Legendary mangaka, Go Nagai, is celebrating his 50th anniversary in the industry. Of course, this includes new adaptations for his classic works, including the upcoming Mazinger Z/Infinity film, as well as Netflix’s Devilman Crybaby. Now, a third Go Nagai work will also be getting a new anime adaptation for 2018, and that is Cutie Honey. Titled Cutie Honey Universe, the staff have now also revealed the anime’s new key visual.
Described as one of Japan’s earliest ecchi works, Go Nagai released the manga back in 1970. The series has garnered a reputation for all its clothing damage, and of course, its highly-revealing fan service. Oh, and there’s plenty of combat action too!
Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) will be directing the project, while Production Reed will be animating it. Meanwhile, Natsuko Takahashi (Love and Lies) will handle series composition. And finally, Shuichi Iseki (The Dragon Dentist) will handle the character designs, as well as act as Chief Animation Director.
As for the man himself, Go Nagai says that the new Cutie Honey adaptation will be a fitting end to the 50th anniversary celebrations of his career. He also admits he’s quite curious how they will adapt Honey Kisaragi’s story in a more modern way.
Source: Comic Natalie