Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho is making a reappearance after 30 years with a live-action series. With its latest adaptation, the already well-known franchise is making an incredible return.
Not only has Yu Yu Hakusho’s live-action series hit Netflix, but it has also topped the top of the service’s ratings. It quickly overtook other non-English TV series on Netflix in terms of popularity, winning over both anime and live-action viewers. Netflix has released the figures from the first week of Yu Yu Hakusho. During its first week of release, the live-action adaptation garnered a staggering 7,700,000 million views and over 32,100,000 million hours of viewing.
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The popular manga is brought to the screen by producer Teru Morii, executive producer Kazutaka Sakamoto, and director Sho Tsukikawa. The cast of the live-action series is really talented. Starring as Yusuke Urameshi is Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison as Kurama, Kanata Hongo as Hiei, and Shuhei Uesuhi as Kazama Kuwabara.
For those unfamiliar, Yu Yu Hakusho centers on Yusuke Urameshi, a junior high school student. Urameshi tragically perishes while attempting to defend a child. Yusuke investigates a mystery involving the human, demonic, and spirit realms after being resurrected as an Underworld Detective. It captures the essence of the manga, which tells the story of Yusuke’s journey through aspects of adventure and paranormal.
With a captivating plot and No. 1 spot on Netflix’s charts, Yu Yu Hakusho’s live-action series is sure to win over viewers. With its triumphant Netflix premiere, the streaming service has furthered its reputation for introducing anime and manga series to a worldwide viewership. If season 2 gets a green light, there are a few options, such as sticking with the original plot or going all the way to later storylines like the Chapter Black Saga, which centers on Shinobu Sensui, the former Spirit Detective.
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