News AŌP Performs Cutie Honey Universe Anime's Theme Song
posted on 2018-01-12 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Cutie Honey Universe, the upcoming anime project based on Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga, revealed on Thursday that the idol unit AŌP (Mr. Osomatsu, In Another World With My Smartphone) will perform the anime's theme song.
Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) is directing the anime at Production Reed. Natsuko Takahashi (Urahara, Yuyushiki) is handling series composition and Syūichi Iseki is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.
The anime is slated for 2018. The project, like the Devilman crybaby Netflix series and Mazinger Z Infinity film, commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nagai's works.
The classic 1973 manga follows Cutie Honey, an android created by Professor Kisaragi. When he is murdered by an organization seeking the device within her, she seeks revenge.
Nagai's manga has inspired multiple manga remakes, anime adaptations on television and home video, a live-action film, and a live-action television series. Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the original manga and the Cutie Honey aGoGo! manga, written by Shinpei Ito with collaboration from Hideaki Anno.