We’re back with everyone’s favorite adaptation of questionable source material! When we last left our hero, she was fighting for her life against one of the leaders of Panther Claw and was about to receive the killing blow! The first episode was decent enough as pilots go, but now that they’ve sold us on the idea of what this show could be, they have to make good on that potential. Does this episode meet those expectations and give us something worth watching, or is the novelty already wearing off this soon? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with Cutie Honey continuing her life and death struggle against the Panther Claw dude with the feather hand. At the last minute, good old Hayami shows up with his car to provide Honey with a perfect escape!
So here we are with the first recap of Cutie Honey the Live! If you haven’t read my prologue yet, I strongly recommend you do to get an idea of what kind of show we’re dealing with here. It’s no secret that I adore the hell out of this show and Cutie Honey in general, but we’re going to take a critical look at each episode of this series to show its strength’s as well as its weaknesses. Will the first episode suffer from a lot of mistakes that tend to drag down most pilot episodes, or will the rich history that came before this show help to ensure its brought to us fully formed right off the bat? Let’s find out!!
The episode begins with a series of prison breaks across multiple jails in Japan. It seems that one criminal from each prison was given a mysterious weapon and are now using it to escape. The prisoners don’t seem to have a clue as to why they have these science fiction laser blasters, so someone else seems to be pulling the strings for some presumably nefarious purpose.