject, Dolmek, comments that Honey, the "lovely warrior" is part of a prophecy. What is the prophecy? Is Honey unknowingly playing into the bad guys' hands?
I am a little confused. Honey's changing involves the magical girl genre, but she is an android. So is she magic or mecha? In anime, the two are rarely combined. Oh, well, maybe I am overthinking it. Let's watch the jiggling, round chest and fabulous physique. "She's the Girl With The . . . Uh . . . "
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What terrific villains, especially the Jewel Princess. The final battle with the
chief villain, Dolmeck, keeps us in suspense until the last minute. Read more
I give this product and its merchant four stars. The story of this 115 minute long film isnt bad. A lot of fan service involved.Published on March 14, 2013 by Raymond L. Robinson
The Hayama family is a family of 4. A crazy Mom and Dad, a nearly cybernetic Grandpa, and a eager son named Chokkei. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by KevinB
I saw this anime from a friend and they told me when I get the chance to own one to buy one.Published on January 10, 2013 by JmPossible2012
Manga writer/artist Go Nagai brings audiences a hero that is the complete polar opposite of his other popular character known as Devil Man. Here he presents us with Cutey Honey. Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by Justice For Humanity
In 1973 Go Nagai came out with an anime based on his Cutey Honey manga. It turned out to be a bit much for the day, so Honey sort of faded away. But now she's back! Read morePublished on June 5, 2011 by Sailor Barsoom
I watched this movie as a young boy and loved it so much. she was incredible as she can be able to change into many different costume. Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Nick Jagger
I'm having a hard time even watching this Anime! I've watched 2 episodes (I think) and then put the DVD back in the box. I'd rather watch Bert and Earnie!Published on October 27, 2010 by IFUBIOK
Sort of like Speed Racer level of animation, with soft, soft core nudity.
Okay, a little better than Speed Racer. Read more
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