The popularity of the original “City Hunter” manga by Tsukasa Hojo has inspired numerous adaptations worldwide.
Takaruzuka Revue’s upcoming musical “Musical City Hunter-Nusumareta XYZ” will pay homage to the original series that became a pop-culture phenomenon. The specialty of this adaptation is that the cast consists of only female actors!
City Hunter follows the adventure of detective Ryo Saeba and his partner Kaori Makimura as they try to solve various crimes throughout Tokyo.
The manga has inspired a Hong Kong film featuring Jackie Chan. A live-action French film, a Japanese TV series, and a Korean drama have been produced based on the original work.
Takaruzuka Revue’s official website teased a visual for “Musical City Hunter-Nusumareta XYZ” on Friday.
The visual depicts Ryo, Kaori, and Mick with the logo of the musical. Downtown Tokyo is visible in the background. Being a musical, we can expect some breathtaking pieces during the live performance.
Tararuzuka Revue has confirmed the following cast and crew:
|Ryo Saeba||Ayakaze Sakina||Conrad Walker ( Hollywood Gossip)|
|Kaori Makimura||Asazuki Kiwa||Chloe Spencer ( My Hero)|
|Umibozu||Agata Sen||Hedin ( Captain Nemo)|
|Writer and Director||Yoshimasa Saito||Top Hat|
The official website has also revealed the following schedule:
|Takaruzuka Grand Theater||August 6- September 13|
|Tokyo Takaruzuka Theatre||October 1- November 14|
The anime adaptation of the original manga aired back in the 1990s and received widespread praise for its action and humor. Several anime films have also been released.
Tararuzuka Revue is well known for adapting famous shows, animes, and films for theatre. The troupe’s specialty is that it contains only female performers. We will have to see how they depict the male characters from City Hunter!
This adaptation of City Hunter is without a doubt going to be different. And we hope that fans enjoy it when the musical goes live!
About City Hunter
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.
City Hunter narrates the antics of Ryo Saeba, a sweeper and a private detective who helps reduce crime in Tokyo by taking up jobs from female clients.
His flirtatious nature is kept in check by his partner, Kaori. She hits him with a heavy hammer wherever he gets out of control.
Follow them and their adventures as they fight criminals while an unusual romance sparks between them.
Source: Official WebsiteOriginally Written By Epic Dope