City Hunter (TV)

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© Tsukasa Hojo / Shueisha • YTV • Sunrise


[ adapted from City Hunter (manga) ]

Related anime:
    City Hunter 2 (TV) (1988-04-02 to 1989-07-14, sequel)
      City Hunter 3 (TV) (1989-10-15 to 1990-01-21, sequel)
        City Hunter '91 (TV) (1991-04-28 to 1991-10-10, sequel)
    City Hunter: .357 Magnum (movie) (1989)
    City Hunter: Bay City Wars (OAV) (1990)
    City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy (OAV) (1990)
    City Hunter: The Secret Service (special) (1996-01)
    City Hunter: The Motion Picture (special) (1997-04)
    City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba (special) (1999-04-23)

Alternative title:
Cazador (Spanish)
City Hunter-Ein Fall für Ryo Saeba (German)
Nicky Larson (French)
シティーハンター (Japanese)
시티 헌터
Genres: action, comedy, mystery
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He's a "sweeper" and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo's not working on a case, he's working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.
User Ratings: 266 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 34 votes (sub:26, dub:3, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 59 votes (sub:40, dub:6, raw:5, others:8
5 French dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 62 votes (sub:49, dub:4, ?:2, others:7
3 French dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 French edited dub
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 55 votes (sub:41, raw:4, edit.dub:1, dub:1, others:8
3 French dubbed
3 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Decent: 36 votes (sub:25, raw:2, dub:2, ?:1, others:6
2 French dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 French edited dub
)
 So-so: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 650 users, rank: #1433 (of 5921)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.699 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6291, rank: #872 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 7.587 (Very good−), rank: #909 (of 5914) (seen all: 7.97 / seen some: 7.22 / won't finish: 5.08)
Bayesian estimate: 7.585 (Very good−), rank: #705 (of 4468)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 51
Episode titles: We have 51
Vintage:
1987-04-06 to 1988-03-28
1990-11-29 (France)
2001-11-28 to 2002-03-16 (Germany, TV-Channel: MTV)
Opening Theme:
#1: "CITY HUNTER~愛よ消えないで~ (CITY HUNTER~Ai yo kienaide)" by Kahoru Kohiruimaki (eps 1-26)
#2: "Go Go Heaven" by Toshiyuki Ohsawa (eps 27-51)
Ending Theme:
"Get Wild" by TM NETWORK (eps 1-51)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    City Hunter - Season 1 Collection 1 (DVD 1) 2003-07-29
    City Hunter - Season 1 Collection 2 (DVD 2) 2003-07-29

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kenji Kodama
Series Composition: Yasushi Hirano
Original Manga: Tsukasa Hojo
Character Design: Sachiko Kamimura
Animation Director:
Hiroshi Koujina (8 episodes
eps 6, 14, 18, 24, 30, 37, 43, 50
)

Kazuko Tadano
Kumiko Takahashi
Mutsumi Inomata
Takeo Kitahara
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Itta Kobayashi
Background Art: Mariko Kobayashi
In-Between Animation: Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 5, 11)
Key Animation:
Atsuko Ishida (eps 1, 25)
Hiromi Matsushita
Hiroshi Osaka (10 episodes
eps 4, 8, 10, 13, 20, 26, 32, 38, 42, 48
)

Kazuchika Kise (6 episodes
eps 1, 17, 23, 39, 47, 51
)

Koji Morimoto (OP)
Kumiko Takahashi
Nobuyoshi Nishimura
Planning: Michihiko Suwa
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Theme Song Arrangement: Tetsuya Komuro (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Kahoru Kohiruimaki (OP1)
TM Network (ED)
Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba
Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura

Akari Hibino as Nana
Akira Shimada as Suzuki(ep 24)
Asami Mukaidono as Yuka(ep 29)
Banjou Ginga as Harukawa(ep 15)
Chie Koujiro as Mariko(ep 46)
Chika Sakamoto as
Chiemi Horikoshi(ep 16)
Jiro Washio(ep 44)
Runaway girl(ep 1)
Daisuke Gouri as General(ep 5)
Eiko Yamada as Aya Misaki(ep 40)
Eriko Chihara as Ayako Rokumeikan(ep 31)
Fumi Hirano as Hanahime(ep 20)
Gara Takashima as Saori Murakoshi(ep 29)
Goro Naya as General(ep 5)
Hideki Fukushi as Numata(ep 4)
Hideyuki Hori as Robert 
Hideyuki Tanaka as Makimura
Hikari Akiyama as Lili(ep 4)
Hiroko Emori as Etsuko Kashima(ep 19)
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Ryuu(ep 9)
Houchu Ohtsuka as Mita(ep 3)
Issei Futamata as Yonezawa(ep 17)
Issei Masamune as Arnold(ep 12)
Kaneomi Oya as Tsuchiya(ep 35)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Young-Manger(ep 9)
Kazuaki Koide as Art Dealer(ep 39)
Kazuhiko Inoue as Shin'ichi Yotsui(ep 22)
Keiko Han as Atsuko Kawada
Keiko Toda as Yumiko Satou(ep 6)
Keiko Yokozawa as Kumi 
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Kano(ep 6)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Clark(ep 2)
Kôichi Kitamura as
Informer(ep 1)
Kouzou(ep 30)
Koji Toya as Arnold(ep 2)
Kyooko Hamura as Masumi(ep 48)
Mahito Tsujimura as Tetsu(ep 4)
Mari Yokoo as Youko(ep 39)
Masaharu Satou as Kurosaki(ep 4)
Masako Matsubara as Yuri Okano(ep 47)
Masaru Ikeda as Michael Garland
Masashi Hirose as Inagaki(ep 3)
Maya Okamoto as Yuki Minagawa(ep 26)
Mayumi Shou as Uchi-Hime(ep 18)
Mieko Makimura as Hisako Washio(ep 44)
Miina Tominaga as Kasumi Asao(ep 11) 
Miyuki Matsuoka as Kikunosuke Fubuki
Miyuki Ueda as Megumi(ep 3)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Ogio(ep 7)
Nana Yamaguchi as Mayumi(ep 15)
Naoki Tatsuta as Naoya(ep 23)
Naoko Matsui as Yurika(ep 36) 
Naoko Watanabe as Yuuko Kataoka(ep 15)
Natsumi Sakuma as Reiko(ep 34)
Noriko Hidaka as Mitsuko Shimizu
Nozomu Sasaki as Takuya(ep 12)
Osamu Kato as Garcia(ep 5)
Reizô Nomoto as Yotagawa(ep 23)
Rica Fukami as Miho(ep 45)
Rihoko Yoshida as Angel Heart(ep 25)
Rumiko Ukai as Eriko(ep 33)
Run Sasaki as Reiko Yuuki(ep 35)
Runa Akiyama as Lili(ep 4)
Ryo Horikawa as Hyuuga(ep 19)
Saburo Kamei as Mohamed(ep 2)
Saeko Shimazu as Midori Oohara
Sakiko Tamagawa as Denai(eps 50-51)
Sanae Miyuki as Minako(ep 45)
Seiko Nakano as Kyoko(ep 49)
Seizo Katou as
Executive(ep 51)
Mysterious man(ep 50)
Shigeru Chiba as Tachibana(ep 25)
Shingo Kanemoto as Kaneda(ep 18)
Sho Hayami as Sabu(ep 43)
Shozo Iizuka as Skies foreman(eps 41-42)
Sumi Shimamoto as Maki(eps 27-28)
Takeshi Watabe as Fuyuki(eps 37-38)
Tesshô Genda as Umibozu
Tetsuo Mizutori as Sanchesu
Toku Nishio as Matsui(ep 7)
Toshiko Fujita as Natsumi Azuki(ep 1)
Waka Kanda as Utako(ep 43)
Yoku Shioya as Hitogi(ep 31)
Yoshino Takamori as Reika Nogami
You Inoue as Boss Lady(ep 14)
Youko Asagami as Saeko Nogami
Youko Kawanami as
Syo(ep 4)
Youko Makino(ep 9)
Youko Matsuoka as Keiko Kashiwagi 
Youko Ogai as Nana Yoshida
Yuji Mikimoto as Ogino(ep 3)
Yuji Mitsuya as Shinji(ep 30)
Yuko Mita as Sayaka
Yuko Mizutani as Yoshimi Iwai
Yumi Mizusawa as Yoshiko(ep 45)
Yumi Takada as
Arisa Hoshino(ep 22)
Yuuki Oikawa
Yuriko Fuchizaki as Nagisa Matsumura(ep 14)
Yuriko Yamamoto as Kazue Natori
Yuuichi Meguro as Shougo(ep 31)
Yuusaku Yara as Hirao(ep 9)

