The Live-Action Adaption of Yu Yu Hakusho finds its Yusuke and Kurama

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Yesterday, it was announced that Netflix found the perfect person to play the Spirit Detective Yusuke Urameshi, for the upcoming Netflix Live-Action Series, Yu Yu Hakusho.

Taking on the role will be Takumi Kitamura, the lead vocalist, and guitarist of DISH//. Kitamura recently starred in the Live-Action adaption of Ken Wakui’s Tokyo Revengers as Takemichi Hanagaki. The Streaming Service has taken it up a notch and began to follow daily throughout the week. Some of the lead staff on the series were also revealed.

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Today, it was announced that actor Jun Shison, a member of the male actors’ group, D-BOYS will be joining the show as Yoko Kurama.

Directing the Netflix Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series will be Sho Tsukikawa (Hibiki), with Tatsuro Mishima writing the scripts. The series will be produced at Robot Communications with Kazutaka Sakamoto, Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, serving as executive producer and Teru Morii as producer (Alice in Borderland).  The series will premiere in December 2023.

The Live-Action series is an adaption of Yoshihiro Togashi’s Supernatural Manga of the same name. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from December 1990 to July 1994. The manga consists of 175 chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes. In North America, the manga ran completely in Viz’s Shonen Jump from January 2003 to January 2010, it would later pick up an anime adaption from October 1992 to December 1994. Yu Yu Hakusho would pick up two films, video games, and much more. You can catch the anime on Crunchyroll today!

From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.

Source: Crunchyroll

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