|Written by||Hwang Joo-ha|
|Directed by||Yang Yoon-ho|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|Production company(s)||100 Media|
Adapted from the comic book of the same title by Shin Hyung-bin, the action series was originally budgeted at ₩4 billion. Starring Kim Hyun-joong, Jeong Yu-mi and Namgoong Min, it began filming in Japan in July 2012. Due to Kim's Korean Wave fanbase, international broadcasting rights were pre-sold to Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
But in February 2013, prospective broadcaster KBS denied it a slot in their 2013 drama lineup, because network officials found the series "too violent" and its quality not up to their standards. Unable to secure a slot with the other two major channels in Korea, MBC and SBS, filming was halted and the project cancelled.
Japanese satellite/digital terrestrial channel DATV was one of the show's investors, and in July 2013, it aired the one-hour TV special City Conquest: Episode Zero, showing existing footage shot on location in Nikko, Utsunomiya and Kinugawa, as well as behind-the-scenes clips. The special was uploaded on YouTube and will also be released on a Japan-only Blu-ray/DVD.
A young man named Baek Mi-reu blames his father for abandoning him and his mother, which sets him on the path of revenge upon the evils of society.
- Kim Hyun-joong - Baek Miru
- Jeong Yu-mi - Lee Dan-bi
- Namgoong Min - Cha Ji-ryong
- Kim Seung-woo - Baek Seung-hyun, Mi-reu's father
- Park Hyo-jun - Park Gwang-ya
- Kim Hee-won - Choi Yeong-soo
- Kim Yeong-ho - Cha Seong-gwang
- Choi Cheol-ho
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