City Hunter The Movie Angel Dust, a follow-up to the 2019 movie City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, now has a trailer with which to tease the masses excited to see Ryo Saeba’s next big case. Sunrise has only given us a vague 2023 release window, so the trailer will have to suffice until then. There’s plenty of the action fans expect from an entry in the long-running City Hunter series, so it definitely shouldn’t disappoint.
For those looking for behind the scenes information and art, Sunrise has maintained a home page, an official Twitter account, a Facebook page, and an Instagram page, dedicated to the City Hunter anime series.
Ryo Saeba’s Final Chapter Begins
The series stars the titular City Hunter Ryo Saeba. After being the only one to survive an airplane crash in war-torn Central America, he is pressed into service as a guerrilla fighter. Being too young to remember anything about himself, even his own name, Shin Kaibara, another guerrilla, gave him his name. After years of battle, Ryo made his way to America, then finally to Japan, where he put his skills to use as a “sweeper,” or a mercenary, who takes on cases to help people out of their difficult situations.
As previously stated, City Hunter The Movie Angel Dust picks up where City Hunter The Movie Shinjuku Private Eyes left off. In the previous movie, a model named Ai Shindo hired Ryo as a bodyguard after an attack on her life. Shinji Mikuni, the president of an IT company and an old friend of Kaori Makimura, hired Ai for an ad campaign. While Kaori and Shinji caught up, which drove a rift between Kaori and Ryo, mercenaries gathered in Shinjuku, and a major arms dealer arrived in Japan with a shiny new weapon.
In the aftermath of all of that, Ryo takes on a new case that directly ties to his past and the death of his partner and Kaori Makimura’s step-brother, Hideyuki Makimura. The titular “Angel Dust,” a drug that appeared in the original City Hunter in an important role, will make a return in City Hunter The Movie Angel Dust.
City Hunter Origins
City Hunter is a timeless series. It began as a manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo. Shueisha had the distinct honor of publishing the series in Weekly Shounen Jump from February 26th, 1985 to November 19th, 1991, in a total of 35 volumes. The series has been adapted to both anime and live-action in the intervening years, making Ryo Saeba’s cases as a City Hunter legendary around the world.
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