Cutie Honey Franchise Gets Stage Play in February

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Former NMB48 member Kei Jōnishi stars at Cutie Honey

Dynamic Planning announced on Friday that Go Nagai's Cutie Honey franchise is getting a stage play adaptation titled Cutie Honey Emotional. The play will run from February 6-9 in Tokyo at the Ikebukuro Sunshine Gekijō.

Former NMB48 member Kei Jōnishi will star in the play as Cutie Honey. Ichidai Matsuda is penning the script and directing the play.

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.

The franchise most recently inspired the Cutie Honey Universe television anime series, which premiered in April 2018 and aired for 12 episodes. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series. HIDIVE streamed the series as it aired.

Sources: Cutie Honey Emotional stage play's website, Oricon

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