The main trailer and main visual for City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust have been released. A September 8 Japanese premiere date was also revealed.
The 90-second trailer begins with a light-hearted mood before shifting to a darker tone with multiple action sequence snippets. The ending song “Get Wild” by TM Network and the newly announced opening song “Whatever Comes” (also by TM NETWORK) are featured in the video as well.
City Hunter the Movie: Angel Dust‘s main trailer also provides a preview of freshly announced characters like:
• Angie (Miyuki Sawashiro), a video creator who takes an interest in Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura due to their involvement with the underworld
• Shin Kaibara (Kenyuu Horiuchi), the man who raised Ryo as a soldier
• Pirarucu (Tomokazu Seki), an assassin for a mysterious organization
• Espada (Subaru Kimura), a fellow assassin of Pirarucu’s
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. Other returning City Hunter cast members include Kazue Ikura as Kaori, Harumi Ichiryuusai as Saeko Nogami, Tesshou Genda as Umibozu, and Mami Koyama as Miki.
Kenji Kodama (City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes) is serving as chief director for the movie with Yasuyuki Mutou (Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway’s Flash) as scriptwriter. Sunrise and The Answer Studio are credited with the animation production.
The Shueisha-published City Hunter manga by Tsukasa Houjou ran from 1985 to 1991, while two spin-offs from other manga artists began in 2017 and 2018. 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!!
An anime TV series adaptation aired in 1987 and was followed by a few additional seasons, TV specials, and movies. 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.