City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust Trailer Reveals Fall 2023 Release Date


A trailer for the previously announced City Hunter the Movie has been released, revealing the film’s subtitle of “Angel Dust” and an Autumn 2023 Japanese release date.

Some of the main staff were revealed with the release of the 33-second trailer. Kenji Kodama (City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) is serving as chief director (according to the Japanese credits; the English credits simply list him as director) with Yasuyuki Mutou (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash) as scriptwriter. The animation production is credited to Sunrise (now a brand of Bandai Namco Filmworks) and The Answer Studio.

City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust is the latest movie in the franchise since 2019’s City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes. It features the taglines “The Final Chapter Begins” and “The battle to bring an end to the past begins.”

Akira Kamiya is reprising the role of Ryo Saeba. Other returning City Hunter cast members include Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura, Harumi Ichiryuusai as Saeko Nogami, Tesshou Genda as Umibozu, and Mami Koyama as Miki.

The Shueisha-published City Hunter manga ran from 1985 to 1991, while two spin-offs from other manga artists began in 2017 and 2018. An anime TV series adaptation aired in 1987 and was followed by a few additional seasons, TV specials, and movies. 

Coamix describes the manga as:

Ryo Saeba, a.k.a. City Hunter. A sweeper who fulfills all his client’s needs. He’ll do anything from bodyguarding to contract killing, but he’ll only take the job if a pretty woman is involved, or the client’s sincerity makes his heart tremble. Together with his partner Kaori Makimura, the kid sister of his late best friend, Ryo fights the evil haunting the shadows of the city!!

A Netflix movie adaptation of City Hunter is set to be released in 2024. The manga previously inspired a 1993 live-action movie starring Jackie Chan, a 2019 French adaptation, and a yet-to-be-released Chinese adaptation.

Source: Aniplex Channel

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