Apr 17, 2021
Just finished binge watching the whole of City Hunter and was surprised that the last season doesn't have a review. Oh well, no worries, I'll be the first to add one then.
Story: City Hunter needs no introduction. If you've watched the three seasons, you know what to expect from the fourth. It's your usual Ryo and Kaori comedy, but wait there's more. The fourth season also, for the first time, shows the backstory of Umibozou and Saeko and you get an episode of just comedy, no crime, nothing, cool huh?
Art: This is where things get controversial. The art is splendid, just like the good old
80's and early 90's anime, but there's a bit decline in terms of art quality. The art was top notch, in the first two seasons and slowly started taking a hit from the third season. Also, who the hell though changing Ryo's clothes looks good?
Sound: Whereas seasons 1 & 2 had some of the best OPs and EDs of all the anime I've ever watched, the last two seasons heavily disappointed me. It's better than the electronic cancer that is prevalent in most anime now, but comes nowhere close to the first two seasons.
Character: We get to see and learn a good bit about Umibozou from this season and that's always a plus. God bless him. Also, like each season, Ryo's sad past comes back to haunt him, again and again.
Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed City Hunter '91 and really wanted to give it an 8/10, but damn the last episode. When you know you're gonna end the anime, you better make a good finishing episode, sigh. I mean the last episode is good, but it doesn't feel like the last episode for the anime. It could have been done much much better.
So, should you watch it? Absolutely yes. If you've watched the first three seasons and love the comedy, art style and the aesthetics of the good old anime days, City Hunter '91 should be on your list.
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