English Cast Announced for the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Anime Film

The English cast for the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes was announced at Discotek Media’s Otakon panel:

  • Stephen Fu is Ryo Saeba
  • Morgan Lauré is Kaori Makimura
  • Marissa Lenti is Saeko Nogami
  • Chris Rager is Umibozu
  • Michelle Rojas is Miki
  • Tia Ballard is Ai Shindo
  • Christopher Wehkamp is Shinji Mikumi
  • Kent Williams is Vince Ingrando
  • Steven Kelly is Kei Hieda and Gen
  • Jim Foronda is Makoto Shimoyamadai
  • J. Michael Tatum is Konita
  • Alexis Tipton is Hitomi Kisugi
  • Megan Shipman is Ai Kisugi
  • Dawn M. Bennett is Rui Kisugi
  • R Bruce Elliott is Doc
  • Kristi Rothrock is Kazue Natori
  • Sarah Wiedenheft is Minibozu
  • David Wald is Junichi Sakai
  • Amber Lee Connors is Shinji Mikumi (Young)
  • Cynthia Cranz is Ai Shindo’s Mother
  • Wendy Powell is Golden Gai Proprietess
  • Chris Guerrero is Golden Gai Okama
  • Daman Mills is Golden Gai Boss

Amber Lee Connors is directing the dub at Sound Cadence with ADR engineer Howard Wang and ADR script writer Marissa Lenti.

Discotek will ship the 2019 film on Blu-ray Disc in 2020.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Announces New Anime Licenses

Discotek Media announced at its panel at Otakon that it has licensed the following anime: Senki Zesshō Symphogear, Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan, Medabots, NG Knight Lamune & 40, Kyo kara Maoh! R, Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series, Cleopatra, Battery the Animation, and The Great Passage.

Discotek will release the first Senki Zesshō Symphogear anime on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with subtitles in 2020.

The company’s release of Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan will feature both series on Blu-ray Disc with both English and Japanese audio. The release will feature a 1080i upscale and clean opening/ending animation sequences, and will launch in the first quarter of 2020.

Discotek Media will release the first season (26 episodes) of Medabots on SD Blu-ray Disc in the fourth quarter of 2019, with the second season in the pipeline and Discotek looking into the third season. The release will feature English audio only with closed captions. Discotek told Anime News Network that it plans to release the Japanese version of the show (titled Medarot) “at some point in the future.”

The company will release the 38-episode NG Knight Lamune & 40 on SD Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles in early 2020.

Discotek will release Kyo kara Maoh! R and Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series on Bu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles. Discotek will be the first company to release Kyo kara Maoh! R on Blu-ray Disc in any region. Kyo kara Maoh! R will be released in December 2019, and Kyo kara Maoh! 3rd Series will ship in 2020.

Osamu Tezuka and Eiichi Yamamoto directed the 1970 Cleopatra film at Mushi Production. Discotek will release the film on Blu-ray Disc in 1080p high definition with English subtitles.

The 11-episode Battery the Animation series premiered in Japan in July 2016, and streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Discotek will release the series on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles.

The 11-episode The Great Passage anime premiered in Japan in October 2016, and streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Discotek will release the series on Blu-ray Disc in Japanese with English subtitles.

The company also announced it will release the Thermae Romae anime and the Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy anime film on Blu-ray Disc, both with all-new English dubs in 2020. The new Thermae Romae release will include all six episodes of the anime plus a bonus episode. Discotek Media previously released Thermae Romae on DVD in 2013.

The new dub cast for Thermae Romae includes:

  • David Wald is Lucius Modestus
  • Christopher Guerrero is Marcus Pietoras
  • Jim Foronda is Emperor Hadrian

Howard Wang directed and engineered the dub at Sound Cadence, and co-wrote the ADR scrpts with Kyle Igneczi and ADR co-director Emily Fajardo.

Discotek previously released Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy on DVD in 2012. The new release will feature 1080p high definition.

Additionally, the company announced it will release the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film on Blu-ray Disc in the second quarter of 2020 with a new dub.

Source: ANN

Discotek Media Licenses the Entire City Hunter Anime Franchise Including the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Film

Sunrise announced at its panel at Sakura-Con that Discotek Media has licensed the original City Hunter anime projects as well as the recent City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film.

Anime News Network has confirmed with Discotek Media that the company has the license to the following installments of the franchise:

  • City Hunter TV series (51 episodes)
  • City Hunter 2 TV series (63 episodes)
  • City Hunter 3 TV series (13 episodes)
  • City Hunter ’91 TV series (13 episodes)
  • City Hunter: .357 Magnum of Love film
  • City Hunter: Secret Service special
  • City Hunter: Bay City Wars film
  • City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy film
  • City Hunter: Goodbye my Sweetheart special
  • City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba special
  • City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes film

Source: ANN

Anime Boston Announces the Staff for the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes Anime Film as Guests

Anime Boston has announced that three staff members from the City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes anime film will be guests at their upcoming convention: chief director Kenji Kodama, producer Naohiro Ogata, and scriptwriter Yoichi Kato.

Kodama began his career at Tokyo Movie in 1970 and then worked for Sunrise in the 1980s. Beginning in the mid-1990s, he directed the television series and films for the first six years of the Detective Conan anime franchise. He directed television anime such as Kekkaishi and Tales of the Abyss in the 2000s.

Ogata joined Sunrise in 1997. He has produced anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam NT, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, InuYasha: The Final Act, Kekkaishi, and Tales of the Abyss.

Kato’s credits include Duel Masters, Yo-Kai Watch, 07=Ghost, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, and Space Brothers.

Anime Boston will be taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts from April 19-21, 2019.

Source: ANN

Additional Cast Members Announced for the New City Hunter Anime Film

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime film adaptation of the City Hunter manga:

  • Marie Iitoyo is Ai Shindō
  • Kōichi Yamadera is Shinji Mikuni
  • Houchu Ohtsuka is Vince Englert

Director Kenji Kodama, who has directed most of the previous City Hunter anime, returns as the chief director. Yoichi Kato is writing the script. Kumiko Takahashi is the character designer and Taku Iwasaki is composing the music. Sunrise is animating the film.

Gekijōban City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes (City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes) is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on February 8, 2019.

Source: ANN

City Hunter Gets Spin-off Manga About Umibōzu

est em has launched the City Hunter spin-off manga City Hunter Gaiden Ijuin Hayato-shi no Heion Naranu Nichijō (City Hunter Gaiden Mr. Hayato Ijuin’s not peaceful life) on the manga website Comic Tatan of Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Zenon magazine.

The spin-off manga focuses on the character Umibōzu from Tsukasa Hojo’s original City Hunter manga. In the first chapter, titled “Bubbly Time,” the Cat’s Eye café’s master Umibōzu listens and responds to the troubles of his customers. The series will run on the website on the third and fourth Sundays of every month, and the next chapter will debut on May 20, 2018.

Source: ANN

New City Hunter Anime Film Scheduled for a Spring 2019 Release

Aniplex has announced that it is producing a new anime film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter manga by animation studio Sunrise, and the film is scheduled to be released in Spring 2019.

The new film will move the setting to present-day Shinjuku, and will feature the return of Akira Kamiya as protagonist Ryo Saeba, and Kazue Ikura as heroine Kaori Makimura. Director Kenji Kodama, who has directed most of the previous City Hunter anime, returns as the chief director. Yoichi Kato is writing the script.

Source: ANN