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Manga 'City Hunter' Receives New Anime Film Adaptation

by Vindstot
Mar 19, 1:46 AM | 19 Comments
In commemoration of the anime series' 30th anniversary, an official website opened for a new anime film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's action comedy manga City Hunter on Monday. Tentatively titled City Hunter The Movie, the film will open in Japan in the early spring of 2019, and take place in modern day Shinjuku, featuring a new story. The director and lead cast members are reprising their roles from the original anime.

Staff
Chief Director: Kenji Kodama (City Hunter)
Script: Youichi Katou (Youkai Watch)
Studio: Sunrise
Distribution: Aniplex

Cast
Ryou Saeba: Akira Kamiya (Hokuto no Ken)
Kaori Makimura: Kazue Ikura (One Piece)

Teaser PV

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City Hunter ran in Weekly Shounen Jump from 1985 to 1991, and has over 50 million copies of its 35 compiled volumes in print. The manga inspired four TV anime, two anime films, three specials, and two OVAs, including the latest episode produced by Kamikaze Douga in 2015.

The series was also previously adapted into multiple live action adaptations outside Japan. A Chinese live-action film adaptation is scheduled to be released after December 2018. Another live-action film by Sony Pictures France titled Nicky Larson will open on February 6, 2019.

Official site: http://cityhunter-movie.com/
Official Twitter: @cityhuntermovie

Source: PR Times

City Hunter Movie on MAL

19 Comments Recent Comments

It's nice that this is getting a revival, and I hope that despite its retro feel (and bringing back the cast/crew from the 80s series) it is modern enough that today's audiences will enjoy it.

Mar 19, 1:15 PM by Haneken2086

i hope jackie chan is in this one also and everyone is gay except me

Mar 19, 10:24 AM by bitchassdarius

Yessss!!! God really is alive. Mokkori!

Mar 19, 10:08 AM by Lightanimelover

One of the many series I have been to see for years, maybe this will movie will represent my gate into the franchise itself...

Mar 19, 9:32 AM by Playcool

MOKKORIIIII!

Super excited for this film!

Mar 19, 9:29 AM by morshuwarrior

I'm tearing up now... and having a mokkori too.

Mar 19, 7:17 AM by rodolfoemiliano

what a nostalgia... and it was directed by the veteran it self... i have nothing to complain here...

Mar 19, 6:41 AM by Kuma

Kittens-kun said:
You'd drop it anyway, so does it really matter?

I am sorry for offending you by my practice.


Blarey said:
It says Kenji Kodama is directing it and it’s by Sunrise, the same studio and director who worked on the original series.

I know, & those are not the aspects that I am worried about.


vigorousjammer said:
Looking at the list of things he's worked on, he mostly does kids shows, but I'm sure his comedic sense would work great for the funny moments.

That's exactly what I am worried about, he mostly worked on kids-only anime. From my experience, that's not really a good sign, just saying.


Robiiii said:
You and your screenwriter fetish needs to calm the fuck down.

Do not worry, I do not have that fetish. And who are you? Have we chat before or something? Sorry, I am forgetful sometimes.


kaitoXotaku96 said:
the animation these days is just too bright

The animation or the visuals? And what do you mean by bright? The colour palette? The atmosphere? Or something else?

Mar 19, 6:37 AM by TheServant

I was planning to watch City Hunter some of these day and nice to see a Anime flim by sunrise! Hopefully can finish with City Hunter series before this comes out. Also nice to see its being directed by same director of original series.

I imagine this will be remake.

Mar 19, 5:55 AM by SkyDrop

i hope they don't change the animation much ,a lot of the old animation look better than now .the animation these days is just too bright

Mar 19, 5:21 AM by kaitoXotaku96

i hope they don't change the animation much ,a lot of the old animation look better than now .the animation these days is just too bright

Mar 19, 5:21 AM by kaitoXotaku96

TheServant said:
I want to watch this, but that screenwriter does not really inspire confidence.

You and your screenwriter fetish needs to calm the fuck down.

Mar 19, 5:12 AM by Robiiii

Wow, that's a surprise. I will definitely wait, as I love the original series and its atmosphere of the 80's action movies.

Mar 19, 4:11 AM by RobertBobert

Aw yeah! I'm so excited about this! :D
Especially after not getting a chance to see the OVA they bundled with the re-print of the manga.

TheServant said:
I want to watch this, but that screenwriter does not really inspire confidence.

What's wrong with Youichi Katou?
He penned some episodes of Space Brothers, and also worked on the Yatterman and Time Bokan revivals, and it seems he's the lead writer on Yokai Watch. Looking at the list of things he's worked on, he mostly does kids shows, but I'm sure his comedic sense would work great for the funny moments. Not sure about the serious moments, but I'm sure the director will guide him on that stuff. Staff seems good thus far, if you ask me.

Mar 19, 3:57 AM by vigorousjammer

TheServant said:
I want to watch this, but that screenwriter does not really inspire confidence.


It says Kenji Kodama is directing it and it’s by Sunrise, the same studio and director who worked on the original series.

Mar 19, 3:40 AM by Blarey

I guess it is time for me to start watching/reading City hunter, it's been a while that i planned to check it.

Mar 19, 3:38 AM by _Pingu_

TheServant said:
I want to watch this, but that screenwriter does not really inspire confidence.


You'd drop it anyway, so does it really matter?

Mar 19, 3:06 AM by TsukuyomiREKT

I want to watch this, but that screenwriter does not really inspire confidence.

Mar 19, 2:54 AM by TheServant

Ahh so happy for this!

Mar 19, 2:00 AM by Castiel

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