News Weekend Wrapup: 13/5 - 19/5
posted on 2012-05-21 00:02 EDT by Jon Hayward
It was announced in Shueisha's Grand Jump this week that it will be launching a remake of Cutey Honey by Basilisk artist Masaki Segawa. Go Nagai's original work followed ordinary girl Honey Kisaragi who fights the evil organisation Panther Claw by transforming into her alter ego Cutey Honey. Cutey Honey has had several manga, anime and live-action adaptations since the original in the 1970's and the latest remake Honey VS will launch with 39 pages on June 6.
Studio Easter, an anime subcontractor company is being sued in the Tokyo District Court by three of it's employees over unpaid overtime. The employees' claim states that they were made to work six day weeks and when deadlines were due, seven hours a day overtime. Studio Easter has not presented a rebuttal argument yet, but will do so at a later date.
And finally it was announced at the "Mobile Suit Gundam UC Film & Live 2012" event that the Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime will receive a seventh final volume. While the length has not been determined, it has been decided that the final volume will be over one hour long.