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City Hunter: The Motion Picture (special)

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© Tsukasa Hojo / Shueisha • YTV • SUNRISE

Alternative title:
City Hunter Special: Good-bye My Sweet Heart
City Hunter Special: La rosa nera (Italian)
City Hunter: Adiós, mi amor (Spanish)
City Hunter: La rosa nera (Italian)
Nicky Larson - Goodbye my Sweetheart (French)
シティーハンター スペシャル グッド・バイ・マイ・スイート・ハート (Japanese)
城市獵人 再見我的甜心 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, adventure, comedy
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Ryo Saeba (aka the City Hunter), is a private detective in the city of Tokyo. Together with sidekick Kaori Makimura, Ryo is hired by actress Emi Makaze to find her long lost brother. The woman's brother turns out to be "The Professor", a dillusional ex-soldier who's planing to destroy the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. Kaori is assigned to guard Emi, but they both get caught up in the Professor's scheme. The City Hunter must save them, without allowing downtown Tokyo to be destroyed.
User Ratings: 98 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 9 votes (sub:8, raw:1)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:15, dub:4)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:11, dub:3)
 Good: 32 votes (sub:25, raw:2, dub:1, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 17 votes (sub:14, dub:2, others:1
1 German dubbed
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 222 users, rank: #3555 (of 9407)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.449 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4923, rank: #1981 (of 9516)
Weighted mean: 7.411 (Good+), rank: #1922 (of 9516) (seen all: 7.41)
Bayesian estimate: 7.420 (Good+), rank: #1624 (of 7150)
Running time: 90 minutes
2000-04-08 (France)
2006 (Spain)
Opening Theme:
"Ride on the Night" by HUMMING BIRD
Ending Theme:
"GET WILD - City Hunter Special '97" by NAHO
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    City Hunter - Movie & TV Special Collection (Blu-ray) 2023-01-31 (from $38.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    City Hunter: The Motion Picture (DVD) 2002-07-23 (from $3.90)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Kazuo Yamazaki
Storyboard: Kazuo Yamazaki
Original story: Tsukasa Hojo
Art Director: Mitsuharu Miyamae
Chief Animation Director: Keiichi Satō
Animation Director:
Kenji Hayama
Masaaki Kannan
Mechanical design: Mitsumu Ogi
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Kazunobu Okeda
Executive producer:
Kazuo Maruyama
Takayuki Yoshii
Eiji Sashida (Sunrise)
Michihiko Suwa (Yomiuri TV)

Assistant producer: Chieo Ohashi
Assistant Unit Director:
Akira Yoshimura
Kazuyoshi Katayama
Cel Check:
Atsuko Iiyama (MI)
Hiromi Tobita (MI)
Color design: Tomomi Murakami (EMUAI)
Layout: Shinya Uchida
Mechanical animation Director: Tsutomu Miyazawa
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Designer: Chiharu Satō
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hiroshi Uesugi (ED)
Tetsuya Komuro (ED) 
Theme Song Composition:
Tetsuya Komuro (ED)
Yoshiki Fukuyama (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Mitsuko Komuro (ED)
Toshiyuki Furuya (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
NaHo (ED)
Yoshiki Fukuyama (OP - Humming Bird lead vocal)
Visual Director: Keiichi Satō
Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba
Kazue Ikura as Kaori Mikimura

Mami Koyama as Miki
Tesshō Genda as Umibozu
Youko Asagami as Saeko Nogami

Hiroshi Ishida as Director
Isao Nakayama as Announcer
Izumi Okami as Female Announcer (NTV Announcer)
Joji Abe as Erica (Special Appearance)
Junko Iwao as Emi Makaze
Keiji Fujiwara as Executive 3
Kinryuu Arimoto as Police Chief Nogami
Kōichi Yamadera as Takeaki Muto
Mari Maruta as Opera Member C
Masaharu Satō as Executive 2
Nobuo Tobita as Yamaguchi
Rintarou Nishi as Tatsuoka
Sayuri as Opera Member B
Shoko Saito as Opera Member D
Wataru Takagi as Operator
Yousuke Akimoto as Executive 1
Yumi Touma as Opera Member A
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Baku Production
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation Assistance: Studio DEEN
In-Between Animation Assistance:
Anime Roman
Studio Boomerang
Studio DEEN
Key Animation: Studio Dub
Lith Work: Maki Production
Production Cooperation: Studio DEEN
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Gary Dehan
Project Translator:
Chris Hutts
Masako Arakawa
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Sharon Papa (DVD)
David Miranda (Discotek)
Gary Dehan (Dubbed VHS)
Janice Williams (Subbed VHS)

