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City Hunter Gets New Japanese Live-Action Film Set For Release In 2024


Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter is no stranger to live-action adaptations, with the franchise receiving separate but related film adaptations in France and Hong Kong over the years. Netflix is now stepping into the fray by producing a brand new Japanese live-action film for global distribution on the streaming service in the future with assistance from Japanese production houses HoriPro and Office Shirouz.


City Hunter Film Character Visual


The film, simply titled City Hunter will feature Japanese actor Ryohei Suzuki in the iconic role of Ryo Saeba, with subtle stylistic changes to the costume to reflect the film’s intent to hew closer to reality than past anime and live-action adaptations, which focused more on the comedy and slapstick elements of the anime. 


An example can be seen above, as the character visual featuring Suzuki features a jacket with a more realistic earth tone than the color of the jackets worn by Ryo in previous anime and live action adaptations, as well as the intent to set the new film in and around Shinjuku in the effort to ground the film’s story in a familiar location.


Staff for the film has also been confirmed, with Yuichi Sato as the film’s director, Tatsuro Mishima will be the scriptwriter, and musician Yoshihide Otomo will be the film’s music composer. More details on the film are expected in the future.


Sources: Comic Natalie, THR