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City Hunter: .357 Magnum (1989)

City Hunter: Ai to shukumei no Magnum (original title)
If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national... See full summary »

Director:

Kenji Kodama

Writers:

Akinori Endô, Gray G. Haddock (english dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jonas Allen Jonas Allen ... Ambassador Bondal (voice)
Yôko Asagami ... Saeko Nogami (voice)
Martin Blacker Martin Blacker ... Joe Saeba (voice)
Jana Brockman Jana Brockman ... Sandra Nogami (voice)
Charles C. Campbell ... Commando / Civilian (voice) (as Charles Campbell)
Katherine Catmull ... Reika (voice)
Chafûrin Chafûrin ... Member B (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Umibozu (voice)
Eric Henshaw Eric Henshaw ... Steiner / Commando / Civilian (voice)
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... Laipnitz (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu Michihiro Ikemizu ... Detective A (voice)
Kazue Ikura ... Kaori Makumura
Junichi Kagaya Junichi Kagaya ... Kilhiman (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Ryou Saeba
Masayuki Katô Masayuki Katô ... Ambassadeur Bondal (voice)
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If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national security of the global world when a lovely young European pianist named Nina Shuntenberg comes to them asking for help in finding her long-lost father, whom she has never seen in many years. What starts out as a simple assignment quickly turns into a perilous mission to find a top-secret microchip involving mercenaries, diplomatic agents and a mysterious spy named Colonel Helzen who has a few secrets of his own. Now, Ryo, Kaori and company must find the microchip and discover why there are dangerous people chasing after Nina...that is if they can keep Ryo's mind off of getting into Nina's pants for one day! Written by Keno Reeves

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Hunter: .357 Magnum See more »

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In the graveyard scene, director 'Kenji Kodama''s name can be seen on one of the graves. See more »

Quotes

Joe Saeba: [after walkiing into the Cat's Eye cafe] Garcon, bring me a cup of coffee.
Falcon: Would you like that poured over your head or down your pants, maybe?
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Greatest Anime Movie Ever
14 June 2001 | by The Shadow SweeperSee all my reviews

City Hunter: "A Magnum of Love and Destiny" is without a doubt the greatest City Hunter movie as well as the greatest anime movie of all time. Although City Hunter has that stereotype as a comedy anime of many sorts and it is, there are often many deeper issues presented that are not often seen. In this movie, Ryo Saeba is hired by Nina Steinberg, a genius pianist who has come to Japan to look for her father because her mother who died many years before told her that he was in fact still alive before she passed away. Now enter Nina's Grandfather who for some reason is trying to convince Nina that her father is dead. Add to that mix the search for an information spy's hidden microchip and you have a tightly wound story. In the movie we can understand Ryos relationships with his clients as well as his partner Kaori Makimura whom he loves but shows opposite feelings for her safety because of the business he is in as a "sweeper", not necessarily a private eye as most are lead to believe.

The soundtrack is first-rate with an excellent piano score that is very moving during the climax of the movie. The animation is also top-notch dating back to 1988 and came out between City Hunter's 2nd and 3rd TV seasons (4 is all, 140 episodes total). I wont reveal any more of the plot, but be aware that this is NOT just a comedy and with most City Hunter movies shows some kind of deeper meaning to our relationships as people. A must see. 10 out of 10!


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