The series follows the exploits of Ryo Saeba, a "sweeper" who works to rid Tokyo of crime, via their "City Hunter" business - an underground jack-of-all-trades operation, contacted by writing the letters "XYZ" on a blackboard at Shinjuku Station. One day, his associate, Hideyuki Makimura, is murdered and Ryo has to take care of Hideyuki's sister, Kaori Makimura, a tomboyish girl who becomes his new partner and manages Ryo's business and personal affairs.
- The manga was adapted into an animated television series by Sunrise Studios in 1987.
- The first series lasted for 51 episodes
- Opening Themes:
- "Ai yo Kienaide" by Kahoru Kohirumaki (Episodes 1 - 26)
- "Go Go Heaven" by Yoshiyuki Osawa (Episodes 27 - 51)
- Ending Themes:
- "Get Wild" by TM Network (Episodes 1 - 51)
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