Sentai Filmworks Licenses Cutie Honey Universe Anime (Update)
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed Cutie Honey Universe, the upcoming anime project based on Go Nagai's Cutie Honey manga, for the spring simulcast season. The company will stream the series in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal, and Central and South America, and a home video release is also planned.
Sentai Filmworks describes the anime:
Based on the groundbreaking franchise that launched the “magical girl” genre and produced as part of the 50th anniversary commemorating the work of anime and manga wunderkind Go Nagai (Devilman Crybaby), Cutie Honey Universe follows Honey Kisaragi, an amazingly humanlike and fashion conscious android with the unique ability to transform her body into a wide range of outrageous yet stylish disguises, each of which comes with its own dazzling super ability. After a run-in with a sinister secret criminal cabal organization, Panther Claw, the luscious and law-abiding Honey makes it her mission to bring them down.
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 opening theme song "Ai ga Nakucha Tatakaenai" (I Can't Fight Without Love). The male artist luz is performing the ending theme song "SISTER."
Update: HIDIVE confirmed that it will simulcast the series beginning on April 8 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
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