Cutie Honey

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Cutie Honey (2004)

Cutie Honey is a live action movie remake of the 1973 anime television series Cutey Honey and was directed by Hideki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion). The film was followed by a direct remake two months after its release in the form of the (significantly better received) anime OVA Re: Cutie Honey. The movie makes use of several animated segments (namely for the opening theme and flashbacks) that would later be used in the OVA. A live-action television series, Cutie Honey THE LIVE, followed three years later, marking a significant improvement over it's theatrical predecessor.

NOTE: Being that this was filmed in Japan, none of the firearms are real and are largely a combination of capfiring blowback replicas and airsoft replicas with CGI muzzle flashes and casings.


The following firearms were seen in the movie Cutie Honey:

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Handguns

SIG-Sauer P230

Inspector Aki Natsuko (Mikako Ichikawa) uses a SIG-Sauer P230 pistol with plastic grips and a black finish throughout the movie.

SIG-Sauer P230 - .380 ACP (9mm kurz).
Inspector Natsuko with her P230 during the opening scene.
Natsuko tries to arrest Cutie Honey after the opening fight scene.
Natsuko with her SIG P230 during the opening credits. This animated segment was reused for the opening sequence for the OVA.
Natsuko fires her P230 at the police shooting range. Note the CGI brass, which is far too large for a .380 casing.
Natsuko check the magazine in her P230.

Nambu Model 60

Officer Tokimura (Ryo Iwamatsu) is seen with a snub-nose Nambu Model 60 revolver. This is likely the "X Cartridge Police Revolver" airsoft replica manufactured by Marushin.

Airsoft replica of the newer version of the Nambu Model 60 (manufactured by Marushin).
Tokimura takes cover behind a patrol car.

Desert Eagle Mark I

Officer Mikami (Ryo Kase) is seen with a Desert Eagle Mark I pistol near the beginning of the movie.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum.
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Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P

The police officers at the beginning of the movie are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P revolvers. These appear to be airsoft replicas manufactured by Tanaka and are likely meant to stand in for the Nambu Model 60.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
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Luger P08

Most of the Panther Claw goons are armed with gold Luger P08 pistols. All of these pistols are gas blowback airsoft replicas with CGI muzzle flashes and spent brass added in post-production. Some of these are replicas manufactured by Tanaka that have been spray-painted gold, while some are the limited edition "Ashford Special" pistols (modeled after the gold Lugers from Resident Evil: Code Veronica X) manufactured by Tokyo Marui (identifiable by the ornate grips).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm.
The "Ashford Gold Luger" airsoft pistol, manufactured by Tokyo Marui.
Several Panther Claw goons with "Ashford Special" Lugers.
Cutie Honey (Eriko Sato) disguised as a Panther Claw goon with a Luger P08.
A closeup of a Luger locking open. Note the brown faux-wood grips, the obviously painted gold coloring, and the gas coming out of the breech.

Nambu Type 14

In addition to P08s, several Panther Claw goons are seen using gold Nambu Type 14 pistols. As with the Lugers, these are all replicas that have been spay-painted gold.

Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
A group of Panther Claw goons armed with Nambu Model 14s and MP5s.
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The Panther Claw goons fire at the police. Note the CGI muzzleflashes.
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Beretta 84

Seiji Hayami (Jun Murakami) has a Beretta 84 pistol with rubber grips that is seen laying on his desk.

Beretta 84 (earlier version with round trigger guard) - .380 ACP
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Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Several of the Panther Claw goons in the opening fight scene are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns with Navy trigger groups and XM177 flash hiders. These props are capfiring replicas of an unidentified make. As with the Luger and Nambu pistols, the magazine, upper receiver and barrel/bolt assembly of each MP5 has been painted gold.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
A goon unloads his MP5A3 at the police.
A closeup of one of the MP5s. Note the rounds in the chamber.
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The Panther Claw goons fire at the police. Note the CGI muzzleflashes.
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Sniper Rifles

Accuracy International L96A1

A Panther Claw goon is seen aiming at Cutie Honey with an Accuracy International L96A1 sniper rifle during the animated opening credit sequence.

Accuracy International Precision Marksman 7.62x51mm NATO (Designated L96A1 by the British Military)
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