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Sharon Papa
Producer: Matt Greenfield

International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
(none)
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Licensed by: ADV Films
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Maurice Sarfati

Theme Song Performance:
Jean-Paul Cesari
Jean-Pierre Cesari (OP1/OP2)
Vincent Ropion as Nicky Larson(Ryo Saeba)

Agnès Gribe as Hélène Lamberti(Saeko Nogami)
Régis Lang as Tony Marconi(Hideyuki Makimura)

Agnès Gribe as Saeko
Anne Rondeleux as Laura(2nd voice)
Danièle Douet as Laura(1st voice)
Dominique Lelong as Raquel(eps 50-51)
Georges Atlas as Mammouth(voix de remplacement)
Maurice Sarfati as Renard
Michel Barbey as Mammouth
Régis Lang as Makimura
Vincent Ropion as Ryô Saeba

French companies
ADR Production: SOFI
Broadcaster:
AB 1
France 2
Game one (from December 2008)
Mangas
NT1
TF1 (from 29 November 1990)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Pablo Del Hoyo (spain dub)

Theme Song Lyrics: Carlos Toro (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance: Sol Pilas (Spain dub)
Adelaida López as Julia Makimura(Spain dub ; 2nd voice)
Glòria Camara as Julia Makimura(Spain dub ; 1st voice)
Pablo Del Hoyo as Coque Saeba(Spain dub)

Marisa Marco as Silvia Nogami(Spain dub)

Amparo Bravo(spain dub)
Claudio Serrano(spain dub)
Sara Vivas(spain dub)
Valle Acebrón(spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
K3 (100%)
Telecinco (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dialogues: Cristina Robustelli
Theme Song Performance: Stefano Bersola
Guido Cavalleri as Hunter (Ryo Saeba)
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Kreta Mancinelli (Kaori Makimura)

Caterina Rochira as Reika Nogami
Gianfranco Gamba as Jeff Mancinelli (Hideyuki Makimura)
Mario Cordova as Annunciatore (Edizione Italia 7)
Patrizia Scianca as Selene (Saeko Nogami)
Vittorio Bestoso as Falcon (Umibozu)

