With the release this weekend of the City Hunter XYZ manga edition, a new promo for it has arrived that talks about the bundled motion comic material as well. Revealed earlier this spring in regards to the 30th anniversary of Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter manga beginning way back in 1985, the manga series got a re-release as a twelve volume series with new interviews and illustrations. Termed a motion comic more than an OAD proper, the property, which kept chugging along until 1992 in Weekly Shonen Jump with a grand total of thirty-five volumes.
Originally it looked like a new cast was stepping up to handle the work, but now the formal and familiar cast was recently reveled with Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba, Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura, Yōko Asagami as Saeko Nogami, Tesshō Genda as Umibōzu and Bin Shimada as Doc.
The original work ended up spawning multiple TV adaptations, movies, live action and more. With the number of anime projects from the past resurfacing in the past few years, can City Hunter rise again? And will this new edition of the manga spur its potential release stateside?
Property concept: Ryo Saeba is a “sweeper” in the city of Tokyo. His works as a trouble shooter, cleaning the streets of vermin, and helping out desperate people. Sometimes he’s a bodyguard, sometimes he’s an assassin, whatever Ryo does he does it well. In fact his only flaw is his hormones – he loves the ladies and sometimes turns into an idiot when he’s near them. Thankfully he’s got people like his partner Kaori Makimura to keep him in check.