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Meet the Cast of "City Hunter" & Their Onscreen Personas

Manga fans all over the world, get ready for the most anticipated city hunt of all time.


City Hunter: A Masterpiece Reimagined

It's been a long time coming, but the live-action adaptation of City Hunter is set to premiere on April 25.


The original manga sold a record number of 50 million copies, and now, the revamped version is ready to hunt for a new record to shatter.

City Hunter
The Cast of City Hunter | Image courtesy of Netflix

Meet the Star-Studded Cast

City Hunter follows the tale of Ryo Saeba (Ryohei Suzuki), a premier “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.


Adding her flair for the art into the cinematic gem, Misato Morita steps into the role of Kaori Makimura, the heroine in this action-packed adventure.


In an exciting development, additional cast members have been announced for the characters of Hideyuki Makimura and Saeko Nogami, portrayed by Masanobu Ando and Fumino Kimura, respectively. The character art of their on-screen personas have also been released, complementing the character art earlier revealed for Ryo and Kaori.


Additionally, Masanobu Ando plays Hideyuki Makimura, Kaori Makimura’s older brother and Ryo’s close friend and “sweeper” partner. Once a skilled detective, he’s now retired due to an incident. However, he continues to use his abilities to support Ryo.


Reflecting on his pivotal role, Ando says, “I felt immense pressure to do justice to the character, considering its popularity in the original manga and animation. I hope both existing fans of City Hunter and newcomers alike will enjoy the film.”



Fumino Kimura plays Saeko Nogami, a detective from the Metropolitan Police Department who has a mysterious relationship with Ryo. Saeko and Hideyuki used to work together, and because of this relationship, she and Ryo still exchange information about the underworld. Her beauty, allure, and entertaining banter with Ryo have made her a fan-favorite in the original series. “The role of Saeko was a daunting offer, and I couldn’t imagine myself playing it,” Kimura admitted. “However, having the support and guidance of Ryohei Suzuki, our leading man and a fan of the original work, was incredibly reassuring. I’m confident that both longtime fans and new audiences are in for a treat with this film.”


Mark your calendars for City Hunter, streaming April 25, exclusively on Netflix.


 

SOURCE: NETFLIX PRESS RELEASE

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