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->''Kawaru wa yo! ("I'm going to change!")''
-->--'''Honey Kisaragi''' (quote from the end of the legendary OP song)

A popular superheroine from the bizarre mind of Creator/GoNagai and animated by Creator/ToeiAnimation. Notable, among other things, for being one of the first female characters to star in a {{sho|nenDemographic}}unen series and [[Franchise/SailorMoon through inspiration]], the [[UrExample prototypical]] MagicalGirlWarrior.

In the original series from the 70s, Honey Kisaragi was created as a ReplacementGoldfish for a scientist's dead daughter, until the criminal organization (with ties to TheLegionsOfHell) "Panther Claw" kills the scientist while trying to steal his other AppliedPhlebotinum. Honey soon acquires a secret identity as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent while fighting Panther Claw's forces, including an especially freaky set of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in the service of BigBad Sister Jill and her QuirkyMinibossSquad.

Honey's main power is the Phlebotinum her father was killed for -- her body contains the [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup only prototype]]. Most modern adaptations explain it with {{Nanomachines}}, but it's capable of assembling virtually any object from thin air (and disassembling them, too). Honey uses this to become a VoluntaryShapeshifter, able to switch between several forms with matching abilities, costumes, and hair -- especially her most powerful form, the sword-wielding [[RedHeadedHero Red-Headed Heroine]] Cutey Honey.

While later revivals and the various manga are usually full of playful FanService, the original [[BleachedUnderpants television adaptation]] was just tame and pretty enough to [[PeripheryDemographic attract an unexpected number]] of younger female fans. It was also later broadcast in France under the title "Cherry Miel" ("Cherry Honey") - albeit not until 1989. It still wasn't enough to stop the original series from getting cancelled over its then-racy content.

Ironically, Cutey Honey was usually described as a superhero and not a magical girl, but her spiritual descendants have essentially melded back into the genre to produce the MagicalGirlWarrior. Most anime of that ilk owe a lot to Honey. ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s very early broadcast incarnation, in particular, owes much to the visual tropes done in ''Cutey Honey'', right down to her InTheNameOfTheMoon speech and her ability to transform. (Go Nagai eventually did create a "traditional" MagicalGirl, the more kid-friendly and less successful ''MajokkoTickle'', in 1978.)

'''The anime has been [[{{Revival}} revived]] several times over the years:'''

* ''NewCuteyHoney''[[note]]produced with Creator/StudioJunio and Creator/TransArts[[/note]], a slightly DarkerAndEdgier sequel set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, with {{Cyberpunk}} overtones and several {{Lawyer Friendly Cameo}}s by other Go Nagai characters. The transformation sequences were lovingly animated. This slightly infamous version of the story is one of the few officially released outside Japan, although it is [[{{Ecchi}} admittedly faithful]] to Creator/GoNagai's work.
* ''CuteyHoneyFlash'': This incarnation was directly aimed at ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s demographic - in fact, it was the next series to air in its timeslot after the last season and shared a lot of the same production staff. Aside from [[BleachedUnderpants obvious reasons]], was tweaked to play up the MagicalGirl aspects of the character, right down to a sparkling stock footage TransformationSequence and a FrillyUpgrade. This version also introduced a now standard trope, the DarkMagicalGirl, Misty Honey.
* Creator/HideakiAnno and {{Gainax}} produced a LiveActionAdaptation movie version in 2004, titled simply ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cutey_honey_f.jpg Cutie Honey]]''.
** Gainax also released a 3-part {{OVA}}, ''Re: Cutie Honey'', at roughly the same time. [[BroadStrokes This series used the premises and characterizations from the 2004 movie]], but played up the LesYay between Honey and Natsuko, here revamped as an [[TheDeterminator stern, tough as nails adult policewoman]]. Anno was also part of this series, but while he provided the overall series direction, each episode had a different director and it shows.
* A {{Toku}} live-action series, ''[[Series/CuteyHoneyTheLive Cutie Honey: THE LIVE]]'' aired in 2007. This series revolved around Honey (and [[SixthRanger two counterparts introduced later]]) fighting a radically different version of the Panther Claw. Quite possibly the most bizarre series yet as it pinballs between utterly shameless SoBadItsGood fanservice and utterly serious, [[DarkerAndEdgier dark drama]].

