Netflix is making progress on its future project regarding launching a live-action animation adaptation of a famous Japanese manga series, YuYu Hakusho.
Yu Yu Hakusho is a well-known manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series focuses on a teenage delinquent named Yusuke Urameshi, who is hit and killed by a car while trying to protect a child’s life. The plot shifts when Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, decides to revive Yusuke and presents him with the title of “Underworld Detective.” This new opportunity makes him investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the Human World.
The news of a live adaptation inspired by this manga came On December 16, 2020, when it was revealed that YuYu Hakusho will receive a Japanese live-action series that will stream on Netflix worldwide. The show was said to be produced by Akira Morii, with Kazutaka Sakamoto serving as its executive producer.
The filming started in the summer of 2021, but there have been no further updates regarding its conclusion as the production has decided not to disclose any snaps from the shoot. The first look at the project was shared and announced in June 2021, when we saw Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke.
The cast members included in this project are Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi, Jun Shison as Kurama, and Kanata Hongo as Hiel. Along with them, we will also see Ryusei Yokohoma, Go Ayano, Jun Shison, and Kanata Hongo.
The story is viral and appreciated by manga lovers. Yuyu Hakusho has marketed more than 50 million copies in Japan alone, turning it into one of Weekly Shonen Jump’s best-selling manga series. Because of this, it has been converted into multiple media, including anime adaptation aired from October 10, 1992, to January 7, 1995, Two animated films, and Video games.
Despite being announced in 2021, the show isn’t scheduled to hit the screens before December 2023. For further updates, stay tuned.