The production on the latest film of the anime “City Hunter” has been decided. It was announced together with the 35th release anniversary of the ending theme “Get Wild” by TM Network, and the comments from the original author Hojo Tsukasa, Kamiya Akira (voice of Saeba Ryo), and TM Network’s Komuro Tetsuya have been unveiled.
“City Hunter” takes place in Shinjuku, and it is a comedy work that depicts the hard-boiled life of the No. 1 “Sweeper” of the underworld society, Saeba Ryo, and others. The original work by Tsukasa Hojo started serialized on “Weekly Shounen Jump” in 1985, and it has more than 50 million copies in circulation.
The TV anime started broadcast in 1987, and it has become a hot topic on the various comedy elements, such as the “bulging” and “100tonne hammer” together with the hard-boiled story. The current latest work in 20 years, “City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes” that premiered on February 8, 2019, was a big hit with a box office revenue of 1.5 billion JPY.
Along with the 35th release anniversary of TM Network’s “Get Wild”, the production on the latest movie was announced together with the information that Kamiya Akira will retains his role as Saeba Ryo. The ending theme of the movie also remain the same, which is TM Network’s “Get Wild”. “Production Announcement Special Movie 2022” has also been released.
Along with the announcement of the latest movie, the comments from the original author Hojo mentioning “I am unable to disclose the contents, but this latest work will give you a difference experience from the previous series. Please look forward to it.” have also been unveiled.
The comments from Kamiya (voice of Saeba Ryo) saying “The everlasting hero and cool Ryo-chan has returned. I want to make this a wonderful story that won’t betray your expectations in terms of the story, music, etc.” and TM Network’s Komuro saying “Please do look forward to the latest work of ‘City Hunter’.” have also been unveiled.
As the release date for “City Hunter the Movie” is yet to be announced, please do look forward to the future announcements.
＜Below are the full comments＞
Original Author: Hojo Tsukasa
Sorry for keeping you waiting on the latest work. I am deeply move as I am able to announce this on this day that is approximately 35 years since the first episode of the anime was broadcast.
It has also been decided that the “Get Wild” will remain as the ending theme. I am unable to disclose the contents, but this latest work will give you a difference experience from the previous series. Please look forward to it.
Kamiya Akira, voice of Saeba Ryo
It was glad when I was informed of this. The everlasting hero and cool Ryo-chan has returned. I want to make this a wonderful story that won’t betray your expectations in terms of the story, music, etc.
“Sorry for keeping you waiting. You’re the one who called me!”
TM Network’s Komuro Tetsuya
If it weren’t for “City Hunter”, “Get Wild” won’t be created at all.
To think that this long bestseller song has been loved for 35 years, it makes me realize once again that it hard to achieve this even if we created it with that intention. This makes it seem like “Get Wild” has a “humane” existence. I’m very grateful for that.
Please do look forward to the latest work of “City Hunter”.