Cutie Honey Universe Anime Casts Atsuko Tanaka, Rie Kugimiya

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Voices of antagonists Sister Jill, Tarantula Panther in show premiering April 8

The official website for Cutie Honey Universe, the upcoming anime project based on Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga, revealed two more cast members on Monday.

Atsuko Tanaka as Sister Jill, the leader of the criminal organization Panther Claw. She is a sadist who nevertheless possesses absolute charisma. She seeks Honey's "Airborne Element Fixing Device."

Rie Kugimiya as Sister Jill's servant Tarantula Panther. She harbors strong loyalty and adoration for Sister Jill. She has the abilities of a spider.

The website also revealed a new key visual:

Previously announced cast members include:

Maaya Sakamoto as Honey Kisaragi/Cutie Honey

Yui Horie as Natsuko Aki, Honey Kisaragi's close friend

Shintarō Asanuma as Seiji Hayami, a PCIS (Panther Claw Investigation Society) investigator who knows Honey better than most

The anime will also star Maaya Uchida, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Kana Hanazawa, Yukari Tamura, and Suzuko Mimori as different Honeys, but the staff have not yet revealed which Honey the voice actresses will play. The other Honeys include:

Hurricane Honey

Fancy Honey

Flash Honey

Misty Honey

Idol Honey

The series will premiere on April 8 at 9:00 p.m. on the AT-X channel, and then run on the Tokyo MX 1 and BS11 channels.

Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) is directing the anime at Production Reed. Natsuko Takahashi (Urahara, Yuyushiki) is handling the series composition and Syūichi Iseki is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.

The idol unit AŌP (Mr. Osomatsu, In Another World With My Smartphone) are performing the anime's theme song. The male artist luz is performing the ending theme song.

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. Shinpei Ito wrote Cutie Honey aGoGo! in collaboration with Hideaki Anno.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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