- The trailer for Netflix's live-action adaptation of one of the greatest mangas, "Yu Yu Hakusho," has been released.
- The all-new Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series is confirmed to be ready to stream on December 14, 2023.
- The live-action series will have a total of five episodes for its debut season.
The huge success of the One Piece Live-Action series paved the path for other popular manga and anime to get their own live-action adaptations. As such, Yoshihiro Togashi’s critically acclaimed manga Yu Yu Hakusho was confirmed to get its live-action show by Netflix earlier this year. Now, fast forward to the end of 2023, and we have received a stunning trailer while awaiting its release. Continue reading to learn about the Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series and see when you can start streaming it on Netflix.
Yu Yu Hakusho Live-Action Release Date
Netflix shared a glimpse of this live-action last month, which made us eagerly anticipate the release of a full-fledged trailer and the release of the TV show. And that day is finally here, as once again the Netflix staff has shared a glorious action- and demon-packed trailer today.
Moreover, in a press release, Netflix confirmed that the official release date for the Yu Yu Hakusho live-action is December 14, 2023. This means that all five episodes will be available to stream on the aforementioned date. That said, here is the magnificent new trailer:
The trailer looks absolutely incredible even though the source material has been squeezed together within a five-episode TV show. But this has been happening to all sorts of live-action as condensing seems the only option to make it suitable for this medium. Nevertheless, the action scenes look dope with the surprisingly good visual effects. Looks like Netflix wants to recreate a new standard for live-actions following the One Piece live-action strategy.
The legendary mangaka (author) Togashi recently talked about the ending of Hunter x Hunter, his most popular work, in a variety show. He also expressed his health issues and how it affects his line of work. Now I’m sure this live-action would have made him a bit happier amidst his ongoing health issues.
Yu Yu Hakusho Live-Action Story
OG fans of the manga know very well about the plotline of the show. However, if you are new to it, here is how it goes:
Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life…by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn’t know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the beshest of Botan, the spirit guide of the dead, and Koenma, her pacifier-sucking boss from the “other side.” But what strange things await him on the borderline between life and death? – VIZ
Cast and Crew of Yu Yu Hakusho Live-Action
Now that you know about Yu Yu Hakusho’s live-action release date and storyline. It’s time to learn about the team behind its creation. A handful of talented cast and crew has been selected to bring life to Togashi sensei’s manga. They are:
- Cast: Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi, Sei Shiraishi, Kotone Furukawa, Ai Mikami, Hiroya Shimizu, Keita Machida, Meiko Kaji, Kenichi Takitoh, Goro Inagaki, Go Ayano, etc
- Director: Sho Tsukikawa
- Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima
- VFX Supervisor: Ryo Sakaguchi from Scanline VFX
2023 has already been a great year for the community with lots of excellent anime and live-action adaptations. Hopefully, it will end on a high note with the success of Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho live-action show. I’ve been waiting to try out Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho after watching Hunter x Hunter and looks like it’s the best time to start watching it to gear up for the upcoming live-action. What do you think about this new live-action show? Let us know in the comments below.