As a preview and exclusive, we show you an unreleased clip from the long-awaited anime film City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust, in cinemas on February 19, 20 and 21.
Anime Factory, a label owned by Plaion Pictures, in collaboration with Lega Nerd, today reveals an unreleased official clip from the highly anticipated anime film City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust by Kenji Kodama, which we show you in an exclusive preview; the film will finally arrive in Italy in cinemas in a special three-day event, on 19, 20 and 21 February 2024. Made by the Sunrise animation studio, famous for having worked on the original City Hunter anime series and for many other works by success like Cowboy Bebop and Gintama, City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust is the new film based on the legendary manga by Tsukasa Hojo, a phenomenon that marked an era by selling over fifty million copies in Japan and winning fans all over the world. Made to celebrate 35 years of the animated series, the arrival of this film in Italy represents an absolutely unmissable event for all fans, staging one of the most important narrative arcs of the original work: it marks the beginning of the last, exciting act of Hojo's manga.
A dark technology called “Angel Dust” transforms its user into a super soldier and attracts the attention of a group of mysterious hitmen, who arrive in Tokyo to get their hands on the latest version of the weapon. The fight for this dangerous invention, which in the past cost the life of Ryo Saeba's partner, Hideyuki Makimura, will drag the City Hunter duo into a breathtaking story full of twists and turns.
In City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust, all longtime fans will be able to rediscover the elements they have learned to love in the manga and the animated series, from the investigative action to the typical humor that distinguishes the now iconic characters. To celebrate 35 years of the most famous Japanese sweeper ever, some of the most beloved Japanese comic and animation characters will make a special appearance in the film: the Cat's Eye trio and the legendary Lupine III. The three Kisugi sisters, protagonists of Tsukasa Hojo's other great masterpiece, and the legendary gentleman thief created by Monkey Punch will enrich the large group of characters who will appear in the film, in which other well-known faces such as Miki and Falcon will return.
After the success of City Hunter: Private Eyes, the original director of the 90s TV series, Kenji Kodama, once again leads the animation team, working on the project as general director. For City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust, Tuskasa Hojo expressed his full confidence in Kodama's abilities:
The director always respects my opinion. He helped me bring City Hunter to the world. Part of the work lies in him. Even though the manga and anime are a little different from each other, I would like him to remain in charge.
When video creator Angie comes to the City Hunter Detective Agency looking for a missing cat, Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura think they have a simple case on their hands. An attempt on Angie's life, however, changes the cards on the table, leaving Ryo in the crosshairs of mysterious hitmen on the trail of Angel Dust, a military technology capable of creating super soldiers. Under the eye of his adoptive father Kaibara, Ryo will have to deal with a past from which he tried to escape for too long.
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