Art of City Hunter

City Hunter is an animation franchise produced by Sunrise Studios. The first series was directed by Kenji Kodama in 1987, which was followed in later years by 2 other series and 7 movies. The anime was based on the homonym manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this anime franchise.


Ryo Saeba is a private eye known as the "City Hunter" and people hire him to solve their dangerous problems. He is a skilled shooter, an expert in hand-to-hand combat and an excellent driver with a mysterious past. Not even Ryo himself does knows his origins nor his true age, in fact he can only remember that as a child he survived a plane crash in Central America, where his parents died. There he grew up as a guerrilla fighter, then he moved to the United States under his current profession of ''sweeper'' and finally in the Shinjuku district in Tokyo. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered. Ryo has to take care of Hideyuki's sister, Kaori, who becomes his new partner...

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