Produced by Sunrise Studios, the anime studio responsible for hits like Gundam, InuYasha and Code Geass, City Hunter is the anime adaptation of the manga series of the same title published from 1985 to 1991, by artist Tsukasa Hojo, who also spun off the ‘Angel Heart’ manga series.
City Hunter is a classic that inspired four anime TV series, three TV specials, two original video animations, an animated feature film, a live-action Hong Kong film starring Jackie Chan and a Korean live action TV drama.
Meet Ryo Saeba: a ladies’ man, troubleshooter and expert marksman who works the streets of Tokyo as the ‘City Hunter’ – a freelance ‘sweeper’ or private detective who works to rid the city of crime.
With his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean, when you need more help than the police can provide, he is the solution. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python.
When calling the police just won’t do, leave an “XYZ” message on the board at Shinjuku Station and the City Hunter will respond to your plea for help, especially if you are a pretty lady!
When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty hammer.
If City Hunter can’t solve your problem, no one can.
City Hunter Season 1 premieres 6 June 2012, airing Mondays – Fridays at 11pm on Animax.
Next, Animax Musix!
Here’s your chance to experience the magic of Animax Musix 2011, the latest edition of Animax Japan’s annual anime music extravaganza that took place on 23 November 2011 in Yokohama, Japan.
The spectacular concert features some of the most well-known artistes performing popular anime theme songs ‘live’ for a 12,000-strong audience of anime lovers.
Taking to the stage are:
May’n (Macross Frontier),
Kotoko (Hayate The Combat Butler),
Shoko Nakagawa (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood),
Minori Chihara (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya),
Kalafina (Black Butler II),
GRANRODEO (True Blood),
angela (Fafner in the Azure),
Faylan (The Qwaser of Stigmata),
Shuhei Kita (PERSONA Trinity Soul),
Himeka (Valkyria Chronicles),
Sayaka Sasaki (Book of Bantorra),
Marina Kawano (A-Channel The Animation),
Sea☆A (Cardfight!! Vanguard),
RAMM featuring ayumi (Battle Spirits Haoh),
and The Sketchbook (Sket Dance).
Here’s the song list of the concert for anyone who wants a spoiler:
1. Tsuyogari (Beelzebub ED)
2. Tsuzuku Sekai (1st TTGL movie themesong)
3. Namida no Tane, Egao no Hana (2nd TTGL movie themesong)
4.Beautiful Fighter (Shikabane Hime OP)
5.Shangri-La (Fafner OP)
6. Freedom (Battle Spirits Heroes OP)
7.Morning Arch (A Channel OP)
8.Orfeu (Uta no Prince Sama OP)
9.Anata dake mitsumeteru (Slam Dunk ED)
10.JOINT (Shana 2 OP)
11.Adesso e fortuna～Honoo to Eien～ (Record of Lodoss War themesong)
12.Kimi no shiranai monogatari (Bakemonogatari)
13.Ai no Warrior (Angelique Maren no Rokukishi OP)
14.HEAVEN (Koutetsu Jeeg ED)
15.Asu e no Kizuna (Valkyria Chronicles OP)
16.Michi (SKET DANCE OP)
17.Zzz (Nichijou ED)
18.Starting Again (Cardfight Vanguard ED)
19.DREAM SHOOTER (Cardfight Vanguard ED)
20.DELI-DELI☆DELICIOUS (Toriko ED)
21.Re-sublimity (Kannaduki no Miko OP)
22.Nanakorobi Yaoki☆Shijo shugi! (Hayate no Gotoku OP)
23.Hirake! Sora no oto
24.Light My Fire (Shana 3 OP)
25.Paradise Lost (Ga-Rei: zero OP)
26.TERMINATED (Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon OP)
27.Yasashii Boukyaku (Haruhi movie ED)
28.Rinbu -revolution- (Utena OP)
29.Sekai de Ichiban Koishiteru (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi OP)
30.Sekai no hate ni kimi ga itemo (Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2 OP)
31.mind as Judgment (CANNAN OP)
32.Blood teller (Mirai Nikki ED)
33.Magia (Madoka ED)
34.Kagayaku Sora no Shiijima ni wa (Black Butler 2 ED)
35.SWORD SUMMIT (Sengoku BASARA OP)
36.Only my railgun (Railgun OP)
37.Platina (CCS OP)
38.Over the Future (Karen Children OP)
39.Butter-Fly (Digimon OP)
40.secret base～Kimi ga kureta mono～ (Anohana ED)
41. Anna ni issho dattanoni (Gundam SEED OP)
42.INVOKE (Gundam SEED OP)
43.nowhere (MADLAX theme song)
44.Sorairo Days (TTGL OP)
45.Bouken Desho Desho？ (Haruhi OP)
46.Hikari to kage wo dakishimetamama (Rayearth OP)
47.Sobakasu (Kenshin OP)
48.ETERNAL BLAZE (Nanoha A’s OP)
49.Scarlet Ballet (Hidan no Aria OP)
50.Kindan no elixir (Macross F insert song)
51.Moshimo kimi ga negau no nara (Valkyria Chronicles 3 theme song)
52.Universal Bunny (Macross F insert song)
53.Ready Go! (Okamisan OP)
54.Brain Diver (Phi Brain OP)
55.Odoro Pompokorin (Chibi Maruko-chan ED)
(Taken from http://www.paranda.net/2011/12/animax_musix_20.html)
Animax Musix 2011 premieres 9 June 2012, Saturday at 2.30pm, and repeats at midnight, as well as on 10 June, Sunday at 11.30am and 8.30pm on Animax.