Kids who grew up in the ‘90s have something to look forward to soon. The 1990 Japanese comics or manga Yu Yu Hakusho is about to get a live action adaptation.
Netflix will be producing the live action TV series Yu Yu Hakusho, or Ghost Fighter as it is more popularly known in the Philippines, as announced in a statement released today, December 16.
Created by Yoshihiro Togashi (also the creator of Hunter X Hunter), Yu Yu Hakusho was made into an anime series in 1992 and aired until 1995.
The story follows high school student and troublemaker Yusuke Urameshi (Eugene in the local dub) who constantly gets into fights. One day, he dies while saving a young boy from an oncoming truck. As he tries to cope with the idea he is now a spirit, he meets a kimono clad woman who introduces herself as Botan (locally Charlene), his guide to the spirit world.
Botan informs him that because no one expected a teen delinquent like him to sacrifice his own life to save someone else, there is no place for him in either heaven or hell. He is then offered a chance to return to the human world if he passes some challenges. Once he does, he is revived much to the surprise of everyone. However, Yusuke must now take on the responsibilities of an “Underworld Detective” and solve problems plaguing the human and the spirit world.
For now, there are no further details on the project other than Netflix planning to release the series worldwide.
So, fans are going to have to wait a while for Yusuke, Kurama, Hiei, and Kuwabara (Eugene, Dennis, Vincent, and Alfred) to get into action again.