A year ago Grasshopper Manufacture released a trio of songs for everyone affected by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Akira Yamaoka composed this dreamy and introspective piece, which shares audio cues with his Silent Hill tracks. I could play this on loop forever.
The track now finds itself at home in Sine Mora on the Xbox 360 as the Stage Completed screen tune. Stay tuned for my Sine Mora review for Ready Up next Wednesday.
One song per single/album in order of release date: Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai, Fighting Pose wa DATE Janai!, Piriri to Yukou!, Today is My Birthday, Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei~, Koi no Jubaku, Special Genera~tion, Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW?, 21ji Made no Cinderella, Ohiru no Kyuukei Jikan., Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai, Arigatou Otomodachi, Toshoshitsu Taiki, YEAH! Meccha Holiday, Suhada Pichi Pichi, Munasawagi Scarlet, Very Beauty, Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba, Sayonara Hageshiki Koi, Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi, Darling I Love You, Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance, Real Love, MADAYADE, Otoko no Ko, Dakishimete Dakishimete, Seishun Bus Guide, Ryuusei Boy, Otakebi Boy WAO!, Kimi no Tomodachi, Moon Power, Shining Power!, Heroine ni Narou ka!, Joshikai The Night, Omoide, Aa Yo ga Akeru, Renai Moyou, Cha Cha Sing, WANT!, Succha ka Meccha ka, Asian Celebration, Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi, Koi Suru Technique, Otona na no yo!, Onna no Ko ni Shika Wakannai Choudo ga Aru no
Quite a lot! When Cutie Honey originally aired in 1973, various other comic adaptations were done in different magazines to promote the series. The same was done for Cutey Honey F.
These are the various manga created during the airing of the original series (Arranged by magazine, and author. Every comic is simply titled “Cutie Honey”)
Shonen Champion - Go Nagai
Bouken Oh - Ken Ishikawa
Nakayoshi - Yuu Okazaki
TV Magazine - Yuu Okazaki
TV Land - Masatoshi Nakajima
Eiga TV Magazine - Ken Ishikawa
Tanoshii Youchien -
Otomodachi - Chizuko Beppu
Tanoshii Youchien -
Only the Go Nagai, Ken Ishikawa, and Yuu Okazaki versions have been published outside of their original magazine serial. There are differences between the many publications. If you’re looking to buy Go Nagai’s manga, I’d recommend buying the “Cutie Honey: The Origins” print, since it’s the closest to the original serial. Go Nagai’s manga has been translated into French, and Italian.
In 1992, Go Nagai revived Honey with a new manga. It seemed to be kind of the basis of the New Cutey Honey OVA (though they’re basically unrelated). It was translated in English by Studio Ironcat.
Cutie Honey 90′s - Go Nagai
In 1997, Toei Animation re-imagined Cutie Honey for a young female audience with Cutey Honey F. As with the original series, different comics were published to promote the series.
Cutey Honey Flash
Shougaku Ichinensei -
Shougaku Ninensei - Kumazaki Shinko
Shougaku Sanensei - Yukako Iisaka
Shougaku Yonensei - ????
Yuabe - ????
Youchien - Toei Animation
Gakushou Youchien - ????
Bessatsu Coro Coro Comic -
Only Yukako Iisaka, and Kazuyuki Sasaki’s versions have been published outside of the original serial. Both are out of print. The Youchien manga had cel art done by a Toei artist. The Yukako Iisaka manga was translated in and released in China.
In 2002, Go Nagai brought back Honey again, this manga was much longer than the previous ones, and was collected into nine volumes. It has been translated in Italian.
Cutie Honey: Tennyo Densetsu - Go Nagai
With the release of Gainax’s live action film, and Re: Cutie Honey, a new manga was created to promote both. “A Go Go” unfortunately got canceled before the story was completed. There was a “Volume 1″ originally released, then a “Complete Version”. There are a few differences in the artwork between the two.