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City Hunter: Ai to shukumei no Magnum (1989)

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If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jonas Allen ...
Ambassador Bondal (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Saeko Nogami (voice)
Martin Blacker ...
Joe Saeba (voice)
Jana Brockman ...
Sandra Nogami (voice)
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Commando, Civilian (voice)
Katherine Catmull ...
Reika (voice)
Chafûrin ...
Member B (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
Umibozu (voice)
Eric Henshaw ...
Steiner, Commando, Civilian (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
Laipnitz (voice)
Michihiro Ikemizu ...
Detective A (voice)
Kazue Ikura ...
Kaori Makumura
Junichi Kagaya ...
Kilhiman (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Masayuki Katô ...
Ambassadeur Bondal (voice)
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If Shinjuku's the place, then City Hunter is on the case! In this exciting adventure, Ryo and Kaori find themselves on a 'missing persons' case that could somehow be related to the national security of the global world when a lovely young European pianist named Nina Shuntenberg comes to them asking for help in finding her long-lost father, whom she has never seen in many years. What starts out as a simple assignment quickly turns into a perilous mission to find a top-secret microchip involving mercenaries, diplomatic agents and a mysterious spy named Colonel Helzen who has a few secrets of his own. Now, Ryo, Kaori and company must find the microchip and discover why there are dangerous people chasing after Nina...that is if they can keep Ryo's mind off of getting into Nina's pants for one day! Written by Keno Reeves

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17 June 1989 (Japan)  »

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City Hunter: .357 Magnum  »

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In the graveyard scene, director 'Kenji Kodama''s name can be seen on one of the graves. See more »

Quotes

Nina Shutenberg: [while watching Joe at 'targert practice'] Wow! That's incredible.
Joe Saeba: Anyone can shoot like this if they practice a little.
[reloads his gun and offers it to Nina]
Joe Saeba: Here, do you wanna give it a try?
Nina Shutenberg: [smiles and shakes her head] You know, it's almost like you're a different person when you hold a gun, Mr. Saeba. Usually, you are perverted and unreliable.
Joe Saeba: [embarrassed] Would ya' stop calling me 'perverted'? I'm what you call 'nookie dependant'.
Nina Shutenberg: [puzzled] I thought the two were the same. What's the ...
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Greatest Anime Movie Ever
14 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

City Hunter: "A Magnum of Love and Destiny" is without a doubt the greatest City Hunter movie as well as the greatest anime movie of all time. Although City Hunter has that stereotype as a comedy anime of many sorts and it is, there are often many deeper issues presented that are not often seen. In this movie, Ryo Saeba is hired by Nina Steinberg, a genius pianist who has come to Japan to look for her father because her mother who died many years before told her that he was in fact still alive before she passed away. Now enter Nina's Grandfather who for some reason is trying to convince Nina that her father is dead. Add to that mix the search for an information spy's hidden microchip and you have a tightly wound story. In the movie we can understand Ryos relationships with his clients as well as his partner Kaori Makimura whom he loves but shows opposite feelings for her safety because of the business he is in as a "sweeper", not necessarily a private eye as most are lead to believe.

The soundtrack is first-rate with an excellent piano score that is very moving during the climax of the movie. The animation is also top-notch dating back to 1988 and came out between City Hunter's 2nd and 3rd TV seasons (4 is all, 140 episodes total). I wont reveal any more of the plot, but be aware that this is NOT just a comedy and with most City Hunter movies shows some kind of deeper meaning to our relationships as people. A must see. 10 out of 10!


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