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In the Beginning: Teaser Trailer Hints at Origin Story of City Hunter

How did Ryo Saeba, a top-class “sweeper” in City Hunter, end up working together with Kaori Makimura, the sister of his long-time partner? While the legendary manga did not delve too much into it, the newly released teaser trailer hints that the highly anticipated Japanese live-action adaptation will explore the story behind this partnership.

Set to premiere on April 25, City Hunter follows Ryo Saeba, a “sweeper” who navigates the shadowy depths of modern-day Shinjuku, Tokyo. Balancing a cool demeanor with a fun personality, Ryo takes on high-stakes challenges in the underworld. The cool and silly “Ryo Saeba” is played by Ryohei Suzuki, with Misato Morita as the heroine “Kaori Makimura,” Masanobu Ando as “Hideyuki Makimura” who is a partner of Ryo, and Fumino Kimura as detective “Saeko Nogami”.

City Hunter Poster

City Hunter Trailer

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.

“Get Wild” makes a comeback

The classic “Get Wild” by the Japanese band TM NETWORK was featured in the ending scene of the City Hunter anime series, and remains a beloved song today. Now, Netflix’s live-action film will reintroduce the iconic track as “Get Wild Continual,” in a thrilling collaboration with TM NETWORK.

Catch the adrenaline-pumping City Hunter on April 25.

About City Hunter

Project Details:
Cast: Ryohei Suzuki, Misato Morita, Masanobu Ando, Asuka Hanamura / Fumino Kimura, Isao Hashizume
Director: Yuichi Sato

Producers: Keisuke Sanpei, Kosuke Oshida

Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima

Ending Theme: “Get Wild Continual” TM NETWORK (Sony Music Labels Inc.)

Music: Eishi Segawa

Director of Photography: Motonobu Kiyoku

Lighting Director: Kenichi Hamada

Recordist: Masaharu Tanabe

Production Designer: Kentaro Kosaka

Decorator: Hiroo Kobayashi

Costume Designer: Kumiko Ogawa, Shuhei Sakaue

Hair and Makeup Direction: Keisuke Sakai

Hair and Makeup: Eri Shioya

Action Director: Takashi Tanimoto

Scripter: Rie Fujishima

Editor: Taguchi Takuya

Sound Design: Hiroyuki Ishizaka

VFX Producer: Tomofumi Akahane

VFX Supervisor: Hitoshi Miyake

Song Selection: Yoshitaka Fujimura

Assistant Director: Mitsuhiro Yamada

Production Manager: Masaaki Ito

Location Manager: Hiroto Takeishi

Produced by: Netflix

Production: Horipro, Office Shirous

Based on the manga “City Hunter” by Tsukasa Hojo

Courtesy of Coamix
©Tsukasa Hojo/Coamix 1985

Netflix Title Page: www.netflix.com/cityhunter

Hashtag: #CityHunterNetflix

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