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France is getting on the live action wagon with an anime adaptation of their own. French cinema news website Premiere noticed a couple of Instagram posts by French actor, director, and writer Philippe Lacheau. He posted a picture of the script and his City Hunter manga collection.
The adventures of Ryo Saeba will premiere on the silver screen somewhere in 2019. Lacheau movie is also going to star in the film.
City Hunter was serialized during the 1980s and the the first half of the 90s alongside other manga heavyweights like Dragon Ball, Captain Tsubasa, and later Rurouni Kenshin. It was part of the golden age of Weekly Shonen Jump and contributed in the worldwide boom of the anime industry.
— ANIME SEIYU (@animeseiyu) July 13, 2017
Live-action film adaptation ‘City Hunter” by France
Les amis, je suis très fier de vous annoncer mon prochain film !(avec les copains bien sûr) Joie immense d'adapter et réaliser au cinéma le dessin animé de mon enfance Nicky Larson ! C'est un rêve de gosse qui se réalise. Nous allons tout faire pour ne pas décevoir toute la génération Club Dorothée qui ont connu Nicky Larson et faire découvrir aux autres générations ce détective hors du commun, à la fois drôle et brillant. Nous sommes en pleine écriture, tournage l'année prochaine 🎉 #hatehatehate 😘
Don’t be alarmed by the name Nicky Larson on the script. This is how the franchise is known in France and that’s the title that was given to the anime adaptation that was a big hit in the country in the early 1990s. France, like Spain, Italy, Germany, and more, are known for their strict dub policies. In the days of the VHS, these countries usually localized everything, from theme songs to character names.