Ryo Saeba is back for a brand new City Hunter anime film. This time, our favorite skirt-chasing private eye will be having a new adventure in present-day Shinjuku. Now, the staff have revealed that the film’s title will be City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes. They also unveiled a new trailer, as well as a new key visual:
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The film will be a more modern take ‘s classic private eye manga. Its cast will include:
- Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba
- Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura
- Harumi Ichiryuusai (Youko Asagami) as Saeko Nogami
- Tesshou Genda as Umibozu
- Mami Koyama as Miki
- Marie Iitoyo as Ai Shindou
- Kouichi Yamadera as Shinji Mikuni
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Vince Englert
The film will premiere on 8 February 2019, with Kenji Kodama, the director of the previous City Hunter anime, returning to direct the film. Kumiko Takahashi (Cardcaptor Sakura) is designing the characters. This will be the latest adaptation for the franchise, which includes the popular TV anime. It also includes a Hong Kong action movie starring Jackie Chan, as well as a 2011 Korean live-action series. The manga also inspired a French live-action film titled Nicky Larson (City Hunter’s title in France). And yes, there’s also a new Chinese live-action film adaptation coming up as well.
source: Anime! Anime!