The classic anime and manga franchise, City Hunter, is getting a modern twist with the new City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film. Now, the staff have revealed two new TVCMs, which tease the return of the one and only Ryo Saeba!
Yeah, as expected of Ryo… he’s still a perv! The film will be a more modern take on the classic private eye manga. However, this time, Ryo will be doing his thing in present-day Shinjuku. Its cast will include:
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- 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.