NETFLIX is reviving the legendary kids’ TV series Yu Yu Hakusho, and the reboot is just months away.
Yu Yu Hakusho, based on the manga of the same name by Yoshihiro Togashi, was a popular animated series on the Cartoon Network in the 1990s.
Now, Netflix is reviving Yu Yu Hakusho is a new live-action show based on the original manga.
Yoshihiro’s story is about a boy named Yusuke Urameshi who died after being run over but is brought back to life as an Underworld Detective. The manga follows him as he investigates supernatural events in the real world and sees him meet all kinds of creatures, from demons to ghosts.
In a press statement, Netflix revealed more details of the upcoming show.
The streamer said: “More than three decades after Yu Yu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi first captured the imagination of readers, the beloved manga gets a live-action adaptation.”
The news comes after Netflix confirmed popular live-action manga adaptation One Piece is returning for a second season.
“Netflix took the same level of commitment to quality and authenticity in the live-action One Piece to the production of Yu Yu Hakusho,” the statement said.
It continued: “The original manga by the legendary Yoshihiro Togashi made waves when it was serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump for four years from 1990. The series breathes new life into the story, and fans old and new can expect to encounter their favourite characters in ways that have never been seen before.”
Netflix also confirmed a release date for the series. It will be arriving on the streaming service on December 14.
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The show is just months away now, but it has actually been in production for five years.
“The team painstakingly ensured that the subtleties of every character’s emotions were accurately depicted in the adaptation,” Netflix said.
“The fusion of state-of-the-art technology and a passion for staying true to the source material promises to make this adaptation a standout in the world of live-action anime,” the streamer added.
Netflix has also announced a few cast members for the upcoming show, including Takumi Kitamura who will be playing the lead Yusuke Urameshi. He is joined by Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo and Shuhei Uesugi.
Yu Yu Hakusho will premiere on Netflix on December 14.
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