Heads up, anime fans! Netflix has just announced that it is working on a live action Yu Yu Hakusho series. While there aren’t much details yet regarding the new Netflix Original Series, the Yu Yu Hakusho live action adaptation will release exclusively on the platform.
Yu Yu Hakusho is definitely one of the most popular manga series from Weekly Shonen Jump back in the 90s. The manga was serialized back in 1990, and it then received an anime series adaptation which aired from 1992 to 1995. Pinoy anime fans likely know Yu Yu Hakusho as “Ghost Fighter.”
In case you’re unfamiliar with the series’ story, or need a quick refresher, Yu Yu Hakusho’s premise is described as:
“The story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a high school student who spends his days getting into fights. One day, he dies in an accident while trying to protect a young child, and 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 quickly becomes entwined in a mystery that envelopes the human, demon and spirit worlds.”
Given that Yu Yu Hakusho is such a beloved manga/anime series, here’s hoping the live action adaptation does it justice!