City Hunter (2024) Netflix J-Movie Preview: Release Date, Time & Where to Watch

City Hunter cast in character (l to r): Masanobu Ando, Ryohei Suzuki, Misato Morita and Fumino Kimura.

City Hunter (2024)

Based on the wildly popular manga series created by Tsukasa Hojo and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1985 to 1991, City Hunter, has since inspired an entire family of adaptations. Versions and spin-offs have appeared in multiple countries including four anime TV shows, three anime TV specials, five animated features, several live-action movies (including an HK version Jackie Chan and a French adaptation), video games and a K-drama featuring Lee Min-ho (The Heirs, Boys over Flowers, Pachinko). Its 2010 spin-off manga, Angel Heart, further twirled an anime television series and a live-action Japanese TV drama. 

What is City Hunter about?

Ryo Saeba, unflappable, foolish and flirtatious, is a private detective who likes the ladies. He and his partner, Hideyuki Makimura manage their crime ‘sweeper’ business, City Hunter, on the down low – only contactable through a blackboard at a Tokyo train station. When his partner is killed, Saeba becomes responsible for Hideyuki’s tomboy younger sister, Kaori, who works with him to investigate the murder.

When will City Hunter be released?

City Hunter will stream worldwide on Netflix from Thursday, April 25th, 2024. Set your reminders!

Who is included in the cast of City Hunter?

Leading man Saeba is played by Ryohei Suzuki (Tokyo MER, The Egoist), while Misato Morita (The Naked Director) plays Kaori Makimura. Saeba’s partner Hideyuki Makimura is played by Masanobu Ando (Fishbowl Wives, My Second Aoharu). Fumino Kimura (Love for Beginners, The Fable) plays Saeko Nogami, a beautiful detective who has a somewhat complicated relationship with Ryo.

Who is the director of City Hunter?

City Hunter is directed by Japanese filmmaker, Yuichi Sato, known for manga adaptation Kasane: Beauty and Fate and The Master Plan.

City Hunter Trailer:

Check out the snappy trailer for City Hunter here:

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