City Hunter


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City Hunter

Genres: action, comedy, mystery
Themes: assassins, crime organizations, police, slapstick, yakuza
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 51
Vintage: 1987-04-06 to 1988-03-28

Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He’s a “sweeper” and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

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City Hunter 2

Genres: action, comedy, mystery
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 63
Vintage: 1988-04-02 to 1989-07-14

Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba is a “sweeper” know as the City Hunter. He and his sidekick Kaori Makimura are hired to solve problems that the police can’t (or won’t) handle. When he’s not keeping the streets of Tokyo clean, Ryo is chasing the ladies, and Kaori chases after him with a giant anti-ecchi hammer.

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City Hunter 3

Genres: action, comedy, mystery
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 1989-10-15 to 1990-01-21

Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba is the City Hunter, a “sweeper” (private detective) in the city of Tokyo. He and his sidekick Kaori Makimura are hired by desperate people with major problems. When he’s not keeping the streets clean, Ryo is chasing the ladies, and Kaori chases after him with a giant anti-ecchi hammer.

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City Hunter '91

Genres: action, comedy, mystery
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 1991-04-28 to 1991-10-10

Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba is back as the City Hunter, a “sweeper” (private detective) working on the streets of Tokyo. He and sidekick Kaori Makimura are hired to solve the problems of desperate people. When Ryo is not using his sharp shooting skills against bad guys, he’s aiming his sites on pretty ladies. Kaori uses a giant anti-ecchi hammer to make sure he behaves.

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City Hunter: .357 Magnum (movie) Vintage: 1989
City Hunter: Bay City Wars (OAV) Vintage: 1990
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy (OAV) Vintage: 1990
City Hunter: The Secret Service (special) Vintage:1996-01
City Hunter: The Motion Picture (special) Vintage: 1997-04
City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba (special) Vintage: 1999-04-23

Bought a few DVDs a while back. Does Section 23 own the rights to this show?


#2

This show has been out of print for a long time, so I would imagine they let the rights lapse.


#3

That sucks. I’m watching Secret Service right now and I really enjoy the show. But I’m not willing to pay over 70 dollars for City Hunter 3 and 91.


#4

The series like Dunbine did not seem to do well for them thus probably the lower print run on the later seasons. Least they did not dub it like Dunbine.


#5

Even back when everything was being dubbed, ADV was not foolish enough to dub *this *one. It’s way too long and WAY too old. I do admire them for releaseing such an old show though, sort of like how CPM put out all of Votoms and now Animeigo is releaseing Yawara. They are old shows no one wants to touch, but should still see a release. Kind sad they never seem to sell well though :frowning: .I hear this is quite good though, if a little repetitive. I don’t think this is a license they’d hold on to for long though, I’d imagine it’s already expired.


#6

City Hunter Manga Gets New Original Anime DVD

posted on 2015-05-23 01:30 EDT
XYZ Edition release celebrates 30th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s series

“City Hunter” OAD Cast Announced

June 24, 2015 8:19pm CDT
Special edition “motion comic” DVD reunites principal cast of the original TV anime


#8

Kamikaze Douga Produces “City Hunter” New Anime

July 19, 2015 11:30pm CDT

VIDEO: Preview for New “City Hunter” OAD Posted

October 23, 2015 10:55pm CDT
Produced by Kamikaze Douga (OP animations for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)


#10

33 Versions of “City Hunter” ED Song “Get Wild” to be Compiled in Three-CD Set

February 10, 2017 6:55am CST
The first version was released as a 7-inch record in April 1987


#11

Sunrise Animates New City Hunter Film for Spring 2019

posted on 2018-03-19 03:42 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Voice actors Akira Kamiya, Kazue Ikura, director Kenji Kodama return for new film


#12

71-Year-Old Akira Kamiya Delivers His Current Voice as “City Hunter” Ryo Saeba in Video

April 19, 2018 4:30am CDT
Sunrise-animated all new film is scheduled to be released in early 2019