The legendary marksman Ryo Saeba is back! “City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes” will be released on July 19 this year, the 30th anniversary of the series’ anime premiere. This 80s classic series will present cinematic fight sequences of the utmost quality and recreate the humor that the series is known for. The producers guarantee that this movie can bring an overwhelming sense of nostalgia to the series’ fans while sparking interest in brand new characters.
The movie’s protagonist Ryo Saeba is a top-notch assassin of the underworld. Although he has impeccable hand-to-hand combat skills and marksmanship, he is incredibly lustful. Together with Kaori Makimura, he owns a business in Shinjuku, Tokyo and earns his living by being a bodyguard.
Yet, this movie is centered around a new character Ai Shindo.
《城市獵人》、《灌籃高手》與《美少女戰士》共同被譽為”日本三大神作”，其中《城市獵人》由日本知名作家「北条 司」所創作的漫畫發行量，全球已超過5000萬本，自1985 年連載至今曾改編為動畫、小說、電視劇與真人電影，今年特別推出《城市獵人劇場版-新宿PRIVATE EYES》，由原作「北条 司」、導演「兒玉兼嗣」與腳本「加藤陽一」等原班製作團隊攜手合作打造。
“City Hunter”, “Slam Dunk,” and “Sailor Moon” are referred to as the Big Three of Japanese anime. Out of which “City Hunter” by Tsukasa Hojo had sold more than 50 million copies globally since the manga started in 1985, the series had been made into anime, novels, and live-action movies. This year, the series’ original creator Hojo cooperates with director Kenji Kodama and screenwriter Yōichi Katō to produce the movie.
The voice acting cast would be constituted by actors of various backgrounds. Akira Kamiya and Kazue Ikura make up the more experienced portion of the cast while Marie Iitoyo, Kōichi Yamadera, and Yoshimi Tokui are first-time voice actors.
Furthermore, the anime agency Muse Communication also announced that the company’s YouTube channel has started uploading anime episodes starting on June 15, allowing fans to enjoy the series. We recommend you to check out this series and its protagonist Ryo, who has been dubbed “The 007 of Asia.” ●