Yu Yu Hakusho Live Action Series Premieres on December 14

    Netflix's next live-action endeavor.

    Netflix Japan has announced that the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series will premiere on December 14. The series will be available exclusively on Netflix.

    Yoshihiro Togashi initially wrote and published the Yu Yu Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz Media published the series in 2002. From 1992 to 1995, an anime adaptation was created. The series aired on Toonami and is available on both Funimation and Crunchyroll.

    Yu Yu Hakusho Live Action Details

    Yu Yu Hakusho Screenshot

    The live-action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho will premiere on December 14. The following cast members will be part of the series:

    • Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi
    • Kanata Hongô as Hiei
    • Jun Shison as Kurama
    • Shûhei Uesugi as Kazuma Kuwabara

    At the time of writing, a trailer for the series has not yet been released. However, the official Netflix Japan Twitter account posted a preview confirming the series’ premiere date. Check it out below:

    Yu Yu Hakusho is not Netflix’s first live-action adaptation of a popular anime, however. Over the years, they’ve released Death Note and Cowboy Bebop adaptations. Just recently, Netflix premiered a One Piece live-action series. The show was received well by both fans and critics alike, and a second season is currently in development.

    The original anime series is available in its entirety on Crunchyroll. They describe it as follows:

    From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.

    Lastly, the Yu Yu Hakusho series will premiere on Netflix on December 14.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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