Associate producer: Caleb McPhee (Discotek)
Blu-Ray Authoring: David Miranda (Discotek)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Larry Koteff
Editing: Joey Goubeaud
Menu Design:
Gary Swarer (Discotek)
Veronica Diaz
Packaging Design: Veronica Diaz
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Quality Control: Marc Levy (Discotek)
Recording engineer: Charles Campbell
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Subtitle Manager: Logan Rebholz (Discotek)
Subtitle Script: Gray G. Haddock
Supervising Producer: Justin Sevakis (Discotek)
Martin Blacker as Joe Saeba

Amalia Stifter as Micky
Boni Hester as
Bonnie Brantley as
Catherine Glynn as Amy Makaze
Charles Campbell as
Chief's Aide 2
David Kroll as Gen
David R. Jarrott as Chief Nogami
Donald Sneed as
Douglas Taylor as Tatsuoka
Gary Dehan as
"Professor" Muto
Greg Dorchak as
Chief's Aide 3
Jana Brockman as Sandra Nogami
Kevin Remington as
Lou Perryman as Falcon
Lowell B. Bartholomee as
Chief's Aide 1
Mark Lovell as Yamaguchi
Pamela Ribon as
Kaori Makimura
Tim Wilkins as
English companies
DVD Authoring: M.O.F.C.
Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (via Discotek Media)
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Discotek Media (2019)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Studio: Monster Island
Korean staff
Korean cast
Myeong-Seon Lee as Kaori Makimura
Su Jin Kang as Ryo Saeba
Korean companies
French staff
French cast
Executive producer: Carlo Levy
Brigitte Aubry as Kaori
Vincent Ropion as Ryo Saeba

Bruno Magne as le professeur
Claudine Grémy as Emy Sasaka
Gilbert Levy as Falcon
Suzanne Sindberg as Saeko

Bernard Demory as Satoru Yamauchi
Cathy Cerda as Erika
Mathieu Rivolier as
Nathalie Bleynie as voix additionnelles
Tony Joudrier as voix additionnelles

French companies
ADR Production: Studio Chinkel
TF6 (from 8 April 2000)
Distributor: Dybex (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Marisa Marco (Spain dub)
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub)
ADR Script: Marisa Marco (Spain dub)
Executive producer: José Luis Puertas

ADR Engineer: Ramón Cruz (Spain dub)
Mixing: Alberto Ovejero (Spain dub)
Adelaida López as Kaori Makimura (Spain dub)
Pablo Del Hoyo as Ryo Saeba (Spain dub)

Alicia Sáinz De La Maza as Miki (Spain dub)
Antonio Esquivias as Umibozu (Spain dub)
Marisa Marco as Saeko Nogami (Spain dub)

Beatriz Berciano as Emi Makaze (Spain dub)
Cholo Moratalla as Takeaki Muto (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: 103 Todd-Ao Estudios (Spain dub)
Licensed by: Jonu Media (Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Stefania Patruno
Script: Enrica Minini
Translation: Amanda Ronzoni
Guido Cavalleri as Ryo Saeba/City Hunter
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Kaori Makimura

Alberto Sette as Poliziotto
Alessandra Karpoff as Emi Makaze
Claudio Moneta as Takeaki Muuto/Professor
Flavio Arras as Funzionario di polizia
Luca Bottale as Satoru Yamauchi
Maurizio Scattorin as Prefetto Nogami
Patrizia Scianca as Saeko Nogami
Tony Fuochi as Tatsuoka
Vittorio Bestoso as Falcon
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video (Anime Generation)
Anime Generation
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Detlef Klein
ADR Script: Detlef Klein
Michael Pan as Ryo Saeba
Nadja Reichardt as Kaori Makimura

Claudia Galdy as Miki
Karl Schulz as Umibozu
Liane Rudolph as Saeko Nogami

Christian Gaul as Erika
Dascha Lehmann as Emi Makaze
Elmar Gutmann as Polizeipräsident
Gerald Paradies as Kouichi Tatsuoka
Jaron Löwenberg as Professor (Takeaki Muto)
Peter Reinhardt as Satoru Yamaguchi
German companies
Kazé Germany (now)
Dubbing: VSI Berlin
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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