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
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.911 (scored by 2283222,832 users)
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Ranked: #7032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2287
Members: 76,246
Favorites: 963

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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

Apr 28, 2008
This large, classic series consists of the adventures of Saeba Ryo, a sweeper or hired gun and his partner Kaori. Throughout the 140 episodes that make up the 4 seasons there are mainly 1-3 episode stories that intertwine very nicely. Also 3 movies that came out during the series' release and 3 specials that aired later. This anime is considered Action/Comedy but it has a lot of the entertainment value that you get from a Super Power type anime due to Ryo's implausible skill.

Saeba Ryo is not only an absolutely perfect marksman but by nature will hit on every beautiful woman he sees, which is ...
May 24, 2010
This masterpiece is truly one of a kind. I have no clue as to why this gem of the late 80's is barely known.

Story - 8
This anime follows the adventures of Japan's premier hired gun, Ryo Saeba. I gave the story a 9 as there is really no overarching story, or various story arcs. Instead, this series is rather episodic, with many single story episodes with a few 1-3 mini arcs spread throughout. This, however, can also be seen as a forte to this series, as this series isnt hindered by fillers, drawn out fights, repetition, or slower parts like ...
Jan 10, 2014
"I’m neither an ally of yours nor a tool of those police inspectors who think they are men of justice. I live as I think is right." Ryo Saeba, to a mafia leader.

This masterpiece is the adaption of City Hunter's manga, one of Weekly Shōnen Jump's best-selling series of all time, from the all-known popular hit by Hojo Tsukasa. City Hunter is the code name of the main character, Ryo Saeba, Tokyo's best sweeper, private detective and body guard, as well as the number one pervert in Japan.

No one can wield the .357 Colt Python Magnum the way Ryo Saeba does. He can shoot while ...

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