Encore Films, the Southeast Asian film distributor, declared that the latest anime film from the City Hunter franchise, “City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust” (Gekijо̄ban City Hunter: Tenshi no Namida), is set to premiere in Indonesia on January 17.

Having premiered in Japan on September 8 last year, the film debuted at #1 during its opening weekend. It garnered substantial success, selling 210,000 tickets and accumulating 324,949,388 yen (approximately US$2.21 million) in just the initial three days. As of October 1, the film’s total earnings have reached an impressive 892,312,582 yen (around US$5.95 million).

The returning voice cast features Akira Kamiya as Ryo Saeba, Kazue Ikura as Kaori Makimura, Harumi Ichiryūsai as Saeko Nogami, Tesshō Genda as Umibōzu, and Mami Koyama as Miki. Additionally, the film welcomes back the three Kisugi thief sisters from the Cat’s Eye anime, portrayed by Keiko Toda and Chika Sakamoto reprising their roles as Hitomi and Ai from the original Cat’s Eye television anime, along with Rica Fukami as Rui (following the passing of Toshiko Fujita, who played Rui in the original Cat’s Eye anime and passed away in December 2018).

Under the direction of Kenji Kodama, the director behind the City Hunter franchise, the new film was produced by Sunrise and The Answer Studio Co., Ltd. The screenplay was penned by Yasuyuki Mutō (known for Deadman Wonderland), with Aniplex handling the film’s distribution.

“City Hunter The Movie: Angel Dust” delves into Ryo Saeba’s past and the demise of his former partner, Hideyuki Makimura. Central to the storyline is the presence of Angel Dust, a pivotal element from the original series.

TM Network contributed to the film’s musical landscape with the opening theme song “Whatever Comes” and the ending theme song “Get Wild,” the latter being a revival of the original anime series’ ending theme song.

 

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