City Hunter Netflix live-action

Netflix will adapt legendary manga sequence City Hunter as a live-action movie. A narrative within the The Hollywood Reporter notes that the streaming big has greenlit the mission. Netflix’s try will star Japanese actor Ryohei Suzuki and will likely be Directed by Yuichi Sato.

City Hunter was created by Tsukasa Hojo and ran within the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991. During that point it turned a fixture of Japanese pop. It additionally achieved world notoriety, promoting over 50 million copies outdoors Japan, and notably in Europe and Asia. The sequence stars Ryo Saeba, a personal detective who fights crime in Tokyo, when he’s not chasing stunning girls. His company, “City Hunter”, works underground, and might solely be contacted by writing sure letters on a particular blackboard at Shinjuku Station.

City Hunter acquired anime diversifications all through the Eighties, together with TV sequence and theatrical movies. Aniplex even produced a brand new anime movie in 2019, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes. The sequence was so common abroad that it spawned its personal set of foreign-grown diversifications. These included Hong Kong, Chinese, and French live-action movie diversifications, and a Korean live-action TV sequence.

The Netflix mission stars Ryohei Suzuki as Ryo Saeba. Suzuki performed Hyugo within the live-action Moribito sequence, Ryu Nakanishi within the live-action Gatchaman movie, and Takeo in a live-action My Love Story!!.

Here’s a shot of Ryohei Suzuki in costume as Ryo.

Its Director, Yuichi Sato, helmed movies like Black Gaisha, You, I LoveKisaragi, and The End of the Tiny World. Tatsuro Mishima, who labored on Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho adaptation, wrote the screenplay. The movie will likely be set in and round present-day Shinjuku, and can reportedly goal for a extra “grounded” ambiance compared to the extra slapstick and foolish anime and action-comedy diversifications.

The Netflix City Hunter live-action movie is due out in 2024. Other Shonen Jump diversifications by Netflix embrace a live-action sequence based mostly on One Piece and My Hero Academia.

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