“I’m part of the generation [that] was growing up when the original work was being published, and have clear memories of the enthusiasm for it,” Sakamoto said in a statement via SoraNews24. “Even 20 years later, the fanbase continues to grow in Asia and throughout the world, and we’ll be making this series on Netflix, the platform that allows us to utilize the maximum amount of creative freedom.”
While no official release date has been announced, the streaming platform said they are planning to release the live-action “Yu Yu Hakusho” series worldwide. The series had its own TV series from 1992 to 1995, including two films and two original video anime releases, according to HypeBeast.
“Being able to convey the magnificent world of Yu Yu Hakusho on a limitless scale while developing the story episode by episode with no restrictions on scale fills me with joy as we work with our talented team both in Japan and abroad,” Sakamoto added.
“Yu Yu Hakusho” follows the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a delinquent who died while saving a boy. He was given a second chance by the Spirit World to come back to life as a “spirit detective,” taking on the responsibility of defeating demons.
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