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.357 Magnum (愛と宿命のマグナム, Ai to Shukumei no Magunamu, lit. "A Magnum of Love's Destination") is the first City Hunter anime film, which was released on June 17, 1989.


A man ends up assassinated right in front of Saeko at Narita Airport and the murderer is singled as the 'Red Shinigami'. However, it turns out that the murderer is, in fact, an intelligence officer, Helzen from East Gariera. Protected by his special diplomatic rights, the police could not proceed with action against him.

On the other hand, a talented pianist, Nina, from West Gariera shows up at Cat's Eye Cafe with a request, looking for a father whom she has not seen before or know his name. It turns out that he is no other than Helzen. Things get complicated when Nina's grandfather cum manager abducts him and Ryo offers to help. As things get confrontational among men, Nina's performance reaches its climax...

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