Adolfo Fenoglio as
Capo Dei Malviventi(eps 50-51)
Padre Delle Ragazze(ep 45)
Aldo Stella as Poliziotto(ep 1)
Alessandra Karpoff as
Alice Sangermani(ep 31)
Irene(ep 43)
Milly(eps 27-28)
Annamaria Mantovani as
Madre Di Sonia(ep 15)
Sig.Na Tornabuoni(eps 41-42)
Antonio Paiola as
Campana(ep 18)
Capo(ep 43)
Capo Dei Malviventi(ep 25)
Curzio(ep 48)
Direttore(ep 29)
Donato(ep 20)
Ennio Robustini(ep 23)
Industriale(ep 33)
Killer(ep 36)
Mastrantoni(ep 10)
Nonno Di Clara(ep 11)
Nonno Di Nana'(ep 34)
Presentatore(ep 19)
Caterina Rochira as
Ragazza(ep 17)
Reika, La Giornalista(ep 35)
Segretaria Di Nagisa(ep 14)
Cinzia Massironi as Siria(ep 10)
Claudio Moneta as
Gino Barachi(ep 3)
Walter Jorine(ep 22)
Dania Cericola as
Clara(eps 37-38)
Erica(ep 33)
Fiorista(ep 32)
Regina(ep 34)
Daniela Fava as Nana'(ep 34)
Daniele Demma as Direttore Dell'ospedale(ep 24)
Davide Garbolino as Sandro Gabinaru(ep 30)
Debora Magnaghi as
Miriam(ep 18)
Nagisa(ep 14)
Suor Anna(ep 49)
Deborah Magnaghi as
Miriam(ep 18)
Nagisa(ep 14)
Suor Anna(ep 49)
Elisabetta Spinelli as Irma(ep 1)
Emanuela Pacotto as
Eleonora(ep 19)
Giula (Yuka)(ep 29)
Giulia(ep 26)
Giuliana Marini(ep 36)
Enrico Bertorelli as Capo Dei Rapinatori(ep 20)
Francesco Orlando as Ammiratore(ep 41)
Francesco Sangermano as
Cicognani(ep 40)
Farina(eps 37-38)
Giorgio Melazzi as
Killer(ep 41)
Maggiordomo(ep 31)
Rapitore(ep 46)
Sanchez(ep 11)
Scagnozzo(ep 43)
Sicario(ep 18)
Telecronista(ep 3)
Giusy Di Martino as
Elena(ep 2)
Sonia(ep 15)
Grazia Migneco as
Deborah(eps 37-38)
Nonna Di Miriam(ep 18)
Guido Cavalleri as Speaker Dell'ippodromo(ep 21)
Irene Scalzo as Gino Vassallo(ep 44)
Ivo De Palma as
Cameriere(ep 2)
Capo Della Polizia(ep 11)
Croupier(ep 9)
Malvivente(ep 1)
Padre Di Tommaso(ep 12)
Marcella Silvestri as
Alisa(ep 22)
Camilla(ep 7)
Giusy Occhini(ep 47)
Irene Vassallo(ep 44)
Lilian(ep 17)
Manuela(ep 48)
Marco Balzarotti as
Anastasi(ep 3)
Capo Dell'ostrica Azzurra(ep 10)
Capo Della Banda(ep 35)
Inviato Del Regno(ep 39)
Pilota Dell'elicottero(ep 2)
Renzo(ep 9)
Saeki(eps 37-38)
Silvio(ep 43)
Mariagrazia Errigo as Guardiana Dell'istituto(ep 36)
Marina Massironi as
Bambino(ep 42)
Katia Natoli(ep 23)
Noemi(ep 16)
Mario Scarabelli as
Autista(ep 34)
Capo Dei Falsari(ep 44)
Capo Della Banda(ep 20)
Furio Ranghi(ep 11)
Jacopone(ep 18)
Klaus Gabinaru(ep 30)
Malvivente(ep 8)
Snake(eps 27-28)
Massimiliano Lotti as
Figlio Di Ennio(ep 23)
Sergio(ep 31)
Maurizio Scattorin as
Aldo Tanziani(ep 24)
Biagio(ep 7)
Capo Dei Rapitori(ep 2)
Ciccio(ep 47)
Connery(ep 22)
Editore(ep 29)
Facchinetti(ep 42)
Gemma(eps 50-51)
Glacia(ep 5)
Michel Garont(ep 32)
Scagnozzo(ep 25)
Monica Parlante as Capo(ep 13)
Orlando Mezzabotta as
Enzo Marini(ep 36)
Kito(eps 37-38)
Naso Di Fuoco(ep 48)
Padre Di Giusy(ep 47)
Regista(ep 19)
Paolo Torrisi as Tommaso(ep 12)
Patrizia Scianca as
Ciro Vassallo(ep 44)
Jolanda(ep 6)
Mirka(ep 46)
Ragazza Drogata(ep 5)
Sara (Saori)(ep 29)
Pietro Ubaldi as
Cameriere(ep 32)
Camillo(ep 43)
Carpanesi(ep 42)
Grandi(ep 47)
Jerry Smith(ep 21)
Kurokawa, Il Regista(ep 6)
Padre Di Giulia(ep 26)
Saboa(eps 50-51)
Sacerdote(ep 32)
Sig. Mattei(ep 7)
Ubaldi(ep 35)
Roberto Colombo as Politico(ep 33)
Sante Calogero as Scagnozzo(ep 41)
Tony Fuochi as Capo(ep 16)
Veronica Pivetti as
Clara (Kasumi Aso)(ep 11)
Elly(ep 39)
Fiore(ep 20)
Maia(ep 40)
Susanna Costa(ep 24)
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cultoon
Europa 7
GXT (from 19 September 2005)
Italia 7 (from january 1997)
Italia Teen Television (from 1 October 2003)
Man-Ga
MTV Italia (from 4 October 2004)
Distributor: Dynit
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Ute Landfried-Marin
Michael Pan as Ryo Saeba
Nadja Reichardt as Kaori Makimura

Diana Borgwardt as Azusa
Karl Schulz as Wasserseele(Umibozu)
Stefan Fredrich as Villian(ep 1)
German companies
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