Cutie Honey The Classic Collection (Hardcover)

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SKU: 9781626928251

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About Cutie Honey The Classic Collection (Hardcover)

Cutie Honey features story and art by Go Nagai.

Cutie Honey, one of the most recognized superheroines in manga history, will finally have her original story in print! Experience the ultimate collection of both volumes of Go Nagai’s 1973 cult classic in one oversized hardcover tome. With a career spanning 50 years, Go Nagai created many immensely popular series including Devilman and Getter Robo, and Cutie Honey–his edgy magical girl aimed at boys–remains one of his most influential works to this day.

Beautiful but unassuming schoolgirl Kisaragi Honey has a secret–she’s actually an android! Through her father’s amazing technology, she can transform into the unstoppable Cutie Honey. It’s a power that the nefarious criminal organization known as Panther Claw will stop at nothing to possess, even if it means destroying that which Honey loves the most. Experience the original saga of Japan’s iconic super-heroine by Go Nagai, the author of Devilman!

Details

  • Publisher: SEVEN SEAS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Fan Service
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 8/28/2018
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

Ratings & Reviews

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It’s the original Cutie Honey

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I’m happy to finally have a physical copy of the original story of Cutie Honey along with Devilman. Seven Seas did a fairly good job with the translation it’s easy to read and the color pages are pretty good the story itself has a odd charm to it is pretty straightforward and strange with the fan service, the statue scene in particular, it takes a slightly dark turn near the end with a bit of a cliffhanger but still has a fairly satisfying conclusion. When compared to its recent anime adaption Cutie Honey Universe i’d say this is slightly better by today’s standards it might seem tame, but during the 1970’s in the time it was made it pushed the limits of Japanese censorship to almost controversy. I recommend to anyone who enjoys old school manga or looking for something a bit different from usual magical girl genre.

You're better off watching the 1973 anime...

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I've read enough anime from the early to mid-1970s to say many of them have wretched drawing. Cutie Honey is better drawn better than average but it's hardly a beauty contest winner. You're going to find much better drawn manga from the 1980s onward.
The CH manga lays down the same basic storyline as the 1973 anime that ran simultaneously with the manga. I happen to prefer the 1973 anime. It is NOT exactly the same as the manga or the Cutie Honey Universe anime which includes scenes (also in the original manga) which were considered too lewd for the 1973 TV series.
If you're a Go Nagai or Honey completist, you'll probably buy this collection regardless of what I say. On the other hand, if you want my humble opinion, I DON'T think there is a Cutie Honey manga worth buying to own and you're better sticking to the anime released in the States as well as the 2004 live-action film. Honey to me is a character that's been done better in animation than manga!