Netflix finally revealed the cast and main character art of the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series.
We already know that Takumi Kitamura (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Tokyo Revengers) and Jun Shison (Battle of Supreme High, Bubble) will play Yusuke Urameshi (Eugene in the Philippines) and Kurama (Denis/Denise in the PH), respectively.
This time around, we now have Kanata Hongo (Kingdom, Attack on Titan) who will be taking on the role of Hiei (Vincent in the PH), and Shuhei Uesugi as Kazuma Kuwabara (Alfred).
Netflix also revealed the character arts of the main characters, including Yusuke’s ray gun, Kurama’s rose (which turns into a whip), Hiei’s bandages, and Kuwabara’s jacket.
Yu Yu Hakusho is a popular manga from Yoshihiro Togashi. It is widely considered a fan favorite and has sold over 50 million copies in Japan alone. The anime was released as “Ghost Fighter” in the Philippines and was quite popular in the country back in the 90s.
It follows the adventures of junior high school student Yusuke, who gets killed while saving the life of a child, and after a series of trials was revived as an “Underworld Detective.” He is joined in his adventures by Kazuma Kuwabara, demon fox Kurama, and fire demon Hiei.
So far, the teaser images look good, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. Hopefully, they drop the trailer soon.
The live-action Yu Yu Hakusho will premier worldwide on Netflix in December 2023.