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Netflix reveals casting and main character art for upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho live action series

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Yu Yu Hakusho will be premiering worldwide and only on Netflix in December 2023

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 is considered a fan-favorite and has sold over 50 million copies in Japan alone.

Yusuke

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.

Kurama

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.

Hiel

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.

Kuwabara

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.

About Yu Yu Hakusho:

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 spectacular adventure of Yusuke will now become a live action series on Netflix.

Project Details:

Based on: Yoshihiro Togashi “Yu Yu Hakusho” (Shueisha Jump Comics)
Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima
Cast: Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi
Executive Producer: Kaata Sakamoto (Netflix)
Producer: Akira Morii (ROBOT)
Production: ROBOT
Produced by: Netflix

About Netflix:

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 222 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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