Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. It is a fantastic action-adventure series, and Yu Yu Hakusho is finally getting a live-action animation adaptation on Netflix. The series began filming in the summer of 2024 and won’t be arriving until December 2024. But please don’t worry because we’ll keep you updated with everything you need to know about Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 on Netflix.

Yu Yu Hakusho is an upcoming Japanese Netflix Original supernatural action-adventure series and it’s the live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga series of the same name.

The series is being produced by Kazutaka Sakamoto. Kazutaka is also the executive producer of Alice in Borderland, The Naked Director, Ride or Die, Aggretsuko, Rilkkuma, Karou, Devil Man Crybaby, and more.

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Yu Yu Hakusho Live Action Season 1 Netflix Release Date

As per the sources, Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 won’t be coming to Netflix until December 2024.

Kazutaka Sakamoto, the producer of the Yu Yu Hakusho, is also the executive producer of the popular Alice in Borderland live-action adaptation, which is also not arriving on Netflix until December 2024. This might be one of the reasons why Yu Yu Hakusho is not coming until December 2024, as Sakamoto and the team are busy with Alice in Borderland season 2 production.

What is Yu Yu Hakusho about?

14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi is killed after saving a child from oncoming traffic. Because of his offending nature, the Spirit World is shocked that such a person would sacrifice themself for someone else. When he learns that it wasn’t his time to die, Yusuke is given the chance for resurrection and is brought back to life. When Yusuke becomes alive and returns to the living world, he becomes a supernatural spirit detective.

The Cast

Netflix recently revealed that Takumi Kitamura will take on the lead role of Yusuke Urameshi in Yu Yu Hakusho. Takumi Kitamura is currently playing the lead role of Hanagaki Takemichi in the live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga series, Tokyo Revengers. Takumi Kitamura’s first look on set as Yusuke was shared in June 2024.

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It is also rumored that Ryusei Yokohoma, Go Ayano, Jun Shison, and Kanata Hongo have also been cast. It is believed that Jun Shison will play the role of Kurama and Kanata Hongo will be cast as Hiel.

On 16th July 2024, Takumi Kitamura confirmed on IGN to have joined the cast with a first-look picture.

In an interview with IGN, the actor told:

“The original work is a universal and unique masterpiece and a reason why Japan is so proud of its strong manga and anime culture. I am happy to share the masterpiece of Yu Yu Hakusho with the world and I hope we can create something people everywhere will enjoy,”

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How can you watch Season 1 of Yu Yu Hakusho?

Yu Yu Hakusho’s live-action series can be streamed on Netflix, however, the anime is currently unavailable to stream in the, US, UK, Australia, and Canada.

You can also stream Yu Yu Hakusho on Funimation and Crunchyroll with a paid subscription. Thanks for reading!