DEAR LORD WHY?! The minute I saw that image...all the repressed images came rushing back. Never really got into the anime, but the live action? Brr...well, maybe it isn't as bad as I remember...on to watching the show (by which I mean Big Picture). Thanks Bob!
EDIT: yep...just as embarrassingly cheesy and strange as I remember, though the fighting holds up strangely well. Ah man, Kekko Kamen...I'd forgotten about that show. This many years later, my reaction to most of GO Nagai's stuff remains 0_o
I might actually gonna watch this. I usually enjoy anime and manga live-action adaptions. The 20th Century Boys trilogy are among my personal all time favourite movies, I thought Speed Racer was a flawed masterpiece and the Ace Attorney movie by Takeshi Miike is one of the best video game adaptions I've ever seen. Thank you for the recommendation, I really appreciate it.
What makes this weirder is that this was directed by none other than Hideki Anno, and that Gainax made another revision of Cutie Honey called Re: Cutie Honey
Good luck getting that song out of your head, it's way too catchy
Anyway, Cutie Honey is a weird character because I'm not sure how well written she is and before anyone says the fanservice invalidates it, let me remind you that Kill la Kill exists (made by the same team as Re: Cutie Honey). But yeah Go Nagai is extremely influential for multiple aspects of modern anime good and bad and the sexuality in Cutie Honey is one of them.
Anyway, that movie's ending is even more bizarre than the Casshern movie ending and that's saying something.
On an interesting note, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen [https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-09-09/1st-rurouni-kenshin-sequel-is-2014-no.1-japanese-live-action-film/.78549](Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) Is currently 2014's highest grossing Japanese live action movie.
P.S. if you are going to talk about Cutie Honey, talk about this
One of the classics of Sci-fi and what I think was a capstone of its era