Netflix has finally given us our first look at Yusuke from the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series!
For the upcoming show, Netflix cast Takumi Kitamura as Yu Yu Hakusho’s main character. Report of his casting officially comes first from IGN, followed by a post on the official Netflix Japan Twitter.
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— Netflix Japan | ネットフリックス (@NetflixJP) July 16, 2022
In case you’re unfamiliar, Takumi Kitamura is a Japanese actor and singer who has played roles in a variety of movies and shows. One of Kitamura’s most recent roles was Takemichi Hanagaki in the live action Tokyo Revengers film.
After the reveal of Yusuke, IGN shared that the rest of the Yu Yu Hakusho live action series main cast will be unveiled soon.
Yu Yu Hakusho (or popularly known as ‘Ghost Fighter’ in the Philippines) is one of the most popular anime shows from the 90s, and it’s more commonly known as Ghost Fighter in the Philippines.
In case you haven’t been seen the anime during its initial run in the 90s, or just need a quick refresher on what it’s about, 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.”
The Yu Yu Hakusho live action series premieres on Netflix in December 2023.