Cutie Honey Universe Anime Casts Rui Tanabe, Yūki Hirose, Ippei Orishima

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Theme song titles also revealed for April 8 anime

The official website for Cutie Honey Universe, the upcoming anime project based on Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga, revealed three more cast members and the title of the anime's opening and ending songs on Monday. The new cast members include:

Rui Tanabe as Akebi Tetora (left in image below), Yūki Hirose (from AŌP) as Momomi Wareme, a pair of high-tech mecha users who also maintain an excellent intelligence network in the PCIS. They are largely uninterested in matters outside of their job, and disrespect their superiors at every turn.

Ippei Orishima as Kogorō Iboji, a member of the PCIS group. He was once a private detective a long time ago. He seems to have a preoccupation with his own butt.

(Note: Character name romanizations are not official.)

The title of AŌP's opening theme song for the anime is "Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai" (I Can't Fight Without Love). The song's CD single will ship on May 23. The title of luz's ending theme song is "SISTER."

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

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 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 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.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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