Netflix has debuted the first trailer for Yu Yu Hakusho, the upcoming live-action adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s beloved manga series which follows Yusuke Urameshi, a delinquent who dies while performing an unexpected act of goodness and finds he has no place in either heaven or hell which leads to a trial which gives him a chance of revival and a new role in life as an Underworld Detective.
Directed by Sho Tsukikawa, the supernatural series stars Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi, Jun Shison as Kurama, Kanata Hongo as Hiei, as Shuhei Uesugi as Kuwabara, Sei Shiraishi as Keiko Yukimura, Kotone Furukawa as Botan, Ai Mikami as Yukina, Hiroya Shimizu as Karasu, Keita Machida as Koenma, Meiko Kaji as Genkai, Kenichi Takito as Elder Toguro, Goro Inagaki as Sakyo, and Go Ayano as Younger Toguro. Watch the trailer below…
Based on the legendary manga by Yoshihiro Togashi originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump for four years from 1990 and published by Shueisha, the story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, who spends his days getting into fights and dies in an accident while trying to protect a young child. As he grapples with the fact that he is looking down on his dead body, a woman named Botan who calls herself a guide to the spirit world relays to him the shocking truth: no one expected a delinquent like Yusuke to die performing an act of goodness, and there was no place for him in either heaven or hell. Thus, Yusuke is given a chance to be revived, and after passing his trial, he becomes an Underworld Detective. From there, Yusuke becomes entwined in a mystery that envelopes the human, demon and spirit worlds.
Yu Yu Hakusho arrives on Netflix on December 14th.