There have also been several different manga adaptations of the franchise.

Despite its status as a legendary and influential anime in Japan, Cutie Honey is almost entirely unknown in North America, with the original never being released in the US, though that's about to change with DiscotekMedia licensing the show for a DVD release. This series is not to be confused with another old-school anime, ''HoneyHoney'' - although coincidentally both ''Honey Honey'' and the original ''Cutey Honey'' TV series had the same head writer (Masaki Tsuji) and some of the same animation/directorial staff.
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!!Tropes found in multiple versions of this series:
* ActionGirl: Every anime Action Girl is just following the example Honey established way back when. She's to anime what [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]] is to video games.
* AlertnessBlink
* AllMenArePerverts: And also [[TheLoad kind of useless]].
* AnimeThemeSong: One of the most famous in anime history and covered for every subsequent production.
** Also an EarWorm of incredible proportions.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "You're under arrest on charges of robbery, destruction of property, running red lights, speeding, no helmet, and so on!" From ''New Cutey Honey''.
* AssKicksYou
* BadassAdorable: Honey certainly qualifies. She's a very sweet, loveable girl when not in full action mode.
* BadassGrandpa: Danbei Hayami, a full-fledged {{NINJA}} (and a cyborg in ''New Cutey Honey'').
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Even happens in the live action versions, although it's [[NippleAndDimed averted]] in ''New Cutie Honey'' [[FreezeFrameBonus (and not only with nipples)]].
** Sometimes averted, with hair, scraps of still-transforming clothing, or camera angles keeping her out of NC-17 turf. Sometimes you get the ''Anime/SailorMoon''-esque situation of glowiness not letting you see anything (though really, it's just a little brighter over the areas you need to not display during primetime.)
* BetweenMyLegs: Commonly shows up in nearly every version of the show, usually as a Fanservice shot, not least of which is one of these shots with Honey's bare butt in the camera in ''Re: Cutey Honey''.
* BigBad: Sister Jill
** BiggerBad: Panther Zora.
* BigEater: The [[TheMovie live-action movie]] and ''Re: Cutey Honey'' versions were this because of their powers; if they were too hungry, they lost vital energy and couldn't transform.
* BraggingThemeTune: The theme song talks about how great Honey is, including her fashion sense and bouncy her boobs are. Also see Honey's spiritual descendant MajokkoMegchan, whose BraggingThemeTune was sung by the same vocalist as the original Cutie Honey theme.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: A scene in the original TV series in which Honey is hanging on a cross (in an homage to Go Nagai's first popular manga series, HarenchiGakuen) and one side of Honey's torn sleeveless unitard-dress is drooping down, exposing her breast, but stopping JUST short of exposing the nipple. One of her tormentors remarks, "That's as far as the broadcasters let us go."
** A literal example is in the 2nd opening of ''Shin Cutey Honey''.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Honey ''FLASH!''"
** Once per episode, almost without fail (At least in New Cutey Honey - in one episode the villain interrupted her by running away and she {{lampshade|Hanging}}d how you don't interrupt the heroine's speech), Honey would recite the following to the villain: (Laughs) Sometimes I'm (the first shape she took in the episode), sometimes I'm (second form she took in the episode), and sometimes I'm (third form she took), but the truth is...HONEY FLASH! (Cue TransformationSequence) Lovely Warrior...Cutey Honey-san!
* CallingYourAttacks: In the original series and especially in Flash.
* {{Camp}}: Played to the hilt. Both Re:Cutie Honey and the live-action movie could drown you in it.
* CleavageWindow: Note the page image.
* ClothingDamage: Honey's clothes are shredded off during every transformation sequence, as with her the transformation's not just for audience benefit: the device within her that can rearrange matter is actually dismantling her clothes and reforming them, leaving her naked ''for real'' in ''real space'', as opposed to the way transformations (including magical girl naked silhouette ones) are sometimes shown or implied to not look to the outside world the way the TransformationSequence looks to the viewer. Re:Cutie Honey even had her clothes disintegrate whenever she got hungry. And there's plenty of combat-induced Clothing Damage, too.
* CombatPragmatist: Honey will use ANY and ALL dirty trick she can think of. She never plays for the enemy's rules.
* CoolBike: "Hurricane Honey" seems able to either materialize or find one at will.
* TheCorruption: This is how quasi-innocents become Monsters of the Week in some continuities.
* DefeatByModesty... which is averted completely and utterly. Honey treats nudity more as a minor inconvenience at best.
* DirtyOldMan: Grandpa Danbei from the manga and ''New Cutey Honey''.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Honey Kisaragi used this as one of her WEAPONS. Although sometimes her transforming device worked wrong and she did it accidentally.
* DistressedDude: Every notable male character will always end up needing to be rescued by Honey.
* DumbBlonde: In the newer versions (specifically the movie, live-action show and RE), Honey Kisaragi in civilian mode.
* EvilLaugh: Honey provides a rare heroic example at the start of her InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches.
* FanDisservice: The original manga has a lot of nudity, and it's not all Honey. There's the bullies at Honey's school -- fat, hairy, and always topless -- a private detective who never wears pants and whose anus frequently spurts blood, and Danbei's [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].
* FanService: So very yes.
** Arguably, this show is '''the''' show that started {{Fanservice}} in anime.
* GeniusDitz: In the RE reboot. In the original show, OVA, and Flash she was strictly a...
* GuileHero: To the point it can cause quite a whiplash for thsoe who only know Cutie Honey from the newer iterations of the character.
* TheHeartless
* HotBlooded: She's a Creator/GoNagai character with sideburns, go figure.
