The Best Episodes of City Hunter
Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He's a "sweeper" and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. 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 10 kg hammer.
#1 - Stubborn Umibouzu: Tale of the jealous kitten
Season 3 - Episode 6
Miki and Umibozu get into an argument over Miki's desire to keep a stray kitten, knowing Umibozu's fear of cats. Miki walks out on Umibozu and is then kidnapped by a wealthy suitor looking for a potential mate. Umibozu and Ryo bicker on how to save Miki and set out to do so together.
#2 - So Long, My Friend: The last shot echoing from my heart (Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 31
Ryo's old friend Robert Harrison arrives in Tokyo for some sightseeing, but with an important job to take care of, Ryo decides to let Robert in on his mission: to protect Princess Angela of the Felidan Kingdom while she attends peace talks at a secret villa to settle a civil war. The two meet with the princess and General Marukido, whom with Ryo already has suspicions. This is confirmed when Ryo is able to take down some assassins and the plot is revealed: to blow up the villa where the peace talks are being held.
#3 - Ryo is an Instructor: Extreme Mokkori Tactics
Season 2 - Episode 35
Ryo is hired by the daughter of a well-known tycoon so that he can train her in preparation of a mission to retrieve her kidnapped father.
#4 - Ryo is a Gourmet: Nice PR for the Soba Noodle Beauty
Season 2 - Episode 36
Two prisoners break out of prison and end up at a Soba Noodle Shop where Ryo is eating Soba Noodles that are of poor quality. The proprietor, a young woman, accepts a request from one of the prisoners to train her to make proper Soba noodles while Ryo takes care of a businessman using unscrupulous ways to buy the restaurant from the young woman.
#5 - Wanting to fall in love like a Dream: The Strategy of a 12 year old Angel (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 48
Kozue begins to enjoy life with Ryo and decides to try to set him up with her older sister. Meanwhile, Ryo finds out that Kozue was wounded by an unknown man who had killed another over a deal gone bad, and the bullet stuck against her spine is the cause of her paralysis. The arrival of Detectives Iwadate and Saeko also begins to complicate matters. With Kozue scheduled to undergo an operation which may allow her to walk again, Ryo realizes that Kozue may be in greater danger than initially thought.
#6 - Love Don't Leave Me: A Ten Count to Tomorrow
Season 1 - Episode 3
A boxer is killed over a fight for a championship title, and Ryo must deal with the victim's rival obsessed with glory. At the same time, he must deal with the boxer's girlfriend, whose pain is not only in her heart, but also in her body as well.
#7 - Big Revival of the Funny Pair! The Beauty Fallen from the Sky
Season 4 - Episode 1
#8 - Combination of puzzlement & recovery! Memories are a distant light
Season 4 - Episode 3
#9 - Kaori in Danger: Love Means Saying Goodbye (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 4
Kaori seeks hiding from the Silver Fox with Umibozu. She then catches Ryo babbling to Saeko babbling about how Kaori is just crazy about him and how he does not really care about her and that Kaori is unfit to be Ryo's partner (even though Ryo really cares for Kaori). With that revelation, she seeks training in creating boobytraps from Umibozu and seeks to take matters in her own hands by challenging the Silver Fox herself.
#10 - Goodbye Makimura: A Tearful Birthday on a Rainy Night
Season 1 - Episode 5
Hideyuki is killed on Kaori's birthday as he refuses to do a request for the head of a powerful crime syndicate. Ryo must avenge his death.
#11 - Farewell Requiem Your Visage, Once Again
Season 4 - Episode 6
#12 - Love is Diving: When a Beauty puts on a Swimsuit
Season 3 - Episode 7
Ryo is hired to protect a female assistant of a famous French Explorer from thugs. Ryo learns that she has been unable to keep a relationship because of embarrassing situations she happens to get herself into. While this is happening, the older French Explorer takes an immediate shine to Kaori, much to the latter's excitement.
#13 - Who is Heck is Ryo? Even the College Girl is Smitten with the Thrill
Season 3 - Episode 8
Ryo comes across a college girl who is a fan of detective movies, and tails Ryo for a chance to see some action, not knowing Ryo's lecherous tendencies. However, it turns out the college girl has been targeted for unwittingly witnessing a crime and Ryo must intervene after Kaori has been kidnapped by these same criminals.
#14 - Mokkori Killer: The Princess's Noble Aura (Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 10
Ryo is hired to protect Princess Alma, an apparently bratty young but smart girl, as well as her servant, the beautiful Salina. When Ryo initially refuses to do the job, Princess Alma offers to give him his very own personal "harem" in their home nation. But Ryo is enchanted by Salina, but is unable to touch not only out of fear for losing the harem, but because Salina possesses a strange aura that prevents Ryo from touching her. Kaori discovers the truth about Alma and Salina, that they had switched identities in order to throw Ryo off. But when Kaori and the real servant plant an idea that Salina (who is really Alma) is really a man, the real Princess Alma gets upset and runs away, realizing that she has fallen in love with Ryo.
