We have some exciting news for Jackie Chan fans! On April 25, Shout! Factory will release The Jackie Chan Collection, Vol. 2 Blu-ray Disc, which includes the 1993 Hong Kong live-action movie based on Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter manga. The 8-movie bundle will be delivered on April 11 according to Amazon. You won't want to miss out!
The movie, which was a loose adaptation of Hojo's original manga, starred Jackie Chan. The movie was formerly distributed by Shout! Factory on Blu-ray Disc and DVD along with another Jackie Chan movie, Battle Creek Brawl. The movie was initially released on DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in North America.
35 volumes of the City Hunter manga by Hojo were published between 1985 and 1991. The City Hunter manga is being published in English on the MangaHot app and website by Coamix and Imagineer.
MangaHot describes the story:
Ryo Saeba, a.k.a. City Hunter. A sweeper who fulfills all his client's needs. He'll do anything from bodyguarding to contract killing, but he'll only take the job if a pretty woman is involved, or the client's sincerity makes his heart tremble. Together with his partner Kaori Makimura, the kid sister of his late best friend, Ryo fights the evil haunting the shadows of the city!!
Four television anime series, an earlier anime movie, and a number of video and television specials, including a 2015 original anime DVD, were all influenced by the manga. The majority of these anime films were released in North America by ADV Films. In April 1987, the original animation made its debut. In February 2019, the anime movie City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes made its Japanese debut. A new anime movie will debut in 2023. The manga is also the source material for a 2024 Netflix global live-action Japanese film starring Misato Morita.
In April 2019, Discotek Media announced that it had acquired the rights to the original City Hunter anime projects and the most recent City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes movie. The City Hunter television anime series, specials, and movies are available to stream on Crunchyroll.
In 2011, a live-action television series adaption from Korea debuted, and viewers in the US could watch it on Hulu. In February 2019, a live-action French movie adaption debuted in France. A different live-action Chinese film adaptation has received approval in that country.
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