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City Hunter 

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Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Akira Kamiya ...  Ryo Saeba 51 episodes, 1987-1988
Kazue Ikura ...  Kaori Makimura 48 episodes, 1987-1988
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Ryô Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" who likes to be hired by beautiful girls. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryô has to take care of Hideyuki's sister, Kaori, who becomes his new partner. However, Kaori is much more jealous and often hits him with a giant hammer. Written by Greg Philip <greg_philip@hotmail.com>

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Japan

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Japanese

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6 April 1987 (Japan) See more »

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Aniplex, Sunrise See more »
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(51 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Ryo Saeba's catchphrase is the word "mokkori". The word means "bulging", referring to a large body part (usually female) popping out under cloth. See more »

Connections

Followed by City Hunter: Bay City Wars (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Atsuku naretara
(Ending Theme 1989)
Singer: Suzuki Kiyomi
Lyrics by Takehana Ichiko
Music: Chizawa Hitoshi
Arrangement: Kuniyoshi Ryouichi
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Equalizer gets the anime treatment
26 March 2009 | by Livewire242See all my reviews

For anyone who has seen the American TV series "The Equalizer", this series will be quite familiar. The plot is simple. As with The Equalizer, a former assassin has retired to a city apartment where he rents out his services to people in dire trouble who can't help themselves, usually without receiving any payment for his efforts.

Where City Hunter differs is the addition of absurd humour. Kaori Makimura, assistant to Ryo Saeba (aka City Hunter), acts out her jealousy by producing 100 tonne hammers out of thin air, and using them on Ryo when his libido gets out of control. Considering that Ryo will only take on female clients, that's always.

City Hunter is one of the few anime series that can be enjoyed equally by male and female viewers. Like any series, it has its weak episodes. But when it's good, there's nothing better.


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