Netflix confirmed that they are officially bringing over another beloved anime series to their service & it’s getting a live-action treatment. Yu Yu Hakusho will be heading to Netflix & is locked in for a December 2023 release date!
Kazutaka Sakamoto, Netflix content acquisition director, will be executive producing the series, and Akira Morii will join the project as a producer. The Yu Yu Hakusho manga was released in 1990-1994 through Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. The anime series ran from 1992-1994.
Yu Yu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child’s life. After several tests presented to him by Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, Yusuke is revived and appointed the title of Underworld Detective. Yusuke must investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world.
Netflix has already moved forward with two anime series that are also getting the live-action treatment: One Piece & Cowboy Beebop, the latter of which is heading to the streaming service on November 19th.
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