City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Anime's English Dub Stars Stephen Fu, Morgan Lauré
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- Stephen Fu as Ryo Saeba
- Morgan Lauré as Kaori Makimura
- Marissa Lenti as Saeko Nogami
- Chris Rager as Umibōzu
- Michelle Rojas as Miki
- Tia Ballard as Ai Shindo
- Christopher Wehkamp as Shinji Mikumi
- Kent Williams as Vince Ingrando
- Steven Kelly as Kei Hieda, Gen
- Jim Foronda as Makoto Shimoyamada
- J. Michael Tatum as Konita
- Alexis Tipton as Hitomi Kisugi
- Megan Shipman as Ai Kisugi
- Dawn M. Bennett as Rui Kisugi
- R Bruce Elliott as Doc
- Kristi Rothrock as Kazue Natori
- Sarah Wiedenheft as Minibozu
- David Wald as Junichi Sakai
- Amber Lee Connors as Shinji Mikumi (Young)
- Cynthia Cranz as Ai Shindo's Mother
- Wendy Powell as Golden Gai Proprietess
- Chris Guerrero as Golden Gai Okama
- Daman Mills as Golden Gai Boss
Discotek will ship the 2019 film on Blu-ray Disc next year. The company had announced in April that it had licensed the entire City Hunter anime franchise, including the film. The film opened in Japan on February 8, and Discotek will also screen the film in U.S. theaters. The television series is planned for a Blu-ray Disc release with English subtitles.
Tsukasa Hojo's 1985 manga City Hunter already inspired four television anime series, three earlier anime films, and several video and television specials including a 2015 original anime DVD. ADV Films released most of these anime projects in North America. Jackie Chan starred in a 1993 Hong Kong live-action film that very loosely adapts the original manga. A Korean live-action television series adaptation premiered in 2011, and Hulu streamed this version in the United States. A French live-action film adaptation opened in France on February 6. A separate Chinese live-action film adaptation has been green-lit in China.
The original manga 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 new film moves the setting to present-day Shinjuku.
Source: Email correspondence, Discotek's Otakon panel (Bamboo Dong)