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That was it for the first season of 2019. Many good titles graced our screens, but if we want to be honest, there are too many series in the new season we have been waiting for quite a long time.
City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes has revealed a new trailer featuring the three beautiful sisters of Cat’s Eye, another manga by the original creator Tsukasa Hojo.
City Hunter refers to Ryo Saeba, who is fighting evil guys that can’t or won’t be facing legal consequences otherwise. He works together with his partner Kaori Makimura. It’s a hard-boiled comedy story.
The movie will be the first animation of the series in 20 years and tells a completely new story set in modern Shinjuku. It will be screening in Japanese cinemas from 8 February 2019.
In the new trailer, the main characters of the series Cat’s Eye make an appearance. It is the debut series by Tsukasa Hojo, the author of City Hunter, and is a romantic action story following the three sisters Hitomi, Rui, and Ai who are active as thieves under the name ‘Cat’s Eye’. They appear in the background in Shinjuku when the usual melody of City Hunter starts to play.
Two of their original cast members step in to reprise their roles. Keiko Toda voices Hitomi and Chika Sakamoto voices Ai. Rui’s voice actress was originally the late Toshiko Fujita who passed away in December 2018. Toda will take over her role, meaning she will be playing two of the sisters. Toda said about the recordings, ‘It was very nostalgic, as I naturally thought back to the time when we recorded for Cat’s Eye. My relationship with Rui’s voice actress, Toshiko Fujita, was as if we were real sisters as well. Toko-nee-san also really wanted to record for this at the time. I thought about her feelings and as a younger sister offered to substitute for her role.’
City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eye will start screening in Japanese cinemas on 8 February 2019. It has also been announced that the movie will feature Yoshimi Tokui as a guest voice actor for the character Konita.