The City Hunter TV Anime Celebrates 35 Years, A New Film Has Been Announced

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Recently, Aniplex announced that City Hunter would be making its return to the big screen, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the TV anime.

A teaser trailer was released on Aniplex’s YouTube Channel, the video previews TM Network’s ending theme, “Get Wild,” which is the same as the original anime’s ending. The video also confirmed the return of Ryo Saeba’s original voice actor, Akira Kamiya to reprise his role.

City Hunter Creator, Tsukasa Hojo commented on the news of the new film announcement, sharing his excitement about the anniversary of the television anime and the new film:

Thank you for waiting for the new work. It’s been 35 years since the first episode of the anime, and I’m deeply moved to tell you about it. It has been decided that “Get Wild” will also be used for the ending. I can’t tell you the details yet, but this new work is likely to be different from the previous one. I hope you are looking forward to it.

Tsukasa Hojo, Manga Creator of City Hunter
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Akira Kamiya also expressed his excitement about reprising his role as Ryo Saeba, here is what he had to say in regards to returning:

“I was happy when I heard the news. The eternal hero, Ryo Saeba, is back. I want to make a wonderful movie that does not disappoint, such as story and music. “Don’t make me wait. You called me!”

Akira Kamiya

Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter manga ran from 1985 to 1991 and has 35 volumes. The manga inspired four television anime series, one anime film, several videos, and television specials including a 2015 original anime DVD. ADV Films released most of these anime projects in North America. The original anime premiered in April 1987. The City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film opened in Japan in February 2019. The City Hunter anime, and films currently streaming on Crunchyroll.

Source: Anime News Network, Aniplex Newsbox

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