Yoshihiro Togashi’s beloved supernatural adventure Yu Yu Hakusho is getting a live-action animation adaptation at Netflix. The series, which began filming in the summer of 2021, won’t be arriving until December 2023, but we’ll be keeping you up to date with everything you need to know about Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 on Netflix.
Yu Yu Hakusho is an upcoming Japanese Netflix Original supernatural action-adventure series and the live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series of the same name.
Kazutaka Sakamoto is the series' executive producer. He also produced Alice in Borderland and The Naked Direct, Ride or Die and Ride or Die.
It has already been confirmed ahead of time that Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 won’t be coming to Netflix until December 2023.
Kazutaka Sakamoto, the producer of the Yu Yu Hakusho, is also the executive producer behind the popular Alice in Borderland live-action adaptation, which doesn’t arrive on Netflix until December 2022. This could explain why Yu Yu Hakusho isn’t coming until December 2023 if Sakamoto and the team behind Alice in Borderland season 2 are currently busy.
Yusuke Urameshi, 14, was killed when he pushed a child in front of traffic. The Spirit World is stunned that such an irresponsible person would willingly sacrifice himself because of his reckless nature. Upon learning that it wasn’t his time to die, Yusuke is given the chance to be resurrected and is brought back to life. Yusuke is a spirit detective and investigator of the supernatural when he returns to the real world.
As it is well-known, Takumi Kitamura will play the role of Yusuke Umeshi in Yu Yu Hakusho.
Kitamura plays Hanagaki Takemichi, the main character in the live action adaptation of Tokyo Revengers' popular manga and anime series.
It’s been hard to find, but a Japanese source has reported that Ryusei Yokohoma, Go Ayano, Jun Shison, and Kanata Hongo have been cast. Jun Shison is being cast as Kurama, and Kanata Hongo as Hiel.
Numerous fan accounts as well as other Twitter accounts tweeted their concern about the casting.
Official Production Status: Filming? (Last Updated: 07/04/2022)
According to IMDb Pro, Yu Yu Hakusho has been filming since July 2021. It’s unclear if filming has come to an end as the only behind the scene images shared so far have come from fan accounts on Twitter.
In June 2021, Takumi Kitamura was first photographed on Yusuke's set.
A live-action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho's story was released in Japan in 2020. Unfortunately, Netflix does not allow the streaming of this movie in all regions.
Yu Yu Hakusho can be streamed on Netflix. However, it is not available to stream in Canada, USA, UK and Australia.
The following countries can watch Yu Yu Hakusho online:
Yu Yu Hakusho can be streamed on FUNimation or Crunchyroll. However, you will need a paid subscription to view the anime.
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