The Netflix platform announced the production of a live-action series based on the manga written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi, Yuu Yuu Hakusho (Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files). The series will premiere globally around the world on a date not yet specified.
Netflix's Director of Content Acquisition Kazutaka Sakamoto is executive producer, and Akira Morii (Wild 7, Brave Heart Umizaru) is handling production at Robot. Sakamoto noted that he grew up with the original manga, and still vividly remembers its excitement and impact. He added that he now has fans across Asia and the rest of the world. Finally, he said that Netflix is putting together a team with the best talent from Japan and abroad.
For his part, Togashi published the original manga in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine between December 1990 and July 1994, compiling the story in a total of 19 volumes. The play inspired a 112-episode anime adaptation produced by Pierrot Studios, directed by Noriyuki Abe and scripts written by Yukiyoshi Oohashi, aired between October 1992 and December 1994.
Synopsis of Yu Yu Hakusho
One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old criminal with a dark future, has a miraculous chance to turn things around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a child. His last sacrifice is so out of place that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet ready to let him pass to the other world. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke the opportunity to reclaim his life by completing a series of tasks.With the guidance of the death god Botan, he must thwart the evil presences on Earth as a kind of spirit detective. . To aid him in his adventure, Yuusuke recruits his former rival Kazuma Kuwabara and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together they train and fight enemies that would threaten the very existence of humanity.
Source: Comic Natalie