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City Hunter Spinoff About Umibōzu Ends

posted on by Alex Mateo
Manga's 5th, final volume shipped on Wednesday

The official Twitter account for Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Zenon magazine confirmed on Wednesday that the fifth and final volume of City Hunter Gaiden Ijuin Hayato-shi no Heion Naranu Nichijō (City Hunter Gaiden Mr. Hayato Ijuin's not peaceful life), est em's (IPPO, Age Called Blue) City Hunter spinoff manga, has shipped on Wednesday. The manga ended on August 27.

est em (IPPO, Age Called Blue) launched the spinoff on the manga website Comic Tatan of Monthly Comic Zenon in April 2018. The manga was one of three new titles and nine overall manga that launched with the website.

The spinoff manga centers on the character Umibōzu from Tsukasa Hōjō's original City Hunter manga. In the first chapter, titled "Bubbly Time," the Cat's Eye café's master Umibōzu listens and responds to the troubles of his customers.

Tsukasa's original City Hunter 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.

Tsukasa Hōjō's 1985 manga City Hunter inspired four television anime series, one anime film, and several video and television specials including a 2015 original anime DVD. ADV Films released most of these anime projects in North America. The City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film opened in Japan in February 2019.

Discotek Media announced its license of the original City Hunter anime projects and the recent City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film in April 2019. Crunchyroll is streaming the City Hunter television anime series, specials, and films.

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 2019. A separate Chinese live-action film adaptation has been green-lit in China.

Source: Monthly Comic Zenon's Twitter account

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