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City Hunter Creator Answers Age-Long Question: 'Why Doesn't Ryō Just Dodge Kaori's Hammer?'

posted on by Kim Morrissy

In anticipation of the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film's upcoming release in Japan, the March issue of Monthly Comic Zenon will publish 30 fan questions answered by the original City Hunter manga creator Tsukasa Hojo, one for each year since the manga's original publication.

Hojo's Twitter account released the answer to one of the questions ahead of time: "Why doesn't Ryō just dodge Kaori's hammer?" Hojo wrote: "It's not that he can't dodge it, but more like he won't. Perhaps he thinks that his actions deserve a punchline, or maybe somewhere in his heart he wants Kaori to stop him."

The tweet was first published on January 25, and has since garnered over 6,000 retweets. Judging by the responses, the answer didn't really surprise too many people. Despite his playboy tendencies, Ryō's feelings for Kaori were never in doubt.

Hojo also revealed what kind of alcohol Ryō drinks: he's apparently a big fan of Wild Turkey.

City Hunter follows Ryō Saeba, a sniper and a private eye ("sweeper") based in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward with unrivaled marksmanship and an over-the-top obsession for the opposite sex. He serves as a bodyguard and other duties for his clients. The manga inspired four television anime series and several anime and live-action films. City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes will move the setting to present-day Shinjuku, and will open in Japan on February 8.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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