The Best Episodes of City Hunter

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2018

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.

So Long, My Friend: The last shot echoing from my heart (Part 1)

#1 - 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.

star 9.33
3 votes
Writers: Yasushi Hirano
Ryo is an Instructor: Extreme Mokkori Tactics

#2 - 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.

star 9.00
4 votes
Writers: Hideyoshi Kaneda
Wanting to fall in love like a Dream: The Strategy of a 12 year old Angel (Part 1)

#3 - Wanting to fall in love like a Dream: The Strategy of a 12 year old Angel (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 47

Ryo notices that he is being watched by Kozue, a 12 year old girl confined to a wheelchair. When he pays her a visit, Kozue remarks that he is the second person to notice her, the first being a mysterious man with a beard. Kaori suspects that Ryo is using Kozue to get to her much older sister. But when the mysterious man attacks Kozue, Ryo decides to have Kozue and her sister live with him until he can figure out what is going on.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Kiyoshi Egami
Writers: Kiyoshi Egami
Wanting to fall in love like a Dream: The Strategy of a 12 year old Angel (Part 2)

#4 - 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.

star 9.00
5 votes
Writers: Yousuke Minatono
Love can be superior to money: Mokkori vs a Saving Girl

#5 - 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.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Mitsuko Kase
Writers: Toshiki Inoue
Goodbye Makimura: A Tearful Birthday on a Rainy Night

#6 - 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.

star 9.00
9 votes
Writers: Toshiki Inoue
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Mokkori Killer: The Princess's Noble Aura (Part 1)

#7 - 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.

star 9.00
5 votes
Writers: Kenji Kodama
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Goodbye Hard-Boiled City (Part 2)

#8 - Goodbye Hard-Boiled City (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 50

After Ryo, Saeko, and Umibozu are able to thwart an ambush set up by Sarah, her group, the Black Army, makes a ransom demand to the Japanese government with the threat of blowing up a nuclear bomb in the heart of Shinjuku. With the information on their hideout from Rumi, Ryo decides to take the Black army on. But when he realizes the truth of Sarah's identity, he finds that he is unable to shoot her.

star 8.80
5 votes
Writers: Yasushi Hirano
Ryo is the Love Thief: Hidden Love Affair behind the Magic Mirror (Part 2)

#9 - Ryo is the Love Thief: Hidden Love Affair behind the Magic Mirror (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 44

His mokkori "kidnapped", Ryo must try to defeat Takeshi in a showdown between thieves by stealing a magic mirror. But when Takeshi is able to obtain the mirror using another hypnotic trick, Ryo does not pursue. He mentions that there is a secret behind the mirror and that it was never meant to be stolen. Thus Takeshi has lost but Kasumi's grandmother discovers that Kasumi has fallen in love with Ryo. She then forbids Kasumi to return to the family estate and thus Kasumi boards with Umibozu and Miki at the Cat's Eye.

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Yousuke Minatono
Ryo is the Love Thief: Hidden Love Affair behind the Magic Mirror (Part 1)

#10 - Ryo is the Love Thief: Hidden Love Affair behind the Magic Mirror (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 43

Ryo runs into Kasumi Asoh, the "flying tush object" he met several years earlier. Kasumi is now 19 and is set to go into an arranged marriage in which she wants no part of. She thus masquerades Ryo as her lover, much to the disapproval of her grandmother, and Takeshi, Kasumi's arranged husband. Takeshi uses unscrupulous tricks against Ryo, by first hypnotizing him into believing that Takeshi's "mokkori" is bigger than Ryo's then when Ryo finds out about the hypnosis, hypnotizes Ryo in a state in which he can no longer experience "mokkori".

star 8.75
4 votes
Writers: Yousuke Minatono
Message from Makimura: Memories Forever (Part 2)

#11 - Message from Makimura: Memories Forever (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 28

Ryo suspects that Interpol Agent Nelson may in fact be in league with the revived Red Pegasus drug cartel. After a boat chase, the information of the drug smuggling route is revealed, the route ends at an orphanage that Hideyuki visited shortly before his death, and that a postcard addressed to him from the orphanage was meant to lead Kaori to that location.

star 8.75
4 votes
Directors: Kiyoshi Egami
Writers: Akinori Endou, Junji Kobayashi
Love Don't Leave Me: A Ten Count to Tomorrow

#12 - 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.

star 8.71
7 votes
Writers: Yasushi Hirano
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Good Luck my Sweeper: City Streets for the both of us (Part 3)

#13 - Good Luck my Sweeper: City Streets for the both of us (Part 3)

Season 2 - Episode 63

On her way to take on David Clive, the terrorist who is holding her lover hostage, Bloody Mary finds out that Kaori has snuck in the vehicle with a large cache of weapons. The duo proceed to bust into David Clive's hideout, with Ryo and Umibozu in hot pursuit. But when David Clive forces a gun into the head of Bloody Mary's lover, Ryo and Bloody Mary are forced to fight each other.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Kenji Kodama
Mokkori Everywhere: Ryo's Mind and an Esper Girl (Part 1)

#14 - Mokkori Everywhere: Ryo's Mind and an Esper Girl (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 41

