As the third anime project for the 50th anniversary of Go Nagai's manga artist activity following DEVILMAN crybaby and Mazinger Z/INFINITY, a new TV anime adaptation of his Cutie Honey action manga in the mid-1970s, titled Cutie Honey Universe, is now in the works for a premiere in 2018. The concept of the new adaptation is "Kakko Kawaii Onnanoko (Cool and Cute Girl)."
The manga has been adapted into various anime, live-action films and drama in the past. But the new anime will back to its origin and add some new essences. Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) is attached to direct, Production Reed (In Another World With My Smartphone) works on anime production.
Go Nagai released his comment on the new anime as below:
"I am really happy that Cutie Honey is getting a new anime following my other representative works,
Devil Man and Mazinger Z. I think it will conclude the anime project for the 50th anniversary of my works.
My heroine, who started her activities in a weekly manga magazine and a TV anime at the same time,
has been active in anime, manga, and films over and over again. Since the concept for this new anime
is 'Kakko Kawaii Onnanoko (Cool and Cute Girl),' I am already looking forward to seeing how Honey
Kisaragi will revive in modern times and show what kind of her 'cool and cute' action."
"Cutie Honey Universe" Main Staff:
Director: Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano)
Series Composition Writer: Natsuko Takahashi (Love and Lies, URAHARA)
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Shuichi Iseki (The Dragon Dentist)
Anime Production: Production Reed (In Another World With My Smartphone)
(c)Go Nagai/Dynamic Planing-Project CHU