Following its announcement last year, Netflix has confirmed that its upcoming live action Yu Yu Hakusho series will release on the platform on November 2023.
Welcome to the spirit world.
Based on the legendary manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, YU YU HAKUSHO – the live action series – arrives December 2023! pic.twitter.com/Wyu4RNiXo1
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
Yu Yu Hakusho (or popularly known as ‘Ghost Fighter’ in the Philippines) is one of the most popular anime shows from the 90s. In case you haven’t been born yet during the 90s, or just need a quick refresher, the series’ 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.”
In related news, Netflix has unveiled the main cast for the upcoming One Piece live action series.