Yu Yu Hakusho will be premiering worldwide and only on Netflix in December 2023
The series is based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s renowned manga of the same name, which was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (distributed by Shueisha as Jump Comics) beginning in 1990.
The manga is beloved among readers and has sold over 50 million copies in Japan alone.
The TV animation was shown in the Philippines and other parts of Asia in the 90s, and many people have grown to love it. Hence, Filipinos are very excited about the live-action series, especially since it will be produced by Netflix, and will be shown worldwide. We can hardly wait!
Here are the confirmed cast and the characters they will play:
The lead character of Yusuke Urameshi in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the renowned manga Yu Yu Hakusho, in which a teen dies and transforms into an “underworld detective” to look into cases involving demons, will be played by Takumi Kitamura (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, Tokyo Revengers). Kitamura is also the frontman of the band, Dish.
Kurama will be played by Jun Shison (Battle of Supreme High, Bubble).
Kanata Hongo (Kingdom, Attack on Titan)will be taking on the role of Hiei.
Shuhei Uesugi will be portraying Kazuma Kuwabara.
We’re looking forward to the series. Stay tuned for more updates about it. Subscribe to the blog for pop culture and entertainment news and reviews.