Upcoming City Hunter Anime Film Reveals New Cast, Theme Songs; Premieres on September 8

(Last Updated On: June 13, 2023)

The Twitter account of the City Hunter franchise’s latest anime film, City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust (Gekijо̄ban City Hunter: Tenshi no Namida), unveiled the primary visual, complete trailer, and confirmed the September 8 release date. The trailer offers a glimpse of the new characters (along with their respective cast members), while showcasing the opening theme song “Whatever Comes” and the ending theme song “Get Wild” (the iconic ending theme from the original anime series). TM Network will be performing both theme songs for the film.

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The upcoming film introduces a captivating array of fresh characters portrayed by an exceptional ensemble cast (shown in the image above, arranged from the upper left corner to the lower right).

City Hunter Anime cast
  • Subaru Kimura as Espada, a member of the “Wetworks” assassination team
  • Tomokazu Seki as Pirarucu, a member of the “Wetworks” assassination team
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Angie, an overseas movie producer. Angie came to Japan to shoot a movie of her cat traveling throughout Japan, but the cat ran off, so she seeks City Hunter’s help
  • Kenyuu Horiuchi as Shin Kaibara, a battle-scarred mercernary leader who once raised the orphaned Ryō as a warrior

The upcoming film welcomes back the trio of Kisugi thief sisters from the beloved Cat’s Eye anime. Keiko Toda and Chika Sakamoto reprise their roles as Hitomi and Ai, respectively, from the original television series. Rica Fukami joins the cast as Rui, taking over the role previously portrayed by the late Toshiko Fujita, who sadly passed away in December 2018.

Renowned director Kenji Kodama, known for his work on the City Hunter franchise, is at the helm of this exciting new film, produced by Sunrise and The Answer Studio Co., Ltd. Penning the screenplay is Yasuyuki Mutō, recognized for his exceptional work on Deadman Wonderland. Aniplex will handle the distribution of the film, ensuring its wide reach and availability to eager audiences.

City Hunter Anime Film

The upcoming film delves into Ryo Saeba’s past and the tragic demise of his former partner, Hideyuki Makimura. Additionally, it explores the significance of Angel Dust, which played a crucial role in the original series. Esteemed voice actors returning for the project include Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba, Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura, Harumi Ichiryūsai as Saeko Nogami, Tesshō Genda as Umibozu, and Mami Koyama as Miki. This new anime film serves as a tribute to the television anime’s 35th anniversary.

Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter manga, spanning 35 volumes, captivated readers from 1985 to 1991. The manga inspired four television anime series, one anime film, and various video and television specials, including a 2015 original anime DVD. ADV Films released most of these anime projects in North America. The original anime debuted in April 1987, while the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film premiered in Japan in February 2019.

Discotek Media obtained the license for the original City Hunter anime projects and the recent City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film in April 2019. Crunchyroll currently streams the City Hunter television anime series, specials, and films. Coamix and Imagineer’s MangaHot app and website have taken up the task of publishing the English version of the City Hunter manga.

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MangaHot succinctly describes the story: Ryo Saeba, alias City Hunter, is a versatile professional who caters to all his clients’ desires. He undertakes tasks ranging from bodyguarding to assassination, but his involvement hinges on the presence of a beautiful woman or the client’s profound sincerity that touches his heart. Teamed up with Kaori Makimura, his late best friend’s younger sister, Ryo combats the malevolence lurking in the city’s shadows!

In 1993, Jackie Chan headlined a loosely adapted Hong Kong live-action film based on the original manga. A Korean live-action television series adaptation premiered in 2011, with Hulu streaming it in the United States. A French live-action film adaptation debuted in France in February 2019. Furthermore, a separate Chinese live-action film adaptation has been approved in China.


Sources | City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust film’s Twitter accountComic Natalie

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Karandeep Singh
Love to read manga and webtoon. Solo leveling is my favorite webtoon and Black Clover is favorite manga.

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