Fans of Shinjuku’s greatest sweeper have something new to look forward to! Yesterday, the Mainichi Shimbun posted a new one-minute teaser for upcoming City Hunter OVA Ryo’s Marriage Proposal to its YouTube channel.
Kamikaze Douga, who produced the opening animation segments for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and Gatchaman CROWDS, provided the animation on the teaser. Previous leads Akira Kamiya and Kazue Ikura are expected to reprise their roles as Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura, respectively.
The feature will be offered as a bonus for fans who purchase all twelve volumes of the City Hunter manga’s “XYZ Edition” re-releases. These books are being released as part of a celebration of City Hunter’s 30th anniversary. The books began hitting retailers in July, following a two-perm-month schedule. Volumes 11 and 12 are due for a December 19 release.
City Hunter is a long-running manga series from Tsukasa Hojo (Cat’s Eye). The series, ran from 1985 through 1991, originally ran in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. By its finale, the series spanned 35 collected volumes.
City Hunter received an anime adaptation in 1987, which was directed by Kenji Kodama (Case Closed, Tales of the Abyss) and animated by Sunrise. This would lead to three more anime TV series (City Hunter 2, City Hunter 3, City Hunter 91), four films, and two OVAs.
The final film, City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba, was a TV special, which originally aired in 1999.
In North America, ADV Films released the City Hunter anime series on VHS and DVD. The company released the entire series, aside from Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba.
The now-defunct Raijin Comics released several volumes of the City Hunter manga in North America.
Source: Mantan Web