Singaporean film distributor Encore Films announced on Monday that it will screen City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, the new anime film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga, in Singapore beginning on April 25. Encore Films is streaming a trailer for the film with English and Chinese subtitles.
Encore Films Indonesia had previously hinted at a release for the film in Indonesia.
The film opened in Japan on February 8 in 251 theaters. The film sold 180,000 tickets to earn 257 million yen (about US$2.32 million) and rank #4 in its opening weekend. The film eventually earned a cumulative total of 1,404,747,320 yen (about US$12.16 million).
The returning cast members included:
- Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba
- Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura
- Harumi Ichiryūsai (Youko Asagami) as Saeko Nogami
- Tesshō Genda as Umibozu
- Mami Koyama as Miki
The new cast members included:
- Marie Iitoyo as Ai Shindō, a model and female college student who hires Ryo as a bodyguard
- Kōichi Yamadera as Shinji Mikuni, Kaori's childhood friend
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Vince Englert, a mysterious arms dealer
- Yoshimi Tokui of the comedy duo Tutorial as Conita, a fashion designer
The titular trio of sisters from Hojo's Cat's Eye manga also appear in the film. Keiko Toda returned from the original Cat's Eye television anime as Hitomi, and also voiced her sister Rui; Toshiko Fujita, who played Rui in the original Cat's Eye anime, passed away in December. Chika Sakamoto is returning as Ai.
Director Kenji Kodama, who has directed most of the previous City Hunter anime, returned as the chief director. Yoichi Kato (Aikatsu!, Yo-kai Watch, Monster Strike the Animation) penned the script. Kumiko Takahashi (Birdy the Mighty, Card Captor Sakura) was the character designer and Taku Iwasaki (Gurren Lagann, Gatchaman Crowds) composed the music. Sunrise animated the film. TM Network's song "Get Wild," the ending theme song for the first City Hunter television anime, was also the ending song for the film.
The new film moves the setting to present-day Shinjuku.
Source: Encore Films Facebook page