Anime and manga live-action adaptations are in bloom at Netflix, and the next one is Yu Yu Hakusho. The streaming platform announced the project last year, but only today did it finally reveal a tentative release date. Fans will be happy to know that they can binge-watch the series in December 2023. The story follows Yusuke Urameshi, a thug who loves fighting. One day, a car runs him over while he is saving a little boy, and Yu Yu dies. This noble gesture moves the Almighty, who offers the troubled teenager the possibility of resurrecting, provided that he passes particular spiritual and physical tests with his freshly discovered set of powers.
Welcome to the spirit world.
Based on the legendary manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, YU YU HAKUSHO – the live action series – arrives December 2023! pic.twitter.com/Wyu4RNiXo1
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
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Conceived by mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi, the story first appeared in the legendary Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, where it stayed from December 1990 to July 1994. It also got an anime adaptation series that aired from October 1992 to January 1995 on Fuji Television. Both the manga and the anime series were well received by fans, who enjoyed the adventures of the reckless protagonist and his friends.
Have you read Yu Yu Hakusho or watched the anime? If so, what do you expect from the live-action adaptation? Let us know in the comments section below.
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