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City Hunter Plays Backup to Producer TK's Virtual Diva in Video

posted on 2012-07-22 00:57 EDT
Saeba, Kaori, Umibōzu animated in CG music video for Mana song from Tetsuya Komuro

City Hunter characters Ryō Saeba, Kaori Makimura, and Umibōzu appear in animation for the first time in years in an new CG music video for the virtual diva Mana. The virtual artist and her "Supernatural" music video are the brainchild of prolific musical producer/artist Tetsuya Komuro (TM Network) and City Hunter creator Tsukasa Hojo.

The short version of the music video debuted on YouTube on Friday. This video features the City Hunter crew playing backup to Mana: Saeba on electric guitar, Kaori on the keyboard, and Umibōzu on drums.

Hojo drew the image illustrations of Mana, and Komuro drew inspiration from Hojo's rough sketches to create her personality and her music. This is not the first teamup between Hojo and Komuro; as part of the group TM Network, Komuro had performed the iconic "Get Wild" ending theme song for the City Hunter television anime series 25 years ago.

The current version of the music video is only 37 second long, but the complete version will be available soon.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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