The previously announced City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust is set to premiere on September 8 this year in theaters in Japan, as previously revealed with a new preview and trailer. Sunrise and The Answer Studio will animate the film under the direction of Kenji Kodama.
Yasuyuki Muto is writing the script and Aniplex is distributing the film. The cast for City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust includes:
- Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura
- Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba
- Tessho Genda as Hayato Ijuuin
- Mami Koyama as Miki
- Harumi Ichiryuusai as Saeko Nogami
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Anji
- Kenyu Horiuchi as Shin Kaibara
- Tomokazu Seki as Pirarucu
- Subaru Kimura as Espada
Japanese rock band TM Network returns to perform the film’s ending theme song, “Get Wild.” The song, first released in 1987, was the song used in the first anime adaptation of City Hunter, which aired from April 6, 1987 to March 28, 1988. The group also received a special artwork upon their return to the series. They will also perform the film’s opening theme titled ‘What’s Coming’.
TheCity hunterfranchise based on Tsukasa Hojo’s manga has spawned a number of media adaptations that include the first anime series in 1987, which ran for 51 episodes. The second season aired from April 2, 1988 to July 14, 1989; and the third followed from October 15, 1989 to January 21, 1990. Several films were produced from the series, including.357 Magnum(1989),Bay City Wars(1990),Million dollar conspiracy(1990),The Secret Service(1996),Goodbye, my dear(1997) andThe death of the violent criminal Ryo Saeba(1999).
The franchise has also spawned numerous live-action adaptations, including two Hong Kong film adaptations that premiered in 1991 and 1993, as well as the French comedy film adaptation Niki Larson and Parfum de Cupidon in 2016, a South Korean live-action adaptation brought the title back to popularity and aired from May to July 2011. South Korean actor Lee Min-ho played the role in the live-action series adaptation.
source: Official site
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