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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!".

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Ryô Iwamatsu ...
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Suzuki Matsuo ...
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Kyûsaku Shimada ...
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Masaki Kyômoto ...
Ryo Utsugi
Hideko Yoshida ...
Kyoko Onitani
Toru 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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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 »

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

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Follows Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey (1998) See more »

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Super-cutie and super-silly
8 November 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Saw Cutie Honey at the Leeds Film Festival on Saturday... not sure if James Maruyuma had been paying attention until the last half of the movie, because people breaking into song for no particular reason and "metaphysical" (actually psycho-sociological but nevermind) thoughts about love and opening your heart to people are there throughout. The film is 95% very very very silly, with a couple of curveball moments where things get a bit more serious, then right back into silliness and fluffiness again. The film is shot and edited in a very anime-esque way, with extensive use of CG to enhance the stylisation and "cartooniness" that's already quite abundant from the costumes and overacting. In fact, so much effort has been spent making the live action film feel like an animated film that one sometimes wonders why they didn't just animate it ;) The answer is, of course, the super-cuteness of Sato Eriko (though I was actually more partial to Ichikawa Mikako's super-repressed detective character, make of it what you will).

Overall, very very camp and silly fun with a fluffy message about the power of love n' stuff. Not the stuff classics are made of, but worth seeing if the opportunity arises.


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