I’m going to the Travis Air Force base… IDK where that is.
I’m leaving for California tomorrow morning. I’m visiting my sister and my nieces for a week. I’ll try to be on here, but I probably won’t post much.
capsep said:oh okay. so like who do you think she felt the most for romantically?
It varies on continuity. As far as the original TV series goes, she only showed romantic interest in Seiji. But there wasn’t a lot of it. They had one cute romantic scene in episode 13, but everything else was in subtext. Like for example, in the final episode she checks up on Seiji before anyone else. Then again, she says things like “It must be nice to be lovers” when talking about a couple, thus kind of dismissing any romance between her and Seiji. Then later on, she’s thrilled about joining Paradise Academy solely so she could meet cute guys. Though there have been some official sources that list Seiji as her “boyfriend”, but I think it’s probably just some sort of casual thing.
In New Cutey Honey, she certainly cares a lot for Chokkei… but I wanna say it’s like with Junpei. Once Natsuko comes into the picture, the romantic tension is kind of downplayed.
Manga-wise, she didn’t seem to have any sort of romance on her mind in the 70’s manga. In the Go Nagai manga, she flat-out says she isn’t Seiji’s girlfriend. In the Yuu Okazaki manga, they seem to be more of a couple, but it’s all subtext. They come back from a date in the second chapter. In 90’s manga, she sort of “dated” Detective Todoroki, but it’s similar to her relationship to Seiji in the TV series. Then she seems to really have a thing for Seiko. It could just be a friendship, but I think there’s more to that.
Then of course, we have Flash and Re, both where Honey actually has a set-in-stone romance. In Flash she settles down with Seiji, while in Re she’s clearly lezzing it up with Natsuko.
This maybe unrelated, but Go Nagai has said that Honey is a “maternal” figure. That’s why she’s always rescuing weak men. It makes a lot of sense. She’s the woman of the Hayami household in the original, and one of the last lines in the series has Seiji discussing her maternal instincts. Honey is more a protector than a lover when it comes to Chokkei. And in Flash…. well, I’m sure you know what happens in the end.