It was announced that the Netflix movie ” City Hunter, “a live-action adaptation of the popular comic that has sold over 50 million copies in Japan, will be distributed worldwide in 2024. Ryohei Suzuki plays the main character, Ryo Saeba, and the director is Yuichi Sato, who has worked on numerous hit dramas and movies.
The live-action version has been filmed in Hong Kong, South Korea, and France, but this is the first time in Japan. The aim is to create a live-action adaptation unique to Japan by taking advantage of the actual filming in Shinjuku and the tremendous Japanese nuances expressed in the original work.
” City Hunter ” was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1985 to 1991, and the cumulative circulation of the book exceeded 50 million copies, creating a huge boom. In 1987, TV animation broadcasting started, becoming a big hit series until the TV special broadcast in 1999.
Comics have been published in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Poland, and other countries worldwide. It was a big hit, with revenue exceeding 1.5 billion yen. Combining comedy, hard-boiled action, love stories, and many entertainment elements, ” City Hunter ” continues to be loved in Japan and worldwide.
Suzuki will play Ryo Saeba, who is based in Shinjuku, Tokyo. She is an unparalleled womanizer; if she is seen as beautiful, she will meddle indiscriminately. Still, when she receives a request, she is a top-notch sweeper who carries out the job with her exceptional gun skills, physical ability, and calm and composed mind. Is.
The stage of the story is modern Shinjuku. Along with that, the character settings have also been slightly updated. For example, Ryo’s costume is not the jacket of the anime version, but the long coat from the original manga, and the stencil collar has been changed to a Tyroken skin. In the photo released this time, Ryo Saeba is standing in the City Hunter office with the night view of Shinjuku in the background, with her finger on the hammer of her favorite Colt Python 357 Magnum.
Starring: Ryohei Suzuki This time, I will play the role of Ryo Saeba, the main character in the Netflix movie ” City Hunter. “
I feel a great sense of responsibility and nervousness to be entrusted with this masterpiece created by Tsukasa Hojo and the character Ryo Saeba, who is loved by countless fans. I’m here. Since I decided to do it, I will pour all my experience cultivated so far and face it wholeheartedly. We will take great care of you with great love and responsibility.
How can fans, and generations who don’t know the original work, enjoy the world of ” City Hunter ” in the best possible way? How can a man named Ryo Saeba be summoned as a natural person to this Reiwa Shinjuku? Fictional and accurate, the 80s and the 2020s, I’m standing on the scene while continuing to think about the balance every day.
I want to cherish and deliver to everyone the fantastic, romantic, silly, silly, and supremely cool world of City Hunter.
Original work: Tsukasa Hojo
After ten years of conception (laughs), we’ve finally started cranking. I’ve always wanted to have someone who likes ” City Hunter ” do the live-action adaptation, and I received an offer that Ryohei Suzuki would play the role of Ryo Saeba. It took a long time after that, but we finally welcomed this day thanks to Ryohei’s unwavering passion.
I was also allowed to observe the shooting, and the scene seemed friendly and fun. He was involved with good actors and staff, and I was looking forward to it. It may be a misnomer, but I would be happy if you could pursue a genuine interest in a movie without sticking to manga-like expressions.
Director: Yuichi Sato
Where did you hear that? Ryohei Suzuki was a big fan of City Hunter. I knew that long ago. Maybe he asked him directly.
With the help of the staff and cast, I would like to push forward with everyone aiming for beautiful “action (mokkori) entertainment.”
I am looking forward to it.
Executive Producer/ Shinichi Takahashi (Netflix Content Division Manager)
Previously, I was fascinated by Ryohei Suzuki’s passion and dedication to his work through the work I worked on, and I had a strong desire to work with him again someday. As a person who has been following the story of Ryo and Kaori through the original and animation, Ryohei played the role of Ryo Saeba and asked, ”I wonder what kind of uproar is behind Ryo and others running at speed in modern Shinjuku. I can’t hide my excitement just by imagining. Together with Director Sato and the cast and staff, we aim to bring out the charm of the original work of ” City Hunter, “which is loved worldwide, and to create a live-action adaptation that has never been seen.