Ryo's client is a young girl with a unique telepathic ability to read minds. However, Ryo is smitten by the girl's nanny, a woman with martial arts skills. The young girl, Sara, is entranced by Ryo and his abilities, despite the fact that his mind is filled with "Mokkori" most of the time. It turns out that Sara is the only daughter of the head of a large family conglomerate and that many of her relatives are after her. Sara also runs into a disturbing fact: that Kaori is secretly in love with Ryo.

star 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Kenji Kodama
One Dangerous Tutor: Home-Cooking from the Heart for a Sukeban

#15 - One Dangerous Tutor: Home-Cooking from the Heart for a Sukeban

Season 1 - Episode 10

Ryo is tricked into doing bodyguard work for the daughter of a Yakuza Boss being stalked by a biker team. Ryo realizes that the daughter is the leader of a female gang at her school, and finds there is much more than what the Yakuza boss is requesting.

star 8.67
9 votes
Writers: Yuichi Higurashi
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Kaori in Danger: Love Means Saying Goodbye (Part 2)

#16 - 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.

star 8.60
5 votes
Writers: Kenji Kodama
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Umi-Chan, what a Sexy Guy: Beautiful Sweeper Miki gets close (Part 2)

#17 - Umi-Chan, what a Sexy Guy: Beautiful Sweeper Miki gets close (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 40

Ryo continues to evade Miki's attacks as Kaori requests Umibozu to stop the bet and marry Miki. Umibozu responds with a statement that makes Kaori believe that Ryo has a mistress (when in actuality, he is talking about Ryo and Kaori themselves). Angered by this, Kaori seeks to have Miki "kidnap" her so to lead Ryo to a trap.

star 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Mitsuko Kase
Writers: Yousuke Minatono
Mokkori Killer: The Princess's Noble Aura (Part 2)

#18 - Mokkori Killer: The Princess's Noble Aura (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 11

Kaori tries to convince Ryo to find Salina (who is really Princess Alma). But when the real Salina is kidnapped by the perpetrators, Ryo, still unaware of the identity switch, must save her from the trap that the perpetrators have planned, all this while protecting the real Princess Alma.

star 8.60
5 votes
Writers: Kenji Kodama
Mokkori Everywhere: Ryo's Mind and an Esper Girl (Part 2)

#19 - Mokkori Everywhere: Ryo's Mind and an Esper Girl (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 42

Sara is instantaneously jealous of Kaori's love for Ryo, but is able to come to terms with her feelings and cements a friendship with Kaori. Meanwhile, henchmen try to hire Umibozu to kill City Hunter but Umibozu instead gift wraps them for Ryo. They find out that Sara's Uncle was responsible for her father's death, and is trying to have Sara killed so he can inherit the family estate. Ryo decides to confront the Uncle directly.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Kiyoshi Egami
Writers: Kenji Kodama
So Long, My Friend: The last shot echoing from my heart. (Part 2)

#20 - So Long, My Friend: The last shot echoing from my heart. (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 32

The Villa explodes, and while the Princess and the peace talk participants are able to escape, Robert appears to have been caught in the blast. Ryo tracks down General Marukido and is prepared to kill him when a twist is revealed: Robert is actually alive. When Robert reveals his true colours and attempts to assassinate the princess, Ryo must face his former partner in a showdown.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Yasushi Hirano
Targeted Witness: A Dangerous Beauty dressed up like a man (Part 1)

#21 - Targeted Witness: A Dangerous Beauty dressed up like a man (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 25

Ryo is requested to guard Keiichi Kashiwagi, a witness in an important court case. Ryo resists until he is given a proposal to meet Keiichi's twin sister Keiko, to which Ryo gleefully accepts. But Keiichi is in fact Keiko, disguising herself as a man in order to thwart Ryo's advances.

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Mitsuko Kase
Writers: Yousuke Minatono
Message from Makimura: Memories Forever (Part 1)

#22 - Message from Makimura: Memories Forever (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 27

Nelson, an Interpol Agent approaches Kaori over allegations that Kaori's deceased brother had smuggled drugs and hidden information regarding a drug smuggling route. The accusations against Hideyuki pile up when Saeko is also assigned to the case. The Red Pegasus returns with a plot to gain vengeance against Ryo and Kaori, but Umibozu is able to save the two from being abducted by the re-energized drug cartel.

star 8.50
6 votes
Writers: Akinori Endou, Junji Kobayashi
Wounded Innocence: A Bullet and an Angel's Prayer

#23 - Wounded Innocence: A Bullet and an Angel's Prayer

Season 2 - Episode 29

A girl named Maiko refuses to have a life-saving operation unless she sees the hero of her dreams, an unknown man by the name of Tetsu. In fact, Tetsu is trying to join a Yakuza group, and Ryo must save him from a potentially dangerous fate.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Mitsuko Kase
Writers: Akinori Endou
Nineteen Year-Old Widow: Lover in the Heart of a Beautiful Sketch Artist (Part 1)

#24 - Nineteen Year-Old Widow: Lover in the Heart of a Beautiful Sketch Artist (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 45

During a visit to Hideyuki's grave, Ryo comes across a woman visiting a grave being accosted by two men. It turns out that the woman, Ayako, was visiting the grave of her late husband, a Yakuza boss. The two men are determined to be from a rival Yakuza group. Ryo notices deep emotional wounds in Ayako as he notices her having trouble resuming her passion of painting.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Mitsuko Kase
Writers: Mitsuko Kase
To Kaori From Ryo, With Love At Christmas (Part 1)

#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.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Yasushi Hirano