If there's any news to coincide with this episode, it would be this:youji itami said:
I'm not optimistic that this is going to be anything resembling good. In their desperate need to make it more palatable to they typical American they're going to fuck with it to the point it no longer resembles the source material in any way other than sharing a name.Darth_Payn said:If there's any news to coincide with this episode, it would be this:
Oh, yeah. It's happening. Fingers crossed it doesn't suck.
A Cutie Honey anime was made by Gainax and The studio behind Kill La Kill was founded by former Gainax employees.Bryan Hinson said:Has anyone watched both this and Kil La Kill? I'm curious if there are any connections beyond the obvious strength from skimpy clothing thing.
Other way around. Anno finished the "original" Evangeion canon in 1997. And while EVA overshadows the rest of his career, it's a shame the 1988 GUNBUSTER series doesn't get more love these days. It's basically equal parts The Karate Kid and Starship Troopers, with a two-part finale that's so out there you honestly just have to see it to believe it.Sylocat said:Wait, this movie was directed by Hideaki Anno? Otherwise known as "Gen Urobuchi, v.1.0?" I guess this was before he lapsed into the fit of suicidal depression in which he wrote Evangelion.
Subtitles? Oh come on, the way these folks were telegraphing their emotions, you'd need to be blind not to know the dialogue.Kahani said:I'm not sure if it would be better to watch this with or without subtitles.
The problem with evangelion, and it's something that you don't seem to understand either, is that it's not really about what's happening and you kind of have to have had depression to really understand what he's trying to accomplish. So what seems like a random series of events, is actually building towards a theme.DANGER- MUST SILENCE said:Actually, no, this is much after.Sylocat said:Getting a head start on Schlocktober, huh? All righty then.
Wait, this movie was directed by Hideaki Anno? Otherwise known as "Gen Urobuchi, v.1.0?" I guess this was before he lapsed into the fit of suicidal depression in which he wrote Evangelion.
Original run of Evangelion was 1995-1997. Cutie Honey was 2004. The only conclusion we can draw is that making mad bank on a maudlin series about pointless miseryguts and getting acclaim as some kind of soulful genius when all he really did was make a show vaguely alluding to weird stuff without bothering to connect the dots in any coherent way made him so happy that he was able to direct Cutie Honey with frenetic energy.
That's pretty much what I took away from that series, I have one of the OVA series someplace and it's pretty much the same thing: cutesy, ridiculous and nudity. Sometimes you just want action and cheesecake and nothing else.mecegirl said:I love Cutie Honey simply because it is actually so ridiculous. And the live action movie takes that to a so bad its good level. It also helps that it rarely tries to be anything else but a ball of cutesy, ridiculous, nudity. There's no secret message, explanations, or justifications in the narrative. So you don't need to try and do any mental gymnastics to justify the nudity. There is no justification, its just over the top and ridiculous, so you may as well laugh at it.