* HotbloodedSideburns: See HotBlooded. Less applicable than on other Go Nagai characters, though, as the pic shows.
** Even Seiji and Junpei have them.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: The originator of this trope, to the point of [[OlderThanTheyThink being occasionally quoted]] by [[Anime/SailorMoon the Trope Namer]].
* LeotardOfPower: In at least one adaptation. However, in the original TV series and ''New Cutey Honey'', it's actually more like a ''Unitard'' Of Power.
* TheLoad: Almost in every adaptation the majority of the male characters have at best been helpful mowing down a couple of mooks (who are also men. Notice the pattern?), but will ultimately always become the DistressedDude, leaving Cutie Honey to save the day.
* MagicalGirlWarrior: Helped define the trope.
* MasterOfDisguise: Honey.
* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* MonogenderMonsters: All of the monsters are female, without exception.
** ''New Cutey Honey'' was the only one to buck this trend, if only slightly. The majority of the monsters were female, but occasionally there were male goons and [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the]] {{Montage}}. Also the DecoyLeader before Panther Zora reappeared, Lord Dolmeck, was pretty manly.
* MoodWhiplash: It's hilarious and fanservicey.. and horrible things sometimes happen to characters you like.
* {{Mooks}}: The mooks are all male, though.
* MoreThanMindControl: Panther Zora recruits several [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] this way. In the latter half of ''New Cutey Honey'' we see this in action; a huge, muscular woman (part of a quartet of thieves) slowly becomes more psychotic as she succumbs to her rage and Zora's MindRape, and eventually she turns into an acid-spewing monster fully under Panther Zora's control and willing to kill (or try to kill) her former TrueCompanions without a thought simply ForTheEvulz.
* MsFanservice: Honey herself. Thankfully, she balances this out by being an [[{{Badass}} ABSOLUTE BADASS]].
* MultiformBalance: The ''Cutie Honey'' swordswoman form is usually the most powerful, but each of her transformations tends to have its advantages.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Some incarnations of Honey act [[TheDitz ditzier]] than she really is. In the older versions, she was mischievous rather than dumb.
* OneWingedAngel
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: The "Honey Boomerang".
* PsychoLesbian: Several.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* RefugeInAudacity: ''New Cutey Honey'' and ''Re: Cutey Honey'' don't even try to be subtle in their blatant fanservice.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Honey herself, created as the "replacement" for Dr. Kisaragi's dead daughter (though before dying, Daddy told her she should become her own person). In ''New Cutey Honey'', she shows signs of this towards that version of Natsuko after the original's HeroicSacrifice.
** Averted somewhat in ''Re: Cutie Honey'', where Honey is the original daughter's mind resurrected in an android body.
** A darker version is shown in ''The Live''. [[spoiler:Proffy Kisaragi '''mortally wounded Miki and killed her family, made her into android with his daughter's memory''', and then '''threw her away when he realized she was flawed'''. Miki came back to kill him later, though. He'd also done it to Yuki, and her memories of her life are all fake; he at least gave her what she thought was a good life after she proved flawed, though. The reason this Honey is TheDitz and ''not'' an ObfuscatingStupidity version is because he needed to make a replacement someone capable of loving anyone - even the monster he even saw ''himself'' as by this point.]]
* {{Revival}}: Several times -- ''New Cutey Honey'', ''Cutey Honey F'', TheMovie, ''Re: Cutie Honey'', and ''Cutie Honey: The Live''.
** A weird case of a revival revival: ''New Cutey Honey'' had a definite air of finality in its fourth episode, but production got renewed for four more {{OVA}}s, so Panther Zora started injecting her will into certain violent individuals to turn them into monsters.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[TwoTeacherSchool Alphonne and Miharu]] are killed off in the original manga [[spoiler:during the attack on Honey's school]] and this is PlayedForLaughs. They get to live in the anime, where they made more appearances and such unceremonious deaths would have felt inappropriate.
** Also spared in the anime: [[spoiler:all of the students at Honey's school except Natsuko.]]
** The original ''Cutey Honey'' was kicked off by the death of Dr. Kisaragi, Honey's father. In ''Cutey Honey Flash'', he is merely kidnapped.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The series title has been both "Cutey" and "Cutie" over the years. The most recent releases use "Cutie", such as 'Re:Cutie Honey", but the older series definitely spell it "Cutey".
* StalkerWithACrush
* StuffBlowingUp
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Every episode, before one of her Transformation Sequences, Honey will recap the forms she's taken that episode before transforming into her Red Haired Warrior form.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Idol Honey sings the anime theme song while on stage. Chokkei's father sings it to himself while peeping on Honey.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Post-''Flash'', Kisaragi Honey took one in each new adaptation, to the point by the time ''Cutie Honey The Live'' rolled around, outside the name she had very little to do with the original personality-wise
* TransformationSequence: Which is either more or less fanservicey depending on which incarnation you're watching.
* TransformationTrinket: Honey's choker.
* TransformationNameAnnouncement
* TricksterArchetype: Honey herself.
* WigDressAccent: Honey's transformations tend to work this way, although [[LatexPerfection there are exceptions]].
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Honey passes for a 16-year old human when she's not transformed to look older or younger, but was built more recently than that.
* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding: Panther Claw is never completely defeated in any series.]]
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Natsuko in the original manga and TV series. Prof. Kisaragi and Seira in Cutey Honey Flash.]]

!!Tropes found in TheOriginalSeries:
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The Panther Claw actually tracks Honey back to her school and destroys it.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Seiji, in one episode.
* CollapsingLair: Any base belonging to a Panther Claw member will self-destruct upon its owner's death, [[spoiler: including Sister Jill's chateau in the last episode]].
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: Honey often carries her sword this way when she needs her hands free, including the time she used a pirate disguise.
* DeathByMaterialism: Panther Claw's main goal in obtaining Honey's elemental manipulation device is to create unlimited numbers of diamonds, rubies, and other shiny things. [[spoiler: In the last episode, Honey pours out gemstones to distract Sister Jill long enough to bring a statue down on her head.]]
* GlamourFailure: In Episode 3, Honey and Seiji wonder why the owner of a new jewelry store refuses to let reporters take photos of her. Turns out she's a Panther Claw minion in disguise, and the camera shows her true form.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Natsuko's final scene.]]
* {{Gonk}}: Alphonne and Miharu.
* HostageForMacGuffin: The baddies try this a lot, usually using Seiji, Junpei, and/or Danbei as the hostage.
* HotForStudent: Alphonne-sensei has a crush on Honey.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Poor Natsuko.]]
* SwordBeam: One of Honey's less frequently used powers.
* ThemeNaming: Panther Claw's minions all have either "panther" or "claw" in their names.
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: When Sister Jill discovers she's been photographed by a reporter, Jill is so outraged she goes from ordering the film destroyed to hunting down the reporter, destroying the film, killing the reporter, and then burning down the newspaper's building and kill everyone inside.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Honey has great aim with that sword.
* TwoTeacherSchool: Alphonne and Miharu/"Histler".
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Episode 14, where Natsuko dies and the school blows up. Then the Hayami house burns down in the next episode along with Seiji's workplace.]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Dr. Kisaragi brings this up in the first episode with his "What is a human? What is a robot?" speech, the gist of which is that even though Honey is an android, he still loves her like a daughter.

!!Tropes found in the original manga:
* HeroicSacrifice: During the manga version of [[spoiler:the attack on Honey's school, Honey creates a fake rock shell around Natsuko to help her hide from the Panther Claw minions hunting down survivors. But since Honey wasn't in top condition herself, Natsuko [[BodyDouble breaks out from the shell when a group of Quirky Minibosses nears them, loudly pretending to be Honey]], and tries to lure them away from the real Honey. She doesn't make it far before she's burned to death.]]
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: Later in the manga, Honey's powers became more and more unreliable.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Parodied - Honey's secret identity goes to a girls' boarding school, and, well, [[SitchSexuality things happen]].
* TheStarscream: When Sister Jill chastised Dragon Panther, her subordinate openly rebelled, declaring Jill was too weak to order her around, and she would kill her and fill her position. It did not work how she expected it to.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Being a HotBlooded ActionGirl, Honey is bound to utter the sentence several times. One example happened shortly after one of Panther Claw minions [[spoiler:charred her best friend to ashes:]]
-->'''Honey''': "Not only They did kill my papa... And blow up my school and kill my friends... My best friend.. They killed Natsu-chan too! I won't forgive you, Panther Claw! No matter what happens to my body, I will kill each and every member of Panther Claw!"
* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct: Dr. Kisaragi's robot recording and house do this after delivering his posthumous exposition. Honey is about ''this'' close to leaving Seiji to die so he can't tell anyone.
* TheUnfought: Panther Zora in the original manga.
** FromNobodyToNightmare: Sister Jill, though she wasn't exactly non-threatening [[spoiler:since she's an actual panther turned into human]].

!!Tropes found in ''New Cutey Honey'':
* ActionMom: Daiko Hayami.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jewel Princess.
* AntiVillain: Natsuko's former friends Gene, Pokey, and Jan stole a bomb with plans to hold it for ransom, and then use the money to start over somewhere else. The bomb heist was going to be their last heist, before Gene got [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked by Panther Zora]] and killed Pokey and Jan.
* BackFromTheDead: Black Maiden is really Panther Zora.
* BigBad: Dolmeck.
** BiggerBad: Panther Zora. It turns out Dolmeck was really [[TheDragon just attempting]] to revive Panther Zora to her former glory.
* TheConstant: In the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture ambiguous future]] of ''New Cutey Honey'', a cyborged Danbei is the only living reminder of Honey's past.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DepravedHomosexual: Virtual Hacker, a CampGay MasterOfIllusion.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Gold Digger has two blinding lights on the inside of her breast plates she uses to stun her enemies.
* DoAnythingRobot: In this version, Grandpa Danbei's become a Do Anything [[HollywoodCyborg Cyborg]], with most of ''{{Mazinger Z}}'''s attacks. (This is {{Lampshaded}} in the eighth episode.)
* DudeLooksLikeALady: An inversion. Gene looks more like a Go Nagai man - huge, muscular, masculine haircut.
* FoeYay:[[invoked]] Used as a diversion. Rocker Saline discovers Honey searching her dressing room, so to get out Honey pretends to be an enamored fan who loves Saline. A flustered and horrified Saline throws Honey out of her dressing room, screaming "I'm not into THAT!" (Honey, on the other hand, says "that was kind of fun!")
* ForTheEvulz: Scorpion, the battle mistress.
-->"You want my motivation? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Fuck. You.]] ''That's'' my motivation. I make gang members fight to the death and I got scantily clad women to serve me drinks while I watch. Why ''wouldn't'' I be doing this?"
* ForgotTheCall: Honey begins the series in AmnesiaDanger as the SexySecretary to the first episode's DecoyProtagonist.
* GigglingVillain: Peeping Spider.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Peeping Spider, almost. It was in the eight episode, which was the last one made.]]
* HijackedByGanon: Panther Zora showing up after three episodes of Dolmeck as the BigBad.
* HotterAndSexier
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Honey looks a few years older in ''New Cutey Honey'', possibly due to having used her transformation abilities to age just out of puberty.
* LampshadeHanging: Quite a bit in Volume 2, though often it's straight fourth-wall breaking - like when Honey says she's contractually obligated to wear a bulletproof bra because the fans would be devastated if anything happened to her breasts.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Several Honey turns into "Chinese Warrior Honey" or "[[{{Woolseyism}} Kung Fu Honey]]"[[note]][[StreetFighter Chun-Li]] with a ''green'' {{qipao}}[[/note]] in episode 3, into "Sukeban Honey"[[note]][[{{Delinquents}} Saki Asamiya]] from ''SukebanDeka''[[/note]] in ep. 7, and into [[YouCanLeaveYourHatOn a stripper who looks a lot like]] [[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Hououji Fuu]] in ep. 8. The series also has guest appearances by Go Nagai characters [[{{Devilman}} Akira Fudo]],[[{{MazingerZ}} Professor Kabuto]], and an unnamed cameo by the [[{{Mazinger Z}} Gamia sisters]] as a group of ''[[{{Ninja}} Kunoichi]]''.
* MamaBear: Daiko.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Panther Zora.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Honey looks a few years older than she did in the original series, but not the over one hundred years she actually is by then.
* OutlawCouple: Daiko and Akakabu (Chokkei's parents)'.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Chokkei's parents Akakabu and Daiko rob banks for a living, but we only see this once during the intro, and they fail spectacularly as everyone in the bank lobby is armed and gunning for them as soon as they fire a warning shot.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp; The "Black Maiden" (a nude girl in a bottle on top of a suit of armor) turns out to really be Panther Zora's reincarnated form; when Dolmeck's armor is cracked open, evil power courses out and ages her back to her adult form.
* {{Premiseville}}: Cosplay City.
* PsychoLesbian: Jewel Princess.
* PsychoSerum: The capsules which induce OneWingedAngel in the user.
* SeriesFauxnale: The fourth episode seems to end everything with a bang. Then four more episodes got made.
* {{Shorttank}}: Natsuko.
* ShoutOut: This version has numerous nods to Go Nagai's other works.
* SpyCatsuit: Invoked Chokkei and [[DirtyOldMan Grandpa Danbei]] wear these while on a spying mission with Honey, and Danbei persuades her that she really needs to change into one, too. Danbei is disappointed when his grandson keeps him from peeping on the TransformationSequence.
* StoneWall: Akakabu's "fighting style" (if you can call it that) is simply to absorb more punishment than the opponent can dish out. Daiko fell in love with this determination (because she was unable to defeat him, no matter how many times he got the crap kicked out of him).
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:After a long, difficult battle, Honey eventually manages to skewer the BigBad Dolmeck -- just like he wanted. It turns out that he's SealedEvilInACan, and Honey [[NiceJobBreakingItHero opened a portal to Hell]] so the souls of the foes she's defeated can awaken Dolmeck's Dragon to take her true form -- [[HijackedByGanon Panther Zora herself]].]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* UglyGuyHotWife: Akakabu and Daiko.
* VillainSong: "Burning Up", by punk rocker Saline.
* WaxMuseumMorgue: The Jewel Princess.
* WrenchWench: Natsuko.
* YouCanLeaveYourHatOn: Honey poses as a stripper to lure a [[BoxedCrook crook she needs boxed]] out of hiding.

!!Tropes found in ''Cutey Honey Flash'':
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Miharu and Alphonne, though it varies on how much their experiences have changed. Miharu looks much less haggered and haggish than she did in the original, while Alphonne's design is a bit softer and she no longer has a mustache.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Electric Panther.
* DanceBattler: One of Honey's many forms is Ballerina Honey, who is, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well...]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Sister Jill is more nightmarish than in the original anime and manga. Her skin is chalk white and she more frequently sports a SlasherSmile.
* DarkMagicalGirl: Misty Honey
* {{Engrish}}: How Electric Panther speaks. OH NO! EMERGENCY!
* FrillyUpgrade: Hyper Honey
* LighterAndSofter: This version is a magical girl series in the same line of ''Anime/SailorMoon''.
* MagicSkirt: In ''Cutie Honey Flash''. Definitely [[PantyShot not]] in any other version.
* MysteriousProtector: Twilight Prince, who might as well be an {{Expy}} of [[Franchise/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]].

!!Tropes found in ''Re: Cutey Honey'':
* ATeamFiring: Natsuko is GenreSavvy enough to take advantage of this; she either doesn't move or walks ''into'' the barrage of enemy bullets, and simultaneously takes out the {{Mooks}} firing at her with just a few well-placed bullets of her own.
* BadassNormal: Natsuko.
* BerserkButton: Do not address Natsuko as "Na-chan", or else!
* DirtyOldMan: Honey's boss.
* ExtendedDisarming: When asked to [[TurnInYourBadge hand over her pistol]], Nastuko leaves behind a huge pile of firearms... and afterwards transfers the spare that was strapped to her thigh to her shoulder holster.
* InspectorJavert: Natsuko.
* IntimateHealing: Natsuko and Honey.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: [[MazingerZ Koji, Boss, and Sayaka]] get a cameo in one episode. So do Akira and Miki (1972 TV series versions) from {{Devilman}}, and the original anime Natsuko from 1973.
* [[AWizardDidIt Nanomachines Did It]]
* NippleAndDimed: Very averted.
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Honey works as one of these.
* PoliceAreUseless: Exaggerated to a ridiculous degree: all generic cops are rendered as cheering children.
* PowerOfLove: Natsuko saves a destablized Honey with this.
* TheyFightCrime: At the end, Natsuko and Honey go into work together as private detectives.

!!Tropes found in the {{Live Action Adaptation}}s:
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: The live-action movie.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Sister Yuki]] in ''The Live''.
* LiveActionAdaptation: Two, in fact: TheMovie and ''Cutie Honey: The Live''.
* PhlebotinumBreakdown: Taken to an extreme with Sister Miki and Sister Yuki in "The Live".
* ReplicantSnatching: Cobalt Claw does this to the AlphaBitch in TheMovie.
* TheyFightCrime: Honey, Miki and Yuki had a brief gig as a team of three in ''The Live''. [[spoiler:Miki and Yuki's system flaws, coupled with Yuki being manipulative, made sure that this partnership didn't last long.]]
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