#15 - A wedding dress for Christmas (Part 1)
Season 3 - Episode 10
Ryo and Kaori receive a strange request from the head of the Yamaoka family looking to retrieve his daughter, Tsubaki from the son of the rival Umino family, Kazuhiko. It appears that Tsubaki and Kazuhiko have eloped against their parent's wishes and both families want the couple broken up to preserve the rivalry. When Tsubaki manages to escape from Ryo, Kaori volunteers to go to the Umino mansion for a party where she witnesses Tsubaki crash the party with a horse to retrieve Kazuhiko. As they escape, Ryo notices a strange car following the couple.
#16 - A wedding dress for Christmas (Part 2)
Season 3 - Episode 11
Tsubaki and Kazuhiko attempt to flee their country to evade the wrath of their parents but are attacked by a helicopter in the process. However, they are saved by Ryo who manages to take down the helicopter in one shot. Meanwhile, Ryo investigates the rivalry between the Yamaoka and Umino families and comes across some startling information. He also uncovers evidence that a third party is also trying to break up the couple by marking them for death.
#17 - Must be the bloody battle outside the ring: Love, Cobra Twist
Season 2 - Episode 12
Ryo is requested to find out who has targeted Kumi, a popular female wrestler. At first Ryo believes her "rival" may be responsible but learns that an unknown party is trying to manipulate Kumi.
#18 - Goodbye City, a Farewell Gift (Part 1)
Season 3 - Episode 12
On the anniversary of the death of his friend, Robert Harrison, Ryo gets royally drunk and notices a woman watching him. This woman turns out to be Sophie Silverman, who represents an international firm of sweepers. Sophie wishes to tag along with Ryo and Kaori for a few days to witness him in his line of work. On their way to a potential job, the three are attacked by unknown assailants. After warding them off in a warehouse, Ryo finds Sophie pointing Robert Harrison's gun at him.
#19 - The most Advanced Smuggling Manouever: Treatment by a Beautiful Dentist
Season 2 - Episode 13
Suffering from a toothache, Ryo reluctantly visits a dental clinic and has his cavity addressed by the dentist Sayuri. But at the same time, thieves are trying to bust into Sayuri's practice hoping to recover a fake tooth with a special microchip containing classified plans.
#20 - Goodbye City, a Farewell Gift (Part 2)
Season 3 - Episode 13
Sophie Silverman is revealed to be the fiance of Robert Harrison and reveals her intentions of avenging his death. After seriously wounding Ryo, Sophie kidnaps Kaori as bait for a future showdown. While Ryo recovers from his injuries, he realizes that a syndicate known as the Guiness Corporation is after Sophie and had extorted Robert to take on a job that meant certain death at the hands of Ryo Saeba. When the Guiness Corporation ambushes Sophie and Ryo, the two put aside their rivalry to repel the attackers, only to find themselves in a deadly showdown.
#21 - Love can be superior to money: Mokkori vs a Saving Girl
Season 2 - Episode 14
Ryo meets Shoko, a young girl who believes money is everything and is better than love. While Ryo tries to turn Shoko's attitude around, he has to contend with three men attempting to court her on behalf of a friendly Yakuza group.
#22 - Don't Die, Falcon: Magnum with Love and Revenge (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 16
Despite suffering numerous injuries, Umibozu disappears to take on Dandy Jack, who was responsible for the death of his former partner who was Kathleen's father. Kathleen goes back to Dandy Jack's chateau, not knowing that she is being used in Dandy Jack's revenge against Umibozu. Once at Dandy Jack's chateau, Dandy Jack spots Umibozu and creates a scenario for a showdown between Umibozu and Kathleen.
#23 - Mokkori Contract: The Story of Ryo and a Bad Girl (Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 33
A request is made for Ryo by a woman to track down her future sister-in-law named Sakura, a girl who is involved with a biker gang. Currently, the woman's husband, Sakura's older brother has been kidnapped for some counterfeit currency plates he created and which Sakura has secretly hidden. Ryo also realizes that Umibozu has been hired by the men looking for the plates.
#24 - Mokkori Contract: The Story of Ryo and a Bad Girl (Part 2)
Season 2 - Episode 34
It is revealed that a branch of the Hong Kong mafia is interested in the plates. Ryo and Sakura is able to bust out of the mafia compound and Umibozu also walks out after realizing the men who hired him cannot be trusted. When the woman who originally hired City hunter is kidnapped, Sakura takes matters into her own hands and tries to bargain the counterfeit plates for the life of her brother and future sister-in-law, despite Sakura's hatred of her.
#25 - To Kaori From Ryo, With Love At Christmas (Part 1)
Season 2 - Episode 37
Kaori makes plans to throw a party for the orphans at Kusunoki house but Ryo refuses to participate. When she finds out that Kusunoki house is to be closed down by the owner of the land, Mr Ookouchi, she requests Ryo's help only to be turned down. Believing that the proprietor, Mr Hitiyoshi, may have been cheated out of the ownership certificate for the house, Kaori takes matters into her own hands by breaking into Ookouchi's safe and stealing several documents including the land ownership certificate. Ookouchi's men react by ransacking Kusunoki house and kidnapping one of the kids as ransom for a certain document.