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City Hunter Live-Action Film Reveals New Teaser Trailer Previewing Ending Theme Song

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The official Twitter account of Netflix Japan unveiled a teaser trailer for the upcoming City Hunter Live-Action Film on March 15, 2024. The teaser previews the film’s ending theme song “Get Wild Continual,” performed by rock music band TM Network.

Get Wild Continual is a new version of the anime’s very first ending theme song “Get Wild” performed by the same band.

TM Network expressed their enthusiasm on being able to be a part of the franchise again, stating, “The ending song for a story that is both hard-boiled and comical, and seems to go on and on without end. Anyway, we aimed to create an enchanting sound that makes Ryo Saeba seem both closer and farther away. And finally, with great anticipation, the world premiere through live-action adaptation! Who would have thought that TM NETWORK’s “Get Wild” would be there to accompany us as the ending theme song. We are grateful to everyone who has continued to nurture a song that always encourages us to take another step forward.

City Hunter Live-Action Film is set to release worldwide on Netflix on April 25, 2024.

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Netflix is producing this live-action and describes it as, “a modern-day updated version of the manga, set in the bustling streets of Shinjuku”.

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

The live-action will be directed by Yuichi Sato. Tatsuro Mishima will be in charge of the script, and Yoshihide Otomo will be composing the music for the film.

The franchise had spawned a media franchise consisting of numerous adaptations and spin-offs from several countries. The franchise includes four anime television series, three anime television specials, two original video animations, several animated feature films (including a film released in February 2019), several live-action films (including a Hong Kong film starring Jackie Chan and a French film), video games, and a live-action Korean TV drama.

City Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1985 to 1991 and collected into 35 tankōbon volumes by its publisher Shueisha.

The manga was adapted into an anime television series by Sunrise Studios in 1987.

It also had a spin-off manga, Angel Heart, which in turn spawned its own anime television series and a live-action Japanese TV drama.

Source: Twitter, Comic Natalie

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