Everything old is new again. Tsukasa Hojo’s popular action detective manga makes a return to the big screen in Japan with the new film, City Hunter: Private Eyes! Originally running in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991, City Hunter told the story of Ryo Saeba, a private detective that formed one half of the business “City Hunter” alongside his partner Kaori Makimura, daughter of his original partner Hideyuki.
Created in honor of the anime series’ 30th anniversary, Shinjuku Private Eyes looks to be tapping into the spirit of the original 80’s adaptation, featuring art reminiscent of the original 80’s anime series, only presented in crystal clear HD. It’s also working to bring back the entire cast of the original series, as both Ryo’s rival Umibozu and detective Saeko manage to make an appearance in the trailer. They’ve also chosen to use City Hunter’s original end theme, “Get Wild” by TM Revolution as the film’s end theme.
This is the second major appearance for Ryo Saeba in 2019, as the character is also scheduled to be a part of Bandai Namco’s 2019 video game Jump Force. City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes will release February 8th, 2019 in Japanese theaters.