Fans of the 90s anime Yu Yu Hakusho (aka Ghost Fighter) have been waiting for the cast reveal of the upcoming live-action series on Netflix ever since it was announced. Well, the time has finally come! Here they are:
Takumi Kitamura (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Tokyo Revengers) will be taking on the lead role of Yusuke Urameshi in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the legendary manga Yu Yu Hakusho, where a teen dies and becomes an ‘underworld detective’ to investigate cases involving demons.
Jun Shison (Battle of Supreme High, Bubble) will be taking on the role of Kurama in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the legendary manga Yu Yu Hakusho.
Kanata Hongo (Kingdom, Attack on Titan) will be taking on the role of Hiei in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the legendary manga Yu Yu Hakusho.
Shuhei Uesugi will be taking on the role of Kazuma Kuwabara in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the legendary manga Yu Yu Hakusho.
The series is based on the legendary Japanese manga of the same name by Yoshihiro Togashi, which was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (published by Shueisha as Jump Comics) starting in 1990.
The manga revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a junior high school student who spends his days getting into fights and dies in an accident while trying to protect a young child. As he grapples with the fact that he is looking down on his dead body, a woman named Botan, who calls herself a guide to the spirit world, relays to him the shocking truth: no one expected a delinquent like Yusuke to die performing an act of goodness, and there was no place for him in either heaven or hell. Thus, Yusuke is given a chance to be revived, and after passing his trial, he becomes an Underworld Detective. From there, Yusuke becomes entwined in a mystery that envelopes the human, demon, and spirit worlds.
The manga is considered a fan favorite and has sold over 50 million copies in Japan alone. The spectacular adventure of Yusuke will now become a live-action series on Netflix.
Yu Yu Hakusho will premiere worldwide and only on Netflix in December 2023.
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