Netflix’s City Hunter Movie Drops Teaser Trailer

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Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action City Hunter movie, which is coming to Netflix on April 25. The teaser has a mix of light-hearted and serious scenes, plenty of action, and teases fans with the first few seconds of TM NETWORK‘s ending theme “Get Wild Continual.”

Netflix has also provided the synopsis for the film:

After receiving the message “XYZ, please find my sister,” Ryo and his partner Hideyuki go on to search for Kurumi, a famous cosplayer. Meanwhile, mysterious violent incidents are taking place in Shinjuku, and Saeko, a skilled police detective is having a tough time solving these cases. Ryo and Hideyuki work in tandem to pursue Kurumi, but tragedy strikes when Hideyuki is killed during the investigation. Witnessing her brother’s death, Kaori implores Ryo to uncover the truth behind the incident. 

City Hunter is inspired by the Shueisha-published manga by Tsukasa Houjou, which ran from 1985 to 1991. Previous live-action adaptations include a 1993 movie starring Jackie Chan, a 2019 French adaptation, and an unreleased Chinese adaptation.

The manga has also inspired various anime, beginning with a TV series that aired in 1987. After that series came a few more seasons, TV specials, and movies. A new anime movie was released in 2023. Two City Hunter spin-off manga from other artists began in 2017 and 2018.

The Mangahot website publishes the manga in English and describes the premise as:

Ryo Saeba, a.k.a. City Hunter. A sweeper who fulfills all his client’s needs. He’ll do anything from bodyguarding to contract killing, but he’ll only take the job if a pretty woman is involved, or the client’s sincerity makes his heart tremble. Together with his partner Kaori Makimura, the kid sister of his late best friend, Ryo fights the evil haunting the shadows of the city!!


Staff

• Director: Yuichi Sato (Na mo Naki Sekai no End Roll
• Scriptwriter: Tatsuro Mishima (Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead live-action)

Cast

Ryohei Suzuki as Ryo Saeba 
• Misato Morita as Kaori Makimura
Masanobu Ando as Hideyuki Makimura
Fumino Kimura as Saeko Nogami


Source: @netflix

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