Cutie Honey Gets New Live-Action Film Starring Mariya Nishiuchi
posted on 2016-03-03 16:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga is inspiring a new live-action film titled Cutie Honey -Tears- this fall. Mariya Nishiuchi (live-action Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Switch Girl) will star in the film.
Asai Takeshi (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex opening) is directing the film and Shirogumi Inc.'s Ryo Higuchi is the VFX director. The film's near-future setting will be created with computer graphics.
Filming wrapped up in December and production is slated to be finished by June. The film will open in the fall.
An earlier live-action film directed by Hideaki Anno and starring Eriko Satoh debuted in 2004, followed by a live-action Cutie Honey The Live television series starring Mikie Hara in in 2007. Bandai Entertainment released the film on DVD in North America.
The manga has also inspired two television anime series, an animated movie, several original video animations (OVAs), and manga spin-offs. The original manga ran from 1973-1974 in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion.