YMMV: Cutey Honey

  • Awesome Music: The 2004 film had the "Sister Jill" anthem sung by a random...evil jazz singer lady played by Japanese popstar Koda Kumi.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: During the live-action film, the villain suddenly appears at one point, singing a song with his henchmen accompanying on violins. Cutey Honey's facial expression at that point has become slightly memetic.
  • Complete Monster: Jewel Princess from episode 2 of New Cutie Honey runs a jewelry shop as a front for entrapping beautiful girls. When she finds one she wants, she has her brought to the basement, stripped naked and subjected to a gas that results in the girl being turned into a statue, so she can preserve their beauty and keep them around for her to admire. She even loves their screams of despair and pain as they're converted into statues. She forces the captive heroine Honey to watch as she does this to an innocent girl, and once Honey bests her in a fight, Jewel Princess takes a serum to change into a monstrous creature to simply rend Honey apart.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song will get stuck in your head. And it's proven so popular that it's been sung in at least three languages and has been remixed for every installment.
  • Foe Yay: Several examples; in the original manga, Sister Jill tried making a pass at Honey during a Phlebotinum Breakdown just before the final battle.
  • Ho Yay: Oh, so much. Frequently combined with Foe Yay.
    • Re: Cutey Honey deserves special mention. Natsuko and Honey have two instances of Intimate Healing that involve naked cuddling and French kissing respectively, in addition to assorted other moments, and at the end of the last episode, Sister Jill ends up floating naked in a void and possessively hugging an equally naked (and unconscious!) Honey.
  • Periphery Demographic: Go Nagai says he was surprised when he found out that the series attracted so many female fans. Hence, the creation of Cutey Honey Flash.
  • "Weird Al" Effect: How many people have even heard of Tarao Bannai? That was the source for Honey's "Sometimes I'm a..." speech, which is now more associated with Cutey Honey than anything else, at least in the West.
    • The speech can also be heard in the first Cyborg 009 movie, which must be a Tarao Bannai reference and not a Cutey Honey reference because that movie, from 1966, predates Cutey Honey.