Sentai Filmworks Snaps Up Cutie Honey Universe
HOUSTON, TX, March 29, 2018, – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired all distribution rights to the eagerly awaited new retrofuturistic series that relaunches Japan’s most legendary cyberpop heroine, Cutie Honey Universe, for the Spring 2018 Simulcast season in the following territories: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Nordics, Spain, Portugal and Central and South America.
Based on the groundbreaking franchise that launched the “magical girl” genre and produced as part of the 50th anniversary commemorating the work of anime and manga wunderkind Go Nagai (Devilman Crybaby), Cutie Honey Universe follows Honey Kisaragi, an amazingly humanlike and fashion conscious android with the unique ability to transform her body into a wide range of outrageous yet stylish disguises, each of which comes with its own dazzling super ability. After a run-in with a sinister secret criminal cabal organization, Panther Claw, the luscious and law-abiding Honey makes it her mission to bring them down.
The series will be directed by Akitoshi Yokoyama (Photo Kano) with series composition from Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, LOVE and LIES). Animation production will be handled by Production Reed (In Another World With My Smartphone, Rainbow Days).
The series will soon be available to stream on select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.
About Sentai Filmworks, LLC
Sentai Filmworks is a leading global supplier of anime and official anime merchandise, distributing, and curating one of the industry’s most diverse libraries of top trending and classic titles. Offering thousands of hours of content across both traditional and digital platforms, Sentai is dedicated to bringing captivating stories and iconic characters directly from Japan. With hit series that include MADE IN ABYSS, Land of the Lustrous, Big O, and Akame ga Kill!, Sentai’s catalog continues to grow with new favorites like Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side, Princess Principal, and FLIP FLAPPERS, as well as classic anime series such as Legend of the Galactic Heroes. For more information, visit www.sentaifilmworks.com.