These months we are suddenly experiencing the return of several classic anime in the most unexpected way among the new series of ‘Spriggan’, ‘Bastard!!’ and soon ‘Urusei Yatsura’. Another smash hit from the 90s is also preparing its return, albeit in the form of a live-action series for Netflix.
AKA ‘The Warriors from Beyond’
Before ‘Hunter x Hunter’, Yoshihiro Togashi already established himself as a manga creator with ‘Yuyu Hakusho‘, an action series with a supernatural touch. The manga and anime became one of the most popular of the ’90s, and now it’s the next title Netflix has eyed to go through the “live action treatment.”
Despite not having much luck with series like ‘Cowboy Bebop’, the platform keeps trying with anime remakes. Netflix confirmed last year that it would adapt ‘Yuyu Hakusho’ and its main cast has already been revealed with some new promotional images in which we can see them characterized
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Takumi Kitamura will be Yusuke Urameshi, while Jun Shison will play Kurama and Mushroom Kanata to Hiei. There are still many characters to be revealed, but it seems that unlike its past adaptations, in this case it is targeting a mainly Japanese cast and production.
‘Yuyu Hakusho‘ is coming to Netflix in December 2023although the day remains to be specified. Sho Tsukikawa (‘I want to eat your pancreas’) will direct the series, which has a script by Tatsuro Mishima based on Togashi’s original manga.
The plot focuses on yusuke urameshi, a slightly badass teenager who is hit by a car while saving a child. Arriving in the underworld, it turns out that it wasn’t his time to die yet and he can’t enter heaven or hell, so he becomes a detective specializing in demonic and ghost cases.