City Hunter

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Japanese: シティーハンター
French: Nicky Larson
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1987 to Mar 28, 1988
Premiered: Spring 1987
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.921 (scored by 2394923,949 users)
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Ranked: #7432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2362
Members: 80,920
Favorites: 1,019

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"City Hunter" is a notorious contractor group with the call sign "XYZ." No matter the job, they will take it, cleaning up the scum on the streets of Tokyo. The key member of City Hunter is Ryou Saeba; armed with his trusty Colt Python and pinpoint accuracy, he works alongside willful tomboy Kaori Makimura.

Together they solve tough cases and tackle the numerous dangers that accompany their trade head-on. However, when he's not out hunting crooks and villains, Ryou finds pleasure in chasing beautiful ladies with only Kaori and her one hundred-ton hammer to keep him in check. From pickpockets and arms dealers to crime syndicates, nothing can stand in the way of Ryou Saeba when he takes aim at his next mission.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kodama, Kenji
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "CITY HUNTER~愛よ消えないで~ (CITY HUNTER~Ai yo kienaide)" by Kahoru Kohiruimaki (eps 1-26)
2: "Go Go Heaven" by Toshiyuki Ohsawa (eps 27-51)

Ending Theme

"Get Wild" by TM NETWORK


Feb 18, 2024
A Great Action Comedy Anime of the 80s and 90s Era

City Hunter is one of the great anime of the late '80s and '90s. It still survives till today with movie specials that are released every couple of years or so. This shows how good the concept is. It has other spin-offs of sort like Angel Eyes from the same manga artist. The songs used and the music are top notch. If you are a fan of city pop of the '80s and '90s, then the soundtrack of City Hunter would be of interest.

The City Hunter is about the sweeper or vigilante similar to the ...
Nov 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Saeba Ryo is the second most lecherous man in the universe, beaten only by Moroboshi Ataru (Urusei Yatsura). Most of these episodes are more about Ryo perving on women, and being hit with hammers by his partner Makimura Kaori. It is light hearted fun, and there is some action. However the series started with Saeba being a 'sweeper' which seemed to mean something of an assassin/problem eliminator, he shot people and a couple of episodes were dark, but by about the 5th episode it turned into a comedy, with a bit of action. Ryo is an over the top human superhero, he has no ...
Oct 4, 2022
I'mma rate the series as whole, with a 6. When I watched the anime, I already had read the manga, and turned out to be a bad idea, since the anime adaptation is A FREAKING DISASTER. Most of its episodes are all fillers, and the episodes that are canon were adapted so wrong, not to mention the amount of censorship it has, which doesn't make sense since the original story isn't that violent or graphic (I came to miss Roy's mokkoris, much of the jokes lost their charm because the lack of erectios lol) , even tho the overall feeling the anime tries to transmit ...

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