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After One Piece, Netflix to adapt Yu Yu Hakusho - First teaser out now

Nov 11, 2023 03:55 PM IST

Netflix to adapt Yu Yu Hakusho into Live-Action series.

Netflix is set to make a splash in the realm of anime adaptations with its upcoming live-action rendition of Yoshihiro Togashi's iconic work, Yu Yu Hakusho. Riding the wave of success from the live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece, the streaming giant is gearing up to deliver another treat to fans of the beloved Weekly Shonen Jump franchise.

Netflix teases the live-action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho, set to premiere on December 14th.(Netflix)
Netflix teases the live-action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho, set to premiere on December 14th.(Netflix)

The first tantalizing glimpse of the live-action series was released during Netflix's Geeked Week 2023, heightening the anticipation for its global premiere on December 14th. Known for its profound influence in the action genre, Yu Yu Hakusho has been a fan-favourite for years, and Netflix is under immense pressure to do justice to this classic.

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Directed by Sho Tsukikawa and produced by Kazutaka Sakamoto and Teru Morii, the core cast boasts stellar names. Takumi Kitamura takes on the role of the protagonist, Yusuke Urameshi, while Shuhei Uesuhi steps into the shoes of Kazama Kuwabara. Jun Shison and Kanata Hongo bring Kurama and Hiei to life, respectively. With such a talented ensemble, expectations are high for the live-action adaptation.

The series kicks off with Yusuke Urameshi, a rebellious junior high school student who meets an untimely end while protecting a child. The unexpected turn of events lands him in a dilemma between heaven and hell. Enter Botan, a guide to the spirit world, who gives Yusuke a second chance at life, albeit with a catch. To earn his revival, Yusuke becomes an Underworld Detective, unravelling mysteries that transcend human, demon, and spirit worlds.

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Netflix has teased audiences with a brief but captivating glimpse of the series, promising a spectacular adventure that mirrors the manga's brilliance. As the premiere date approaches, fans are eagerly awaiting a full trailer, hoping the live-action adaptation will live up to the legacy of the original Yu Yu Hakusho.

Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the realms of the living and the dead as Netflix brings this anime masterpiece to life on December 14th. Yu Yu Hakusho is poised to become the next big hit in the realm of live-action anime adaptations, following in the successful footsteps of its predecessor, One Piece.

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