To further boost its ever-growing Japanese content, Netflix has green-lit a live-action film adaptation of the classic Japanese manga City hunter. Japanese actor Suzuki Ryohei (Tokyo MER
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Created by manga artist Tsukasa Hojo, City Hunter is the entire 80 A staple of Japanese pop culture in the 1980s, selling over millions of copies worldwide. The franchise has spawned a popular anime series and many feature-length adaptations, including films set in Hong Kong (a starring Jackie Chan), France and mainland China, but this will be the first time the property has been adapted in China as Live-action film in its native Japan.
Netflix described the project as “a modern updated version of the manga, set in the bustling streets of Shinjuku. The anchor set the 2024 Goal Posted.
“When Ryo’s partner Makimura was killed,” Nagase added, “he teamed up with Makimura’s sister Kaori to find the truth, thereby A new duo was formed. “
Adapted screenplay written by Tatsuro Mishima, who wrote several episodes of the Netflix original Japanese series Yu Yu Hakusho.
Suzuki said the adaptation would “aim to strike the right balance between realism and fantasy, and 80 and the tone of the day. “He also noted that taking on such an iconic role is a great responsibility.
This beloved legend created by Tsukasa Hojo,” said Suzuki. “I can’t wait for existing and new fans around the world to fall in love with Ryo Saeba and his fun, action-packed adventures in modern Tokyo.”
According to Hojo The Japanese feature film adaptation, which Netflix unveiled Thursday, has been in the works for a decade, according to the report. “I’ve always hoped that the main character would be played by someone who really liked City Hunter , and thanks to Ryohei’s unwavering passion, the moment has finally arrived,” he added. “Thanks to the dedicated cast and crew, I look forward to seeing this work brought to the screen with a fresh and realistic perspective that isn’t strictly bound by the original manga.”
Shinichi Takahashi is the sole executive producer of the project, while Keisuke Sanpei and Kosuke Oshida serve as producers. Netflix teamed up with Tokyo-based production companies Horipro and Office Shirous to produce the film.